Posted: 6/11/2020 4:29 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is pleased with the selection of RB D'Andre Swift in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. 'Look, I knew we were going to draft a running back eventually. I think we got, in my opinion, definitely one of the top two (in the draft). I love having a running back. I love winning games and I think he can help us do that, so I wasn't tripping at all,' Johnson said during a Wednesday, June 10, Zoom call with reporters.
'But just having multiple running backs that are capable of running the ball at an efficient level, whether the style is different or the style is the same, it just takes the stress off one another,' Johnson added. 'This is going to be his (Swift's) first (season) in the league. This is going to be my third. We're all going to have the help of Bo (Scarbrough) and Ty (Johnson) and all those other guys. All our running backs before Huntley and Swift came all started in an NFL game. All of us started multiple (games), so that's something not a lot of teams can say. We got a lot of guys who know how to play, we got a lot of guys who have played and I think we'll all get along just fine.'
Posted: 4/04/2020 3:31 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson averaged 20.3 touches and 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the first four games in 2019.
Huddle Up: An injury eventually cost Johnson most of the 2019 season, but the heavy workload early in the year shouldn't be forgotten. Unless the Lions add a back early in the draft, Johnson could have another chance to show he can be a bell cow. Keep him in mind as a volume-based RB2 candidate.
Posted: 12/23/2019 2:01 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 10 times for 42 yards and caught his only target for one yard in a 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Playing for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Week 7, Johnson led the Lions in rushing attempts. Detroit seems committed to giving him some work to close out the year, and he could be a flex play in Week 17 against a Green Bay defense that has struggled against the run.
Posted: 12/22/2019 2:16 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is expected to get his normal workload in Week 16's contest against the Denver Broncos, even if he doesn't necessarily start the game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson had been sidelined since Week 7 due to a knee injury and was just activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 21. Although it's promising that he is slated to receive the bulk of the carries for the Lions this afternoon, he still makes a risky flex option because it remains to be seen how effective he will be in his first action in over two months. Bo Scarbrough is also expected to see a handful of offensive snaps against the Broncos but isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Posted: 12/21/2019 9:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was activated off of the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 21, according to a source. He's eligible to play Sunday, Dec. 22, against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been out since Week 7, but he should get a large amount of work over the final two games of the season. He totaled 434 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on 101 touches over his first six games of the year. He's a risky flex option in a tough matchup.
Posted: 12/19/2019 10:00 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) 'hopes to' play Sunday, Dec. 22, against the Denver Broncos, he said Thursday, Dec. 19. He hasn't yet been activated from the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Johnson will be a risky flex play if activated in time. He's likely to form a committee with Bo Scarbrough.
Posted: 12/19/2019 6:42 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is practicing with the team Thursday, Dec. 19, and looks as though he'll rejoin the lineup Sunday, Dec. 22, against the Denver Broncos, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic. Burke adds he'd plan on Johnson starting the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been sidelined since suffering the injury in Week 7. The sophomore had rushed for 308 yards and two touchdowns on 92 carries through six games while adding nine receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown. He'll return to a difficult matchup, if activated, and makes for a risky flex option in 12-team leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2019 2:16 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) believes he and RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) can be a 'dominant' tandem whenever Johnson is activated from the Reserve/Injured list. 'Kerryon has his style of running, and I have my style of running, and when you get two guys with different styles, but somewhat similar, I think it's harder for the defense because you don't actually switch out linebackers and safeties,' Scarbrough said.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough has emerged as a workhorse for Detroit in Johnson's absence, logging at least 18 carries and no fewer than 65 yards in three straight games. Still, he hasn't shown much in the way of explosiveness, and as a volume-based fantasy option, it is unlikely Scarbrough will have much value whenever Johnson does return.
Posted: 12/14/2019 2:08 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) said he has not experienced any setbacks during his recovery from knee surgery.
Huddle Up: Johnson could be activated off the Reserve/Injured list as early as Week 16. If you have the ability to stash him in the meantime, he could become a useful option for the final two games.
Posted: 12/04/2019 5:32 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Johnson can't come off IR until Week 16, but if you're in a position to stash him until then, he could become a factor.