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Cardinals | Chris Johnson ready for Super Bowl

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:51:00 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) will be ready to play if the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl. Johnson said he feels explosive and that he could have played last weekend, but he is not eligible to return from the short-term Injured Reserve until next week.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's eligibility is moot if the Cardinals aren't victorious versus the Carolina Panthers this weekend. If Arizona comes out on top, it gives them yet another weapon for the Super Bowl in addition to David Johnson in the backfield.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Cardinals | Chris Johnson resumes practicing

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:34:58 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, Jan. 12. He is still on the short-term Reserve/Injured list and is not eligible to play until the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) will remain Arizona's featured running back this weekend. He has been on a tear since Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington ($3,800, 7.6%) went down with injuries. Ellington should receive some touches, too, but he's second fiddle to David Johnson right now.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson to practice some

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 05:47:58 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) will participate in some parts of practice this week. He's not eligible to return from Injured Reserve designated to return until the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson has been rolling and will be a high-end option on FantasyScore in the divisional round.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers

Cardinals | Chris Johnson put on IR

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:49:44 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) was placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 1, and promoted RB Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move. CB Robert Nelson was also released. Free-agent SS D.J. Swearinger (Buccaneers) was signed to the practice squad and TE Brandon Bostick was released.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson will be out at least six weeks. He'd be eligible to return if Arizona advanced to the Super Bowl. You can forget about him in all fantasy formats for the rest of this year. David Johnson is an immediate add off the waiver wire, and he could start in Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams if Andre Ellington is out of action with turf toe.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson close to incentives

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:11:58 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) is 36 rushing yards away from earning a $250,000 bonus for 850 yards, according to a league source. Johnson had $1.13 million in incentives in his contract and has earned $280,000 of those alongside his $870,000 base salary.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson could be out the rest of the regular season, pending tests to confirm a broken tibia. David Johnson ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) figures to be the lead back this week with Andre Ellington (toe) also banged up. Johnson doesn't have the best matchup, with the St. Louis Rams to contend with, but he's a low-end RB2 option on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Cardinals | Chris Johnson could miss 6-8 weeks

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:37:13 -0800

Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) could be out six to eight weeks with a broken tibia, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) figures to be the lead back this week with Andre Ellington (toe) also banged up. Johnson doesn't have the best matchup, with the St. Louis Rams to contend with, but he's a low-end RB2 option on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson has fractured tibia

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:16:42 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (leg) suffered a fractured tibia during the team's Week 12 game and will miss an extended period of time. The team is still waiting to receive a definite timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson could become the starting running back if Johnson and Andre Ellington miss significant time. Owners should monitor the practice participation this week to see who will be available to play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 13. David Johnson could be a solid starting option in some leagues.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson having MRI

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:14:06 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (knee) has a bone bruise in his knee, but the team is awaiting results of an MRI Monday, Nov. 30, according to general manager Steve Keim.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's status for Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams will hinge to the results of the MRI. Stay tuned through the week.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson goes to locker room

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:42:45 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (knee) went to the locker room during the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a left knee injury. He is questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is on the mend, and Andre Ellington checked out due to a foot issue, so rookie David Johnson will handle most of the touches down the stretch if neither can return.

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

Cardinals | Chris Johnson expected to play

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:41:29 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 27, and is probable against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) had a big game against San Fran earlier this year, and you should look to get him in your lineup somehow once again. The Niners give up the fourth-most PPR fantasy points (29.9) to running backs per week this year.

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Cardinals | Four Cardinals limited Thursday

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:25:29 -0800

Arizona Cardinals WRs John Brown (hamstring), Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) and Michael Floyd (hamstring) and RB Chris Johnson (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Brown ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) didn't practice yesterday, so his limited status is still encouraging. Floyd ($6,600, 13.2%) is probably the other bigger question mark, but don't be surprised if they all end up playing. The whole Arizona offense has a tremendous matchup against the 49ers, and Johnson ($7,300, 14.6%) and Fitzgerald ($7,900, 15.8%) in particular should be seriously considered on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson to face San Fran

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:57:45 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will meet the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. The 49ers allowed 126.2 yards per game, 27th in the NFL. The 49ers have also given up 10 touchdowns on the ground through 10 games.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) posted 110 rushing yards with two of his three rushing touchdowns in the first meeting with the 49ers in Week 3. He is a must-have in FantasyScore this weekend against a team he had his best success against this season.

