David Johnson’s focus in training camp, which he opted to attend after sitting out the mandatory offseason workouts in June because of a contract dispute, is to get in sync with OC Mike McCoy’s playbook.
The new offense is more oriented to the short pass, while former coach Bruce Arians believed in the home run ball.
“It’s been great,” Johnson said. “Mike McCoy really knows how to bring out everyone’s strengths. He knows how to structure the offense to where it brings out what everyone is good at. I feel like it is going to be a great offense.”
Johnson’s emphasis now is on learning the nuances of the new running game, the story said. Although, it is safe to assume his pass-catching ability will be utilized as it was in 2016, when he had 1,239 rushing yards on 293 carries and 879 receiving yards on 80 receptions.
ARI RB D.J. Foster - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
Foster, who the Cardinals signed off New England's practice squad last year, is a potential change-of-pace back. As Fansided.com notes, the former Arizona State Sun Devil is best-suited for a complementary role. Foster’s strength is his pass-catching ability, evidenced by the fact that the 24-year-old has more receptions (17) than carries (13) during his time in the NFL.
Those 30 career touches don't instill great confidence that Foster is ready to handle a significant role.
2018 Bottom Line
Playing behind David Johnson—who is more than capable of serving as his own change-of-pace option, will keep Foster from fantasy relevance—barring injuries or other attrition.