David Johnson

David Johnson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 27College: Northern IowaDrafted: #86 (3rd Rd. by Arizona)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
16th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #8
Best / Worst #4 / #38
ADP #10


David Johnson excited for more shotgun snaps in 2019

David Johnson is looking forward to playing more snaps in the shotgun formation this upcoming season.

Fantasy Impact

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has yet to talk too much about his offensive plans this season but has mentioned a desire to use shotgun more often. Johnson is excited about it, saying he ran out of the shotgun in college. However, the key for DJ's fantasy season will be how involved he is as a pass catcher. We're guessing Kingsbury will use him in that role.

David Johnson might not catch many passes in 2019?

New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has never had a running back total more than 41 receptions in a season.

Fantasy Impact

It's important to note that Kingsbury comes from college where there are fewer games. Kingsbury has also never had a running back as special as David Johnson. Kingsbury has said he wants to use DJ as a receiver, but it'll be tough for Johnson to match the 80 receptions he compiled in 2016. Another worry for Johnson's 2019 fantasy value is his weak supporting cast led by Josh Rosen. How Kingsbury uses DJ in the passing game could be crucial to his fantasy stock.

David Johnson totals 68 yards on 20 touches to end 2018

David Johnson rushed 17 times for 62 yards and caught three passes for six yards as the Cardinals fell to the Seahawks in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact

DJ was a consensus top-four fantasy draft pick this summer and never lived up to it. It wasn't his fault, however, as he was surrounded by awful coaching and an even worse supporting cast. Johnson didn't even rush for 1,000 yards but at least totaled 10 touchdowns this year. His 2019 fantasy value is directly tied to how Arizona upgrades its roster this off-season.

David Johnson sees only 11 touches in Week 16

David Johnson rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

The touchdown was thrown by Larry Fitzgerald. DJ's nightmare season continues as he saw just 11 touches in another blowout loss. He has salvaged his season with a plethora of touchdowns, but volume has been a concern all year. DJ desperately needs the Cardinals to hire an offensive minded coach for 2019.

David Johnson totals 101 yards, scores in Week 15

David Johnson rushed 11 times for 33 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's 40-14 Week 15 loss to the Falcons, adding three catches for an additional 68 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Fantasy owners should feel somewhat fortunate for how well Johnson did considering he received just 14 touches. His fantasy ceiling has been limited all year playing in a brutal Cardinals offense. He at least gets a good matchup in Week 16 versus the Rams.