Arizona Cardinals
  • 6'1"
  • 224
  • 26
  • 3 years
  • Northern Iowa
  • 2015 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2015 ARI 16 182 125 581 4.6 8 1 57 36 457 4 1038 12 0 4 9
  Avg 16 298 209 910 4.4 12 2 89 58 668 4 1578 16 0 10 10

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 ARI 16 413 293 1239 4.2 16 3 120 80 879 4 2118 20 0 15 10

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/11/2017 1:29pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) said he has completely recovered from the knee injury he suffered near the end of the season.

    Huddle Up: Johnson should participate in all of the offseason workouts and be ready for training camp. He is one of the most valuable players in the NFL because of his running and receiving abilities. Johnson likely will be one of the first players selected in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 2/2/2017 9:13am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he wants to have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving next season. Johnson believes he can reach that goal if he improves his route running.

    Huddle Up: Johnson finished 2016 with 1,239 rushing yards and 879 receiving yards, so there is a good chance he can accomplish the feat if he remains healthy. Johnson will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues next season and can be in the conversation for the first overall pick.

  • Posted: 1/25/2017 5:13pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 633 yards and eight touchdowns at home this season and rushed for 606 yards and eight touchdowns on the road. Johnson also caught 40 passes and two touchdowns both on the road and at home.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was one of the best fantasy options for owners this season because of his success in the running and passing game. He will continue to be a focal point in Arizona's offense and should be one of the first players selected in fantasy leagues in 2017.

  • Posted: 1/4/2017 3:39pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson set single-season franchise records in scrimmage yards (2,118), rushing touchdowns (16) and total touchdowns (20) in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Despite Arizona's lack of success this season, Johnson is a legitimate MVP candidate. His rise to the top of the fantasy elite was swift, starting in his rookie season last year. There is no fault in selecting him as the first player in fantasy drafts next season.

  • Posted: 1/2/2017 10:34am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and will not require surgery. He will sit out the Pro Bowl but is only expected to need six to eight weeks of rehab.

    Huddle Up: It is shocking Johnson escaped with a relatively minor injury, as it appeared he was staring at a blown-out knee or broken leg initially. The Cardinals will need to find a way to back off his workload somewhat moving forward (373 touches in 2016 despite leaving early in Week 17), but his 2017 redraft outlook is still very bright. Along with Le'Veon Bell, Johnson should be in the running for the top overall pick in fantasy next summer.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 4:26pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) had initial tests on his injured knee Sunday, Jan. 1. The tests revealed meniscus damage, but his anterior cruciate ligament remained intact, according to a source. Johnson will have an MRI for further clarity Monday, Jan. 2.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's injury looked awful initially, but this is great news for Johnson and those in keeper fantasy leagues, too. Johnson figures to be either the No. 1 or 2 pick in all fantasy leagues in 2017, and now that it appears he dodged an ACL injury that plan is still in effect.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 2:00pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury during the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see the severity of Johnson's injury. Johnson will have the entire offseason to recover from the injury and may be ready for training camp if it is not too severe. Johnson should be in the conversation for the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts and will be a top-five pick in all leagues.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 4:37pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson became the first player in franchise history to surpass 2,000 yards from scrimmage in one season in the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He also posted a new franchise mark with his 15th rushing touchdown of the season.

    Huddle Up: Johnson managed 28 runs for 95 yards and three touchdowns, while adding four receptions for 41 yards on seven targets. If he wasn't the fantasy MVP this season, he is definitely in the Top 3. He'll be in the discussion for top overall pick in 2017, along with Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 9:55pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 12 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also added four receptions for 55 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't had a 100-yard game in four outings, but he has scored three rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores during the span. He obviously remains a must-start fantasy option in all leagues despite the decrease in rushing yardage since he has four or more grabs in eight straight games and at least 41 receiving yards in each game during the span.

  • Posted: 12/17/2016 6:33pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has tallied at least 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the first 13 games of the season, tying the NFL record.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is the definition of a do-it-all back, and he has a chance to finish with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards. His versatility makes him matchup proof and an elite RB1 on a weekly basis.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 4:57pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 20 times for 80 yards in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins, and he added five receptions for 41 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: The rushing yardage total was actually a bit disappointing considering how poor the Dolphins have been against the rush. A bigger yardage total was expected. Still, he remains an obvious must-start RB1 in all fantasy formats through thick and thin.

  • Posted: 11/28/2016 11:42am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (finger) suffered a dislocated finger in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he'll be 'fine' to play in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: With 55 catches and averaging over 139 total yards per game, Johnson is about as matchup-proof as any player in recent memory. Apparently, broken digits can't stop him either. As long as he can play, Johnson needs to be in all lineups.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 1:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson caught eight passes for 103 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. He also rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the key pieces to the Cardinals offense this season, and he continuse to produce in the running and passing game. He should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues no matter the matchup.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 2:15pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson had 103 yards rushing on 22 carries Sunday, Nov. 20, in a 30-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one touchdown on the ground, another through the air, and 57 yards on seven catches.

