Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson Up To The Task Of Carrying The Running Game?

Even though he is not going to play for the last five games of the season, Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson should be in talks for Comeback Player of the Year. It's a shame that he is going to be out for the season with a broken leg. However, while it does suck to lose him, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is not worried about the running game.He thinks rookie David...
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Week 13 fantasy football waiver wire targets David Johnson Doug Baldwin Julius Thomas

In case you missed my Week 12 fantasy football recap, be sure to review how the surging Detroit Lions could still help you win a fantasy football title. As with any fantasy analysis, previews and reviews, the minutiae in the margins all indirectly point to your spin of the weekly waiver wire roulette wheel.David JohnsonCardinals’ first-string running back Chris Johnson (broken...
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Cardinals put Chris Johnson on IR/designated to return list

Chris Johnson is the NFL's fourth-leading rusher with 812 yards. Matt Kartozian USA Today SportsPHOENIX -- Arizona has placed Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list, a move that means the only way the running back will play again this season is if the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl.A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Johnson chipped...
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Cardinals place Johnson on IR/designated to return list

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona has placed Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list, a move that means the only way the running back will play again this season is if the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl. A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Johnson chipped or fractured his tibia where it meets his left knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Via AP on Fox
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Johnson done for season unless Cardinals advance to Super Bowl

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson must sit out eight weeks after he was placed on injured reserve/designated to return. Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY SportsThe Arizona Cardinals will have to reach the Super Bowl for running back Chris Johnson to play again this season.The Cardinals placed Johnson on the injured-reserve/designated for return list Tuesday, meaning the veteran...
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Cardinals Place RB Chris Johnson On Short-Term I.R.

The Arizona Cardinals announced that they’ve placed RB Chris Johnson on injured reserve with the designation to return Tuesday. Cardinals promoted RB Kerwynn Williams to their active roster. Cardinals signed CB Corey White. Cardinals waived CB Robert Nelson Jr. Johnson will now be eligible to return to the Cardinals in the event they make it to the Super Bowl. Arizona was reportedly...
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WhatIfSports NFL Week 13 predictions: Vikings over Seahawks's NFL simulation engine played every Week 13 game 501 times to predict the outcome. Kevin C. Cox Getty ImagesEach Tuesday,'s NFL simulation engine generates predictions and box scores for every NFL game for the coming week. Our highly sophisticated algorithms simulate every play of every game to produce each team's likelihood to win. Each matchup...
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NFC West Notebook: Injuries to running backs to test Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals leading rusher Chris Johnson will be sidelined for an unspecified time with a fractured tibia. Joe Camporeale USA TODAY SportsIt's beginning to feel a lot like last season for the Arizona Cardinals, who are all too familiar with how a major injury can impact a team's postseason aspirations.Starting running Chris Johnson suffered a fractured tibia in Arizona's 19...
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13 Pickups

Last week I wasn’t sure that we were going to even have a QB section on this list anymore. I should have known that it would be short lived, as the injury monster has been destroying the NFL this season. It only took a couple of key injuries and some poor play to bring QB’s back into the spotlight. QB’s were not the only ones to take a hit as we also saw another starting running...
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Bear or Bull: Hey Mr. D.J.

Is it time for D.J. to keep playing that song on and on and on? Before we can get the party started, let's rewind and take a look at how we got here. The Arizona Cardinals selected David Johnson in the third round (#86 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Bruce Arians raved about him in May: "Very, very bright. The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, fullback...
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Arizona Cardinals can survive Chris Johnson’s broken leg after learning from last season’s attrition

What does Chris Johnson’s fractured tibia—scoop via Jay Glazer—mean for the Cardinals’ Super Bowl chances? Ehhh, not much. Let’s examine. The guy is unquestionably an NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate. Going into Week 13, Johnson is fourth in the league in both rushing attempts (196) and yards (814), and not only did he hit the unenviable, typically NFL quarantine...
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Running back Chris Johnson of Arizona Cardinals suffers fractured tibia, could miss rest of season

The Arizona Cardinals were dealt a crushing blow on Sunday, losing running back Chris Johnson to a fractured tibia. #AZCardinals RB Chris Johnson did fracture his tibia, as @JayGlazer said. Unclear how much time he’ll miss, but should be a while. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2015 The 30-year-old was in the middle of a career resurgence, rushing for 797 yards...
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Report: Johnson has fractured tibia; Ellington also hurt

