Posted: 11/20/2019 2:04 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake played 88 percent of the offensive snaps against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 17. RB David Johnson played just nine total snaps, with all coming on offense.
Huddle Up: Drake has totaled 283 yards from scrimmage with a rushing touchdown in three games with the Cardinals. Arizona is on a bye this week which may allow David Johnson to get fully back up to speed and could even see Chase Edmonds return to the mix, but Drake heads into the break as the most appealing option all of a sudden.
Posted: 11/18/2019 3:14 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson didn't touch the ball in a 36-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson was expected to have to share touches with Kenyan Drake, but Drake ended up monopolizing the backfield work. Johnson owners can only stash Johnson on the bench and hope that an injury played a part in his lack of playing time. Regardless, it seems like he has taken a backseat to Drake.
Posted: 11/15/2019 8:10 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RBs Kenyan Drake and David Johnson will be used in a committee in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who noted to reporters Friday, Nov. 15, that being named a starter at running back in his offense doesn't matter because of sub-packages.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals have seemingly been playing games with fantasy owners at running back ever since David Johnson first hurt his ankle last month. Just about anyone who watched Johnson run in Week 10 could see he is nowhere close to 100 percent, so fantasy owners should be able to plug Drake into their lineups and feel relatively good about his ability to deliver RB2 production.
Posted: 11/12/2019 3:16 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was benched by head coach Kliff Kingsbury in the Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in favor of RB Kenyan Drake. Johnson lost a fumble in the third quarter and Kingsbury like what he saw from Drake. 'We just felt like with Drake, needed to get something going and kept him rolling,' Kingsbury said Monday, Nov. 11. 'The last couple weeks, practices, games (he) has brought a little pop to the run game, the pass game, and we felt like he was the guy to try and close the game out with.'
Huddle Up: Kingsbury added that the decision was his and had nothing to do with Johnson's recent rash of injuries. He said he'll figure out the best role for both Johnson and Drake over the next few weeks. It's bad news for Johnson's fantasy owners, as he already has struggled to live up to his early-round draft status.
Posted: 11/11/2019 12:29 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed five times for just two yards in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added one catch for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Johnson was taken off the injury report Friday, but he clearly wasn't 100 percent. Kenyan Drake saw 16 total touches to Johnson's six, and he was slightly more productive running the ball. Right now it's hard to trust Johnson, and the presence of Drake doesn't help.
Posted: 11/09/2019 12:19 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Johnson should receive most of the work at running back this week after missing a few games because of the injury. He is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is active.
Posted: 11/07/2019 11:47 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Johnson missed the last few games because of the injury but should see his normal workload this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He should have a favorable matchup and is a must-start option.
Posted: 11/06/2019 9:49 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Make sure Johnson is in your Week 10 lineup. He should return to his full starting role.
Posted: 11/06/2019 8:32 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) committed to playing in Week 10 on Wednesday, Nov. 6, saying 'I'm definitely playing... I'm 100%'
Huddle Up: Johnson's return would make one of Chase Edmonds or Kenyan Drake irrelevant again, with the other serving only as a handcuff and not a weekly starting option. Drake's impressive Week 9 performance shouldn't spell the end of Edmonds, as "you can't lose your job due to injury," according to the old adage.
Posted: 11/04/2019 11:54 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) participated in position drills during practice Monday, Nov.4.
Huddle Up: Johnson has missed the last few games but appears to be on track to play in Week 10. He is a must-start option in all leagues when he is healthy.