I could probably start every single fantasy football article with the same statement. “It’s never too early to talk about fantasy football.” I’ll stand by that statement and I’ll never sway from it. When news comes out, whether it’s just standard football news, or fantasy football-specific news, I always think about how it could impact my upcoming decisions in fantasy football.
That’s why, when Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke about his running backs, I was all ears. The report came from ESPN’s John Weinfuss, and allows all dynasty-league owners of David Johnson to relax, at least a little bit.
According to Weinfuss, Arians stated that Johnson has earned the right to be the “bell cow.”
“David’s earned the right now to be the bell cow,” Arians said. “Everybody’s got to take it from him. But Chris ran for 800 (yards) and probably would have had 1,200 had he stayed healthy. Andre can break the game open.”
It’s a pretty interesting spot, because I think many people believed that Chris Johnson wouldn’t re-sign with the Cardinals, so it was widely expected that Johnson would be in for a monstrous number of touches next season. Fortunately, he’ll at least still get the chance to get a heavy workload, but it’ll still be interesting to watch how Johnson being back in town impacts things.
One thing that’s for sure? I still have Johnson as one of my favorite PPR running backs for 2016.