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Le'Veon Bell or David Johnson

 
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  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total256.67.1-
Avg Game17.17.1-
Avg Projection263.3243.8-
    
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  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE vs. WAS
Week 2 vs. KC at LAR
Week 3 at TB vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. BAL vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. ATL at SF
Week 6 at CIN at MIN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 8 vs. CLE vs. SF
Week 9 at BALBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. CAR at KC
Week 11 at JAC vs. OAK
Week 12 at DEN at LAC
Week 13 vs. LAC at GB
Week 14 at OAK vs. DET
Week 15 vs. NE at ATL
Week 16 at NO vs. LAR
Week 17 vs. CIN at SEA
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts302.6276.9
Rush Yards1,308.61,077.7
Rush TDs9.68.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions82.276.1
Rec Yards656.8764.0
Rec TDs2.83.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points263.3243.8
   
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2017 Points 
Week 14.77.1
Week 29.1
Week 315.8
Week 430.6
Week 59.3
Week 625.1
Week 719.2
Week 812.1
Week 9
Week 1011.2
Week 1110.3
Week 1216.3
Week 1324.2
Week 1430.5
Week 1522.5
Week 1615.7
Week 17
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2017 Targets 
Week 169
Week 24
Week 37
Week 46
Week 510
Week 66
Week 73
Week 83
Week 9
Week 106
Week 1111
Week 1214
Week 136
Week 1410
Week 156
Week 168
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  Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Bell's contract will be a talking point until it isn't, but he will most likely be on the field for Week 1 as a Pittsburgh Steeler, and that's a good spot for him and his fantasy prospects, as his usage numbers are tremendous and his offensive line knows how to block for him.We know what Johnson can do, and it's pretty amazing, but we don't know who will be the quarterback for his team and if that person can keep the offense moving. If the Cardinals get someone who isn't awful, I expect Johnson's draft stock to push Bell and Gurley.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
The sentiment for drafting Bell first overall is fair and understandable, but he is substantially more injury prone than Gurley and finished more than 60 points behind him last fantasy season too. With that said, the difference between Bell and the #3 fantasy player may be larger than the difference between #3 and #10.Some are clamoring that Johnson should even be the top overall pick. Now, you shouldn't go that far because his touchdown rate from 2016 is entirely unsustainable, but he is without question the workhorse in Arizona and ought to bounce back to a high-end RB1 season in 2018.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
400+ touches last year, regression in production is most likely scenario.When he's healthy no one is better. He's coming off a season-long wrist injury so the legs are fresh. The Cards were 8-8 without DJ last year so even with a bottom rung O-line DJ could reach his 1000/1000 season goal.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite having a less-successful year than his 2016 campaign, Bell still finished No. 2 among fantasy running backs. His contract dispute is not going away any time soon, which moves him down under Todd Gurley due to safety. We fully expect Bell to suit-up when the lights come on in Week 1, but there's always a chance he doesn't. Another added risk is that he'll have a new offensive coordinator in 2018, though Randy Fichtner doesn't appear to be shy running a fast-paced offense. Some have Johnson as high as No. 1 in our consensus rankings, but I'd urge against drafting him with a top-three pick. Did you know that 73.3 percent (22-of-30) of top-six running backs over the last six years have come from top-12 scoring offenses? I'd argue that the Cardinals would likely be a bottom-10 scoring offense in 2018, and there's been just three running backs who have overcome that to become a top-six running back over the last six years. Johnson scored 20 touchdowns in his magical 2016 season, something that's not repeatable. It's also worth noting that since Week 6 of 2016, he's averaged just 3.63 yards per carry on 191 carries. He's still worth a mid-first-round pick, but I'd take someone in a better offense over him.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bell was given the franchise tag and he averaged 17.4 fantasy points per game last year playing under the tag. He is a duel-threat runner and receiver that can dominate fantasy games. Johnson was the league-leader among fantasy backs in 2016 with 20.7 fantasy points per game. He missed all but 1 game of 2017 with injury, but should be back and ready to dominate. The big question mark surrounding him is the quarterback situation, QB Sam Bradford is not a very stable option and will allow teams to stack the box with defenders to stop Johnson and the running game.