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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 was steady but unspectacular in 2015, but Bruce Arians is fine with that if his flashier younger backs are unreliable. It is David Johnson's job to lose, and he shouldn't, but if the second-year back misses time, Arians is almost sure to turn to Johnson the elder over Andre Ellington.

Summary

Chris Johnson turned out to be a terrific signing for the Cardinals last season. When Andre Ellington sprained his knee in the season opener, it opened the door for Chris Johnson to take over the starting job, and he did so with consistently strong performances over the first half of the season. The eight-year veteran did start to fade just a bit before a broken leg in Week 12 ended his season. With Chris Johnson sidelined, David Johnson stole the show and earned feature-back status heading into 2016, so Chris Johnson will enter the season again as a clear backup. Johnson will be 31 years old this season, but is probably the correct handcuff (rather than Andre Ellington) to pair with David Johnson, and should cost only a very late-round fantasy pick. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 57, 35, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 56, 35, 50
RB Dynasty - 76, 67

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 TEN 16 279 1077 6 52 42 345 4 2
2014 NYJ 16 155 663 1 34 24 151 1 1
2015 ARI 11 196 814 3 13 6 58 0 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 14 85 * * 8 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 15 140 * * 3 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 10 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 89 * * 9 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 174
RB: 58
Overall-PPR: 175
RB-PPR: 59

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Latest News

Cardinals | David Johnson will have help (Thu Aug 11, 04:29 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will not be run into the ground early on in the regular season because RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington will be able to help, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Our View: How much will Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington see the field? Overall we have David Johnson as an excellent RB1, but if Arians starts splitting carries to keep the young player fresh, it will hurt his production. Arians has other more important things to worry about, but Fantasy GMs don't, so keep an eye on reports out of camp.
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2016 Schedule

1vs New England Patriots
2vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Los Angeles Rams
5@ San Francisco 49ers
6vs New York Jets
7vs Seattle Seahawks
8@ Carolina Panthers
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11@ Minnesota Vikings
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs New Orleans Saints
16@ Seattle Seahawks
17@ Los Angeles Rams