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
2016 ARI 16 413 293 1239 4.2 16 3 120 80 879 4 2118 20 0 15 10
  Avg 11 205 143 614 3.6 8 2 62 41 468 3 1082 16 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
2017 ARI 1 20 11 23 2.1 0 1 9 6 67 0 90 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 7:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) announced that the cast on his left wrist was removed Monday, Nov. 13, and he will now begin rehab to restore strength and range of motion. Johnson has previously said that he would like to return this season 'no matter the team's record.'

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners of Johnson have to love his desire to play before the conclusion of the campaign, but it's hard to see him on the field if the Cardinals are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention by the time he's ready to suit up again. With Carson Palmer also out, this is becoming a lost season for the club, so it would seem more likely than not that the club opts to keep him sidelined if there's nothing on the line.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 6:30pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is scheduled to have his cast removed Monday, Nov. 13, and he said he is 'optimistic' that he will be able to return at some point this season.

    Huddle Up: While Johnson is hoping to return this year, the Cardinals have already said the running back is likely to miss the remainder of the season. In the meantime, Arizona looks set to feed Adrian Peterson all the carries he can handle.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 2:00pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is not expected to return this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: The Adrian Peterson makes that much more sense if Arizona wasn't planning on having Johnson back at all this year. Peterson will continue to be the Cardinals' main toter of the rock, with Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams spelling him here and there. Peterson is a recommended start in Week 9 in an elite matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 10:06am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is reportedly doing well in his rehab, but general manager Steve Keim wasn't overly optimistic - per Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com - about his ability to return to the field anytime soon. 'We will continue to monitor (his recovery) to see if he can come back this season,' Keim said.

    Huddle Up: The injuries to Johnson and Carson Palmer have helped turn the Arizona offense into a sinking ship, and there is plenty of reason to believe the team will be too far out of the playoff race by the time either player is able to return to justify bringing them back. While owners can continue holding out hope Johnson may be able to return by Thanksgiving or shortly thereafter, the odds of that take a hit with each passing defeat.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 11:32am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is still optimistic about returning to the field this season but admitted he is unsure if that will happen. 'I hope I do get back, but I really don?t know. The wrist is a complicated limb and it?s tough to say, just because I still have this cast on. I haven?t even started rehab so I don?t know yet,' Johnson said.

    Huddle Up: There has been speculation Johnson would be able to return by Thanksgiving, but it appears Johnson and his medical team still don't know if that is a possibility. Owners who have waited this long for a return should probably continue to do so this point, but there is no guarantee such a decision will pay off. Adrian Peterson figures to be locked into a heavy workload in the meantime.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 5:51pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's (wrist) earliest return date could be around Thanksgiving, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is currently on the Reserve/Injured list and is still six to eight weeks away from playing again. Adrian Peterson and Andre Ellington will see time at running back with Peterson receiving most of the carries and Ellington being used in the passing game. Ellington can be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues, while Peterson can be considered a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 7:14am ET

    Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) will have surgery on his dislocated wrist Thursday, Sept. 14, and the team is hoping he returns in December.

    Huddle Up: He was originally given a two-to-three-month timeframe, but that appears it was optimistic on the front end. We're looking at 10 to 12 weeks, but even that isn't a given the way Ian Rapoport's tweet was framed. If you have five bench spots or more, and you can sacrifice depth at a position, he's worth stashing for the fantasy playoffs. Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington figure to be in a committee approach in Johnson's absence. Both are RB3 options to target on waivers.

  • Posted: 9/12/2017 8:19pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters Tuesday, Sept. 12, he hopes RB David Johnson (wrist) will be able to return from the Reserve/Injured list by Christmas.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals host the New York Giants on Christmas Eve in Week 16, but the real news here is the growing pessimism regarding Johnson. If we take Arians' assertion at face value, Johnson will miss almost the entire season with a wrist injury and injury that has been given a timeline of two-to-three months. Owners may want to hold onto Johnson for a week or two to see if the prognosis changes, but it appears the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts won't be around for most of 2017.

  • Posted: 9/12/2017 8:40am ET

    Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) will have surgery this week and is expected to miss two to three months, according to a source. Johnson will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list designated to return.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was the first player taken in most drafts, and this obviously is a huge shakeup of the fantasy hierarchy. Kerwynn Williams figures to see increased action, but he is unproven and small. There are no guarantees he can be more than a rotational player with Andre Ellington and D.J. Foster. This looks like a committee system that may not bode too well for fantasy owners. Williams and Ellington need to be owned in PPR leagues, but you're unlikely to catch lightning in that bottle. If you own Johnson, you have to hold on to him. Even if he returns and plays the final month, he has enough upside to stack up to an RB3 over a season.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 12:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) may be placed on the Reserve/Injured list if he is forced to miss a significant amount of time, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Those who drafted Johnson should start worrying a little bit. As stated earlier, though, if Johnson does miss a good chunk of time then Kerwynn Williams will be a top waiver wire option, with Andre Ellington and/or Chris Johnson behind him. Other running back options include Tarik Cohen, Javorius Allen and Mike Tolbert.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 11:50am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) could have surgery on his injured wrist, according to a source. A decision on whether or not to have the surgery is expected within 24 to 48 hours.

