The Arizona Cardinals have decided to keep three running backs on their 2019 roster
Johnson is the Cardinals starting running back for the fourth consecutive season. However this is now his third back from a broken hand suffered in the season opener in 2017 against the same Detroit Lions he will face in the opener in 2019.
Johnson’s numbers weren’t what many were expecting in 2018. He still managed 940-yards rushing with seven rushing touchdowns. He had 50 receptions for 446-yards and three touchdowns.
This season Cardinals fans want to see more. They are looking for him to get closer to his 2016 numbers when he was an MVP candidate. If he can go over 1,000-yards rushing and 70-80 receptions, he will have had a very good season.
Fantasy value: The target numbers listed above should tell you Johnson is still considered a high fantasy value. He may not be the number one pick in your drafts like he was previously, but he is still a top 10 running back in the NFL.
His versatility is what brings him the most value, especially in a point per reception league. He should have more opportunities to catch the ball than may running backs in the league.