Arizona Cardinals
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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
2016 ARI 16 413 293 1239 4.2 16 3 120 80 879 4 2118 20 0 15 10
2017 ARI 1 20 11 23 2.1 0 1 9 6 67 0 90 0 0 0 0
  Avg 11 200 143 584 3.6 8 2 57 38 424 3 1008 13 0 6 6

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
2018 ARI 9 186 143 492 3.4 6 2 43 31 292 2 784 8 0 3 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 5:31pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 21 times for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added seven catches for 85 yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: This was easily Johnson's biggest performance of the season, and fantasy owners are grateful and hope there is much more to come. This game marked his highest rushing total of the season, second multi-score game of the season and highest yardage total from scrimmage. Next up is a visit from the defensively-challenged Oakland Raiders in Week 11.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 7:24pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 16 times for 59 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards in an 18-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Johnson tied his season high in receiving yards in Arizona's first game with new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, and while running room remains tough to come by, his versatility should keep him flirting with RB1 status.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 4:13pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (head) suffered an apparent head injury in the second half of the Week 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was in the medical tent, and then jogged to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear if he is officially in the concussion protocol or dealing with a completely different injury, but he appears to be shaken up after contact to the helmet. Not good.

  • Posted: 10/25/2018 6:36pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's role in retired head coach Bruce Arians' offense is something offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said that he would like to duplicate.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has compensated for modest rushing totals by finding the end zone five times, but his lack of involvement in the passing game has been a surprise. If Leftwich is able to make Johnson into an every-down weapon once again, he should begin producing RB1 numbers on a weekly basis.

  • Posted: 10/20/2018 9:45am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson hopefully will be more involved in the offense under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has not rushed for more than 71 yards in any game this season and has only caught 20 passes for 166 yards in seven games. He probably will be featured more under Leftwich and hopefully will return to his No. 1 fantasy running back status.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 9:27pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 39 yards and added 31 yards on three receptions during the team's blowout loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: While the yardage was on brand for Johnson in recent weeks, this was the first time since Week 2 that he was kept out of the end zone. It's a bleak time in the desert, but Johnson has done enough to hold RB2 value going forward.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 2:33pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has not rushed for more than 71 yards in any game this season but has scored a touchdown in each of his last four games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Cardinals and is a weekly starting option for owners.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 8:47pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 18 times for 55 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 16 yards in a 28-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Running room continues to be tough to come by for Johnson, but he has scored five times. The workload should keep him in the RB2 range.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:02pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 22 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 41 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: It was the best game of the year for Johnson, but he still wasn't overly efficient with his touches, and Arizona's offense just isn't good as a whole. A Week 5 matchup with San Francisco should yield another solid performance, but fantasy owners may have to settle for volume-based RB2 numbers out of Johnson overall.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 10:27pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson tallied 31 yards rushing on 12 carries and added 30 yards to go along with a touchdown on four catches in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: On the plus side, Johnson's 16 touches were a season high. On the downside, he managed that relatively meager workload on a day in which the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-point lead. Arizona also promised to use him more in the passing game this week, but his usage there was also limited after his 21-yard scoring grab in the first quarter. Johnson is still an RB1 for fantasy purposes, but the Cardinals are seemingly doing their best to avoid using their best asset.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 8:02pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more in the slot, as the team tries to get him into open space, head coach Steve Wilks said Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners love the sound of that, as Johnson didn't do much in the stagnant Arizona offense in Week 2. It's still relatively early in the season, so be patient with the first-round fantasy pick. Wilks knows what he has and the team will try and get the ball in his hands as much as possible. Be patient.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 1:16pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more out of the slot in an effort to get him into space, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: There's no question the Cardinals need to get David Johnson going, especially in the passing game. He's their most valuable weapon and hasn't been treated as such in the first two games. Don't panic on him yet. He has RB1 appeal as long as he's healthy.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 10:15pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried 13 times for 48 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Johnson was targeted three times as a receiver, catching one pass for three yards.

    Huddle Up: If you spent a first-round pick on Johnson this isn't what you were hoping for, and it's unclear when/if it's going to get better. The good news is that Johnson remains the focal point of the offense. The bad news is he's literally the only Cardinal that scares defenses so he'll continue to be the focus of defensive game plans. For now you just have to roll him out there and hope he breaks a few to get some points.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 3:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Johnson should be able to play in Week 2 as long as he does not suffer a setback and will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 11:20am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) is participating during the media access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be on track to play in Week 2, but owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He is a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues when he is healthy no matter the opponent.

  • Posted: 9/12/2018 6:11pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be dealing with a minor injury but probably will be fine for Week 2. He will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues no matter the opponent.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 9:17pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes on nine targets for 30 yards in a 24-6 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't Johnson's best performance by any means, but the beauty of owning a workhorse back like Johnson is that he still ends up with a decent stat line.

