RB David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals

6-1, 224Born: 12-16-1991College: Northern IowaDrafted: Round 3, pick 86 (2015)

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Summary

The hype for David Johnson has been big entering every season since his 2016 explosion where he finished the year as RB2 in fantasy football. In 2017, he was injured one game into the season, and last season he was hyped as an early 1st round selection as he was ranked as RB4 heading into the season and ended up finishing the year as the 10th best running back. Johnson's best fantasy trait remains his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and piling up the stats in the receiving game. He had 50 receptions for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air and added 941 rushing yards along with 7 rushing touchdowns but only averaged 3.6 yards a carry. With Kliff Kingsbury now coaching the team there seems to be a new excitement for the offensive minded players and scheme and it will likely all start with the Cardinals most talented player, David Johnson. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 5, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8
Overall Redraft - 5, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11
RB Redraft PPR - 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 10
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 3, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 9, 11, 12, 12
RB Dynasty - 9, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10
Overall Dynasty - 16, 13, 17, 20, 20

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 ARI 15 271 1128 13 114 77 852 4 3
2017 ARI 1 11 23 0 9 6 68 0 1
2018 ARI 16 258 941 7 76 50 446 3 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 260.0 * * 73.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 273.0 * * 57.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 255.0 * * 65.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 243.0 * * 57.8 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

David Johnson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 11
RB: 9
Overall-PPR: 8
RB-PPR: 6

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Latest News

Cardinals | Chase Edmond optimistic about role (Tue Jun 18, 01:56 AM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds expressed confidence Wednesday, June 17 that he will have a regular role in the offseason despite the fact RB David Johnson will be leaned upon heavily as the bellcow back. 'Me and (Dave) are definitely pushing for (two-back looks),' Edmonds said. 'It opens up his dynamic ability and mine as well. Whether it's two-back sets or Dave in the slot, me in the slot, it doesn't really matter.'

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2019 Schedule

1vs Detroit Lions
2@ Baltimore Ravens
3vs Carolina Panthers
4vs Seattle Seahawks
5@ Cincinnati Bengals
6vs Atlanta Falcons
7@ New York Giants
8@ New Orleans Saints
9vs San Francisco 49ers
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11@ San Francisco 49ers
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15vs Cleveland Browns
16@ Seattle Seahawks
17@ Los Angeles Rams