Chris Johnson, RB Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • DOB: 09-23-1985

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Cardinals hint at 'hot hand' approach at running back

Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:20pm

Arizona Sports - [Full Article]

For nine games last year, Chris Johnson got to call himself the starting running back for the Arizona Cardinals. Entering 2016, he doesn’t think the starting title will matter much.

“In our room I don’t really think we have like a solid starting running back, because with this type of offense, we do so many things as a running back,” Johnson told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Thursday. “(David Johnson) got his things that he’s good at and I got my things that I’m good at, and (Bruce Arians) knows how to get both of us the ball.”

Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin confirmed last week that the Cardinals are going to determine their starting running back on a week-by-week and game-by-game basis.

“Being with (Bruce Arians) since 2007, the hot hand always wins,” Goodwin said. “So, if David is killing, Chris falls back a little bit. If Chris is killing it, vice versa. Obviously there is going to be a lead dog starting every game, but to me if some guy is feeling it that day — if Michael Jordan is feeling it, you keep feeding him the ball. If David is feeling it, keep feeding him the ball. If Chris is feeling it, keep feeding him the ball. So, it’s a good problem to have."

Fantasy Impact:

David Johnson is being drafted like he's the clear workhorse for the Cardinals, but that doesn't sound like it's the case. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson is an afterthought in early fantasy drafts and could offer nice value in the final rounds. Remember, the veteran out-touched the rookie 18.4 to 4.9 in the 11 games in which they both played.

2016 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
9
NE
7
TB
20
@BUF
22
LA
30
@SF
2
NYJ
1
SEA
8
@CAR
BYE30
SF
5
@MIN
28
@ATL
13
WAS
32
@MIA
31
NO
1
@SEA
22
@LA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1NO1037003.700000-18/6229.03%
2CHI2072003.600001-34/5957.63%
3SF22110205.001400240.0037/7648.68%
4LA1683005.19311033.6738/7451.35%
5DET11103009.360000-17/4636.96%
6PIT1440002.8615015.0039/7254.17%
7BAL18122106.780000-27/6243.55%
8CLE30109023.630001-51/8162.96%
9BYE------------
10SEA2558002.320002-49/8955.06%
11CIN1863003.5012022.0033/6055.00%
12SF1217001.420000-23/8028.75%
13LA------------
14MIN------------
15PHI------------
16GB------------
17SEA------------
Per game17.8274.000.270.184.310.555.2701.094.6133.27/69.1847.56%
Totals196814324.156580129.67366/76147.56%

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