RotoWire Partners

David Johnson

25-Year-Old Running Back – Arizona Cardinals

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

293

Yds

1239

TD

16

Yds

879

TD

4

2017 Rush/Rec Projections

Att

Yds

TD

Yds

TD

2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a dominant finish to his rookie campaign, big things were expected from Johnson in 2016, but it's doubtful even his most enthusiastic boosters foresaw what was coming. The 25-year-old seized the...

Read more about David Johnson

2017 ADP:  1.53

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 224   DOB: 12/16/1991  College: Northern Iowa  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

$

David Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals in May of 2015.

August 21, 2017  –  David Johnson News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Johnson's snap count will be limited in Saturday's preseason game in Atlanta, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including David Johnson – simply subscribe now.

David Johnson NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 19 CFB 13 179 822 9 4.6 - - - - - 33 422 12.8 3 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 11 178 1021 13 5.7 - - - - - 32 383 12.0 5 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 11 222 1286 10 5.8 - - - - - 38 393 10.3 4 - - - - - -
2014 22 CFB 14 287 1553 17 5.4 - - - - - 38 536 14.1 2 - - - - - -
2015 23 ARI 16 125 581 8 4.6 3 1 1 1 0 36 457 12.7 4 57 598 1 0 0 4 1
2016 24 ARI 16 293 1239 16 4.2 6 2 4 1 0 80 879 11.0 4 120 0 0 0 0 5 3
2017 Proj 25 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for David Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

David Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 19 CFB 13 15.1 17.6 16.4 14 63 - - - 3 32 - - - -
2012 20 CFB 11 23.1 26.0 24.5 16 93 - - - 3 35 - - - -
2013 21 CFB 11 22.9 26.4 24.6 20 117 - - - 3 36 - - - -
2014 22 CFB 14 23.1 25.8 24.4 21 111 - - - 3 38 - - - -
2015 23 ARI 16 11.0 13.2 12.1 8 36 22 12 8 2 29 8.0 8 3 2
2016 24 ARI 16 20.7 25.7 23.2 18 77 58 35 25 5 55 7.3 14 5 4
2017 Proj 25 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for David Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

David Johnson – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

Snap Count Stats

964

Offensive Snaps in 2016

David Johnson was on the field for 964 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

David Johnson was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014
2015 412 113
2016 964 1
David Johnson 2016 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NE 58 0 16 89 1 5.6 1 1 4 43 10.8 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 1 0 0
2 TB 41 0 12 45 0 3.8 0 0 3 98 32.7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
3 @Buf 79 0 19 83 2 4.4 1 0 3 28 9.3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 1 0 0
4 LA 56 0 17 83 0 4.9 1 0 4 41 10.3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
5 @SF 53 0 27 157 2 5.8 1 0 3 28 9.3 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 3 1 0 0
6 NYJ 67 0 22 111 3 5.0 1 1 3 27 9.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 4 0 0 0
7 Sea 87 0 33 113 0 3.4 0 0 8 58 7.3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
8 @Car 61 0 10 24 0 2.4 0 0 7 84 12.0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 SF 70 0 19 55 1 2.9 0 0 5 46 9.2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 1
11 @Min 63 0 22 103 1 4.7 0 0 7 57 8.1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 1
12 @Atl 58 0 13 58 0 4.5 0 0 8 103 12.9 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 2 2
13 Was 68 0 18 84 1 4.7 0 0 9 91 10.1 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 2 1 0
14 @Mia 70 0 20 80 0 4.0 0 0 5 41 8.2 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO 59 0 12 53 2 4.4 0 0 4 55 13.8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
16 @Sea 59 1 28 95 3 3.4 1 0 4 41 10.3 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 5 0 0 0
17 @LA 15 0 5 6 0 1.2 0 0 3 38 12.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for David Johnson
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   224 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   31.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   127 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   25 reps
GREAT
Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
Doubtful
No players listed.
Out
LB
Deone Bucannon  PUP-P
LB
Alani Fua  IR
CB

David Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson had three carries for 16 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson won't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site report.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Head coach Bruce Arians said he would like Johnson to get 30 touches per game next season, ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson relayed Saturday that his left knee is healthy, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "My wheel is good. Good to go already. Back training, full throttle. Doing everything," Johnson said.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson (knee) is approaching the end of his rehabilitation from an MCL sprain in his left knee, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday's win over the Rams but will not have to undergo surgery.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson suffered damage to the meniscus in his left knee Sunday in Los Angeles, but his ACL is intact, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to confirm the diagnosis.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Johnson is considered questionable to return Sunday in Los Angeles due to a knee injury, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

Subscribe now to see our 2017 outlook.

2016

After a splashy combine and a third-round selection in the spring draft, Johnson's rookie year stumbled from the gate. A balky hamstring held him down in August, and two ball-security issues from Johnson in Week 4 (one fumble, one dropped touchdown pass) sparked a stunning Rams victory in Arizona. Johnson resided in the Bruce Arians doghouse for the next seven games, limited to 30 inconsequential touches, but when the Cardinals needed the rookie for the stretch run, everything exploded. Johnson racked up 599 total yards and five TDs over the next four weeks, averaging 5.3 yards a carry and securing 14 of 20 targets. His signature performance came in front of a national TV audience — a 187-yard, three-touchdown trampling at Philadelphia. Arians confirmed in spring Johnson will be the team's No. 1 back entering camp, with veterans Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington clearly in the background. Johnson is the rare combination of a home-run hitter and a grinder—someone who can score from anywhere on the field, but also a physical back who finishes runs. He's capable of being an electric receiver. The Cardinals finished the season with a stinker, but they had one of the NFL's best offenses. This is a team you want to invest in, and you need to consider Johnson at any point of the first round.

2015

One of the stars of this year's combine, Johnson parlayed impressive performances in almost every drill into a third-round selection by the Cardinals. While his 6-foot-1, 224-pound frame gives him the appearance of a power back, his skill set is more varied than your typical short-yardage specialist, and his pass-catching skills could eventually make him a three-down back. His career at Northern Iowa didn't always rise to the level of his workouts, however, and despite his size he didn't break too many tackles or hit holes with as much authority as expected. At the outset of training camp, Johnson sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain, delaying his first practice to Aug. 17. The development precipitated the signing of veteran Chris Johnson, which could push the rookie down the depth chart and out of consideration for many touches to start the regular season. Acting in David Johnson's favor is Andre Ellington's injury history, but interested owners will have to weigh both sides of the equation before selecting him.