Cardinals David Johnson Makes NFL's top 25 breakout prospects list FBO

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  1. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    1. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
    412 offensive snaps, third-round pick (2015), age 24

    You may remember Mr. Johnson as a major swing factor for your fantasy football league last winter. His advanced statistics certainly backed up the touchdowns: Johnson finished fourth in rushing DVOA and eighth in DYAR in his rookie season. And while he's not a dumbfoundingly obvious talent like Todd Gurley, that's the reason the Cardinals were able to get Johnson in the third round. At 6-foot-1, 224 pounds, Johnson is built to be a workhorse back. He also made outstanding plays as a receiver, finishing sixth in receiving DYAR among running backs and averaging 4.0 more yards after the catch than expected given where he caught those passes. The usual caveats about running backs apply -- high attrition, increased role-splitting -- but Johnson sure looks like a franchise running back as we enter 2016.

    Source: ESPN