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Cardinals | Three Cardinals limited

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:38:29 -0800

Arizona Cardinals WRs Larry Fitzgerald (ankle), Michael Floyd (hamstring) and RB Chris Johnson (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Fantasy Tip: All three of Fitz ($7,900, 15.8% of cap), Floyd ($6,600, 13.2%) and Johnson ($7,300, 14.6%) have great matchups against a San Francisco 49ers defense that has struggled in every facet on that side of the ball. If they're able to play, all three are good starts on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson totals 65 yards

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:29:54 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson ran 18 times for 63 yards in the Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he added one reception for two yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a great outing for Johnson, but the Cincinnati defense is a decent rush defense which does not allow many scores on the ground. CJ2K should rebound in Week 12 on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson struck in neutral

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:37:32 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson carried 25 times for 58 yards in the Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He did not have any receptions while being targeted two times.

Fantasy Tip: It was a difficult matchup for Johnson, and he struggled against the Seattle defense as expected. Despite the struggles, the ratio is 3:1 in terms of touches between CJ2K and Andre Ellington. Johnson is the back you'll want to target in FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson may receive new deal

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 07:33:25 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson had contract extension talks with the Cardinals this week but no deal is imminent at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has played well since taking over the starting running back job and should continue to have a big role in the offense. Johnson is a good option in all leagues this week since the Cleveland Browns struggle to start the running game.

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

Cardinals | Arizona running well

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:35:10 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RBs Chris Johnson, Andre Ellington and David Johnson have helped Arizona achieve 110 rushing yards or more in six of their last seven games. On the season, the Cardinals are averaging 125.6 rushing yards per game. They averaged 81.8 rushing yards per game last year.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Johnson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has really come on strong for the Cardinals so far this season. Arizona now has three healthy and capable running backs in their stable, but Chris Johnson will probably continue to see the majority of the work as long as he stays healthy. Johnson and the Cardinals face a tough test on the road in the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, so this may be the week not to roster any Arizona running back on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson does well after contact

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:11:41 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson rushed for 91 yards after contact in the team's Week 7 game, which is the most he has recorded in a game since 2009. Johnson leads the NFL in yards after contact this season.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has produced since taking over the starting running back job and should continue to receive most of the carries as the season goes on. He will have a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8 and should be a starting option in all leagues.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson runs for 122 yards, TD

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:28:39 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson rushed 18 times for 122 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Oct. 26. He was not targeted once in the passing game.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) picked up a bulk of his yardage on a play where he was tackled on top of a defender, got back up and ran for 60-plus yards with the defense quitting on the play. FantasyScore players don't care how it happened, they'll take the triple-digit yardage and score any way they can get it.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson quiet in Week 6

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 16:43:42 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson had 14 carries for 40 yards and one catch for five yards in a 25-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) averaged just 2.9 yards per carry against the Steelers, but on the plus side, he dominated the carries. He should retain a steady role in the offense, but don't be surprised if Andre Ellington ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) starts to take a few more touches away.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson should remain starter

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11:03:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson should remain the starting running back even with RB Andre Ellington returning, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals are suddenly stacked at running back with Johnson, Ellington and David Johnson. Even with Ellington back in action last week, Chris Johnson ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) still ran for 101 yards. The busy backfield may turn some people off, but he's still worth considering this week with the way he's performed this season.

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Cardinals | Arizona running the ball well

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:43:17 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is leading a Cardinals running attack that is averaging 4.96 yards per carry, which leads the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) took over the starting job a few weeks ago and has rushed for at least 83 yards in the last three games with two games of at least 100 yards. Johnson has become a weekly starting option because of the offense he is playing in this season.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson may receive extension

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:05:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson may be a candidate for a contract extension because he has played well this season, according to general manager Steve Keim. Johnson signed a one-year deal with the team during the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson appears to have taken over the starting running back job and has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last three games. Johnson has become a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues and could be a solid option against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.

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

Cardinals | Chris Johnson tops 100 yards

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:21:29 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson had 11 carries for 103 yards in a 42-17 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) cruised over 100 yards in the blowout, and even with Andre Ellington ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) back in the fold, Johnson received a bulk of the carries. For now, he is the Arizona back to own at FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | David Johnson could see role reduced

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:38:51 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will see his role reduced if RB Andre Ellington (knee) plays well when he returns from injury and RB Chris Johnson continues to play well, head coach Bruce Arians said. "It's not hard because the young guy sits down" Arians said.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) was already receiving a majority of the carries with Ellington ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) sidelined, and now that Ellington is set to return, David Johnson ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is going to fall to third in the pecking order and isn't worth using at FantasyScore.

