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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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2016 Week 4 vs LA (6 / 34 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Chris left the game with what is being described as a groin injury and did not return. His carries have been rare this season, and the injury holds far more significance for the team than fantasy owners hoping to benefit from a handcuff pick. While the carries have not been there for Johnson this season, he has done a good job spelling David when asked, and losing him for an extended period would be a blow.

2016 Week 3 vs BUF (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Chris did not see the field until midway through the 3rd quarter, registering back-to-back runs for his only contribution to the game. It is nothing Johnson himself has done, the playtime distribution has done him no favors, and the offensive output this season has not been at the level the team expected. At this point, as much as the coaches continue to vow to find ways to get Chris involved, he is nothing more than a fantasy handcuff at this point.

2016 Week 2 vs TB (16 / 54 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Chris Johnson ended up leading the team in carries and rushing yards on Sunday. In part a result of an effort to involve him more in the offense, as well as the blowout affording Arians the opportunity to rest his starters, Johnson looked solid in his time. He ran hard, hit the hole with authority, and has an uncanny knack for falling forward for an extra half-yard, Chris is an ideal back to spell David and keep him fresh throughout the season. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect too many more vulture touchdowns for Chris, nor many more games in which he leads the team in carries, but he is excellent in his complimentary role in this offense and could easily be a justifiable fantasy starter in the event of an injury to David Johnson.

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