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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2018 Round 4 (34)
College: Fordham
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1996-04-13 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#68 7 -

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 ARI 16 60 208 3.5 2 23 20 103 5.2 0 43.1 2.7
2019 ARI 9 59 304 5.2 4 21 12 105 8.8 1 70.9 7.9
2019 (Projected) ARI   56 224 4.0 1   15 135 9.0 0 41.9  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
After seeing just 80 total touches in his rookie season while being firmly stuck behind David Johnson on the Cardinals' depth chart, it's hard for many fantasy owners to envision a scenario where Chase Edmonds suddenly takes a significant step forward here in 2019. Johnson should still lead the team in touches out of the backfield by a wide margin, but there is hope for Edmonds.

The obvious path to touches for Edmonds is through an injury to Johnson. We never hope for those things to happen in fantasy, but it is a realistic possibility given the position he plays. However, in addition to simply being a "handcuff," the overall offensive system in Arizona should benefit Edmonds in terms of touches.

The Cardinals ran just 56.4 plays per game in 2018 - second-fewest in the NFL. The massive change in philosophy will almost certainly mean a significant step forward in that number. It would not be surprising at all to see the Cardinals move into the top 10 in plays per game, which would put them closer to the 65 play per game range. If they're effective, there's even a possibility that they finish the season as the highest-paced offense, which would mean something like 70 or more plays per game. That simply increase in pace could mean 200 or more total offensive plays for the Cardinals this season than what we saw in 2018. Certainly the majority of those plays will be passes, but that could still mean something like 70 to 80 additional running plays - and that doesn't even account for the additional pass plays to running backs. While Johnson is certainly the workhorse, he already finished in the top five with over 300 total touches in 2018 despite the snail-paced offense that the Cardinals were running. Sure, he'll touch the ball a bit more if he stays healthy this year, but he's not suddenly going to get almost 400 touches. So where do those additional touches go? You guessed it - Chase Edmonds.

Edmonds is still a late-round flier in standard leagues, but he does have the potential for some weekly contributions even if Johnson remains healthy all season. If he doesn't, however, Edmonds would almost certainly instantly become one of the hottest waiver wire adds in fantasy.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Kenyan Drake
RB2RB1 David Johnson
RB3RB2 Chase Edmonds
RB4RB4 D.J. Foster
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury David Johnson says he's playing Sunday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 6, 3:43 pm

Arizona Cardinals
RB David Johnson (ankle) on his availability for Sunday against the Buccaneers: "I'm definitely playing. I'm good, ready to go." (Kyle Odegard on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Last time we saw David Johnson on the field, it was Week 7 for one play against the Giants. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll cede to newly acquired Kenyan Drake who popped off for 162 total yards and 1 TD in Week 9 against the 49ers. With Chase Edmonds expected to be sidelined, DJ and Drake should handle all of the RB duties.

Injury Chase Edmonds out, expect RBBC for Cardinals
Avoid Cardinals RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 30, 3:48 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Chase Edmonds won’t play. David Johnson is “still working through it,” Kingsbury said. Regardless it’ll be “running back by committee.” Alfred Morris will be active. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It doesn't sounds like DJ (ankle) is going to play leaving newly acquired Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris to handle the rushing duties in Week 9 against the 49ers. This is a good spot to avoid for fantasy owners.

Miami trades Kenyan Drake to Arizona
MIA receives conditional 2020 draft pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 28, 9:58 am

Miami Dolphins
Trade: Arizona has reached agreement in principle to trade a conditional 2020 draft pick to Miami for RB Kenyan Drake, league sources tell ESPN. Arizona lost RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury Sunday, already had RB David Johnson dealing with an ankle injury that is expected to sideline him this week and now will add RB Kenyan Drake, who could be in line for significant work Thursday night vs. San Francisco. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With the Cardinals banged up at running back, Drake could get thrown right into the fire against the stout 49ers defense on Thursday night. This move isn't a good sign for the health of David Johnson or Chase Edmonds. This transaction also elevates Mark Walton in Miami although his team situation caps his value as a weekly Flex play.

Injury Chase Edmonds iffy for Thursday night
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 28, 7:00 am

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said there's "definitely concern" that running back Chase Edmonds might not play Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers after leaving Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With David Johnson (ankle,back) not expected to play, the Cardinals may be down to Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner at running back against the 49ers. Not good. Zenner is more likely to be involved in the passing game, making him the best fantasy RB option in Week 9.

Injury David Johnson expected to miss Wk 8 and Wk 9
Cardinals play Thursday night in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 26, 11:40 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals RB David Johnson won’t play Sunday against the Saints due to his ankle injury, per source. Johnson is expected to miss Sunday vs. Saints and Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Cardinals signed Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner earlier this week which was a good indication DJ was going to miss at least Week 8. Chase Edmonds will continue to operate as Arizona's lead back while DJ is out.

