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David Johnson

David Johnson RB - HOU

Experience: 5 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 224 
Bye: 8

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The Cardinals have traded RB David Johnson to the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. No word yet on the details of the trade, but Arizona will reportedly take on some of Johnson's salary. It reeks of a salary-dump maneuver with a 28-year-old RB coming off an ugly 2019 campaign. Johnson missed 3 games last year and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. Among 68 RBs with 50+ carries, he ranked 38th in Pro Football Focus' rushing grades and 67th in Elusive Rating. There's plenty of opportunity in Houston with both Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller free agents, but we'd expect the Texans to add more to the backfield alongside David and Duke Johnson. Meanwhile, Kenyan Drake is set up for a big workload in Arizona.

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Cutting RB David Johnson is "not an option," Cardinals GM Steve Keim said Friday. "You can't just have one back," Keim added. The biggest reason Johnson will stick around, though, is the $16.2 million in dead money that would be left behind if he was cut. Johnson looked like a guy out of gas in 2019, mustering just 3.7 yards per carry while battling ankle and back injuries. The Cardinals are expected to try to re-sign free-agent RB Kenyan Drake. If they don't, they still figure to bring in significant competition for Johnson.

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Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said that RB David Johnson rebounded well in practice this week from a bad Week 10. "I'm proud of his effort and his focus," Kingsbury said, according to the team website. "I like where his head is at." GM Steve Keim also said Friday during a radio interview about Johnson, "He's the only one who can get himself out of this hole." We'll be interested to see whether Johnson draws a larger share of the workload against San Francisco than he did in Week 10. Johnson hit halftime of that game with 3 carries to Kenyan Drake's 4, though also none of the team's 4 RB targets. Johnson carried just 2 more times and fumbled his only reception at the end of the 3rd quarter. He then didn't touch the ball in the 4th quarter. We're betting on Drake to keep leading the work in Week 11, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Drake "should receive the bulk of the carries and touches." Just keep in mind that this situation could still be fluid.

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Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay. The question is how much work he’ll cede to RB Kenyan Drake. It’s also a tough matchup against the league’s #2 RB defense. Consider Johnson more of a RB2 this week.

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Cardinals RB David Johnson declared himself "100%" on Wednesday and said he's "definitely playing" against the Bucs this weekend. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation, but D.J. can be penciled into Week 10 fantasy lineups. We'll see exactly how much work RB Kenyan Drake earned with his impressive Week 9 showing, but Johnson should return as the lead back.

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Injury Predictor

A dislocated wrist ended Johnson's 2017 season in the opener. After surgery, he reported being back to full healthy by January. That followed a 2016 in which Johnson endured 293 carries and 80 receptions before leading Week 17 early with an MCL sprain. Johnson returns to a workhorse role in what figures to be a much weaker Cardinals offense than the 2016 version.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.70 4.8% 54.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 20, 2019 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Tweaked a previously existing ankle injury and never came back into the game against the New York Giants on his first carry of the game
Sep 10, 2017 Hand Wrist Dislocation Johnson missed the remainder of the season after going down in Week 1. He underwent surgery and didn't claim to be fully healthy until mid-January.
Jan 1, 2017 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Johnson ended his season early in Week 17 with a sprained MCL. He avoided surgery.
Nov 27, 2016 Hand Finger Dislocation Johnson dislocated a finger in Week 12. The injury did not cost him any games.
Aug 3, 2015 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Johnson didn't practice in full until August 18. He was buried on the depth chart come Week 1 of the regular season.

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