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RB Chris Johnson - Arizona Cardinals

5-11, 197Born: 9-23-1985College: East CarolinaDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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Johnson has a hamstring injury and will miss two weeks, including the third preseason game.
The former 2000-yard rusher for the Titans joins the Cardinals and Johnson still flashes enough big-play ability and receiving skills to thrive behind an improved Cardinals offensive line if called upon to relieve an injured Andre Ellington. Johnson's vision is a question mark, but the Cardinals like to run gap plays, which can make the decision-making tree far simpler and play to the strengths of speedy backs.

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 81, 62

Stats and Projections

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2012 TEN 16 276 1243 6 49 36 226 0
2013 TEN 16 279 1077 6 52 42 345 4 2
2014 NYJ 16 155 663 1 34 24 151 1 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 75 * * 18 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 75 * * 5 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 60 * * 11 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 48 * * 9 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 191
RB: 59
Overall-PPR: 193
RB-PPR: 61

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Latest News

Cardinals | Chris Johnson limited (Mon Aug 31, 03:42 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Aug. 31.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson practices (Fri Aug 28, 03:09 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 28. He said he will have to see how he feels before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30.

Our View: We thought he was missing this game for sure, so this is a nice surprise. He still has some big-play ability and pass-catching ability and could contribute a little when he spells Andre Ellington. Right now he's nothing more than a deep bench player, but likely one you can grab a little later off the waiver wire.
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Cardinals | Chris Johnson should make final roster (Thu Aug 27, 06:49 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.

Our View: Awesome. An injured veteran running back who might be at the end of his career--and he's had motivation issues in the past. Be bold on Andre Ellington fantasy owners. If Ellington is healthy, he could easily outperform his ADP of RB19 (4.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Cardinals | Chris Johnson misses practice (Wed Aug 26, 04:16 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but head coach Bruce Arians said he hopes Johnson will be able to practice later in the week.

Our View: Johnson was added by the Cardinals and almost immediately was out of action due to this hamstring problem. We're believers in Andre Ellington's upside, and we're not expecting Johnson to contribute much -- even when healthy.
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Cardinals | Chris Johnson day-to-day (Mon Aug 24, 05:08 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Our View: Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not given enough time to heal. Johnson is a speed back, so a hamstring injury is even more devastating for a player with his skill set. If healthy, he gives the team a nice veteran backup behind Andre Ellington.
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2015 Schedule

1vs New Orleans Saints
2@ Chicago Bears
3vs San Francisco 49ers
4vs St. Louis Rams
5@ Detroit Lions
6@ Pittsburgh Steelers
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Cleveland Browns
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10@ Seattle Seahawks
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ St. Louis Rams
14vs Minnesota Vikings
15@ Philadelphia Eagles
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