Fantasy Football 2015: 10 rookies you want to draft

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Jun 9, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson during minicamp practice at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

9. RB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

Andre Ellington couldn’t match his impressive 2013 campaign last year, and the Arizona Cardinals have brought in David Johnson to bolster their corps. It’s entirely possible we see a similar situation in Arizona to what we saw in Cincinnati last season. The Bengals had Giovani Bernard, but it was Jeremy Hill who eventually leapfrogged him on the depth chart.

With that possibility, it’s worth drafting Johnson late on. If Ellington continues to struggle, Johnson could be brought in to help out.

He’s currently nursing a hamstring injury, so this will need to be monitored. When he’s healthy, he has the potential to become the Cardinals’ main man in the backfield.

NFL draft expert Mike Mayock believes this was a smart pick by the Cardinals:

"“They needed this pick. The Cardinals needed a big back to complement Andre Ellington. Johnson has outstanding passing game traits. He catches the ball like Le’Veon Bell.”"

Lance Zierlein of had plenty of praise for the rookie before the draft also:

"“Johnson has been impressive this offseason, and if a team is looking for a rhythm runner with a good pace and hands to threaten out of the backfield, then he is the guy.”"

He should fall in most drafts until late on, but in this case he’s worth gambling on.

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