David Johnson

#31 RB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 224 lb Age: 25 College: Northern Iowa Bye 8

Fantasy Points by Week

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  • FANTASY PTS
Own
100%
Start
99%
RB Rank
2

Player Outlook

"Sophomore slump" was not in David Johnson's vocabulary in 2016, as he was the No. 1 Fantasy running back in all formats. We expect another solid campaign this year in 2017. Johnson was a Fantasy stud in every sense of the description last year with 293 carries for 1,239 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and 16 touchdowns, as well as 80 catches for 879 yards and four touchdowns on 120 targets. He averaged just over 23 touches a game in 2016, but Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has said he wouldn't mind giving Johnson close to 30 touches a game this season. We hope that's not the case because we don't want him to break down, but Johnson scored double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in 15 of 16 games last season. The lone game where he was held to single digits was Week 17 when he suffered a knee injury, but he's fine heading into training camp and should continue to dominate. He's a top-three pick in any format, and he could easily be the No. 1 overall pick in the majority of leagues. 

Player News
  • Johnson had three carries for 16 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland. Johnson looked sharp while getting three carries on the first four snaps, then quickly turned things over to Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington. The superstar back could see a bit more time in the next couple exhibitions, but he probably won't get extended run until Week 1. The return of a healthy Chris Johnson doesn't figure to have much impact, if any, on the younger Johnson's workload.

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  • Cardinals' David Johnson: Sitting out HOF game
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson won't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site report. Head coach Bruce Arians is keeping his starters on the sideline in the NFL's annual exhibition opener, paving the way for positional battles to play out on national television. Behind Johnson, there's some question whether Chris Johnson will be the primary backup due to recent health concerns. On Thursday, though, Kerwynn Williams, Elijhaa Penny and rookie T.J. Logan will more than likely be the most utilized Cardinals RBs.

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  • Head coach Bruce Arians said he would like Johnson to get 30 touches per game next season, ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports. A rate of 30 touches per game works out to 480 for the year, which would be the second most any player has ever taken in a season. Johnson led the NFL with 373 last year, and he even had an outside shot to reach 400 prior to injuring his knee in Week 17. Already fully recovered from that injury, Johnson could make a push for that milestone in his second season as Arizona's lead back. He figures to be the most popular No. 1 selection in fantasy drafts this summer, coming off a 2016 season in which he led the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,118) and touchdowns (20). Johnson, Le'Veon Bell (groin) and Ezekiel Elliott should lead a revival of the running back position at the top of drafts.

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  • Cardinals' David Johnson: Declares left knee healthy
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson relayed Saturday that his left knee is healthy, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "My wheel is good. Good to go already. Back training, full throttle. Doing everything," Johnson said. Johnson electrified throughout the 2016 season, pacing all NFL players in yards from scrimmage (2,118) and touchdowns (20). In the Cardinals' Week 17 thrashing of the Rams, though, he didn't have much of a chance to get in the act, as he injured his left knee early in the second quarter. Thankfully, he was diagnosed with a mere MCL sprain, which is accompanied by a 6-to-8 week recovery timetable. Just over a month later, a video emerged of Johnson jumping out of a pool with the message, "Progress going great!" His statement this weekend confirmed as much, meaning he should be available for the entirety of the offseason program.

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  • Johnson (knee) is approaching the end of his rehabilitation from an MCL sprain in his left knee, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. An unsightly knee injury resulted in an abbreviated season finale for Johnson. Fortunately for the running back, he was diagnosed with a sprained MCL, which was expected to require a 6-to-8 week recovery effort. Now in the stretch run, he posted a short video of himself jumping out of a pool last Wednesday, revealing that he's nearly 100 percent. Expect Johnson to embark soon on his preparation for a repeat of his breakout 2016 campaign.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 NE 16 89 1 4 43 0 18
2 TB 12 45 0 3 98 0 13
3 @BUF 19 83 2 3 28 0 22
4 LAR 17 83 0 4 41 0 12
5 @SF 27 157 2 3 28 0 29
6 NYJ 22 111 3 3 27 0 31
7 SEA 33 113 0 8 58 0 16
8 @CAR 10 24 0 7 84 0 10
9 BYE - - - - - - -
10 SF 19 55 1 5 46 1 21
11 @MIN 22 103 1 7 57 1 27
12 @ATL 13 58 0 8 103 1 21
13 WAS 18 84 1 9 91 1 29
14 @MIA 20 80 0 5 41 0 14
15 NO 12 53 2 4 55 0 22
16 @SEA 28 95 3 4 41 0 31
17 @LAR 5 6 0 3 38 0 3
PROJECTION 287 1177 12.1 72 769 3.5 272.6

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/10 @Detroit Lions 13 16.18
2 09/17 @Indianapolis Colts 28 20.38
3 09/26 Dallas Cowboys 2 14.24
4 10/01 San Francisco 49ers 33 27.13
5 10/08 @Philadelphia Eagles 8 15.13
6 10/15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 18.75
7 10/22 @Los Angeles Rams 14 16.63
8 BYE - - -
9 11/05 @San Francisco 49ers 33 27.13
10 11/10 Seattle Seahawks 5 14.78
11 11/19 @Houston Texans 18 18.00
12 11/26 Jacksonville Jaguars 12 16.00
13 12/03 Los Angeles Rams 14 16.63
14 12/10 Tennessee Titans 1 14.00
15 12/17 @Washington Redskins 29 20.50
16 12/24 New York Giants 7 14.88
17 12/31 @Seattle Seahawks 5 14.78

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 293 1239 16 80 879 4 332
2015 125 581 8 36 457 4 175
3 Year Avg 209 910 12 58 668 4 253
Career 418 1820 24 116 1336 8

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