College: Auburn | 2 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 6/30/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson ran 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Lions Week 17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. A decent ending to an otherwise unspectacular season for Johnson. The Lions finally decided to give him a workhorse role this season, but after getting injured for the second straight year, there is no guarantee that the Lions don't go out and acquire another back this offseason to take some of the load off. It will be a situation that needs to be monitored by fantasy owners heading into 2020.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson returned to action in Week 16 even with the Lions playoff hopes non-existent. Johnson did post a solid 4.2 YPC in the game but was otherwise a non-factor for most of the afternoon. A negative game script could affect Johnson in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers, but even if everything goes his way, it's unlikely the Lions give him more than 15 touches with nothing to play for. Johnson will slot in as a mid-range RB3 for this matchup.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson returned to action in Week 16, posting 42 yards on 10 carries along with one catch for an additional yard in the Lions loss to the Denver Broncos. It was a bit curious to see Johnson activated, seeing as the Lions are out of playoff contention, but he looked good in his return, averaging a solid 4.2 yards per carry. Johnson ended up leading the team in rushing attempts on the day as well. The Lions schedule doesn't get any easier in Week 17 with the Green Bay Packers on deck. Johnson will slot in as a low-end RB2 for that matchup.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson is back from the IR, and reports indicate that the Lions plan to give him a significant workload in his first game back. It's a bit of an odd choice considering the Lions don't have any postseason hopes and Johnson's long term health should be a priority, but expect to see him get a sizable chunk of the work against the Broncos. You may want to avoiding pinning your fantasy championship hopes on Johnson, though, with this news mostly serving as a reason to avoid playing Lions running back Bo Scarbrough and not as reason to play Kerryon Johnson.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
The Detroit Lions are activating running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) from Injured Reserve on Saturday, according to a source. He is eligible to play in Week 16 against the Broncos after being out since Week 7. The long layoff assures that the Lions will play it safe with Johnson and limit his snaps this Sunday. On an offense led by quarterback David Blough, it's hard to recommend Johnson as anything more than a weak RB3 play in fantasy championship weekend. Expect him to split snaps with Bo Scarbrough (if he plays) and J.D. McKissic.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia said that running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) could be held back somewhat if he comes off Injured Reserve to play in Week 16 against the Broncos. "Don't know if you want to use the word 'limit,' just try to be smart," Patricia said. Johnson could get the start this Sunday, but he's been out for two months and would likely have his snaps limited, making him a risky RB3 in championship week against a capable defense. Bo Scarbrough and J.D. McKissic could also share backfield work with Johnson if the Lions choose to ease him back in from his extended absence.
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.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson will be a risky flex play if activated in time. He's likely to form a committee with Bo Scarbrough.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee), who remains on Injured Reserve, said he "hopes" to play in Week 16 against the Broncos. He's been getting stronger by the week, but the final decision on whether he'll be activated to play this weekend isn't up to him. All signs are pointing toward Johnson seeing most of the backfield snaps this Sunday, which would make Bo Scarbrough irrelevant in fantasy if he's active. Johnson, 22, hasn't played since Oct. 20, however, which would make him a pretty risky RB3/flex in fantasy championships against a capable Denver defensive front.
The Detroit Lions haven't made anything official yet, but The Athletic's Chris Burke expects running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) to come off Injured Reserve and rejoin the lineup for Week 16 against the Broncos. Johnson would likely start if he were available, but he hasn't played in a game since Oct. 20 against the Vikings and would likely have his snaps limited. On top of that, Denver's defensive front isn't too shabby at limiting their opponent's ground game. With third-string quarterback David Blough leading this offense now, it's really hard to trust anyone in Detroit's offense, let alone for the fantasy finals this weekend.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee, IR) is setback-free and nearing a return to the field. Johnson hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 7, which he had November surgery to repair. The 22-year-old has practiced the last two weeks, earning the praise of Coach Matt Patricia for his "good energy." With the Lions sitting at 3-9-1, there's no real reason for Johnson to be out there, though the team seems to want him to get game reps before the season ends. If he returns next week, he'll be looking at a timeshare backfield with Bo Scarborough, which will presumably lower both player's fantasy values.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) said he has not experienced any setbacks during his recovery from knee surgery.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee), who is on Injured Reserve, will return to practice on Wednesday. Johnson can't come off IR until Week 16, but he could be an option for the Lions backfield the final two weeks of the season. With most fantasy title games taking place in Week 16, it means that Johnson should remain on the waiver wire in most redraft leagues. Even if he returns when eligible, he'd be too dicey of an option on a potential snap count. Expect the Lions to continue using a combination of Bo Scarbrough, rookie Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic in their backfield until Johnson has a chance to return.
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) underwent a procedure on Tuesday morning and will miss at least eight weeks while on injured reserve. After many had hoped that the 22-year-old would be in store for a breakout season, Johnson disappointed by compiling just 308 yards and three total touchdowns while averaging a subpar 3.3 yards per carry throughout six games. With his season potentially over, Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic will take over, with Johnson potentially getting the bulk of the carries on the ground and McKissic being involved catching passes out of the backfield. How exactly the time will be split is unknown at the moment in addition to the team also rumored to make a deal before the trade deadline.
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 22.