Fantasy Football: Top 15 Running Backs To Target In 2016

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#3 Fantasy Football running back David Johnson
#3 Fantasy Football running back David Johnson. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Fantasy Football Running Backs: #3 David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals

David Johnson burst onto the Fantasy Football scene at the tail end of the 2015 season.  That got the Cardinals to invest in him as their primary back for 2016.  Johnson is still a bit of an untested commodity, but he has young legs and loads of talent and ability.  Get him early.

Feature Back:  The big news for David Johnson is that he is going to get a full season in as a feature back.  Johnson has already shown big play ability and a nose for the endzone.  That should translate well when he takes on the starting role for a full season.

Can He Handle the Focus?:  It’s the same question that every young running back faces…can they handle the load?  Johnson shined when he got the call in 2015, but that was over the course of just a few games.  A full NFL season is a whole different story.

Draft Value – 1st Round:  Hey it’s a gamble, I won’t lie to you, but this is one you should feel good about.  Johnson is going to go quick in just about every fantasy draft out there, and he looks to be the real deal.  Build your roster around this guy.  

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