Johnson will certainly be the apple of many fantasy football owners’ eyes in Week 16. However, the bigger issue is what Johnson can give the Cardinals.
Assuming Sunday wasn’t a one-off for Johnson, who earned the starting role in part due to a slew of injuries, his presence gives Arizona an added dimension to an already explosive team.
Honey Badger injury aside, the Cardinals are a more balanced team than Carolina.
Yeah, I said it.
However, will the Cardinals hold up by the time they reach a potential matchup with the Panthers in the NFC title game?
Quite possibly. Although, I’m not exactly convinced we’ll ever see that game.
#1 – New England Patriots (AFC North champion, bye)
#2 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North champion, bye)
#3 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion)
#4 – Houston Texans (AFC South champion)
#5 – Kansas City Chiefs (Wild Card)
#6 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Wild Card)
#1 – Carolina Panthers (NFC South champion, bye)
#2 – Arizona Cardinals (NFC West champion, bye)
#3 – Green Bay Packers (NFC North champion)
#4 – Washington Redskins (NFC East champion)
#5 – Minnesota Vikings (Wild Card)
#6 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
WILD CARD ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 4:30PM – #5 Minnesota Vikings at #4 Washington Redskins (ESPN)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 8:00PM – #6 Pittsburgh Steelers at #3 Denver Broncos (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 1:00PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Houston Texans (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – #5 Seattle Seahawks at #4 Washington Redskins (FOX)
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 4:30PM – DEN/HOU/KC at #2 Cincinnati (NBC)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 8PM – GB/WAS/MIN at #2 Arizona (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 1PM – WAS/SEA/MIN at #1 Carolina (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 4:30PM – HOU/KC/PIT at #1 New England (CBS)
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