Arizona Cardinals: David Johnson could be fantasy leader
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson should end up being a first overall pick in many fantasy leagues
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson could be gaining some new fans on Friday given news that took place on Friday. Already a high fantasy value, now with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot suspended for six games, more people may be apt to select Johnson.
Johnson is already considered one of the best running backs in the game along with Elliot and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. Now Johnson along with Bell could themselves receive high consideration.
Not that Johnson or Bell would have dropped much even with Elliot there but now if you are looking at those three options as your top pick, now you are down to two options. Drafting Elliot that early could prove to be a costly mistake.
Oh Elliot will still be selected in every league but now instead of one through three, he could drop to middle rounds of many drafts. For my money, Johnson should still be a top pick regardless.
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Johnson, who caught 80 passes for four touchdowns, along with 16 rushing touchdowns on 1,239-yards rushing last season shouldn’t be ignored. He does get a lot of recognition from fans outside of Arizona.
Being the workhorse he is, Johnson will get plenty of work. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has already said he would like Johnson to get 30 touches a game. With all of the offensive weapons the Cardinals have, that may not always be feasible.
Bottom line is, you want a David Johnson on your fantasy team. He gets you points from every aspect of scoring on offense.
It’s too bad Johnson doesn’t return kickoffs anymore. He even had a touchdown doing that in week two of his rookie season against the Chicago Bears.
Take what you can get. If you are at number two in your fantasy draft pick position, take him. He won’t drop any further than three.