    Huddle Up: In other words, Johnson was living up to the high standards he has set for himself all season long. He is obviously a surefire RB1 in all formats, especially in PPR scoring.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 9:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 19 times for 55 yards with a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers and he added five grabs for 46 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: If not for the scores, Johnson's yardage total would be a bit disappointing considering the 49ers entered ranked last in the NFL in rushing defense. Johnson will face a tough matchup in Minnesota in Week 11, but he remains an obvious fantasy must-start option.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 2:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson caught seven passes for 84 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. He also rushed for 24 yards on 10 carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson did not run much during the game because the team was down early and had to throw in an attempt to score. He will continue to be a factor in the running and passing game after the bye week and is a must-start player for all fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 10/17/2016 9:21pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 22 times for 111 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the Week 6 game against the New York Jets Monday, Oct. 17. He also added three receptions for 27 yards on six targets. It was Johnson's second-career 100-yard game with three touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Johnson leads the NFL in touchdowns and has taken a step forward in being one of the best, if not the best, fantasy option in the league. He has six straight games with at least 100 total yards from scrimmage. He faces a much tougher matchup with the Seattle Seahawks visiting Glendale next Sunday.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 8:47pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson finished with 27 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 28 yards in a 33-21 win over the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: Johnson enjoyed his best performance of the year, and he has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in all five games. He is a must-start RB1 against any opponent.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 9:59pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson ran 17 times for 83 yards in the Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he converted all four of his targets for four catches and 41 yards.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals might be struggling as a whole, but Johnson continues to show well as an RB1 in all fantasy formats heading into Week 5 in San Francisco on Thursday night.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 2:05pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He also caught three passes for 28 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been a big contributor on offense over the first three games of the season and will continue to receive significant touches moving forward. Johnson should be a No. 1 running back for owners against most opponents.

  • Posted: 8/16/2016 10:36pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has had a good training camp, and he has been impressive his teammates and the coaching staff. He averaged 135 yards from scrimmage per game while posting eight rushing touchdowns, four receiving scores and one kickoff return for touchdown. His skills as a receiver out of the backfield are drawing lofty comparisons. 'I mean, probably the best receiving back I've seen,' general manager Steve Keim said Tuesday, Aug. 16. 'A lot of people have compared him to Marshall Faulk, and our coaches had Marshall Faulk in Indy. I think he's very similar in some way athletically and in terms of ball-catching skills to Marshall.'

    Huddle Up: A number of fantasy GMs are banking on the Faulk comparisons as Johnson currently is the second back and sixth overall player coming off the board in drafts according to MFL.com ADP figures.

  • Posted: 8/11/2016 5:54pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will not be run into the ground early on in the regular season because RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington will be able to help, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: This is the potential fly in the ointment for the talented second-year back who currently owns a MFL.com ADP of seventh overall and No. 3 among running backs. Definitely take this into consideration when you're weighing RB1s.

  • Posted: 7/29/2016 12:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's carries will be determined 'game to game,' head coach Bruce Arians said Thursday, July 30.

    Huddle Up: The fantasy world has been quick to bestow no-doubt RB1 status on Johnson after his run of big games late last season, but Arians and Co. keep stressing that Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington still will be involved as well.

  • Posted: 7/1/2016 8:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has averaged 131.7 yards from scrimmage per game since he entered the starting lineup in Week 13 last year, which was the most in the NFL. Johnson also had the fastest speed by a running back as a ball carrier in 2015, per Next Gen Stats.

    Huddle Up: You'll get no argument from us at The Huddle, ranking Johnson fourth inn the standard-scoring RB ranks and third in the PPR ranks.

  • Posted: 4/3/2016 2:06pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has earned the right to be the 'bell cow' at running back, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: The 2015 rookie third-round pick finished second on the team with 161 touches a season ago but was the Cards' most productive offensive skill player with 1,038 total yards and 12 TDs. Even with Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington still in the mix, look for the second-year back to approach 250 touches.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NE 16 89 1 4 43 0
2 TB 12 45 0 3 98 0
3 @BUF 19 83 2 3 28 0
4 LAR 17 83 0 4 41 0
5 @SF 27 157 2 3 28 0
6 NYJ 22 111 3 3 27 0
7 SEA 33 113 0 8 58 0
8 @CAR 10 24 0 7 84 0
10 SF 19 55 1 5 46 1
11 @MIN 22 103 1 7 57 1
12 @ATL 13 58 0 8 103 1
13 WAS 18 84 1 9 91 1
14 @MIA 20 80 0 5 41 0
15 NO 12 53 2 4 55 0
16 @SEA 28 95 3 4 41 0
17 @LAR 5 6 0 3 38 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NO 0 0 0 1 55 1
2 @CHI 5 42 1 1 3 0
3 SF 7 25 0 3 16 0
4 LAR 3 18 0 4 63 1
5 @DET 3 6 2 0 0 0
6 @PIT 3 9 0 1 8 0
7 BAL 3 5 0 2 19 0
8 @CLE 1 4 0 2 44 0
10 @SEA 0 0 0 1 8 0
11 CIN 2 9 0 2 17 1
12 @SF 8 21 1 2 8 0
13 @LAR 22 99 0 2 21 1
14 MIN 19 92 0 5 31 0
15 @PHI 29 187 3 4 42 0
16 GB 9 39 1 3 88 0
17 SEA 11 25 0 3 34 0
P2 GB 15 35 0 6 43 0
P3 @CAR 15 60 1 9 68 0

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