Injury DJ, Kirk will be gametime decisions for Cardinals
Johnson missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 25, 5:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals hope to have running back David Johnson (ankle) and wide receiver Christian Kirk (ankle). Johnson didn’t practice at all this week. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was not ruling out the possibility of having Johnson available. “He’s a tough guy,” Kingsbury said. “We’re hopeful, but we’ll see how he feels on Sunday.” (

FFToday's Take: Kingsbury said Johnson could play despite not having practiced all week. If he sits Chase Edmonds would assume a workhorse role. The teams signed Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner earlier in the week. Kirk was limited in practice this week and seems like the better bet to see the field.

Injury Ajayi, Spencer Ware will workout for Arizona
David Johnson gets one carry in Week 7
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 21, 11:24 am

Arizona Cardinals
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi is working out for the Cardinals on Tuesday, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Add Spencer Ware to the list of running backs that Arizona will workout tomorrow. This isn't the greatest news for David Johnson owners who saw their RB play all of one snap yesterday, ceding the rest of the backfield work to Chase Edmonds. It's safe to say Johnson is questionable at best for Week 8.

Injury David Johnson expected to play
Listed as questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 19, 11:47 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals’ RB David Johnson, listed as questionable for today’s game against the Giants due to an ankle injury, is expected to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury made waves on Friday when he said that if the game were today, Johnson wouldn't play, but it sounds like it's all systems go for DJ in a prime matchup against the Giants. Chase Edmonds is a low-end flex option.

Injury David Johnson likely to play on Sunday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 11, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Word is he's likely to play on Sunday but check back because if you start him in fantasy at 1p and then he doesn't play at 4p you'll be tweeting all kinds of vulgar things to me and then I'll feel really bad. I get it. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like David Johnson's back was OK today, but Sunday could be a different story. Fantasy owners should follow this situation closely as both Johnson and Chase Edmonds will be in play against a struggling Falcons defense.

Injury Christian Kirk practices Wednesday
David Johnson works with trainers
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 9, 1:42 pm

Arizona Cardinals
During open portion of Cardinals' practice today, WR Christian Kirk, CB Tramaine Brock and WR Damiere Byrd were participating. Looked like veteran days off for WR Larry Fitzgerald, DT Corey Peters and OLB Terrell Suggs. RB David Johnson was working with trainers on the side. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kirk and Byrd are expected to play this week in a juicy matchups against the Falcons defense. David Johnson's availability will be key for fantasy owners as backup Chase Edmonds could become a fantasy factor if Johnson (back) isn't able to suit up.

Injury David Johnson could miss Week 6?
Back tightness sidelined him for a bit in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 7, 4:30 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kingsbury said David Johnson will be monitored all week with his back tightness. Would not rule out that Johnson could miss Falcons game. Have to see how week goes. ( - Darren Urban)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was able to finish the game, so it doesn't seem like this is going to be that big of a deal. With that said, any back issue is worth keeping an eye on. Johnson's absence would thrust Chase Edmonds into low-end RB1 territory in Week 6 against an Atlanta defense that has actually kept running backs somewhat in check since Week 1 but is giving up a ton of volume.

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET T 27-27 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.5
2 at BAL L 17-23 1 2 2.0 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 1.7
3 CAR L 20-38 3 15 5.0 0 2 1 10 10.0 0 2.5
4 SEA L 10-27 6 37 6.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.7
5 at CIN W 26-23 8 68 8.5 1 4 3 18 6.0 0 14.6
6 ATL W 34-33 5 34 6.8 0 2 2 33 16.5 1 12.7
7 at NYG W 27-21 27 126 4.7 3 4 2 24 12.0 0 33.0
8 at NO L 9-31 7 8 1.1 0 4 2 5 2.5 0 1.3
14 PIT L 17-23 1 9 9.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.9

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS L 6-24 4 24 6.0 0 4 4 24 6.0 0 4.8
2 at LAR L 0-34 1 5 5.0 0 5 5 15 3.0 0 2.0
3 CHI L 14-16 5 10 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
4 SEA L 17-20 3 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
5 at SF W 28-18 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 -0.1
6 at MIN L 17-27 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
7 DEN L 10-45 5 9 1.8 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 2.1
8 SF W 18-15 2 9 4.5 0 2 1 12 12.0 0 2.1
10 at KC L 14-26 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
11 OAK L 21-23 5 17 3.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
12 at LAC L 10-45 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
13 at GB W 20-17 5 53 10.6 2 2 2 13 6.5 0 18.6
14 DET L 3-17 3 14 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
15 at ATL L 14-40 8 22 2.8 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 4.4
16 LAR L 9-31 4 20 5.0 0 2 1 1 1.0 0 2.1
17 at SEA L 24-27 6 14 2.3 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 1.8

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