The Cardinals were a popular pick to make a Super Bowl run in 2016. To say they fell short of expectation would be an understatement. The silver lining of the season was David Johnson establishing himself as an elite running back. Can the Cardinals offense return to form in 2017?
David Johnson had to work for his touchdowns last year pic.twitter.com/McrsI1CkC4
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 11, 2017
You don’t need me to tell you how amazing David Johnson was last season. Maybe the most reliable player in the NFL, Johnson should be a top 2 pick. With elite receiving skills for a running back, Johnson is almost a guarantee for 20 points every Sunday.
BUST: Carson Palmer
One of the main issues in Arizona last season was Carson Palmer. After an amazing 2015 season, the quarterback struggled in 2016. When interceptions increase while yardage and touchdowns decrease, thing aren’t going to end well. Palmer’s struggles effected his receivers, and the offense as a whole. Now 37, Palmer can’t be expected to have another season like 2015. Look for him to be primarily handing the ball to Johnson. Leave Palmer off your radar unless you play in a two quarterback league.
I haven’t tweeted much today. Here’s a gif of Larry Fitzgerald catching a touchdown pass. 👊 pic.twitter.com/5m2xP38R0j
— 360°FantasyFootball (@360FFB) July 16, 2017
Larry Fitzgerald is an ageless wonder. After turning in another 1,000 yard season with 100+ catches, Fitzgerald continues to have value. His touchdown numbers were hurt by Palmer’s season but he still catches everything thrown his way.
Fitz is being drafted early in round seven, giving you great value. Other receives in this part of the draft are, Golden Tate and Jamison Crowder. All three of these receivers have value but Fitz is extremely reliable. With Fitz in your lineup, you know what you’re getting 10-12 targets a game and touchdown potential.
SLEEPER: John Brown
One of the keys to winning in fantasy football is not holding grudges. Anyone who drafted John Brown last year will be reluctant to select him again. Brown had his worst statistical season in a year many expected him to explode.
Most owners in your league will want no part of Brown this year, giving you exceptional value. Being drafted in round 10, Brown gives you a potential starter towards the end of your draft. Without Michael Floyd, Brown could see even more targets this year.