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Report: Kenyan Drake supplants David Johnson on Cardinals

The Cardinals running back depth chart appears to be in flux. We break down the fantasy football implications heading into Week 11.

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals appear to have a change to their depth chart heading into Week 11. Running back Kenyan Drake took first team receiving drills ahead of David Johnson, according to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss.

Last week, Johnson returned to the lineup from an ankle injury and was listed as a co-starter with Drake. It didn’t take long to see that Drake had supplanted Johnson in the lineup. Drake finished the game with ten rushing attempts and six receptions, while Johnson had five rushing attempts and one reception.

Fantasy football analysis: Cardinals RBs Kenyan Drake, David Johnson

This news is not shocking, and DraftKings pricing has reflected that. Drake entered the week at $5,400 while Johnson was listed at $5,100. This could change further when Chase Edmonds returns, but for not, that’s what it is.

Johnson was ineffective in his work, and is not playing at full capacity. The question for now is if that will change or if Drake is the guy moving forward. Arizona faces a 49ers team that gave up 110 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards to Drake two weeks ago. I suspect he gets the bulk of the work and is the player to start while we wait to see if Johnson can get back on track.