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FFL: Week 2 | NFL: Week 2

RB DET

College: Auburn | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 6/30/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2020 Bye Week: 5

Owned: 54.8%
Started: 1.7%
Total Pts: 1.4
Avg Pts: 1.40
Rank: 78 RB

Free Agent

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Week 11.40Kerryon Johnson 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)
Week 29.20Kerryon Johnson 32 rushing yds (3.20 pts)
Kerryon Johnson 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
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Player Notes
Sep 21 8:10pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson led the Detroit backfield in carries and scored a rushing touchdown in a 42-21 loss to the Packers in Week 2. It should be noted that Detroit had to abandon the run earlier than they would have liked in this one, considering how quickly Green Bay jumped out to a lead. So in reality, leading the backfield in touches sounds much more impressive than it actually was, as Johnson ended up with only eight touches. It wasn't a bad showing, but Johnson's role is just too unpredictable with D'Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson also manning the backfield. He's likely not worth rostering a this point, unless injuries force him into action.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 11:23pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson ran eight times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers and he was targeted once without any catches.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson had eight total touches while Adrian Peterson had seven touches and D'Andre Swift posted 10. Head coach Matt Patricia is from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and he tends to ride with the hot hand and/or play the back who gives his team the best matchup. Fantasy owners do not care for it much.

From TheHuddle

Sep 13 11:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed seven times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he was not targeted in the pass game.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson went nowhere fast, and he was outperformed by both Adrian Peterson and rookie D'Andre Swift. Get used to it. Johnson is hurtling toward acquiring that label which starts with the letter B. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 13 11:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed seven times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he was not targeted in the pass game.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson went nowhere fast, and he was outperformed by both Adrian Peterson and rookie D'Andre Swift. Get used to it. Johnson is hurtling toward acquiring that label which starts with the letter B. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 3 9:50pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson could be in line for a heavy workload Week 1 against the Bears. The Lions drafted rookie D'Andre Swift to be the unquestioned feature back but Swift has missed a majority of training camp with an undisclosed injury. The rookie has returned to the practice field but is being brought along very slowly. This opens the door for Johnson to see a significant amount of first-team snaps when Detroit kicks off their season on September 13. Drafting Johnson before the final handful of fantasy rounds would be a mistake but rostering him could prove to be an intriguing short-term FLEX option once the season kicks off.

From RotoBaller

Sep 1 9:50pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson enjoyed a productive eight-game stint as a rookie last year, but he very quickly finds himself usurped as the full-time back in 2020. Johnson will cede way to D'Andre Swift, while also having to worry about the presence of Bo Scarbrough, which figures to limit his weekly fantasy appeal. Having found the endzone in four of the eight contests that he appeared in last year, Johnson does have some boom potential to his game, but not having been utilized as much of a pass catcher gives him a low floor, particularly in PPR formats. Still being selected inside of the top-35 running backs in most season-long drafts, owners will have to check expectations with Johnson at the door, but can be pleasantly surprised if he carves out a red zone role or vultures more carries from Swift than expected.

From RotoBaller

Aug 28 7:13pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson likely will open the season as the team's starting running back.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson was expected to compete for the job with D'Andre Swift, but Swift is dealing with an injury. He rushed for only 403 yards and three touchdowns last season but has a chance to improve on those stats if he receives a majority of the carries. He can be a No. 3 running back in some fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aug 23 1:13am ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson said he has become comfortable playing with a brace on his right knee. 'So that's just the new me,' Johnson said. 'I'm the knee-brace guy, everybody jokes about it. It feels great. I like having the knee brace on. It helps me out a lot.'

Fantasy Spin: Johnson appears to be healthy heading into the 2020 season, but last year's injury issues likely cost him any shot at becoming a lead back in Detroit. The Lions added D'Andre Swift in the second round of the draft, likely pushing Johnson into RB4 territory as a backup to the rookie.

From TheHuddle

Aug 18 9:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's limited reps in practice have been planned and are not related to an injury, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

Fantasy Spin: While Johnson appears to be healthy after last year's injury-filled campaign, he is probably going to play second fiddle to rookie D'Andre Swift in the Detroit backfield. He is best viewed as a RB4 in his current situation, but he would quickly become a fantasy starter if Swift goes down.

