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  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
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Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
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  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at ARI vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. LAC at MIA
Week 3 at PHI vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. KC at BUF
Week 5BYE WEEK at WAS
Week 6 at GB vs. NYG
Week 7 vs. MIN at NYJ
Week 8 vs. NYG vs. CLE
Week 9 at OAK at BAL
Week 10 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DAL at PHI
Week 12 at WAS vs. DAL
Week 13 vs. CHI at HOU
Week 14 at MIN vs. KC
Week 15 vs. TB at CIN
Week 16 at DEN vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. GB vs. MIA
  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts212.4236.7
Rush Yards997.41,076.9
Rush TDs6.59.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions49.511.3
Rec Yards354.985.9
Rec TDs1.90.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points181.9170.4
   
  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Points 
Week 13.7
Week 26.64.1
Week 311.04.9
Week 411.617.2
Week 58.517.0
Week 622.6
Week 717.91.5
Week 89.1
Week 94.4
Week 1018.93.1
Week 1115.7
Week 1220.5
Week 137.0
Week 145.7
Week 155.9
Week 1617.6
Week 175.0
  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Targets 
Week 13
Week 262
Week 333
Week 410
Week 521
Week 61
Week 731
Week 88
Week 95
Week 1060
Week 112
Week 122
Week 131
Week 140
Week 150
Week 160
Week 170
  Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite having an extremely limited role to start the season, Johnson finished as the RB18 in points per game during his rookie season. The Lions did sign C.J. Anderson, but Johnson has already shown he's able to produce with a veteran on the roster, and he's openly admitted that he doesn't want to be a 20-plus-touch running back. He's not going to offer top-five upside, but Johnson should be an RB2 more often than notIt was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just seven receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthy
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Sophomore stud will head a run-centric offense under OC Bevell and should see a sharp rise in passing game work (60+ catches?) with RB Riddick out of the picAdmittedly, there's some fear of his balky knee, and a little usage uncertainty with Belichick's history of pulling the backfield strings, but his preseason's been strong and the backfield is lucrative (NE top 6 in RB half-PPR FAN PTS each of past 4 seasons)
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Johnson will be a stud if the Lions feed him. There's risk in believing they will, but it's worth the gamble.Michel was great last year, but he's had some health questions and New England has approximately one thousand running backs. He should be higher, but I can't do it.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Johnson played 10 games in his rookie season, rushing for 641 yards and three touchdowns and adding 32 receptions. Although he missed the final six games of the season with a knee injury, he should be fully recovered. The Lions added C.J. Anderson this offseason, and so those who thought that the absence of LeGarrette Blount would lead to more carries for Johnson were likely incorrect. But with the release of Theo Riddick, Johnson should see more work in the passing game. If he can keep up what he did over his final eight games, he should be an excellent option this season.Michel dealt with a preseason knee injury that bothered him some during the season, but he came on during the fantasy (and real-life) playoffs, showing his upside. When the Patriots spent a third-round pick on Damien Harris, fantasy owners got worried, but Harris reportedly has not gotten many reps this summer. The backfield in New England is still crowded with James White and Rex Burkhead, but with no Rob Gronkowksi, the Patriots are likely to lean on the run a bit more. That makes Michel an RB2, though one that is better in standard formats.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Kerryon is a popular early-round pick this year for many and while he may be talented, this offense is unlikely to produce enough points to give him much of a ceiling. What's more, is that Kerryon himself has said he isn't a three-down back and the Lions haven't used him on third downs this preseason so make of that what you will.Sony has plummeted down draft boards with the drafting of Damien Harris and multiple reports about concerns revolving Michel's knee. These are both scary for fantasy owners, but the price has now dropped low enough that you can afford to take a risk on someone with legitimate top 10 running back upside in this great Patriots' offense.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Kerryon Johnson was pulled on 3rd down on all 3 series he played last night -- twice for C.J. Anderson and once for Ty Johnson. @SmolaDS So it looks like he may not get the vacated Riddick touches. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Darren Bevell is the new OC. Darren Bevell likes to run. The sky is the limit for Kerryon now that Riddick is gone, as long as CJA does not carve out a significant role. KJ Had at least 85 yards in 5 of his last 6 games last season and developed into a consistent RB2. Has potential to increase his TD ouput after scoring only 4 times last season and to increase his receiving totals after going 32/213 in 10 games.Check out my article on BRotofantasy.com regarding Michel's inflated ADP. He was very much a game script RB with no passing game involvement last season and there is nothing that says that will not remain the same this season. He also has degenerative knee issues and has never played even half the offensive snaps in a game.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Darrell Bevell's 12 seasons as an OC saw his offenses finish top 10 in rushing yards ten times. So Johnson should be good to go on the ground. The Lions also released Theo Riddick who saw 71 and 74 targets the last two years. Johnson's receiving pace last season was 341 and 2TDs WITH RIDDICK THERE. So Johnson should be good to go through the air. Basically, Johnson is good to go. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
KJ was having a great rookie season before his injury. In that time he was 11th in breakaway percentage and 13th in yards per carry after contact. He was also the best RB on the Lions roster by a mile, ranking second in yards per carry compared to teammates (Scorr Barrett). The signing of C.J. Anderson is certainly annoying...and confusing...but I have full confidence that he'll command a large portion of the work in that backfield. KJ is also an exceptional pass catcher. He registered an 82% catch percentage, generating 32 receptions in 10 games, even with Theo on the roster. This season, the Lions cut Theo Riddick, meaning KJ will have the third down role completely to himself. Johnson has absolutely massive upside this season, and his only path to busting is through injury. I want him on my teams.Honestly, I can't justify drafting Sony this season. Not only did the Patriots draft another RB early this season, but his knee is a concern. He's suffered a torn ACL, a fractured shoulder blade, multiple ankle sprains, a fractured forearm and three separate knee strains. Sony, unsurprisingly, has the second highest chance of injury this season according to sports injury predictor. You can also add volume reduction to his risk. We know that White is going to get most of the passing down work, and that Harris is going to take some of the early down work away from him. This backfield is very similar to that of Washington. Assuming everyone stays healthy, Sony isn't going to pay off his ADP. He would need a Damien Harris injury to be anything more than a TD upside FLEX play. Yet he's being drafted as a mid range RB 2. Save yourself the headache and just stay away from Sony this season.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 chronic knee issues mean he could miss games. Damien Harris puts pressure on him. not ideal in any sort of PPR. he's more valuable in Best Ball as he will consolidate his value into several games he goes off
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Johnson showed well in 10 games, finishing the year with 641 yards rushing, 213 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. Durability is the big concern, he will be recovering from a knee injury this off-season and he had only 118 rushing attempts. He is an upside RB2.Michel had a breakout postseason and that could carry over to a strong 2019 season. He does have some knee issues, but he should still be a solid RB3 with RB2 upside in 2019.