The Cardinals selected Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. We’re surprised he lasted this long. Benjamin is a fun watch; a Tazmanian Devil-style runner who darts and spins his way through traffic. Some scouts think he does too much dancing, though, which might explain his underwhelming 5.0 career yards per carry. Benjamin ranked a mediocre 15th among 21 of this year’s top RB prospects in Pro Football Focus’ 2019 Elusive Rating and 14th in the site’s rushing grades. And although he racked up 553 carries over the past 2 years, the 5’9, 207-pounder is likely too small to handle big workloads as a pro. On the plus side, Benjamin tested as a 72nd percentile athlete at the Combine and leads this RB class in career receptions (82), career receptions per game (2.4) and 2019 market share of receptions (18.0%). He should compete with Chase Edmonds for change-of-pace duties behind Kenyan Drake in Arizona.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Rams. It’s completely unclear how much work he’ll see behind new lead back Kenyan Drake, so Edmonds can’t be trusted in Week 13 fantasy lineups.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is expected back for Sunday's game against the Rams, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Monday. Edmonds turned in a huge Week 7 before going down with the hammy in Week 8. Since then, Kenyan Drake has impressed as Arizona's lead back. It's unclear how the Cards will divvy work between Drake, Edmonds and David Johnson -- although Kingsbury said, "It's on us as an offensive staff to find different ways to get them involved and get them the football." Drake is the best fantasy bet for Week 13 but should be considered a risk/reward RB3.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Kenyan Drake out-snapped and out-touched David Johnson last week and is the better Week 11 fantasy bet.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds is expected to miss "a few weeks" with the hamstring injury he suffered in yesterday's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Arizona has a Week 12 bye, so Week 13 seems like the most realistic return date for Edmonds. We'll see what the backfield looks like at that point with David Johnson rehabbing his ankle injury and Kenyan Drake now in the mix.
The Cardinals have agreed to send a conditional 2020 draft pick to the Dolphins in exchange for RB Kenyan Drake, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Arizona has lost RB David Johnson to an ankle injury and RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury over the past couple of weeks. Both guys seem unlikely to be ready for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Schefter confirms that Drake "could be in line for significant work" in that one. There's nice short-term opportunity here, so Drake is worth rostering in all fantasy leagues. But he figures to struggle for volume when Johnson and Edmonds get healthy.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds suffered a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in New Orleans and is officially questionable to return. Zach Zenner is the only other active RB for Arizona today.
Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) won't play against the Saints today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Arizona listed Johnson as questionable, but he never seemed to have a chance to play after missing practice all week. In fact, Schefter adds that Johnson is also expected to miss Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Chase Edmonds will continue to serve as the Cardinals' feature back for however long D.J. is out.
Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) didn’t practice all week. But he’s listed as questionable, and HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt with the Saints. We’d be surprised if Johnson played. And even if he does, he’d be tough to trust in fantasy lineups after playing just 3 snaps last week. If Johnson ends up inactive, Chase Edmonds will be a borderline RB1 as Arizona’s feature back.
Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said RB David Johnson (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday. He put in limited workouts last Thursday and Friday before carrying just once against the Giants. Kingsbury added that he'll wait to see how Johnson is feeling at the end of the week before making a decision on his Week 8 status. For now, fantasy owners should plan as if Johnson won't play against the Saints. That'd make Chase Edmonds a nice RB2.
The Cardinals have signed RB Alfred Morris. The 30-year-old averaged 3.9 yards on 111 carries for the 49ers last year. In Arizona, he'll slot in as veteran insurance behind Chase Edmonds for however long David Johnson is out with his ankle injury.
Cardinals RB David Johnson carried on the 1st possession of today’s game against the Giants and didn’t hit the field again. HC Kliff Kingsbury said afterward that Johnson was only going to play in a “need-based” situation with his bum ankle. Thanks for the heads-up, coach. RB Chase Edmonds exploded for 150 total yards and 3 scores in Johnson's place. We’ll be keeping a close eye on D.J. this coming week.
Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled RB David Johnson (ankle) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Giants. Johnson got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday -- but Kingsbury admitted that he wouldn't have been able to play if the game was on Friday. We'll see how much progress D.J. makes over the next couple of days and should get an update on his status Sunday morning. Cardinals-Giants kicks off at 1 pm ET. If Johnson ends up sitting, Chase Edmonds will step in as Arizona's feature back and become a strong fantasy play.
Cardinals RB David Johnson didn't practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with an ankle. It was a back issue that limited D.J. in practice last week. This could just be a rest day for Johnson, and we'll find out more tomorrow. But RB Chase Edmonds should be stashed in pretty much all fantasy leagues.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cardinals RB David Johnson is expected to play against the Falcons today -- "barring a setback" -- despite the back injury that rendered him questionable. An active Johnson belongs in fantasy lineups against the defense that allowed 53 points to the Texans a week ago. Chase Edmonds can still be a deeper PPR option, but last week marked the 1st time this season he collected more than 6 touches.
Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Falcons. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Johnson told reporters that he felt good in Friday’s practice but will be a game-time decision. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, meanwhile, hears that D.J. is “likely” to play. Cardinals-Falcons doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET, but we’ll look for an update on Johnson Sunday morning. Chase Edmonds will operate as Arizona’s feature back if Johnson doesn’t play.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said in a Friday morning radio appearance that there's "a chance" RB David Johnson (back) plays against the Falcons this weekend. "I'm not 100 percent sure, but I'm certainly encouraged," Keim said. Johnson didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday and seems legitimately questionable for Sunday's game. We'll get another update on his status this afternoon.
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