College: Northern Iowa | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 12/16/1991
2018 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 8
Avg Pts: 0.50
Rank: 114 RB
|Preseason||8||David Johnson 90 rush and rec yds (9 pts)|
David Johnson 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
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Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson sent out a tweet Friday, March 9, asking Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to join him in Arizona.
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has been fully cleared to resume all football-related activities.
The Arizona Cardinals will likely hire Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as their new head coach. Wilks brings a defense-first coaching mindset and will likely implement some of the Panthers playbook into his own coaching plans. This could have a large effect on the future of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald as well as the fantasy value of star running back David Johnson. Right now, Fitzgerald enters as a backend WR2 while David Johnson should still be considered a RB1 and first round pick in upcoming fantasy drafts.
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.
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (wrist) is back to 100 percent health. Johnson is finally healthy after his injury cost him all but one game and 17 touches. It will be an offseason of change for Johnson, who must adjust to a new coach and is headed into the final year of his rookie contract. Although Bruce Arians relies on three-down bellcows to an unusual degree, whomever replaces him will do the same with Johnson. Johnson turned 26 in December.
Atlanta's assistant coach Keith Armstrong as well as Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks are both going to interview for a second time with the Cardinals organization for the role of head coach. Both are strong candidates to take over the role from Bruce Arians, with results expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Whoever becomes the head coach will likely change the scheme, affecting most offensive options outside of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and running back David Johnson.
Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has turned down a second interview for the job of head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. This has moved Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores back into the mix. Until this situation gets resolved, the fantasy values of the various Cardinals players will remain in flux. However, regardless of what new system gets put into play, players such as wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and running back David Johnson will likely have already pre-defined roles for the team.
The Arizona Cardinals are putting in second interview requests for their head coach position today. Among those expected to get a call are Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. With so much still in flux, it is still uncertain what the fantasy values of the various Cardinals players will be following this process. Keep an eye on who gets the job and how it will affect players such as running back David Johnson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, who has been linked with the HC role for the Arizona Cardinals, is supposed to have his interview tonight. Shurmur is one of the most qualified of the names selected as potential replacements for Bruce Arians and could bring a new flair to the team's offensive style. This move would likely affect players such as running back David Johnson and the potentially-retiring wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. However, the overall dynamic as well as the fantasy values of each player has yet to be determined.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said none of the team's Injured Reserve players, including running back David Johnson (wrist) and quarterback Carson Palmer (arm) have made much progress in their rehab, and none of them are expected to return this year. It was always a long shot that both Johnson and Palmer would return this year, and they should both be left to the waiver wire in redraft leagues. Palmer could ultimately decide to retire this offseason. Adrian Peterson continues to be Arizona's workhorse back and is a solid RB2 due to heavy volume. Blaine Gabbert is starting in Week 12 under center and is a low-end QB2.
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.
Cardinals running back David Johnson's cast on his wrist is off, but he still has a long road of recovery ahead of him and does not know if he will return this season. Given the uncertainty, Johnson projects as a late season lottery ticket at best given both the presence of fellow running back Adrian Peterson and the tough timetable for recovery that Johnson has in front of him. Keep Johnson on your radars; he should be picked up in every league he is available, even if its only for a chance at his upside during the fantasy playoffs.
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.'
Cardinals running back David Johnson had the cast on his wrist removed earlier today following his surgery a few weeks ago. However, his return for the season is still questionable and he should only be monitored as a high-upside lottery ticket given the presence of veteran running back Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Peterson projects as an RB2 for the rest of the season; however, if Johnson were to return, it is unknown how the backfield would shake up given the presence of the two talented players.
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.
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson will have his cast removed on Monday and is hopeful that he will return this season. He has not played since Week 1 and reports have him coming back as early as Thanksgiving and as late as Christmas. Johnson had a moment of levity when discussing his rehab, saying: "People say it's unfortunate for me and for their fantasy team. Hopefully it works out now for both of us." Yes David, we hope it does work out for all of us.
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (wrist, injured reserve) said he is "staying optimistic" about returning this season. Both coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim threw cold water on Johnson's return Tuesday, but the back is still holding out hope. "I'm still trying to get on the field as soon as I can, but I've got to be 100 percent," Johnson said. "I've got to make sure the wrist is 100 percent." Even if Johnson returns this season, it looks like Week 16 or Week 17, keeping him out of the fantasy playoffs as well. He is not a must-hold for teams fighting for a playoff spot.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians doubts that running back David Johnson (wrist) will play again this year. There remains a chance that Johnson will be back later this year, but it's looking like a long shot at this point, and his owners shouldn't feel compelled to hold onto him in shallow leagues. That's one of the reasons why Arizona traded for Adrian Peterson, who will continue to carry the load in the backfield for the Cards. Peterson will continue to be a solid RB2 choice for fantasy owners in Week 9 against the Niners in a solid matchup.
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) is not expected to return this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
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.