Receiving skills should “come back to the forefront”
It’s been a long time since David Johnson’s dynamic 2016 season and push for a 1,000-1,000 rushing/receiving year ended with a scary knee injury in Los Angeles. His 2017 season was lost to a wrist injury, his 2018 lost to a struggling offense and a struggle knowing how to use his talents. Johnson should fit perfectly into the new Cardinals’ offense, mainly because Johnson remains the team’s best offensive weapon (especially at this point in Murray’s development). The Cards are still going to run the ball and Johnson will be the bellcow. But his receiving skills, all but ignored last season, should come back to the forefront. (AZcardinals.com – Darren Urban)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Johnson’s goal of a 1,000/1,000 season in 2019 may be lofty, but he’s going to have a chance in this offense. He’s already signed off on the heavy use of shotgun, which is something he ran out of a lot in college at Northern Iowa. He’s well worth a pick in the top half of the first round of most fantasy drafts and a strong candidate to reclaim his spot among the elite fantasy backs.