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

Cardinals | Andre Ellington part of rotation

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:26:44 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) said he will be part of a rotation at running back with RB Chris Johnson and RB David Johnson when he returns against the Detroit Lions in Week 5, and Ellington said he feels good about the situation.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has played well enough the last three weeks to continue to see carries alongside Ellington ($3,700, 7.4% of cap), but Ellington's work in the passing game should ensure he maintains a steady role in the offense. Given his cheap price tag, Ellington could make a decent source of cap relief at FantasyScore in Week 5, but it isn't a bad idea to let him have a game to regain his rhythm before using him.

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

Cardinals | David Johnson the odd-man out

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:11:33 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will take a seat with RB Andre Ellington (knee) expected to return to action in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Bruce Arians. RB Chris Johnson will remain a big part of the game plan after he proved to be successful with Ellington injured. Johnson is currently fifth in rushing yards and is averaging 4.4 yards per carry. David Johnson had zero carries in Week 1 with the other two backs healthy. QB Carson Palmer has raved about Johnson and his pass-blocking abilities. Arians likes to spread the touches around between his runners, meaning it's unlikely that anyone sees 25 touches.

Fantasy Tip: The way Chris Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has produced in Ellington's ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) absence, he should see the majority of touches this weekend. However, the return of Ellington makes him much less attractive in daily formats. This could be a frustrating backfield for fantasy owners as long as all three runners are healthy.

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

Cardinals | David Johnson to lose playing time

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:29:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will lose playing time with RB Andre Ellington (knee) on the mend. RB Chris Johnson figures to be the featured back with Ellington behind him. "It's not hard, because the young guy (David Johnson) sits down," head coach Bruce Arians said.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is a midrange RB2 on FantasyScore against Detroit. Ellington ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) really isn't a good option this week as he kicks the rust off. David Johnson ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is too highly priced to use in a limited role.

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

Cardinals | Chris Johnson almost retired

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:31:01 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson contemplated retirement after his right shoulder was wounded in a shooting during the offseason. Johnson didn't have use of his right hand for almost three months after the shooting. Johnson is averaging 19.3 carries per start and being utilized in the passing and running game.

Fantasy Tip: CJ2K ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) could start to lose carries with Andre Ellington (knee) on the mend, but he's still a solid option on FantasyScore this week. He faces a middling Detroit Lions run defense and is worth the RB2 look.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson highly productive

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:26:53 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson has 244 yards (193 rush, 51 receiving) from scrimmage with two touchdowns the last two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) could taper back this week with Andre Ellington (knee) close to returning. Detroit is in the middle of the pack as far as defending RBs this year, and CJ2K remains a midrange flex option on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Arizona offensive weapons thriving

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:13:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald leads the league in touchdown catches (five) and is third in receiving yards (432) through four games this year. QB Carson Palmer is second in touchdown passes (10) to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (11). RB Chris Johnson is ranked fifth in the NFL with 302 rushing yards, and he's averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

Fantasy Tip: The Detroit Lions, Arizona's Week 5 opponent, is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks (23.6) and seventh-most point-per-reception points to receivers (40.7) per game this year, making Palmer ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) and Fitzgerald ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) fine daily picks this weekend. Johnson's ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) outlook is a little more cloudy with Andre Ellington possibly returning.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson delivers again

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:33:39 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson had 16 carries for 83 yards and three catches for 11 yards in a 24-22 loss to the St. Louis Rams in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been solid since taking over for Andre Ellington, topping 70 yards in three straight games. He has probably earned himself some carries even after Ellington returns, but Johnson is only worth using at FantasyScore while he has the backfield to himself.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson has earned more reps

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:15:35 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will remain as a "15-20 touch" player, even with RB Andre Ellington (knee) set to return in Week 4, head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has carved out a nice role for himself in the Arizona offense, and he is a solid low-end RB2 or flex play in FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson blows up in blowout

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:51:10 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson ran 22 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 win against the San Francisco 49ers. He also added a 40-yard reception while being targeted twice.

Fantasy Tip: It was vintage CJ2K ($4,000, 8.0% of cap), as he showed he still has plenty left in the tank. However, Andre Ellington (knee) continues to get better and it's only a matter of time before he is back and Johnson's FantasyScore value takes a hit.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson to play big role again?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:21:01 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is likely to see plenty of touches again in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers, as RB Andre Ellington (knee) is unlikely to make a return to the field until at least Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) had plenty of touches in Week 2 in Chicago, splitting snaps with David Johnson ($5,300, 10.6% of cap). He is worth a look as a low-end RB2 or flex play in FantasyScore in Week 3.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson remains starter

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:08:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will continue to be the starting running back while RB Andre Ellington (knee) is sidelined, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries in Week 2 but his longest run was only eight yards. Johnson could be a flex option while he keeps the starting job but probably will post big numbers for owners.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson gets 20 touches

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:45:29 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson carried 20 times for 72 yards in the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted once, but did not have a reception.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) was a decent FantasyScore value since he was starting with Andre Ellington out. If Ellington needs more recovery time, Johnson and David Johnson ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) are each worth watching going forward.