  • Posted: 9/8/2018 6:56pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has signed a three-year, $39 million extension worth up to $45 million with $30 million guaranteed, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals have locked up their every-down weapon, and he will be a fixture of the offense as long as he is healthy. Johnson has a shot to finish as the top scorer among running backs in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/7/2018 11:34am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has had contract extension talks with the Cardinals, but the two sides are not expected to reach an agreement before Week 1, according to sources. Johnson could sign an extension at some point during the season.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is entering the final year of his contract, so the team probably wants to sign him to an extension at some point. He should be a No. 1 running back every week as long as he can stay healthy.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 9:09pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed six times for 22 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for five yards in a 20-15 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: As long as Johnson stays healthy, he should return to his workhorse role in the Arizona offense. Even coming off the injury, he's a top-five option at his position.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 8:25pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was limited to just two snaps in the preseason opener, posting a pair of 14-yard runs. He said earlier in the preseason that he didn't think he needed to play much if at all in the preseason to get ready. His head coach, Steve Wilks, disagrees. 'David didn't play last year,' Wilks said Monday, Aug. 13. 'And you talk about the timing. I think it's important he plays quite a bit. When I say quite a bit, I'm talking my standards.' Wilks clarified and added that his standards do not necessarily mean playing into the second or third quarter, but it would be seeing more than just two offensive snaps.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is coming off a major injury, but he looked to have nice burst in his cameo. He is a fantasy stud, too, because he is expected to be the workhorse in a backfield with unspectacular backups like Chase Edmonds, D.J. Foster, Sherman Badie and T.J. Logan. The club likely won't expose him to too much unnecessary contact, especially considering their lack of depth at the position. Fantasy owners hope he'll see just a series or two before the season to preserve him for when the games matter for real.

  • Posted: 8/11/2018 7:51pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson had two carries for 28 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: Johnson took both carries for 14 yards, and although he is coming off an injury, his every-down, workhorse role in the Arizona offense makes him a top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Posted: 7/23/2018 7:30am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson reported to training camp Monday, July 23.

    Huddle Up: DJ was looking for a new deal, and he'll have plenty motivation to return to his RB1 status this season. Sam Bradford relies heavily on running backs. Johnson slots into the midrange of the RB1 pack but could return to the upper echelon.

  • Posted: 6/12/2018 8:28am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is holding out during the team's mandatory minicamp this week, according to sources. The two sides have been in discussions on a new contract, and they are hopeful it can get done.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is an elite RB1 option if the dispute doesn't linger into the regular season.

  • Posted: 6/9/2018 5:14am ET

    Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 7, but he was not injured, according to multiple sources. The reason for Johnson being sidelined was not disclosed and he did not address reporters after practice.

    Huddle Up: Johnson will be a major component of Arizona's running and passing game in 2018 and should be viewed as a No. 1 running back in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 6/8/2018 4:29pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has a good chance to receive a contract extension before the start of the regular season, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is entering the final year of his contract, so owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few months. He is a big part of Arizona's offense and should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 6/8/2018 1:06pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's (undisclosed) undisclosed injury is not consider serious.

    Huddle Up: Johnson may not return to the field until training camp but should be recovered by the injury by that time. He will see a lot of work in the running and passing game in 2018 and should be one of the first running backs selected in drafts.

  • Posted: 6/8/2018 6:16am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (undisclosed) missed practice time this week with an undisclosed injury. 'It's the offseason, and I'm not going to really indulge in injuries or things like that,' head coach Steve Wilks said.

    Huddle Up: There wasn't any tip of the hand as he watched practice, which means it's likely not serious. Johnson is a high-end RB1 candidate in fantasy.

  • Posted: 5/17/2018 7:54am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) said his wrist feels great, and he's aiming for 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: The team will be deploying a fullback this year, which will give him an added layer of protection. They'll have to prove that they can move the ball downfield to keep defenses honest, though. Sam Bradford throws a ton of short passes, and DJ should be an RB1 as long as he's healthy.

  • Posted: 4/2/2018 11:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has officially been medically cleared and will not be limited when the club begins their offseason program.

    Huddle Up: Johnson missed all but one game a year ago but it looks like he'll be ready to roll at full health going into the new campaign. Considering his tremendous second season when he totaled 20 touchdowns, rushed for 1,239 yards on 293 carries and accumulated 879 more yards through the air on 80 catches, Johnson still merits a very early pick in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 3/27/2018 5:15am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is expected to be cleared in time for organized team activities next month, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Johnson will be returning to a different situation with a new head coach and Sam Bradford, who is always hurt, under center. The latter could be good for Johnson because Bradford does a lot of dink-and-dunk passing, which could bring DJ back to a high-end RB1 quickly in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 2/7/2018 9:24pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has been fully cleared to resume all football-related activities.

    Huddle Up: No one had it worse in 2017 than owners of David Johnson, who was lost for the year in only the third quarter of the first game of the NFL campaign. Fortunately, he'll at least be 100 percent for the start of next season. The only thing is that the offense Johnson will be playing for appears murky right now -- the Cardinals have a new head coach and it remains to be seen who will start under center for them in 2018.

  • Posted: 1/18/2018 5:26pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has his strength and full range of motion back with his injured wrist, which is now healed. He's focused mostly on making sure he's 'ready to play' in 2018 and that he is as healthy as possible.

    Huddle Up: There was arguably no bigger tragedy in fantasy football this year than the unfortunate season-ending injury to Johnson, who was one of the first guys off the board in pretty much all drafts. Making matters worse, the 26-year-old will be returning to unfamiliar surroundings, having a new quarterback and head coach when the new campaign kicks off. Regardless, Johnson should remain one of the highest-ranked running backs going into next season.

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 12:42pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has not made the progress he was expected to make in his rehabilitation and is not expected to return this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to release Johnson with anything other than definitive news, but this is as close as we've gotten. It makes sense for the Cardinals to keep Johnson sidelined in a lost season anyway. If you still have him rostered, he can be dropped in redraft leagues.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 WAS 9 37 1 5 30 0
2 @LAR 13 48 0 1 3 0
3 CHI 12 31 0 4 30 1
4 SEA 22 71 1 3 41 0
5 @SF 18 55 2 2 16 0
6 @MIN 18 54 1 2 15 0
7 DEN 14 39 0 3 31 0
8 SF 16 59 0 4 41 0
10 @KC 21 98 1 7 85 1

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DET 11 23 0 6 67 0

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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