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Remember when David Johnson was a fantasy stud? Well, that David Johnson might come back, starting this weekend.


After facing defenses like the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, and Minnesota Vikings -- all top defenses against running backs -- in the first seven weeks, Johnson and the Cardinals have an easier stretch of upcoming matchups. The 49ers, Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Lions and Falcons all rank in the bottom half of the league when it comes to giving up fantasy points to the running back position and, you guessed it, Johnson faces all of them over the next eight weeks.

And it's not like Johnson hasn't been involved in the Cardinals offense already this season. He's tallied 106 carries for 335 yards and five touchdowns as well as 20 receptions (30 targets) for 166 yards and one receiving touchdown. 

Johnson's fantasy arrow is pointing up, so if someone in your league has soured on their likely first-round pick, see if you can pull off a trade for the again future fantasy stud.


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