Panic time: David Johnson fantasy owners react to wrist injury
So this is close to a worst-case scenario. David Johnson left the Arizona Cardinals’ Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions with a wrist injury and didn’t return after a third-quarter departure.
It’s bad for the Cardinals.
It’s bad for their fans.
And it’s also bad for fantasy football owners across the nation.
It caused widespread panic across the internet because Johnson, the third-year running back coming off an All-Pro year where he fell just shy of recording more than 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards, was widely considered a top-three draft pick in fantasy football.
Well, those lucky enough to select Johnson probably high up in their respective drafts were panicking as much as Arizona fans were as their Cardinals found themselves in an ugly battle with the Lions on Sunday.
The following memes were about fantasy owners.
But they also express the feelings of Arizona fans as they watched Detroit follow Johnson’s injury by scoring 20 straight points.
i felt a great disturbance in The Force. As if millions of David Johnson owners suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced pic.twitter.com/fatvEeRKXD
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) September 10, 2017
David Johnson injured… pic.twitter.com/idbNW3hUEr
— Erik Pflanz (@ErikPflanz) September 10, 2017
David Johnson down. Everything is terrible. pic.twitter.com/VZc9V4lodr
— Andy Jerome Carlson (@AndyCarlsonShow) September 10, 2017
David Johnson's hurt pic.twitter.com/WqZHkVvbC6
— marlo (@steveciancioIo) September 10, 2017
Dear Lord baby Jesus, please tell me that David Johnson is gonna be ok. pic.twitter.com/3acjzQv0va
— Andre Smith (@thedresmith) September 10, 2017
Everyone who picked David Johnson 1st overall pic.twitter.com/1JsfZlwtVx
— Joel Robertson (@ImJoelRobertson) September 10, 2017
David Johnson goes to locker room with wrist injury.
His owners hitting the panic button like… pic.twitter.com/4Zr3DeBIj5
— ESPN FantasyFauxball (@ESPNFauxball) September 10, 2017
David Johnson injury? pic.twitter.com/3idCu4f9Yz
— Taylor Slavens (@SlavensT) September 10, 2017
David Johnson continues to ruin my day, exactly why I hate having the #1 pick in fantasy drafts. pic.twitter.com/limb0LdNlX
— Matty Ice (@MattyIceSBR) September 10, 2017
David Johnson injured 😭 #fantasy pic.twitter.com/UXo6BbJdT2
— Alyssa Davie (@AlyssaRuns4Kids) September 10, 2017
Watching David Johnson leave with an injury like.. pic.twitter.com/ihc5luZRny
— Yoshi (@yoshimon_7) September 10, 2017
David Johnson injury has me like pic.twitter.com/poBef3kWse
— Austin Cherry (@AustinCherry5) September 10, 2017
DAVID JOHNSON WAS MY FIRST PICK TOO. pic.twitter.com/g3KsQGQpMy
— Larry, bro. ⚾️☕️🤙🏾 (@xEnterOblivion) September 10, 2017
R.I.P. to everyone who chose David Johnson on their fantasy team. #SundayMorning #Cardinals pic.twitter.com/hKNNJbfCC2
— Our Sports Polls (@OurSportsPolls) September 10, 2017
When David Johnson gets hurt. pic.twitter.com/sbAroy6T6E
— Josh Scott (@TheJoshScott) September 10, 2017
When you sees David Johnson is questionable. pic.twitter.com/uNtCMjv15g
— Eric Dubs (@ericdubov) September 10, 2017
GG to Fantasy Owners who wasted their 1st round pick on David Johnson and now he's out. pic.twitter.com/HDO3FlOo6f
— Joe Aranda (@HalftimeJoe) September 10, 2017