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Kerryon Johnson or Phillip Lindsay

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  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
 
 
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ECR# 35# 43-
Best Rank# 24# 25-
Worst Rank# 52# 63-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total162.775.0-
Avg Game10.29.4-
Avg Projection114.7111.8-
    
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SOS Rank207-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN vs. CHI
Week 2 at PIT at GB
Week 3 vs. TB at ARI
Week 4 at NYJ vs. NO
Week 5 at NEBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. MIA at JAC
Week 7 vs. KC at ATL
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 9 at ATL at MIN
Week 10 at LV vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. LAC at CAR
Week 12 vs. NO vs. HOU
Week 13 at KC at CHI
Week 14 at CAR vs. GB
Week 15 vs. BUF at TEN
Week 16 at LAC vs. TB
Week 17 vs. LV vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts145.4136.1
Rush Yards643.4603.1
Rush TDs4.34.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions31.726.0
Rec Yards215.0216.2
Rec TDs0.81.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points114.7111.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 16.66.2
Week 26.614.8
Week 325.010.3
Week 46.013.7
Week 520.7
Week 613.512.1
Week 73.22.3
Week 87.6
Week 915.2
Week 10
Week 117.5
Week 126.8
Week 136.2
Week 1411.5
Week 153.2
Week 1617.84.3
Week 175.311.3
Total162.775.0
Average10.29.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 162
Week 273
Week 351
Week 413
Week 54
Week 634
Week 711
Week 85
Week 90
Week 10
Week 112
Week 123
Week 133
Week 142
Week 152
Week 1631
Week 1710
Notes for Player Combination
  Phillip LindsayP. Lindsay
RB - DEN
Phillip Lindsay
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Phillip Lindsay has been tremendously successful since joining the Broncos as an undrafted free agent two years ago - he's rushed for 1,000+ yards twice, has caught 70 balls, and has 17 total touchdowns despite sharing work with Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker. Melvin Gordon will eat into Lindsay's workload more than either player did. With the one-two- punch of Gordon and Lindsay, the team's real-life rushing attack should be potent, but it's going to be tough to trust either guy on a weekly basis. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
While Lindsay is one of the more talented running backs in the NFL, Melvin Gordon's presence in Denver puts a bit of a damper on Lindsay's fantasy outlook in 2020. Lindsay will still be involved in this offense, but he'll be moved to more of a change-of-pace option.Johnson has seen his fantasy stock take a huge hit since April. The Lions have now added AP and D'Andre Swift to this backfield, which screams that they plan on utilizing a full-on committee approach. It's hard to see how Johnson is fantasy relevant at any point this season, unless D'Andre Swift were to miss the first couple games of the season. This may just be a backfield that you want to avoid altogether.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Poor Johnson cannot catch a break. After battling injuries throughout his young career, the Lions drafted D'Andre Swift this offseason, which put Johnson as only borderline relevant in fantasy circles. With Swift battling injury as the Lions approached the season, however, it looked like Johnson would at least have an impact role early in the year, with the chance to carve out a larger role even when Swift was healthy. But now, with the Lions signing Adrian Peterson, Johnson again has impediments to fantasy-relevance. Johnson is talented and could succeed in the right situation, but given all the roadblocks in front of him, he's best left as a bench stash in deeper leagues.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I don't think I've ever seen someone glanced over as easily as Lindsay in both real life and fantasy. Over the last two years, here are the only players who have more rushing yards than him: Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon, and Todd Gurley.We all know Johnson's struggled to stay on the field over his first two seasons, and it led the Lions to draft D'Andre Swift at the top of the second round. You don't draft a running back at the top of the second round to not use him. Johnson's skillset clashes with that of Swift, so it's unlikely he sees more than 8-10 touches per game, especially now that Adrian Peterson's in the mix.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Lindsay was a pleasant surprise as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018, but he wasn't nearly as effective last season. Unless Melvin Gordon struggles or misses time with an injury, Lindsay is unlikely to carry significant fantasy value in 2020.With Johnson having missed 14 of 32 games with multiple knee injuries over his two NFL seasons, he's a poor bet to get a heavy workload in 2020. Detroit's preference to rotate backs will likely result in Johnson being part of a committee in 2020.
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Underrated potential RB3. Denver would be wise to keep a back to back 1k rusher on the field in some capacity 
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
1of 5 RBs to have 1k yards on the ground and 35 receptions in each of the past two seasons. A do-it-all producer who now likely enters as the 2nd fiddle to Gordon. There's reason to believe Lindsay is the better RB at this stage in their career and Gordon won't take over a workhorse role. Lindsay can make this a committee.Still only 23 years old and coming of an inefficient season. Was wildly efficient as a 21 y/o rookie. A good player who has three down potential, but the biggest obstacle is stud RB prospect and 35th overall pick D'Andre Swift who should end up becoming the lead guy here.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Lindsay finds himself in a difficult situation this year now that Melvin Gordon has been added to the Broncos backfield. While I don't expect Gordon to come in immediately take the lions-share of the work, there's no doubt this is going to be a timeshare. It's hard to trust Lindsay as anything more than a flex option at this point.When Kerryon Johnson is on the field, he's dynamic and for the most part fantasy gold. Unfortunately, he's rarely on the field due to injuries. Now the Lions spent a 2nd round pick D'Andre Swift who figures to get a hefty amount of work as well. I'd avoid Johnson this year and target the rookie Swift
Andrew Erickson
Pro Football Focus
 Not high enough on to get any shares of
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Might not mean much because of $$$ invested, but ... 2019 @PFF rushing grade: Phillip Lindsay - 8th Melvin Gordon - 23rd 2019 Elusive Rating: Phillip Lindsay - 25th Melvin Gordon - 34th 2019 PFF receiving grade: Phillip Lindsay - 37th Melvin Gordon - 37th Phillip Lindsay is one of the more interesting ZeroRB candidates. Size/speed profile of receiving backs who break out most often, but the workload splits of a larger, run-heavy backs @KevinColePFF 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Undrafted sophomore cum Pro Bowler Phillip Lindsay has copped a brutal blow to his fantasy value in the form of stud RB Melvin Gordon. While Lindsay managed two 1000+ yard season in a committee, he now sits on the wrong side of what will likely be a 60-30-10 split with Lindsay taking the less valuable between-the-tackles work while Gordon gets most of the goal line and receiving work. While Lindsay will still have some big weeks due to his ability to break off explosive plays, he's highly likely to see single digit carries most weeks. That makes him little more than a high value handcuff with spot-start upside in a pinch.Kerryon Johnson came into 2019 with a massive amount of hype and disappointed a lot of fantasy owners. With just one game over 50 yards rushing, he injured himself in Week 7 and only returned in the last couple of weeks to do very little. He now shares the backfield with the far-more-talented D'Andre Swift and will likely fall into a backup role alongside Bo Scarborough, Ty Johnson and a dozen other Lions RB disappointments by the halfway point of the season. He's a hard pass for me.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Huge faller with Melvin Gordon now locked into Shurmur's workhorse roleHuge Draft Day faller. Swift is better, and KJ is nothing more than a complement at this point.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Saying he'll fill the Ekeler roll is lazy, as he's a much worse pass catcher and route runner, neither are great at pass protection, and yet, Lindsay is worse. Broncos now have 2 backs better at passpro and receiving on the roster.If he could ever finish a season he's been on pace for 200+ carries and at least each 30 targets the last 2 years. Just needs to survive the draft.