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Chris Johnson

Arizona Cardinals
Running Back

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 203

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2008TEN1525112284.8990432606.051029414881
2009TEN1635820065.601415050310.062040825093
2010TEN1631613644.32110442455.571036016092
2011TEN1626210474.0040574187.330031914651
2012TEN1627612434.5060362326.440031214754
2013TEN1627910773.8660423458.214032114222
Average:29013285804533471033616612
Total:17427965550127220037802014996813

Cardinals | David Johnson will have help

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:29:38 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: That being said, David Johnson will be Arizona's go-to back as long as he's healthy. Johnson quickly became one of the most complete running backs in the NFL and should be taken in the first or second round of fantasy drafts with added value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeffri Chadiha

Cardinals | Andre Ellington could play receiver

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:55:03 -0700

The majority of Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington's playing time may come at wide receiver, as long as RBs David Johnson and Chris Johnson are healthy, according to azcardinals.com's Darren Urban.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington has had injury issues throughout his career, and he'll likely be the No. 3 running back in 2016, so his fantasy value is really limited right now. He still shouldn't be totally overlooked, though, and taking a deep flier on Ellington in later rounds isn't the worst strategy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Cardinals | David Johnson will be featured

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:45:34 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is the unquestioned bellcow running back for the Cardinals this year, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com. RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington will back up like they did for most of 2015.

Fantasy Tip: As long as David Johnson is healthy, he'll be the primary ball carrier in Arizona, and he deserves to be after a stellar rookie campaign. Draft Johnson as a top-five fantasy running back in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Cards could use two RBs at a time

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:11:17 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is expected to get a lion's share of the work, but RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington each have skillsets which could help the offense. In fact, head coach Bruce Arians hinted Tuesday, June 7, that two backs could be on the field at the same time. "When I first came here, that's something B.A. told me he wanted to do," Chris Johnson said. "It started off with me getting here late (in training camp), then Andre getting hurt early and me getting hurt. It was hard to get two of us on the field at one time, but that's something we've really been working hard on."

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals have three talented backs, but David Johnson is the one you'll want to pick first on draft day, with CJ2K as a pick for depth and Andre Ellington as a reserve in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AZCardinals.com - Kyle Odegard

Cardinals | Chris Johnson could start for Arizona

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:54:18 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson could claim the starting job in Arizona's backfield despite head coach Bruce Arians claiming that RB David Johnson is the bell cow back, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss.

Fantasy Tip: Make no mistake -- David Johnson is the running back to own in Arizona. He has top-five running back potential even with the other Johnson splitting touches with him. As for Chris Johnson, he has RB4 upside in PPR formats if he can stay healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Cardinals | Chris Johnson likes RB tandem

Sat, 28 May 2016 07:04:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes he and RB David Johnson can be the best running back tandem in the NFL. David Johnson said Chris Johnson has helped him become a more patient running back.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson probably will receive a majority of the work at running back, but Chris Johnson will also be involved in the running game. Both running backs should be owned in fantasy leagues, but David Johnson should be a weekly starting option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ArizonaSports.com - Craig Grialou

Cardinals | Chris Johnson not worried about role

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:33:01 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes head coach Bruce Arians will know how to make sure both he and RB David Johnson receive touches. "Not sure how things are going to go, but I'm pretty sure we'll have a nice one-two punch," Chris Johnson said.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson is expected to be the lead back, but Chris Johnson could still make a solid RB3 in PPR formats. At the very least, CJ2K is a must-own player in case David Johnson struggles or suffers an injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Dolphins | Miami eyeing Ezekiel Elliott?

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:16:41 -0700

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is being considered as an option for the 13th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins, who missed out on Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson and Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson in free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Elliott has the all-around game to thrive in Adam Gase's offensive system, and he could provide RB2 value as a rookie. If Miami does use a first-round pick on Elliott, Jay Ajayi would no longer be a starting-caliber fantasy back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BleacherReport.com - Jason Cole

Cardinals | Chris Johnson returns to Cards

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:39:02 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson re-signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals Thursday, March 17, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: CJ2K was having a nice rebound season in Arizona before fracturing his tibia in Week 12. Timing is everything, though, and David Johnson took the primary backfield role and ran with it. Heading into 2016, the Cardinals will continue to use the versatile and explosive younger Johnson as their primary back, and Andre Ellington remains in the picture, as well. That means Chris Johnson will likely battle for touches as a third-down option with Ellington. He could be a useful RB3 in point-per-reception leagues, but that'll be his ceiling now that he's 30 and coming off a serious injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Dolphins | Chris Johnson likely to pick soon

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:58:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Cardinals) visited with the Miami Dolphins, and he is expected to pick between the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins. Other teams have requested visits, but he is unlikely to make them at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson would have a chance at major carries and yardage in Miami, as Lamar Miller is now on the Houston Texans and the team needs someone to shoulder the load. A return to Arizona would mean a timeshare, at best, with David Johnson, among others.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

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