    Huddle Up: Obviously this would be the biggest loss of Week 1, although Johnson would likely still be able to return this year. In the meantime, put Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington on waiver wire alert in case Johnson needs surgery. Chris Johnson could be re-signed soon, as well.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 4:48pm ET

    Updating a previous report, the primary diagnosis for Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is a sprained wrist, sources said Sunday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: It is not believed that Johnson has a break, but he will have an MRI on Monday just to make sure. He attempted to return to Sunday's game in Detroit, but was forced out for the remainder of the day. Immediately after suffering the injury he fumbled. If he is forced to miss any time it would likely be Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington hauling the mail.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 4:30pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) rushed 11 times for just 23 yards in the Week 1 loss at Detroit and he was forced to leave the game due to a wrist injury. He was able to add six receptions for 68 yards on nine targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's departure came at the worst time, as Kerwynn Williams came on and stole a touchdown in the red zone, leaving the first-round fantasy pick with very minimal production in the opener. There will certainly be better days, and he faces a great matchup in Indianapolis in Week 2 if his injury isn't serious.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 12:33pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 1 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to look for an update on Johnson's status after the game or in the next few days. Johnson may be the most valuable fantasy running back available, so owners will need other options in case he misses some time.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 12:18pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (undisclosed) had to leave the Week 1 game after suffering an undisclosed injury but was standing on the sidelines after walking off the field.

    Huddle Up: Johnson may have suffered a minor injury, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Johnson is must-start player in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Posted: 7/30/2017 12:52pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has a personal goal of 1,000 yards rushing in 1,000 yards receiving in 2017, and WR Larry Fitzgerald is backing him in that quest. 'I don?t think it?s going to be that difficult. When you have that kind of skill set, what (Johnson) has, I don?t think it?s all that difficult - he just needs the opportunities - I mean the guy, he?s special,' Fitzgerald said.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians has repeatedly said he wants to give Johnson 30 touches per game this year, so volume shouldn't be an issue even if he tops out at 25. Arizona is also providing a bit of a perfect storm for this to happen, as Fitzgerald will be 34 when the season starts and John Brown struggles to stay healthy, so the Cardinals may need to lean even more on Johnson, who should be one of the top two picks in just about every fantasy league.

  • Posted: 7/27/2017 7:18pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson believes he can reach 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards this year because of how much he has improved as a receiver. 'I would have had it last year if I didn't mess up on those routes,' Johnson said. 'I missed so many routes last year.'

    Huddle Up: After logging 879 receiving yards last year, it's scary to think Johnson was messing up a bunch of routes. He should be either the first or second pick in every format this year.

  • Posted: 7/22/2017 6:48am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has slimmed down to 223 pounds and said that he feels more comfortable and wants to play at this weight.

    Huddle Up: Johnson had 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns last season and is expected to see a heavy workload again this year. He should be viewed as a first-round selection in all fantasy formats and merits serious consideration as the top overall pick.

  • Posted: 7/16/2017 1:12pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he believes he can handle 30 touches per game like head coach Bruce Arians hopes to see this season. 'I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more. I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game,' Johnson said.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has become one of the top all-around running backs in the NFL and should have a chance to post at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in 2017. He should be one of the first players selected in fantasy drafts and is a weekly starter for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 4/7/2017 9:30am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson did not back down from head coach Bruce Arians' recent assertion that Johnson could approach 30 touches per game in 2017. 'I?m still young. I?m still on my first contract. So I feel I can definitely handle 30 touches. I did it last year, basically, with running the ball and catching it out of the backfield,' Johnson told the team's website.

    Huddle Up: Johnson led the league with 373 touches last season, or 23.3 per game, and he'd need 107 more to hit Arians' goal. Only one running back in league history - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' James Wilder with 492 in 1984 - has even come all that close to topping 480 touches, so expect Johnson to fall well short. With that said, Johnson could push for 400 touches and is certainly in the discussion for the top overall pick in fantasy drafts this summer.

  • Posted: 3/29/2017 4:46pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson could receive 30 touches a game next season because of the amount of offense he can produce, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was one of the most productive players in the NFL this past season with 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns. He ranked second on the team with 80 receptions. Johnson should be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues and is a candidate for the first overall pick.

  • 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.

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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