David Johnson ran for 31 yards on 12 carries Sunday in the Arizona Cardinals' 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears. He added four receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown.
David Johnson rushed 12 times for 31 yards while catching 4-of-4 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Bears.
Advice: The bright spot was a 21-yard touchdown catch in the 1st quarter off a play action where Johnson dusted a linebacker in coverage for an easy pitch and catch. A week after promising to get Johnson more usage split out as a receiver, that was not the case on Sunday. Johnson has now found the end zone in two of the first three games, but has now rushed 34 times for 116 yards (3.4 YPC) with 10 catches for 63 yards. With the Cardinals potentially turning to Josh Rosen as their starting quarterback things may begin to shift for Johnson moving forward, but he will only be a RB2 option next week against the Seahawks due to his floor potential when he fails to find the end zone.
Cardinals coach Steve Wilks promised Monday that David Johnson will run more routes in the slot going forward.
Advice: Johnson's Weeks 1-2 usage under first-year OC Mike McCoy has been one of the most disappointing developments of the 2018 fantasy season thus far. He has been used more as a ground-and-pound grinder than space back, running between the tackles and seeing diminished passing-game usage until pass-heavy comeback mode. Wilks promised Monday that will change, and gave McCoy a vote of confidence. "I have total confidence," said Wilks. (We don't.)
David Johnson ran for 48 yards on 13 carries Sunday in the Arizona Cardinals' 34-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He added one reception for three yards.
David Johnson rushed 13 times for 48 yards and hauled in 1-of-2 targets for three yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 loss to the Rams.
Advice: He was shockingly not targeted in the first half, and he finished the game with just one catch, although he had another called back by a penalty. Benching Sam Bradford is the first order of business, but the Cardinals have to better utilize Johnson if they want to have any success on offense, especially with Larry Fitzgerald dealing with a hamstring issue. Johnson will be more of an RB2 in a tough matchup with the Bears next week.