Overall Ranking

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31

Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    LAC @ ARI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ARI @ NYG

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    bye

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ARI @ DEN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ARI @ OAK

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    PHI @ ARI

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    ARI @ DAL

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    LAR @ ARI

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DET @ ARI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    ARI @ SEA

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    KC @ ARI

  • Week 15 - Dec 11

    ARI @ LAR

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    SEA @ ARI

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    ARI @ SF

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    SEA 16 @ ARI 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    PHI 6 @ ARI 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIA 21 @ ARI 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 04

    ARI 3 @ LAR 17

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    BUF @ ARI

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    ARI @ MIN

  • Week 9 - Oct 29

    SF @ ARI

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    LAR @ ARI

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    ARI @ NYJ

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CAR 21 @ ARI 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    ARI 21 @ WAS 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    ARI 10 @ SEA 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYG 31 @ ARI 27

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    ARI 10 @ MIN 34

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    PIT 32 @ ARI 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    ARI 27 @ BAL 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    LAR 13 @ ARI 19

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    ARI 21 @ PHI 17

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    ARI 7 @ SF 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    ARI 23 @ LAR 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DAL 13 @ ARI 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    SF 19 @ ARI 21

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CLE 17 @ ARI 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    ARI 16 @ CIN 23

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    ARI 17 @ LAR 13

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    ARI 7 @ ATL 41

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    OAK 23 @ ARI 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    ARI 10 @ LAC 41

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    ARI 10 @ SEA 22

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    TB 38 @ ARI 35

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    ARI 24 @ MIN 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    SEA 36 @ ARI 18

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    ARI 13 @ KC 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    SF 27 @ ARI 6

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    LAR 19 @ ARI 6

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    DEN 13 @ ARI 43

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ARI 12 @ CAR 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    DAL 26 @ ARI 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    ARI 7 @ SF 38

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Too Young To Overuse



Pyro's take: Bruce Arians has made it clear that Johnson will be the center piece of the Cardinals offense again in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: If anything this confirmation, although it's coach speak, may lead owners to push Johnson above of Bell and Elliot for preseason RB1. Johnson has stated that his goal is 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards.

03/29/17, 12:21 PM CDT by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

David Johnson Full Throttle



Pyro's take: After David Johnson's brutal looking injury to end his 2016 campaign, Johnson required no surgery and is reportedly back to full strength well before OTA's.

Fantasy Goo: Confirmation that Johnson is now healthy cements him into the top tier of running backs for 2017 and arguable the top overall pick. Expect the Cardinals to lean on Johnson as Palmer ends his career in Arizona.

03/13/17, 11:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

No Surgery for RB1



Pyro's take: David Johnson's MRI came back with a MRI sprain after that gruesome injury.

Fantasy Goo: Barring any setbacks, DJ should be good to go for the 2017 fantasy season and this injury should not hurt his fantasy draft stock as a potential #1 overall selection.

01/04/17, 10:45 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Hansel, So Hot Right Now, Draft Plays of the Week



Pyro's take: The Pyro Heat Index Plays of the Week

QB Matt Ryan (8,500FD/7,300DK) 6.5th best matchup.
RB David Johnson (9,800FD/10,100DK) 4th best matchup
WR Jordy Nelson (7,700FC/7,300DK) 6th best matchup

12/16/16, 09:43 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

DJ is a Huge Chalk Play in DFS in Week 10



Pyro's take: He is relatively cheap on the DFS sites. For example, on Draft Kings, he is just $8,400. Well if you are hoping for 3X value, that means you are aiming for him to get 25.2. David Johnson's Draft Kings average is 25 points. So essentially, the man is averaging 3X value.

Fantasy Goo: The Cardinals have the highest implied total of the week; they are expected to score 31 points. The 49'ers D is allowing a league-high 5.3 yards per carry. In cash games, DJ is a must start. In GPP, I could see pivoting away in a certain percentage of your games, but still, in cash, his floor is just too likely achieved and that right there is 3X value.

11/12/16, 11:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

David Johnson the Monster



Pyro's take: David Johnson's 334.4 standard point pace, would be the best season by a non-QB since Chris Johnson in 2009.

10/25/16, 03:52 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

David Johnson torches the Jets



Pyro's take: David Johnson destroyed the Jets and while he has been matchup proof, this further reaffirms it. The Jets hadn't allowed 30 standard fantasy points to a running back since 2014. And that was Branden Oliver.

10/19/16, 05:35 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

David Johnson RB1 ROS?

David Johnson is still averaging nearly a fantasy point per touch this season.He averaged 1.1 fantasy points per touch last season.

Pyro's take: David Johnson is still averaging nearly a fantasy point per touch this season.He averaged 1.1 fantasy points per touch last season.

09/26/16, 06:21 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

David Johnson To Remain A Key Component In The Cardinals Passing Attack Even As Chris Johnson Returns To Health

Coming out of High school

Pyro's take: Coming out of High School, David Johnson was expected to be a wide receiver for UNI. The Cardinals' recognized that and plan to continue to take advantage of his dual threat talent.

Fantasy Goo: This isn't exactly breaking news, but it's encouraging that the Cardinals plan to keep using Johnson the same way they have the first two weeks of the season. There were questions coming into the year as to if he would continue to be the workhorse of that back field with Chris Johnson coming back from injury, so this hearing this news come from the Cardinals themselves is nothing but encouraging.

