2. Speaking of the offense, why the slow start for David Johnson? Can he do anything against a formidable Bears front-7? What about Larry Fitzgerald? Can he get anything going through the air? Fantasy owners need to know!
If the offensive line can open some holes for him, which they did in the preseason and have show glimpses of in the first two weeks, then the Cardinals can use Johnson more. They seem to get behind and all hell breaks loose on the plan. They’ve gotten away from using Johnson. I would love to see them use him more in the passing game the way Bruce Arians used him. That worked. As for Fitz, he tweaked his hamstring against the Los Angeles Rams and only caught three passes in week two. Wilks said he’d be suting up and playing though this week, despite sitting out practice on Wednesday. This is the one guy Bradford has been able to find in the air so far.
3. On the other side of the ball, the Cardinals have a few nice pieces on defense. Can they pressure Mitch Trubisky into some mistakes or can the Bears aerial attack gain some confidence after a couple of shaky outings? Will there be any running lanes for Jordan Howard, who’s been off to a slow start himself?
The defense has played better than the offense in spurts. They shut the Rams out in the first quarter last week, however they can’t seem to stop the run consistently. Rushers are getting seven, eight, nine yards a pop. The pass rush has been fairly non-existent, though nose tackle Robert Nkemdiche has managed to play well the first two weeks. As for your guy Howard? Oh, he will likely find some nice holes if the first two games are any indication.