Chris Johnson still has a splash of gas in the tank. The veteran running back piled up 45 yards at 4.1 yards per carry in his quest to make Arizona’s roster. We expect the Cardinals to keep him around after Johnson showed burst on the ground and through the air. Johnson showed no visible signs of the hamstring injury that kept him off the field during the preseason, leaving coach Bruce Arians to say, per The Arizona Republic: “I thought Chris looked extremely sharp.” (NFL.com)
Nerdy Football Analysis: For fantasy purposes, there is an unfortunate running back situation brewing in Arizona. Any touches that Chris Johnson gets will be at the expense of Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson. While Ellington is still the favourite to carry the bulk of the load, he has a couple of backs nipping at his heels for playing time. His starting job is far from secure.