Cardinals RB David Johnson to have fullback for first time

The Arizona Cardinals have welcomed David Johnson back to the field during organized team activities with something he's never had before in the NFL.

A true fullback.

During his first three seasons, Johnson played in the fullback-less offense of former coach Bruce Arians, who didn't shy away from his dislike of the position.

Fantasy Impact: 

Johnson is quoted in the article saying it makes his job a little easier, which is welcome news to fantasy owners, who already have sky-high expectations for him coming off an injury last season. Johnson also ran behind a fullback in college, and his new RB coach Kirby Wilson said he's always coached a fullback. This move may be out of necessity though, as the Cardinals are thin at WR behind Larry Fitzgerald, meaning far less 3WR sets in 2018. It will likely also mean more defenders in the box against Johnson. Either way, Johnson is locked in as an elite high-volume RB option in 2018 fantasy drafts, but this is a curious wrinkle to watch in the preseason.

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