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.
Posted: 10/21/2019 11:23 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) likely will miss some time because of the knee injury he suffered in Week 7 and is considered week-to-week at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson likely will miss at least one game because of the injury, so Ty Johnson probably will take over as the starting running back with J.D. McKissic also receiving some snaps. Ty Johnson can be considered a flex option in some leagues this week.
Posted: 10/20/2019 6:16 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 7 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Johnson's status is uncertain at this point, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. Ty Johnson probably would take over the starting job if Johnson misses time and could be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 10/15/2019 3:43 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Johnson tumbled back to Earth after a 125-yard performance last time out, but at least he found the end zone in this one. That's two TDs in the past three games. He'll look to get back on track yardage-wise in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Posted: 9/30/2019 12:47 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 26 times for 125 yards in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs while adding two grabs for 32 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson entered the day with 126 rushing yards over his first three games with just 2.6 yards per carry, so this was a much-needed performance for his fantasy owners. It wasn't all great, as he lost a fumble. Treat him as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 6 after the team's bye.
Posted: 9/23/2019 1:47 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 20 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for seven yards in a 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Johnson salvaged his day with a one-yard scoring plunge, but he has struggled with efficiency all year. The good news is he continues to see a heavy workload, and the volume should keep him in the flex conversation.
Posted: 9/15/2019 8:52 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 41 yards on 12 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. He also caught two passes for 47 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has rushed for less than 50 yards in each of the first two games but will continue to be the starting running back moving forward. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 back or flex option next week.
Posted: 9/09/2019 3:35 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 16 times for a team-best 49 yards and he added two grabs for 13 yards on two targets in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: It was a struggle for the Lions run game, as they managed 116 yards with 3.6 yards per tote, and Johnson went for just 3.1 yards per pop. Despite the mediocre numbers he is a decent RB2 in most fantasy leagues until further notice. The Lions host the Chargers in Week 2.
Posted: 7/25/2019 9:36 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has the potential to be the workhorse in 2019, but after missing six games due to a knee injury in 2018, and his head coach's belief in a by-committee approach, he might have his workload managed early on. 'Nobody's setting a number, a ceiling, a floor or anything of who's going to get what touches and all that,' running backs coach Kyle Caskey said Wednesday, July 24. 'It's all about getting the running game going and then setting up all the other stuff for us. But whoever the best running back is that comes out of this thing will be getting the touches, whoever's hot will be getting the touches.'
Huddle Up: It is expected Johnson will the bellcow, in terms of carrying the football, while Theo Riddick will see plenty of work catching the ball out of the backfield. Ty Johnson, C.J. Anderson, Mark Thompson and Zach Zenner are also in the mix, jockeying for touches, but Johnson is the Detroit back to own for fantasy purposes, and he could be a solid RB2 in most formats if he can stay healthy.