FantasySP / NFL / David Johnson FantasySP / NFL / David Johnson Copyright 2018 5335133 <![CDATA[Cardinals make change at offensive coordinator]]> Byron Leftwich in for Mike McCoy

On Friday, the Cardinals announced that Byron Leftwich would be taking the place of Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.It’s upgrade from his most recent job title: quarterbacks coach.Leftwich himself spent 10 years as a quarterback in the NFL, which caught the Cardinals’ eye.He joined the Cardinals staff as an intern in 2016, when Bruce Arians was still head coach. Then, he was hired full-time in January of 2017. (Arizona Republic)

FF Today's Take: The Cardinals have struggled on offense this season with little creativity in the play-calling department, routinely running David Johnson into the line on first down and failing to use his talents as a pass catcher. This move was needed and can hopefully give a spark to a stagnant offense.]]> 5335133 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:39:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cardinals Fire OC Mike McCoy]]> David Johnson straight into a pile of defenders be over? The Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy this morning, replacing him with Byron Leftwich. It's the second straight season that McCoy has been fired in the middle of a season; the Broncos fired him halfway through last year. Leftwich is a Bruce Arians disciple, so the hope here is that we'll get a more exciting Cardinals offense that a) uses Johnson smarter and b) throws downfield more often.]]> 5335115 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:09:01 EDT FootballOutsiders <![CDATA[David Johnson: “I don’t know what to tell you” about Cardinals’ struggling offense]]> David Johnson is supposedly one of the best running backs in the NFL. He’s certainly one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. He’s nowhere close to the most productive running back in the NFL. Johnson managed just 39 yards on 14 carries, plus another 31 yards on three catches, in [more]]]> 5334950 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 5:42:02 EDT <![CDATA[Compiles 70 total yards in loss]]> Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards and brought in all three of his targets for another 31 yards in the Cardinals' 45-10 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

On paper, Johnson appeared to have a tantalizing matchup and opportunity for his first true breakout performance versus a Denver defense that had surprisingly been gashed on the ground this season. However, the game script played out much differently, with the Broncos' three-touchdown first quarter quickly putting an emphasis on the passing game for the Cardinals. Johnson still logged a serviceable 14 carries, but the 25 touches he managed in a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks still serves as his season high. That's a far cry from Johnson's 2016 salad days, when he rivaled Le'Veon Bell for the title of best running back in the league while seeing 377 touches overall. Johnson will look to bounce back from yet another pedestrian outing against the 49ers in Week 8.

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<![CDATA[David Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards in the Cardinals']]> David Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos, adding three receptions for 31 additional yards. If you were watching, you know how infuriating this was. [...]]]> 5334817 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:54:13 EDT <![CDATA[Disastrous start for Cardinals, Josh Rosen’s first pass a pick-six]]> David Johnson ran up the middle for no gain. Before second down, there was a miscommunication that caused the Cardinals to call timeout. And then after the timeout, quarterback Josh Rosen [more]]]> 5334655 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:36:01 EDT <![CDATA[Cardinals vs. Broncos live scoring updates: Pick-6 gives Broncos 7-0 lead]]>
How will it turn out? Keep it here. We will give live updates as the game goes on.

It doesn’t take long for things to look bad for Arizona. After a David Johnson run up the middle for no gain and a burned timeout, Josh Rosen’s first pass of the game is tipped by defensive lineman Derek Wolfe and intercepted by linebacker Todd Davis. Davis returns it 20 yards for the score]]> 5334653 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:36:01 EDT Cards Wire
<![CDATA[Week 7 Open Game Discussion]]> David Johnson fantasy owner, the Broncos-Cardinals Thursday night game looks like a snoozer, but eight games on Sunday pit two teams at .500 or better against each other: Titans-Chargers, Patriots-Bears, Texans-Jaguars, Vikings-Jets, Panthers-Eagles, Cowboys-Washington, Bengals-Chiefs, and maybe the biggest game of the week, New Orleans traveling to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Use this thread to discuss them all. read more]]> 5334625 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:03:01 EDT FootballOutsiders <![CDATA[Next Gen Stats reveal staggering trends in Todd Gurley's game]]> David Johnson and no other running back coming close to Todd Gurley’s production, it’s not hard to discern who’s been the best at the position this season. He leads the league in rushing, touchdowns, yards from scrimmage and total touches, once again putting together an MVP-type season.

Sean McVay is a big reason for his revival in L.A., putting him in a position to succeed behind Jared Goff. There have been very few shotgun runs, he’s lined up further in the backfield and McVay is finding creative ways to get him the ball]]> 5333441 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:42:02 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Cardinals rule out Mike Iupati, list Justin Pugh as questionable]]> David Johnson on track. That will have to happen without an offensive line operating at full strength, however. The Cardinals handed in their final injury report for the week on [more]]]> 5333432 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:36:01 EDT <![CDATA[Broncos Game Plan: How Denver matches against the Cardinals, injury report and predictions]]> David Johnson: 71 yards rushing against Seattle. Plus, the offensive line has been hit with several injuries. Denver excelled at stopping the run over its first three games, which proves the unit can thrive, but with little recent results to back it up. The Broncos are a narrow favorite to make it happen this week. Edge: Bronco]]> 5333400 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:15:01 EDT All Things Broncos <![CDATA[David Johnson rushing numbers have not been great for a long time]]> David Johnson is one of the best in the league at his position. In terms of running the football, it has been a long time since he had a big game.

It has been nearly two years since his last 100-yard game.

The last time he reached 100 yards rushing in a game was November 20, 2016 against the Minnesota Vikings. After Sunday’s 55-yard performance against the Vikings, that makes a streak of 13 straight games without a 100-yard game.

In his last eight games, Johnson has only one game with more than 60 rushing yards]]> 5331168 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 7:54:01 EDT Cards Wire
<![CDATA[Cardinals | David Johnson reaches end zone]]> David Johnson rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.]]> 5330678 Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:30:02 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Steve Wilks calls Patrick Peterson trade talk “ludicrous”]]> David Johnson and linebackers Haason Reddick and Deone Bucannon to trade talks during the week and head coach Steve Wilks responded to another report [more]]]> 5330665 Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:27:01 EDT CSN NW <![CDATA[Scores, fumbles in loss to Vikings]]> Johnson carried 18 times for 55 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Vikings. He also caught two passes for 15 yards on five targets and lost a fumble.

Though Johnson struggled to the tune of 3.1 yards per carry against a stout Vikings defense, he was able to salvage his day from a fantasy perspective with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. He's struggled to generate yardage as opposing defenses are content to key in on him, but he's still managed six touchdowns in as many games. Johnson should continue to play a large role on a weekly basis, but it's becoming clear that his 2016 form will be difficult to replicate in this version of the Cardinals offense. He'll face a touch matchup against the Broncos on Thursday.

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