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Kerryon Johnson
Running Back
Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 211 Age: 23 Exp: 3 years College: Auburn Drafted: 2018 R2 43,
Avg FF PTS
4.53
Per Game
Cumulative FF PTS
13.6
Position Rank: 48th
Projected FF PTS
3
Week 3 @ARI
Upside / Downside
-6.27
Week 3 @ARI
Posted: 9/21/2020 3:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson ran eight times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers and he was targeted once without any catches.
Huddle Up: Johnson had eight total touches while Adrian Peterson had seven touches and D'Andre Swift posted 10. Head coach Matt Patricia is from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and he tends to ride with the hot hand and/or play the back who gives his team the best matchup. Fantasy owners do not care for it much.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:00 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed seven times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson went nowhere fast, and he was outperformed by both Adrian Peterson and rookie D'Andre Swift. Get used to it. Johnson is hurtling toward acquiring that label which starts with the letter B. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:00 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed seven times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson went nowhere fast, and he was outperformed by both Adrian Peterson and rookie D'Andre Swift. Get used to it. Johnson is hurtling toward acquiring that label which starts with the letter B. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.
Posted: 8/28/2020 11:07 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson likely will open the season as the team's starting running back.
Huddle Up: Johnson was expected to compete for the job with D'Andre Swift, but Swift is dealing with an injury. He rushed for only 403 yards and three touchdowns last season but has a chance to improve on those stats if he receives a majority of the carries. He can be a No. 3 running back in some fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/23/2020 5:00 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson said he has become comfortable playing with a brace on his right knee. 'So that's just the new me,' Johnson said. 'I'm the knee-brace guy, everybody jokes about it. It feels great. I like having the knee brace on. It helps me out a lot.'
Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be healthy heading into the 2020 season, but last year's injury issues likely cost him any shot at becoming a lead back in Detroit. The Lions added D'Andre Swift in the second round of the draft, likely pushing Johnson into RB4 territory as a backup to the rookie.
Posted: 8/19/2020 1:36 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's limited reps in practice have been planned and are not related to an injury, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: While Johnson appears to be healthy after last year's injury-filled campaign, he is probably going to play second fiddle to rookie D'Andre Swift in the Detroit backfield. He is best viewed as a RB4 in his current situation, but he would quickly become a fantasy starter if Swift goes down.
Posted: 8/15/2020 5:50 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was photographed wearing a brace on his right knee during the team's first practice of training camp Friday, Aug. 14. It is not believed, though, that Johnson has reinjured the knee he had a procedure on during the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: There are currently no health concerns for Johnson, but he is coming off a disappointing, injury-truncated second season in which he compiled only 530 total yards and four TDs. And since, the Lions have drafted D'Andre Swift in the second round, making Johnson a low-end RB3/high-end RB4 who could find himself on the low end of a timeshare.
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.
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