From TheHuddle

Aug 17 1:20pm ET

The Detroit Lions signed former Colts and Bills running back Jonathan Williams on Monday to provide some depth in their backfield. The 26-year-old was with the Colts last year, touching the ball 54 times for 294 yards and a lone score. With rookie D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson seeing most of the backfield work for Detroit in 2020, Williams is unlikely to be a big factor unless one or both of Swift and Johnson get injured. You can leave Williams off your draft boards until further notice.

From RotoBaller

Aug 15 2:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was photographed wearing a brace on his right knee during the team's first practice of training camp Friday, Aug. 14. It is not believed, though, that Johnson has reinjured the knee he had a procedure on during the 2019 season.

Fantasy Spin: There are currently no health concerns for Johnson, but he is coming off a disappointing, injury-truncated second season in which he compiled only 530 total yards and four TDs. And since, the Lions have drafted D'Andre Swift in the second round, making Johnson a low-end RB3/high-end RB4 who could find himself on the low end of a timeshare.

From TheHuddle

Jun 11 12:43pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is pleased with the selection of RB D'Andre Swift in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. 'Look, I knew we were going to draft a running back eventually. I think we got, in my opinion, definitely one of the top two (in the draft). I love having a running back. I love winning games and I think he can help us do that, so I wasn't tripping at all,' Johnson said during a Wednesday, June 10, Zoom call with reporters. 'But just having multiple running backs that are capable of running the ball at an efficient level, whether the style is different or the style is the same, it just takes the stress off one another,' Johnson added. 'This is going to be his (Swift's) first (season) in the league. This is going to be my third. We're all going to have the help of Bo (Scarbrough) and Ty (Johnson) and all those other guys. All our running backs before Huntley and Swift came all started in an NFL game. All of us started multiple (games), so that's something not a lot of teams can say. We got a lot of guys who know how to play, we got a lot of guys who have played and I think we'll all get along just fine.'

From TheHuddle

Apr 25 4:10pm ET

The Detroit Lions have selected New Mexico State running back Jason Huntley with the No. 172 pick during the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. This is a bit of an odd move by Detroit, who already selected running back D'Andre Swift earlier in the draft. Huntley finished with 1,090 rushing yards on 154 attempts with nine touchdowns in 2019. The Lions already have a crowded running back situation with Swift and Kerryon Johnson in the backfield. Huntley isn't expected to see much action in 2020 unless one of the two other backs go down with an injury.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 1:20pm ET

The Detroit Lions addressed their offensive line in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, selecting Kentucky offensive guard Logan Stenberg 121st overall. At 6-foot-6, 317 pounds, Stenberg is a mauler in the run game, which should help Kerryon Johnson and second-round pick D'Andre Swift. His lack of agility hurts him in pass protection, which he'll need to improve if he wants to become a consistent starter in the NFL.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 7:50pm ET

The Detroit Lions used the No. 35 pick in the 2020 NFL draft to select Georgia running back D'Andre Swift. The pick adds a talented running back to a crowded running back room in Detroit. Swift comes into the NFL as one of the top-regarded pass-catching running backs available in the draft but his landing spot in Detroit isn't ideal. Incumbent running back Kerryon Johnson has flashed at times in Detroit but he has also struggled with multiple injuries in the NFL. Swift is a quality all-around running back who caught 56 balls over his final two college seasons. He will likely open his career in a committee with Johnson with room to grow into a three-down role.

From RotoBaller

Apr 3 11:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson averaged 20.3 touches and 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the first four games in 2019.

Fantasy Spin: An injury eventually cost Johnson most of the 2019 season, but the heavy workload early in the year shouldn't be forgotten. Unless the Lions add a back early in the draft, Johnson could have another chance to show he can be a bell cow. Keep him in mind as a volume-based RB2 candidate.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 22-Oct-2019: DET - On IR - knee
  • 04-Feb-2019: DET - Off IR - knee
  • 19-Dec-2018: DET - On IR - knee
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