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Steve Grogan
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RB ARI

College: Northern Iowa | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 12/16/1991
2017 Bye Week: 8
On IR - left wrist surgery

Owned: 50.0%
Started: 0.4%
Total Pts: 8
Avg Pts: 0.50
Rank: 114 RB

Cinderella Story

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Week 18David Johnson 90 rush and rec yds (9 pts)
David Johnson 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
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Player Notes
Jan 16 2:30pm ET

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.

Jan 4 5:50pm ET

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.

Nov 23 12:50am ET

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.

Nov 22 3:53pm 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.

Nov 16 12:40pm ET

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.

Nov 13 10:53pm 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.'

Nov 13 8:30pm ET

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.

Nov 9 9:33pm 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.

Nov 9 10:20am ET

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.

Nov 2 9:50am ET

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.

Oct 31 8:20pm ET

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.

Oct 31 5:03pm ET

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

Oct 31 1:33pm 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.

Oct 27 2:53pm 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.

Oct 11 8:53pm ET

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

Sep 14 10:33pm ET

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he expects the offense to change 'drastically' without RB David Johnson (wrist).

Sep 13 10:23am 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.

Sep 13 12:50am ET

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that he hopes to have star running back David Johnson back by Christmas. This comes one day after Johnson was told he would miss two to three months as a result of wrist surgery. Fantasy owners should be concerned, as Johnson was most likely the core of every team he was drafted into. With news that Chris Johnson has re-signed with the Cardinals, it remains to be seen how the backfield will unfold in the coming weeks, but the Cards are expected to employ a running-back-by-committee approach, headlined by Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington.

Sep 13 12:13am ET

Adding more context to an earlier report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told Sirius XM NFL Radio Tuesday, Sept. 12, he is hopeful RB David Johnson (wrist) can return 'by Thanksgiving or Christmas.' In the meantime, Arians hinted RB Andre Ellington would be the player most likely to carry the load for the Cardinals in Johnson's absence.

Sep 12 11:23pm ET

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

Player Transactions
  • 12-Sep-2017: ARI - On IR - left wrist surgery
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