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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2018 Round 2 (11)
College: Auburn
DOB: 1997-06-30 Age: 23

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 DET 10 118 641 5.4 3 39 32 213 6.7 1 109.4 10.9
2019 DET 8 113 403 3.6 3 15 10 127 12.7 1 77.0 9.6
2020 DET 10 47 175 3.7 1 19 14 152 10.9 1 44.7 4.5
2020 (Projected) DET   122 526 4.3 3   28 221 7.9 1 98.7  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Unfortunately Johnson has been the poster-child for the reason the running back position gets a bad rap. A difference maker when on the field, alas Johnson has missed 14 games since entering the NFL in 2018 and his lack of availability led the Lions picking D'Andre Swift in the draft. A more than capable three-down runner, Johnson enters a pivotal point in his career. He simply must stay healthy and effective to hold off Swift, and while I think his experience in the offense will help him hold down a share of the early season load, he could quickly drop in the pecking order with another injury or a continued drop in efficiency. Even when healthy last season Johnson failed to live up the expectations set after his rookie year. In theeight games he played in 2019, his yards-per-carry average dipped from 5.4 in 2018, to 3.6 and he was on pace for fewer targets and receptions despite being the team's clear cut RB1.

In a crowded fantasy backfield like Detroit, I'm going to always go with the more explosive/versatile player, and while Johnson certainly has upside because of his age, draft pedigree and goal line chances, he needs just too many things to fall his way to achieve fantasy difference maker status.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB3 Kerryon Johnson
RB3RB2 D'Andre Swift
RB4FB1 Nick Bawden
RB5RB4 Jonathan Williams
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury D'Andre Swift not expected to play
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 26, 9:23 am

Detroit Lions
Lions' RB D’Andre Swift, listed as questionable for today due to a concussion, is unlikely to play against the Texans, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Lions will once again be without their two best playmakers in Kenny Golladay and Swift. Expect Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to share the workload against the Texans today. Kerryon is the better option in PPR leagues. The Texans have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to running backs.


Injury Swift, Golladay, Amendola out for the Lions
Matthew Stafford is Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions Friday practice report with game designations: D’Andre Swift, Kenny Golladay & Danny Amendola are OUT. Matthew Stafford is QUESTIONABLE (Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Lions will be rolling out their JV team against the Panthers this week. Expect Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to handle most of the running back duties while Marvin Jones Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus will be the top three wideouts. Stafford is expected to start despite his thumb injury but will have depleted weaponry to aid in his fantasy efforts.


Injury D'Andre Swift misses practice Thursday
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 19, 3:47 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions' RB D'Andre Swift did not practice today due to a concussion, putting his availability for Sunday’s game in question. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This sounds like bad news for Swift's chances of playing on Sunday. He doesn't have enough practices left in the week for him to clear the protocol. We could be looking at Adrian Peterson as the starter with Kerryon Johnson and Jonathan Williams filling backup roles.


Injury D'Andre Swift listed 4th on Lions depth chart
Leg injury
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 8, 1:30 pm

Detroit Lions
This depth chart is unofficial. It isn’t even composed by coaches. The Lions did name Kerryon Johnson their starting running back heading into Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears. Adrian Peterson, signed this week, slots in behind him at No. 2. Ty Johnson is the third-string back, while D’Andre Swift -- yes, that D'Andre Swift -- and Jamal Agnew both on the fourth team. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: Team depth charts aren't necessarily the most trustworty documents but it's just a reminder that the rookie isn't set to have a big workload right out of the gate. Swift will work his way into the mix as the season progresses but it feels like Johnson and Peterson will handle the bulk of work to start the season.


Detroit adds Adrian Peterson to running back mix
Swift may be limited early in the season
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 6, 9:51 am

Detroit Lions
The Lions are signing Adrian Peterson to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports, shaking up a backfield that has already undergone a lot of changes this offseason. Kerryon Johnson is back, but will share the backfield with newcomers like D’Andre Swift, a second-round pick, and Jason Cabinda, a converted linebacker who will play fullback. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: This moves adds another body to the Lions running back and indicates Swift's leg injury may limit him early in the season. Peterson and offensive play-caller Darrell Bevell are familiar with each from their days in Minnesota.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CHI L 23-27 7 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
2 at GB L 21-42 8 32 4.0 1 1 0 0 - 0 9.2
3 at ARI W 26-23 3 16 5.3 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 3.0
4 NO L 29-35 3 9 3.0 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 1.2
6 at JAC W 34-16 4 9 2.3 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 2.0
8 IND L 21-41 0 0 - 0 2 2 15 7.5 1 7.5
9 at MIN L 20-34 4 29 7.3 0 3 3 36 12.0 0 6.5
10 WAS W 30-27 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
11 at CAR L 0-20 6 17 2.8 0 5 2 21 10.5 0 3.8
12 HOU L 25-41 11 46 4.2 0 4 4 52 13.0 0 9.8

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at ARI T 27-27 16 49 3.1 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 6.2
2 LAC W 13-10 12 41 3.4 0 3 2 47 23.5 1 14.8
3 at PHI W 27-24 20 36 1.8 1 1 1 7 7.0 0 10.3
4 KC L 30-34 26 125 4.8 0 3 2 32 16.0 0 15.7
6 at GB L 22-23 13 34 2.6 1 4 2 27 13.5 0 12.1
7 MIN L 30-42 5 23 4.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.3
16 at DEN L 17-27 10 42 4.2 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 4.3
17 GB L 20-23 11 53 4.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.3

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYJ L 17-48 5 17 3.4 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 3.7
2 at SF L 27-30 8 43 5.4 0 6 5 23 4.6 0 6.6
3 NE W 26-10 16 101 6.3 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 11.0
4 at DAL L 24-26 9 55 6.1 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 11.6
5 GB W 31-23 12 70 5.8 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 8.5
7 at MIA W 32-21 19 158 8.3 0 3 2 21 10.5 0 17.9
8 SEA L 14-28 8 22 2.8 0 8 6 69 11.5 0 9.1
9 at MIN L 9-24 12 37 3.1 0 5 3 7 2.3 0 4.4
10 at CHI L 22-34 14 51 3.6 1 6 6 38 6.3 1 20.9
11 CAR W 20-19 15 87 5.8 1 2 2 10 5.0 0 15.7

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