There are many fantasy questions that we are seeking clarity to as training camp sets to begin later this month. In this article I tackle all 16 NFC teams. You can find my write up of the AFC here.
There have been conflicting reports on David Johnson’s (DJ) usage this year, with some beat writers predicting that Chris Johnson (CJ) could form a time-share with DJ or even lead the way. Other beat writers have predicted that DJ would be the lead back and handle 60 percent of the touches, with CJ getting 30 and Andre Ellington 10 percent. It should be noted that Andre Ellington did play 31% of snaps in all games he was active last year, although playing snaps and getting touches is two different things and HC Bruce Arians isn’t against having both players on the field at the same time. While this situation bears watching closely, DJ’s projected 16 game pace from last season would have been 1,974 total yards, 13 TDs and 73 receptions. Watching DJ on film it is clear he is a special back and I would be surprised if he received less than 20 touches a game. We can also take solace in the words of HC Arians who said that DJ "has a chance to be one of the all-time best” running backs.