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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2018 Round 2 (11)
College: Auburn
DOB: 1997-06-30 Age: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#39 6 5.03

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
2018 (Projected) DET   159 667 4.2 4   34 202 5.9 0 110.9  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
I'm going to go on record and state that Johnson is going to be the first Detroit running back to rush for 100 yards in a game since 2013. The ultra-productive (led the SEC in rushing last season) 2nd round pick from Auburn is an athletic (all-state basketball player in high school) and versatile addition to the Detroit backfield. He doesn't have elite quickness or speed, but he plays fast, hitting the hole and getting to the next level of the defense quickly. Some scouts have likened his running style to Le'Veon Bell, and he has shown the ability to be a three-down player at the pro level. Basically, he has everything coaches and scouts need from a productive starting NFL back. He can generate yardage in many ways, from sheer will, elusiveness and reading the defense. But how exactly does all this translate into fantasy relevance?

I'll put it simply, I really like Johnson's outlook this year. Now some scouts were turned off by his combination of frame and running style, being concerned that he might have trouble holding up to big workloads in the NFL. Well, I don't think that's a problem in Detroit. Even though he CAN play on all three downs, he won't HAVE to with Riddick and Blount to pick up some of the dirty work. What Johnson WILL do is have the opportunity to run behind a greatly improved offensive line and a defense that will be spread out trying to stop the pass. The offensive scheme will be a lot like his college offense, and he has the intangibles to get on and stay on the field. His 20 touchdowns last season prove he has a nose for the endzone, and his 55 receptions in three years at Auburn show he's a quality receiver as well. Riddick and Blount are complementary players in this backfield, and Johnson should lead this team in rushing by a significant margin if he stays healthy. Being the 6th back taken in the draft, and playing for a team that's been the worst at running the football for years means Johnson could be a steal in early drafts. I like him as an RB3 that has RB2 upside.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Kerryon Johnson
RB2RB2 Theo Riddick
RB3RB3 LeGarrette Blount
RB4RB4 Zach Zenner
RB5FB1 Nick Bawden
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Lions settle on Darrell Bevell to run offense
Served as Seahawks' OC from 2011-17
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 17, 10:55 pm

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Darrell Bevell as the team’s offensive coordinator. Bevell comes to Detroit after most recently spending seven seasons (2011-17) with the Seattle Seahawks as the club’s offensive coordinator. (

FFToday's Take: Former OC Jim Bob Cooter was a holdover from the previous staff, so he was always likely to be considered expendable if the offense failed to perform well in 2018. In theory, Bevell will fulfill Patricia's edict to run the ball more often, although the former Seahawks' play-caller also got accused of calling too many passing plays toward the end of his time in Seattle. If Bevell does commit again to the ground game, Kerryon Johnson figures to benefit the most from his hire.

Injury Bruce Ellington misses practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 13, 12:55 pm

Detroit Lions
No Kerryon Johnson, Hand, Wagner, Bruce Ellington or Charles Washington at Lions practice today. Jamal Agnew doesn’t look any closer to coming off IR, still working on the side with trainers. (Dave Birkett on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ellington missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring and is in danger of missing this week's game against Bills. Theo Riddick could be more involved in the passing game if the low aDOT possession receiver sits.

Injury Kerryon Johnson week to week with knee injury
Sprained knee
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 19, 11:56 am

Detroit Lions
Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is week to week with a sprained knee per source. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was on his way to a 100-yard rushing game when he left in the third quarter with what appears to be a sprained knee. It's unlikely he will play on Thursday leaving LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner to handle running back duties in Week 12.

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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