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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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Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs CHI 43 12 31 0 4 4 30 1 0 8200 14.10 1.72
4 vs SEA 55 22 71 1 4 3 41 0 1 7600 16.70 2.20
5 at SF 48 18 55 2 3 2 16 0 0 7600 20.10 2.64
6 at MIN 55 18 55 1 5 2 15 0 1 7500 12.00 1.60
7 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 19 * * 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 5 vs SF (18 / 55 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec - 20.1 points, $7600)

Johnson saw 20 or more touches for a second straight game, but the lack of variety to his work was alarming. Johnson was consistency pounded into the teeth of the 49ers defense, where there was minimal room to work all game. Johnson did power in for two short-range touchdowns, both grinding against contact at the goal line. Johnson's notable receiving work included breaking two tackles on a flat route reception to turn a loss into a positive play. The offensive line and play-calling has done Johnson no favors to-date this season with tough matchups of Minnesota and Denver up next.

2018 Week 4 vs SEA (22 / 71 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec - 16.7 points, $7600)

After topping out at 16 touches in a game through three weeks, David Johnson was the foundation back of the offense in Week 4 with 25 touches and 112 total yards. While Arizona still showed limitations as a passing offense, Johnson exhibited strong cuts on multiple chunk runs of 10+ yards, finding the backside of the play. Johnson converted his lone short-range opportunity with a goal line touchdown and utilized quality blocking for 30+ yards on a screen reception. On the negative side, Johnson lost a fumble and the sustaining element to Johnson's production for the offense was lacking as his few chunk plays were surrounded by tough-sledding due to the lacking run-blocking offensive line. The best news for Johnson is the overall volume (25 touches) and season-high 41 receiving yards, both staples to his game.

2018 Week 3 vs CHI (12 / 31 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec - 14.1 points, $8200)

Johnson was discussed as the 'squeaky wheel' during the week by the Arizona coaching staff to need more touches and passing game involvement. Despite a close game throughout against the Bears, Johnson had 16 touches. It was tough sledding for Johnson as a runner with his most pronounced run being a mere nine yards. As a receiver, however, Johnson had two highlight moments. The first was a corner route for a touchdown as Johnson beat a linebacker with ease. The other was a swing reception and Johnson beat three defenders after the catch for more than 10 yards. Sadly, Johnson's 16 touches are a season-high thus far as Arizona has struggled to maintain drives, venture into the red zone with any frequency, and involve Johnson much as a receiver. One promising note is Arizona may move forward with Josh Rosen under center after Sam Bradford's three straight games of lackluster results.

2018 Week 2 vs LAR (13 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec - 5.6 points, $8400)

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 - 15.2 points, $8600)

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.


Latest News

Cardinals | David Johnson reaches end zone (Sun Oct 14, 05:33 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

Our View: Johnson's role in the passing game is still unthinkably limited and he isn't being set up for big plays or a high volume, but he is still putting up decent RB1 numbers because when the Cardinals score it's almost always him. He'll remain a low ceiling RB1 against Denver next week.
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Cardinals | Two scores for David Johnson (Sun Oct 7, 11:47 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 18 times for 55 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 16 yards in a 28-18 win over the San Franciso 49ers in Week 5.

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