09/23/16, 11:06 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.azcardinals.com

Chatter about RB David Johnson being the bell cow

My guess on touches this year: D. Johnson 60%, C Johnson 30%, A. Ellington 10%. – Fox Sports – Cardinals Insider

Pyro's take: My guess on touches this year: D. Johnson 60%, C Johnson 30%, A. Ellington 10%. – Fox Sports – Cardinals Insider

Fantasy Goo: This is that time of year when misinformation, guessing and bullshitting takes place. If David Johnson is the stud running back we are starting to believe he is then the Arizona coaching staff already knows this. When it counts David Johnson will be in the game. Will Chris Johnson “spell” David Johnson here and there? Of course, and if you remember, Chris Johnson has had a tough time finding a team in recent years. Most people did not think Chris Johnson could be much but Arizona helped Chris prove he can still play, but not as CJ2K any longer. Carson Palmer had another nice year slinging it which opens the running game. However, unless Arizona feels worried about David Johnson playing too much he will be the man. Bruce Arians said earlier in the year that David Johnson has a chance to be one of the all-time best running backs. So, if healthy, David should get the ball as much as possible. 60% is not enough.

06/09/16, 09:07 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

GM Steve Keim said it is "scary" to think how good David Johnson can be.

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Pyro's take: Click on Source link to hear what Keim says

Keim said Johnson was only "scratching the surface" in his explosive rookie year, and he believes Johnson is "truly a three-down back." Fox Sports 910's Mike Jurecki reported last week Johnson would serve as the 2016 "bellcow," and it sounds like Keim is comfortable with the young back in that role. Johnson should be one of the top five running backs of the board in 2016 fantasy drafts.--Rotoworld

02/17/16, 10:21 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.azcardinals.com

David Johnson (toe) is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game

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Pyro's take: Mike Jurecki with the Friday practice report included in the source link.

01/23/16, 01:19 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

The Duke Returns in Week 16

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Pyro's take: Ellington was listed for 2 partial practices this week. Coach BA said he will suite up today. the question is usage. Althought the Cardinals are still playing for a better seed, they wilil also think to rest some guys. To me, why rush Ellington back when DJ is Richard Pryor as he has been "Busting Loose". I can't recommend plahying Ellington. But for DJ owners, I dont think Johnoson will suffer a significant loss in touches. Sit Ellington, roll with DJ

12/27/15, 10:43 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.azcardinals.com

David Johnson on Sideline with ice pack on Knee

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Pyro's take: David Johnson got tripped up on his way to the end zone and fell hard on his knee. It was first called a touchdown, but the play was called back to the three.

12/10/15, 09:51 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

DJ will be the Main RB in Zona for Week 13

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Pyro's take: With CJ2K n Ir with an option to return, and Ellington already out, Week 13 will see David Johson in the lead RB role. I think he should easily garner 22-25 touches. He is only $3,400 on Draft Kings, a great play.

12/04/15, 11:57 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
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David Johnson is "the lead guy now" with Chris Johnson (fractured tibia) out at least eight weeks.

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Pyro's take: Alex Marvez via Twitter "Johnson will be "the lead guy now," according to Arians. Sounds optimistic that Andre Ellington may be able to play v @STLouisRams"

The Rams' defense has been worn down in recent weeks due to the offense not staying on the field. Johnson is relatively fresh and young. He could have an explosive day.

12/01/15, 11:36 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Andre Ellington a Coin Flip to play on Sunday

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Pyro's take: According to Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki via twitter "BA (Bruce Arians) On Ellington’s availability
“He’s 50/50. He can go straight ahead real fast as always. It’s just the turning and stopping a little bit.”

IF he is 50/50 now, I would say its doubtful he plays. No reason to rush someone as fragile as Ellington is when he is half healthy.

If Andre Ellington cannot go, expect to see the Chris and David Johnson show again,

10/01/15, 01:22 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Ellington Ruled Out for Week 3 is Good News for DJ Owners

Ellington Out Week 3

Pyro's take: Although it was expected, it is now official, Ellington will not play in week 3. David Johnson was my "Two Weeks Too EWarly To Pick Up" player before week 2 on the Pyro Podcast Light. So, hopefully you heeded the foresight. This kid is explosive and I believe his talent will win over old school coach, Bruce Arians, in the end.

09/26/15, 07:44 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Bigger piece of the pie

DJ

Pyro's take: David Johnson is getting a piece of the pie according to head coach Bruce Arians. Rookie David Johnson has been performing well and with brittle Andre Ellington it may not be long before he is full-time.

09/24/15, 11:59 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nfl.com

David Johnson Continues to Impress

David Johnson continues to shine

Pyro's take: Rookie RB David Johnson was one of my picks on Episode 10 of the Pyro Light Podcast. He is a guy I suggested you grab now before everyone in you league tries to nab him on the waivers. Well, that was Friday, Sunday rolled around and sure enough, he ran a kick back for a TD and on the ground went 5 for 42 and another TD. Ellington will return sooner than later, but with Johnson's undeniable talent, he will continue to see more and more opportunities. Just in case you are not cou nting, in 2 games he has a rushing TD, a receiving TD, and a kickreturn TD

09/20/15, 06:12 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

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