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College: Maryland | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 9/17/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 5

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

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Player Notes
Nov 24 6:30pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson wasn't able to do much with his limited touches in Week 12 against the Redskins. Johnson carried the ball four times for 11 yards and added two catches for 10 yards on two targets. He's failed to top 25 yards from scrimmage in three straight games now. Bo Scarbrough is the clear No. 1 running back in Detroit right now with Johnson and J.D. McKissic as his backups. Johnson can be dropped or left on waivers in all leagues at this point.

From RotoBaller

Nov 16 1:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson (concussion) has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol and was removed from the final Week 11 injury report against the Cowboys. He is good to go for Sunday. It's bad news for those that were looking to start J.D. McKissic as a deep league PPR flex, but he'll still be involved on passing downs this weekend. Johnson should see most of the early down carries, but he hasn't been efficient at all since Kerryon Johnson was lost for the season. Johnson is merely a last-gasp flex in deeper leagues, especially with quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) out for the second straight game.

From RotoBaller

Nov 15 4:20pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson (concussion) returned to a full practice on Friday but is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Cowboys. It's still unclear if Johnson has actually cleared the concussion protocol, but it's a good sign that he practiced in full on Friday. This could come down to a game-time decision. Detroit's backfield has been one to avoid in fantasy ever since Kerryon Johnson was lost for the year, especially since the Lions have been going to the air more as a result. Even if Johnson plays, he'll be a low-end RB3/flex in deeper leagues. J.D. McKissic would have flex appeal in PPR leagues, but only if Johnson is deemed inactive on Sunday morning.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 1:50pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. It's unclear if Johnson has passed the league's concussion protocol, but it's progress nonetheless and gives him a shot to play in Week 11 against the Cowboys. If he's active, expect the Lions to go with a three-headed monster in the backfield that will also include J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins. Johnson has rushed 14 times for only 55 yards in the last two games, and he'd be a low-upside RB3/flex in deeper leagues if he's playing. McKissic would be on the streaming radar if Johnson is inactive, but this is a situation to avoid if you can, especially since it looks like quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) will miss another game.

From RotoBaller

Nov 13 7:20pm ET

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (back, hip) and running back Ty Johnson (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. Stafford missed his first game in Week 10 since 2010, and he's not a lock to return this Sunday against the Cowboys. He'd be more of a risky QB1 in a tough matchup at less than 100 percent if he returns, while Jeff Driskel is a bottom-barrel QB2 if he makes a second straight start. Johnson seems unlikely for Week 10 unless he can clear the concussion protocol later this week. J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins would share the backfield work if Johnson is ruled out. McKissic is the more appealing fantasy streamer/flex, especially in PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 2:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson (head) is currently getting checked for a concussion. Johnson rushed for 16 yards on five attempts and hauled in a three-yard reception before exiting the game in the first quarter. Fellow backs J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins will shoulder the rushing load if Johnson is unable to return.

From RotoBaller

Nov 7 2:40am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson has seriously disappointed fantasy owners who likely dropped a good portion of their FAAB on him just two weeks ago, and more of the same should be expected with the Chicago Bears on deck in Week 10. Johnson has managed just 74 yards on 20 touches in the two games since Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on IR and has been consistently losing work to backfield mates J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins. Not exactly what the fantasy world had in mind. Johnson will not be a recommended start this week against a stingy Bears Defense.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 10:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson led the Lions backfield in touches in Week 9, but not much else went his way in this one. The running back assumed by many to be the best option this backfield had to offer when Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on IR has not been able to establish himself through two games. Johnson totaled just 36 yards on the day and was consistently losing work to backfield mates J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins. At the moment, J.D. McKissic looks like the only fantasy viable option of the three. Johnson will not be a recommended start in Week 10 when the Lions travel to take on the Bears in Chicago.

From RotoBaller

Oct 31 1:30am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson greatly disappointed fantasy owners in Week 8, especially those who used a decent portion of their FAAB to grab him, and things aren't likely to change this week against a Raiders Defense who are currently tied for fifth in yards per carry. Johnson, who was assumed to be the top option in the Lions backfield after Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on IR, ended up seeing just seven carries and one target while backfield mate Tra Carson lead the way with 12 touches. Neither back was able to surpass the 34-yard mark. J.D. McKissic was also targeted three times out of the backfield but only had one yard to show for it. This backfield is currently a mess, to put it mildly. Fantasy owners badly in need of a bye week fill-in can roll the dice with Johnson in this one, otherwise, you can probably do better.

From RotoBaller

Oct 27 7:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson finished with just seven carries for 25 yards and a catch for 13 yards during the win over the Giants. After expectations were high for the 22-year-old coming into this one, he yielded carries to Tra Carson, who had an equally unimpressive 34 yards on 12 attempts. Johnson was expected to fill in for Kerryon Johnson (knee), who landed on injured reserve earlier in the week, but for now, he is worth a stash until this the situation in the backfield plays out, with more being revealed against the Raiders in Week 9.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 8:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson, arguably this week's hottest waiver wire pickup after Kerryon Johnson was put on IR Tuesday, has a real chance to establish himself as the Lions lead back against a porous New York Giants squad in Week 8. Johnson should see most of the action out of the Lions backfield Sunday and can be expected to be involved in the passing game even with J.D. McKissic likely suiting up as the Lions passing-down back. Johnson's small stature does put into question whether he can be an every-down back, but with the Giants nonexistent run defense standing in his way this week fantasy owners should get some clarity as to whether Johnson can truly take over this backfield. Johnson will be considered a mid-range RB2 this week in a matchup where the game script should work to his benefit.

From RotoBaller

Aug 24 9:00pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson continues to prove that he deserves the third spot on the Lions running back depth chart. Johnson rushed four times for just nine yards and had one catch for 11 yard against the Bills in Week 3 of preseason but he showed off his lethal speed. Johnson is a player to keep an eye on; right now, he is totally off fantasy radar but if Kerryon Johnson or C.J. Anderson go down with an injury, Ty Johnson could begin to make an impact.

From RotoBaller

Aug 9 9:20am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson was able to put together two solid runs in Week 1 of preseason despite the Lions offense getting thrashed by the Patriots defense all game. With three attempts, Johnson was able to collect 22 yards, with a long of 17 yards. His long run displayed his outside speed; beating numerous defenders to the sidelines and getting vertical effectively. One of his shorter runs displayed his inside patience and ability to find a gap in the defense and accelerate. Johnson remains as the third RB on the Lions depth chart but could earn some regular season touches if he continues to play well. If Kerryon Johnson goes down with an injury, Ty Johnson becomes an excellent fantasy pick-up.

From RotoBaller

Jul 30 6:40pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson not only proved himself as a special teams and utility type player at Maryland but also as a solid running back. With the release of running back Theo Riddick, Johnson now has the opportunity to compete with Kerryon Johnson and C.J. Anderson for touches. Kerryon is the clear cut RB1 in Detroit but it would not be unlikely to see Ty and Anderson finish the season with about the same amount of touches. Ty Johnson is an extremely deep option in all fantasy formats but is worth keeping an eye on; his talent could certainly boost him up the Lions depth chart.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 13-May-2019: DET - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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