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David Johnson

David Johnson

RB - ARI
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 28College: Northern IowaDrafted: #86 (3rd Rd. by Arizona)

Week 17 Outlook

ARI @ LAR
Sun 4:25pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #56
Projection 2.7 pts

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David Johnson won't be cut by Cardinals

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said Friday morning that cutting David Johnson "is not an option".

Fantasy Impact

Keim added that in the backfield "you can't have just one back". Johnson performed considerably worse lat year than mid-season acquisition Kenyan Drake, which has led to questions about his place on the Arizona roster. Drake is currently a free agent, so perhaps the Cardinals will try to re-sign him and then trade DJ. Time will tell but there are obviously major fantasy implications here.

David Johnson doesn't receive a carry in Week 17

David Johnson didn't receive a carry in the Cardinals' 31-24 Week 17 loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

A consensus first-round fantasy pick over the summer, DJ was a colossal 2019 bust. He received more than 12 carries just once since Week 1 and lost his starting job to Kenyan Drake down the stretch. It'll be interesting to see how the Cardinals view their running back situation over the off-season. It wouldn't be a surprise if Johnson popped up in trade talks.

David Johnson gets three touches in Week 16

David Johnson rushed twice for three yards and also caught a four-yard pass in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson remained the clear backup to Kenyan Drake in this one. Drake received 27 touches and scored two more touchdowns, giving him six over the last two weeks.

David Johnson receives three touches in Week 15

David Johnson rushed three times for six yards in the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson hasn't received more than five rushes in a game since Week 6. Kenyan Drake has fully taken control over this backfield after scoring four touchdowns on Sunday. Johnson can be dropped in re-draft leagues.

David Johnson totals five touches in Week 14, finds the end zone

David Johnson rushed three times for 19 yards in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Steelers, adding two receptions for 34 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact

This was DJ's first touchdown since Week 6. That's the good news. The bad news is he was out-carried by Kenyan Drake 11-3 and remains the backup in Arizona. He'll be very hard to trust for fantasy purposes in Week 15 against the Browns.

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