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David Johnson RB - ARI

Experience: 2 YRS   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 224  Bye: 8
Proj Pts.
284

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Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Wednesday night that the earliest he expects to get back RB David Johnson (wrist) is Thanksgiving. That'd presumably be either Week 11 or 12. Johnson still has a shot to be a difference-maker during the fantasy playoffs, but he's not going to help you get there. He'll be increasingly tough to stash in short-bench leagues as the bye weeks continue to roll in.

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The Cardinals are hoping to get RB David Johnson back in December after he undergoes wrist surgery on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So it sounds like the team is planning on Johnson missing closer to 3 months than 2. Week 13 is December 3rd, so that's looking like the best-case scenario for his return. Fantasy owners in leagues with shallow benches and no IR spot will need to drop D.J.

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Cardinals RB David Johnson will undergo surgery on his dislocated wrist this week and is expected to be sidelined 2-3 months, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson will be placed on IR but has a chance to be tabbed the "designated-to-return" player. Still, we're looking at a mid-November return -- or somewhere around Week 10 or 11 -- as the best-case scenario. He'll be tough to carry on fantasy rosters unless your league has an IR spot or deep benches. With Johnson sidelined, Arizona will turn to a committee backfield of Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and possibly Elijhaa Penny, D.J. Foster and/or a free-agent addition. Williams is the best fantasy bet, but we're treating him only as a RB3 or flex at this point. Ellington has a shot to be an asset in PPR leagues.

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Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Monday that RB David Johnson has been diagnosed with a dislocated wrist. He's going for a 2nd opinion on the next course of action. But if the 2nd opinion is the same as the 1st, Johnson will undergo surgery and be placed on IR. He'd still have a shot to return after 8 weeks as the "designated-to-return" player, but even that would obviously be a big blow to fantasy owners.

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Cardinals RB David Johnson is expected to miss an "extended period of time" with the wrist injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Getting more opinions, but an IR candidate," Rapoport adds. It's unclear if Johnson would be out for the season or a "designated-to-return" candidate. We'll continue to update his status as we learn more. Check the Week 2 Free Agent Focus for our thoughts on the Cardinals backfield without Johnson.

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Injury Predictor

The RB who will go first in most fantasy draft this summer, sprained his left MCL in Week 17 of the 2016 season. He did NOT need surgery, and was back to 100% in just 8 weeks. He declared himself “full throttle” in mid-March — and has set a goal of 1,000 receiving yards for 2017. Johnson has not missed a game in his 2 NFL seasons, despite 5 documented injuries of mostly minor dings.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.89 4.4% 51.6%
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Date Injury Analysis
Sep 10, 2017 Hand Wrist Sprain/Pull Unspecified Johnson's expected to be out until around Christmas.
Jan 1, 2017 Knee Meniscus Tear Johnson ended his season early in Week 17 after he hurt his MCL.
Nov 27, 2016 Hand Finger Dislocation The Pro Bowl RB dislocated his finger late in the year. The injury did not cost him any games.
Dec 20, 2015 Knee Strain Grade 1 He strained his right knee the week before Christmas against the Eagles, but didn't miss any games.
Dec 10, 2015 Leg Thigh Bruise He bruised his right thigh against the Dolphins, but didn't miss any games.
Aug 3, 2015 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Johnson pulled his hamstring in early August and missed several weeks of preseason action.
Aug 3, 2015 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Johnson pulled his hamstring in early August and missed several weeks of preseason action.

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