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Cardinals | Arizona RBs will share snaps

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:51:35 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will be the starting running back for the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears, but he will share snaps with RB David Johnson, according to a source. Each running back has a package of plays for them.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Johnson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will receive the start, but David Johnson ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) may be more valuable to fantasy owners. Both running backs could be starting options in leagues, but owners may want to lower expectations if they are sharing the workload.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson the bellcow this week

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:41:09 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will likely be the featured back in Week 2 if RB Andre Ellington (knee) is out. Head coach Bruce Arians doesn't want to expand rookie RB David Johnson's role too much. "In time," Arians said. "I don't want to put too much pressure or take rookies and give them too much piece of the pie too early. It's not healthy to put them in the situation too much."

Fantasy Tip: CJ2K ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will face the Chicago Bears this week, and he hasn't done much to excite FantasyScore owners with his prospects of increased carries. He's a midrange flex option this week. David Johnson ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) should be avoided at this price.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson would start

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:31:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson would be the Cardinals' starting running back if RB Andre Ellington (knee) missed any time, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.

Fantasy Tip: David Johnson would also be in the mix, of course, and performed better than Chris Johnson in Week 1 after Ellington exited. Both are worth adding if you can afford to. David Johnson has more long-term value.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson will be the starter

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:26:22 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will likely be the starter with RB Andre Ellington (knee) injured. The Cardinals play the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: CJ2K ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will be the starter, but David Johnson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has the upside. The former Johnson doesn't excite us much on FantasyScore, but he needs picked up off waivers in traditional formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers and Bob McManaman

Cardinals | Chris Johnson the No. 2 RB in AZ

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:20:26 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is listed as the No. 2 running back behind RB Andre Ellington on the Cardinals' depth chart. Rookie RB David Johnson is listed as the third option ahead of RB Stepfan Taylor.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson had been dealing with a hamstring injury, but he performed well in Arizona's second preseason game. Apparently he hadn't done well enough to win the No. 2 running back job. That doesn't mean he'll never see the field, though. Chris Johnson is more likely to be used in passing situations. Ellington ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is really the only one worth starting on FantasyScore this week.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson solid in preseason game

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:26:45 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries and also caught one pass for 10 yards during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3. Johnson showed occasional explosiveness during the game and was an effective pass blocker.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) likely will make the team after his performance, but his role on offense is still uncertain. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he is used before considering him for their lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers

Cardinals | Chris Johnson expected to play

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:00:02 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is expected to play in the final preseason game and should receive at least 10 to 12 carries, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has missed the last two preseason games because of the injury but is on track to see playing time in the final preseason game. Johnson has a good chance to make the roster and could be part of a committee at running back. Johnson could be a late-round option in deeper leagues if he makes the roster.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson limited

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:42:32 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Aug. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Even when he's healthy, Johnson is expected to back up Andre Ellington and David Johnson. He won't have much fantasy value as long as Ellington and Johnson are healthy.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson practices

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:09:33 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 28. He said he will have to see how he feels before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has not been on the field much since joining the Cardinals but could see some playing time Sunday. Johnson could be part of a committee at running back and may be a late-round option in deeper leagues of he has a solid role.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson should make final roster

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:49:40 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson will likely play behind Andre Ellington and David Johnson as long as the latter two are healthy. Johnson won't hold much fantasy value unless Ellington or Johnson miss time.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson misses practice

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:16:01 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but head coach Bruce Arians said he hopes Johnson will be able to practice later in the week.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has not practiced much since joining the Cardinals but is considered day-to-day at this point. Johnson probably will be part of a committee at running back if he makes the team and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson day-to-day

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:08:05 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Andre Ellington and David Johnson are still expected to be higher in the Cardinals' backfield pecking order. Chris Johnson will only hold value in deeper PPR leagues, or if Ellington or David Johnson are injured a while.

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Cardinals | Chris Johnson dealing with injury

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 06:15:20 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) did not play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, because of a pulled hamstring that could keep him out for two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson was expected to be part of a committee at running back but could be on the roster bubble if he is not able to play. Johnson could be a late-round option in drafts if he makes the team since he has the most experience among the running backs.

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