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have not confirmed a report that running back Chris Johnson has a broken left leg. The injury was reported Monday by Fox Sports. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said earlier in the day it was a bruised knee, but MRI results on Johnson weren't available then. Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, did not respond to text and phone messages seeking confirmation...
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Cardinals' Chris Johnson out with fractured tibia, Jay Glazer reports

Chris Johnson's 814 rushing yards are fourth most in the NFL. Gregory Shamus Getty ImagesCardinals running back Chris Johnson will miss an extended period of action after suffereing a fractured tibia in Sunday's victory over the 49ers, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Tough blow for Cardinals @ChrisJohnson28 has fractured tibia, out extended period of time but team still gathering...
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Glazer: Cardinals RB Chris Johnson sustains fractured tibia

Chris Johnson has run for 797 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. YardbarkerArizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson fractured his tibia and will be out an extended period of time, FOX Sports 1's NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports. The Cardinals are "still gathering" how long this will sideline the veteran running back, according to Glazer. Johnson, who was signed this past offseason...
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Cardinals RB Chris Johnson Has Fractured Tibia, Out An “Extended Period Of Time”

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Cardinals RB Chris Johnson suffered a fractured tibia and will be out an “extended period of time.” Glazer adds that the Cardinals are still gathering information about how long this injury will keep him out of the lineup. Meanwhile, Andre Ellington is apparently dealing with a turf toe injury, which will likely open the door for rookie...
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Cardinals' top 2 running backs, starting corner hurt in win

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals came home battered but victorious after an ugly afternoon at San Francisco. The team's top two running backs - Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington - and starting cornerback Jerraud Powers left the game with injuries. Arians says Johnson has a knee contusion and was undergoing an MRI to determine the seriousness. Ellington has a turf toe....
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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys, Jaguars, Lions, & Redskins

Cardinals Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said that CB Jerraud Powers has a calf strain and is listed as day-to-day. (Darren Urban) According to Arians, RB Chris Johnson will undergo an MRI Monday on his left knee contusion and Andre Ellington is dealing with turf toe. Neither’s availability this week is known as of now. (Darren Urban) Arians says he plans to give WR Brit...
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NFL Notes: USC, Broncos, Cardinals, & Falcons

USC The University of South California announced Monday that they’ve named Clay Helton their permanent head coach This will end the speculation of NFL coaches like Chip Kelly, Jeff Fisher, and Jack Del Rio leaving for the USC job. Broncos Broncos S T.J. Ward and DT Sylvester Williams both suffered high-ankle sprains on the same play Sunday night and are expected to be out...
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Ground game halted as Cardinals' Johnson, Ellington exit with injuries

Cardinals running back Chris Johnson left Sunday's game with a left knee injury. Kyle Terada USA TODAY SportsThe Arizona Cardinals' backfield took a hit in Sunday's 19-13 victory at the San Francisco 49ers.Starting running back Chris Johnson and backup Andre Ellington each were knocked out of the game with injuries in the third quarter, leaving rookie David Johnson to shoulder the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Points: Cardinals vs. 49ers

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (left) has struggled in back-to-back games, while San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (right) has given the offense a lift in his two starts. Kyle Terada and Troy Wayrynen USA TODAY SportsThe Arizona Cardinals own a three-game lead atop the NFC West and will have to fight the natural inclination for a letdown when they visit...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaching notebook: how reputations are (and aren’t) changing

We have just two weeks left in the regular season for a relatively small group of teams (those playing conference championship games or in one of a few conferences such as the Sun Belt and the Big 12), and only one week for most FBS programs. We’re not handing out awards here, but we are offering some quick assessments of various coaches throughout the country. This is a time to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals offense is stacked, and they know it

The Arizona Cardinals’ 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night was a showcase in the unmatched depth and talent possessed by Bruce Arians’ highly versatile and vastly productive offense. Quarterback Carson Palmer threw touchdowns to four different players, veteran Larry Fitzgerald produced two big plays on the game-winning drive and running back Chris Johnson...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Rams: Week 11 Division Update

Going into week 11 the NFC West seems as though it could possibly be a one team race that the Arizona Cardinals are winning handily. While this is definitely one of the more talented divisions in the NFL, but the only team that has truly lived up to expectations so far this season are the Cardinals. The St Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks have been very inconsistent this season despite...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: What to expect for Cardinals players against Seattle

This is the week that all Arizona Cardinals fans, players, and coaches have been waiting for: Seahawks week. While this week signifies the biggest game of the year thus far for the Cardinals against their NFC West division rivals. Coming off of their bye, this game signifies the beginning of a difficult stretch of the Cardinals’ schedule, and for the team to keep a division title...
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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