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RB David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Johnson got another score, but otherwise his usage was troubling, as the Cardinals didn't have him in on a key third down late and they still aren't getting him the ball in space or running him regularly outside the tackles. Johnson remains a low ceiling RB2 heading into a matchup with Seattle, but maybe Josh Rosen getting installed as a starter will help his outlook.

Week 4: vs Seattle Seahawks

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs WAS 36 9 37 1 9 5 30 0 0 12.7
2 at LAR 35 13 48 0 2 1 3 0 0 5.1
3 vs CHI 43 12 31 0 4 4 30 1 0 12.1
4 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 17 * * 4 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs LAR (13 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

The offensive struggles for Arizona have stifled David Johnson's opportunities through two games. This week against the Rams was worse than Week 1 as Johnson had one positive play in the first half on his own accord, a spin move to gain additional yardage on their opening drive. The two most notable observations were Johnson's lack of snaps late in the game in lieu of Chase Edmonds mopping up garbage time and the lack of use in the passing game for Johnson, a cornerstone trait in years past. Johnson had a reception called back by penalty, but the lack of a downfield presence in the passing game and being unable to sustain drives is a major limitation to David Johnson's production through two games.

2018 Week 1 vs WAS (9 / 37 / 1 rush, 9 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)

After playing only one game in 2017 due to a wrist injury, Johnson returned to the field against Washington in Week 1. A mere 14 touches is a light day at the office for Johnson, but Arizona struggled to sustain drives and was dominated in time of possession in the first half specifically. Johnson was involved early in the game with two runs of more than 10 yards, exhibiting strong cuts. However, he did not flash again until the late third quarter as Arizona's offense as a whole struggled to stay on the field. Johnson did find the end zone with a goal line plunge as Arizona's lone touchdown in the game. As the Cardinals played catch up, Johnson did uncharacteristically drop two passes among his nine targets, second on the team.

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Latest News

Cardinals | David Johnson a bit more involved in Week 3 (Mon Sep 24, 01:27 AM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson tallied 31 yards rushing on 12 carries and added 30 yards to go along with a touchdown on four catches in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.

Our View: Leading up to the game against the Bears, reports came out about the team using Johnson more. They did use him more but certainly not as much as they should. We'll see if the team corrects that going forward.
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Cardinals | David Johnson to work more in slot (Mon Sep 17, 11:02 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more in the slot, as the team tries to get him into open space, head coach Steve Wilks said Monday, Sept. 17.

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Cardinals | More snaps in slot for David Johnson (Mon Sep 17, 04:16 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more out of the slot in an effort to get him into space, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

Our View: Johnson's usage this year has been incredibly disappointing for Fantasy GMs. He's scored the 28th most fantasy points so far this year (after two games). Johnson was a first-round pick in most every league yet he's performing like a RB3 or flex play. We'll see if things can turn around for the Cardinals, Johnson and the McCoy offense going forward.
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Cardinals | David Johnson does little in loss (Mon Sep 17, 01:15 AM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried 13 times for 48 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Johnson was targeted three times as a receiver, catching one pass for three yards.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 2 injury report (Fri Sep 14, 04:42 PM) - Arizona Cardinals DT Olsen Pierre (toe) and OL Andre Smith (elbow) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Los Angeles Rams. DE Markus Golden (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') and LB Haason Reddick (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and are listed as questionable. S Budda Baker (ankle), QB Sam Bradford (non-injury), OL Korey Cunningham (thumb), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury), RB David Johnson (back), RB T.J. Logan (ankle) and DL Robert Nkemdiche (foot) practiced fully Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Schedule

4vs Seattle Seahawks
5@ San Francisco 49ers
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7vs Denver Broncos
8vs San Francisco 49ers
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Kansas City Chiefs
11vs Oakland Raiders
12@ Los Angeles Chargers
13@ Green Bay Packers
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Atlanta Falcons
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ Seattle Seahawks