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.
Posted: 10/23/2019 1:45 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Posted: 10/22/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) underwent a procedure on his injured knee Tuesday, Oct. 22, and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: Initial reports had Johnson missing "some time," but an IR designation would pretty much knock him out for the rest of the season. Sixth-round rookie Ty Johnson should handle the majority of snaps in his absence and should be added in all leagues, while J.D. McKissic figures to take the bulk of the work in the passing game. It's also entirely possible the Lions bring back C.J. Anderson to assume at least part of the early-down workload after cutting him earlier in the season.