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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2018 Round 2 (11)
College: Auburn
DOB: 1997-06-30 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#17 3 3.04

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 6 92 308 3.3 2 14 9 126 14.0 1 61.4 10.2
2019 (Projected) DET   210 985 4.7 6   44 303 6.9 2 176.8  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Despite a knee injury that cost him seven games, Johnson did something not seen from a Lions player in 5 years. He rushed for 100 yards in a game, 101 in Week 3 to be exact! Johnson went on to repeat the feat in a dominant Week 7 performance against Miami and justify the draft capital Detroit spent on him.

Injury aside, Johnson had a solid first season in the NFL. His 10.9 standard points per game would have made him an easy RB2, and his 5.4 yards per carry, and 32 receptions lived up to his pre-draft scouting report of explosion and versatility. The one knock on his game did come to fruition, and that was the durability. The health of Johnson and the nature of the position lead straight to the biggest red flag for Johnson's 2019 value, and that's workload. The former Auburn Tiger has shown the ability to become a fantasy stud, but under Matt Patrcia and new coordinator Darrell Bevell, it's going to be a difficult reality. Patricia and Bevell have a history of using multiple guys in the backfield, and I just don't see them suddenly switching course and hitching their sled to one lead dog, despite how capable he might be. Patricia has already gone on record this offseason about his desire for a committee backfield, and any hope that Johnson will make up the loss of rushes with more receptions can just look back at the history of Bevell and how underused his backs in Seattle were in the passing game.

Watch tape from last year and you will see that Johnson plays the game with an effortless stride, and explosive first step. He's the best back the Lions have had in years, and in typical Detroit fashion, he will cede work to lesser talented players. Maybe he simply plays so well he becomes the alpha and the Lions can't take him off the field, but I'm afraid that while he'll have no problem leading this committee, there is no way he approaches 18-20 carries a game, and likely tops out as an RB2 with upside.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB4 Bo Scarbrough
RB2RB2 Ty Johnson
RB3RB3 J.D. McKissic
RB4RB1 Kerryon Johnson
RB5FB1 Nick Bawden
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Kerryon Johnson lands on IR with knee injury
Eligible to return in Week 15
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 22, 2:05 pm

Detroit Lions
Kerryon Johnson is headed for injured reserve with a knee injury for the second time in as many years, dealing a major blow to Detroit’s running game and sparking more questions about his long-term health and durability with the team. Johnson injured his right knee during Sunday’s loss against Minnesota and underwent a procedure early Tuesday according to head coach Matt Patricia. He is eligible to return for a Week 15 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: Welp, the Lions will likely be adding a running back soon but for the time being Ty Johnson will be the hot pickup on the waiver wire this week. J.D. McKissic will operate as the passing down back.


Injury Kerryon Johnson (knee) week-to-week with injury
Ty Johnson takes over early-down duties for Lions
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 22, 10:53 am

Detroit Lions
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter: "Lions’ RB Kerryon Johnson is expected to miss “some time” with a knee injury, per source. For now, Johnson will be called week to week." (ESPN/Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Backup RB Ty Johnson is the obvious choice to handle lead back duties in Kerryon's stead, but J.D. McKissic is a capable pass receiver who could make an impact in deeper fantasy leagues and DFS.



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

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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