Chris Johnson

#23 RB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 203 lb Age: 30 College: East Carolina Bye 9

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Own
37%
Start
2%
RB Rank
52

Player Outlook

Chris Johnson turned down going to the Dolphins this season to stay with the Cardinals on a one-year deal worth up to $3 million. He will return as the No. 2 running back in Arizona behind David Johnson. In 2015, Johnson played well once he took over for an injured Andre Ellington in Week 2 before he suffered a broken leg in Week 12 and was lost for the season. He finished the year with 196 carries for 814 yards and three touchdowns and six catches for 58 yards. We don't expect much from Chris Johnson, who will be 31 in September, if David Johnson is healthy. But it's worth handcuffing both guys and drafting Chris Johnson with a late-round pick in all leagues.

Player News
  • Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Stays with Cardinals
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Cardinals and Johnson agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After taking a visit to the RB-needy Dolphins this week, Johnson has decided to remain in Arizona, where he revitalized his career in 2015 to the tune of 814 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in 11 games. However, he sustained a fractured left tibia in Week 12, ending his season as the Cardinals were knocked out of the postseason in the NFC championship game. The injury allowed David Johnson to take the reins of the rushing attack, meaning the elder Johnson will be relegated to a reserve role in the fall.

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  • Johnson is expected to make a choice between Miami and Arizona as his free agent destination, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports. Other teams have requested a visit from Johnson, but he isn't likely to make them according to La Canfora. Johnson rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games for the Cardinals in 2015; he would likely take the top running back job from Lamar Miller should he take his talents to Miami.

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  • Chris Johnson: In Miami for a visit
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson (knee) was in Miami for a visit on Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. The Dolphins lost out on C.J. Anderson when the Broncos matched the contract offer Tuesday but they are still looking for a veteran back to compete for the starting job with Jay Ajayi. Johnson had a productive season for Arizona last year rushing for 814 yards before suffering a knee injury in Week 12 that prematurely ended his 2015 campaign.

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  • Johnson (tibia) enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. After Johnson landed on short-term IR on Dec. 1 due to a fractured tibia in his left leg, his sole appearance thereafter would have been in the Super Bowl, and Jay Glazer of FOX Sports even reported before Sunday's NFC championship game that the veteran RB would have been activated upon an Arizona victory. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Panthers wiped away that possibility with a thorough beatdown. While Johnson is nearing the end of his recovery, his absence allowed David Johnson to stake a claim to the top running back gig, leaving general manager Steve Keim to evaluate whether the elder Johnson is a part of the Cardinals' future.

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  • Johnson (fractured tibia) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Placed on short-term injured reserve, Johnson won't be eligible to return until the Super Bowl, if the Cardinals make it that far. Even in such a scenario, he'd likely play second fiddle to rookie David Johnson, who emerged as one of the NFL's better running backs over the final five weeks of the regular season. The Cardinals may have found their running back of the future, but not before the 30-year-old Johnson proved that he still has something left. Be it in Arizona or elsewhere, (Chris) Johnson shouldn't have trouble finding work next season, potentially even garnering serious consideration for starting jobs. First, he'll try to get healthy in time for a potential Super Bowl appearance.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 NO 10 37 0 0 0 0 3
2 @CHI 20 72 0 0 0 0 7
3 SF 22 110 2 1 40 0 27
4 STL 16 83 0 3 11 0 9
5 @DET 11 103 0 0 0 0 10
6 @PIT 14 40 0 1 5 0 4
7 BAL 18 122 1 0 0 0 18
8 @CLE 30 109 0 0 0 0 10
9 BYE - - - - - - -
10 @SEA 25 58 0 0 0 0 5
11 CIN 18 63 0 1 2 0 6
12 @SF 12 17 0 0 0 0 1
*13 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*14 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*15 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*16 GB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*17 SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 97 370 3.4 13 102 0.6 58

FULL STATS

Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/12 New England Patriots 5 14.00
2 09/18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 16.88
3 09/25 @Buffalo Bills 17 17.13
4 10/02 Los Angeles Rams 23 18.50
5 10/07 @San Francisco 49ers 32 22.88
6 10/18 New York Jets 3 13.13
7 10/24 Seattle Seahawks 1 11.33
8 10/30 @Carolina Panthers 13 15.63
9 BYE - - -
10 11/13 San Francisco 49ers 32 22.88
11 11/20 @Minnesota Vikings 12 15.47
12 11/27 @Atlanta Falcons 29 21.13
13 12/04 Washington Redskins 20 17.94
14 12/11 @Miami Dolphins 33 22.88
15 12/18 New Orleans Saints 31 22.38
16 12/24 @Seattle Seahawks 1 11.33
17 01/01 @Los Angeles Rams 23 18.50

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 196 814 3 6 58 0 104
2014 155 663 1 24 151 1 93
2013 279 1077 6 42 345 4 201
2012 276 1243 6 36 232 0 183
2011 262 1047 4 57 418 0 169
2010 316 1364 11 44 245 1 232
2009 358 2006 14 50 503 2 346
2008 251 1228 9 43 260 1 208
3 Year Avg 210 851 3 24 185 2 133
Career 2093 9442 54 302 2212 9

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