Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) declared himself back to 100% while participating in a charity flag football tournament over the weekend. “My wheel is good,” he said, referring to the knee he injured in the 2016 season finale. “Good to go already. Back training, full throttle. Doing everything.” Johnson avoided surgery on the sprained MCL and will be available for the offseason program. He's in the mix to be the 1st player off the board in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Cardinals RB David Johnson led his position in catches (80) and receiving yards (879) in 2016. But he believes he can be even better in the passing game going forward. “The biggest thing is my route running,” Johnson said. “I remember all the routes I messed up on and I probably would have had 1,000 yards this year. That’s where I want to get, 1,000 yards receiving and rushing. So I feel like the biggest thing I want to work on is those routes.” Only 2 RBs in NFL history -- Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk -- have reached 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. Johnson is capable of becoming the 3rd, though, based on his skill set, role in the offense and the pass-heavier era in which he's playing. He's the early favorite to be the 1st player off the board in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Cardinals RB David Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and will not need surgery, HC Bruce Arians said. Johnson is expected to need 6-8 weeks of rehab. So he should be ready for the start of the offseason program and will definitely be ready for training camp, barring setbacks. Johnson finished the 2016 season with a massive 2,118 total yards and 20 TDs. His 411.8 PPR points were the 9th most by a RB in NFL history.
"Initial tests" on Cardinals RB David Johnson's knee revealed meniscus damage, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's believed that Johnson's ACL is intact. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm. If those results hold, it'll be extremely good news. We'll continue to keep you updated on fantasy football's top RB.
Cardinals RB David Johnson injured his left knee in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. He limped off the field under his own power but was carted back the locker room. We'll update his status when we learn more.