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Latavius Murray or Kerryon Johnson

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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 40# 43-
Best Rank# 27# 25-
Worst Rank# 65# 63-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total123.275.0-
Avg Game7.79.4-
Avg Projection100.5111.8-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank267-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB vs. CHI
Week 2 at LV at GB
Week 3 vs. GB at ARI
Week 4 at DET vs. NO
Week 5 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 7 vs. CAR at ATL
Week 8 at CHI vs. IND
Week 9 at TB at MIN
Week 10 vs. SF vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. ATL at CAR
Week 12 at DEN vs. HOU
Week 13 at ATL at CHI
Week 14 at PHI vs. GB
Week 15 vs. KC at TEN
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. TB
Week 17 at CAR vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts134.8136.1
Rush Yards539.7603.1
Rush TDs4.84.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions22.226.0
Rec Yards156.1216.2
Rec TDs0.61.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points100.5111.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 110.76.2
Week 22.314.8
Week 30.210.3
Week 42.013.7
Week 53.4
Week 67.912.1
Week 727.02.3
Week 827.7
Week 9
Week 101.9
Week 113.2
Week 1212.4
Week 130.2
Week 149.4
Week 154.9
Week 162.54.3
Week 177.511.3
Total123.275.0
Average7.79.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 132
Week 213
Week 301
Week 413
Week 52
Week 634
Week 761
Week 812
Week 9
Week 102
Week 113
Week 120
Week 130
Week 143
Week 153
Week 1631
Week 1710
Notes for Player Combination
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Kerryon JohnsonK. Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
When Alvin Kamara's contract situation was entirely up in the air earlier this offseason, Latavius Murray was a high priority handcuff. He's still a high-priority late-round draft pick, especially for Kamara owners. If Kamara's contract situation goes south unexpectedly or he unfortunately gets injured again, Murray has top-ten upside. He doesn't have great standalone value behind Kamara, but he's one of my favorite high-upside late picks. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Murray's going to have minimal standalone fantasy value in 2020, but we've seen what he can do if Alvin Kamara misses time. Murray's a fantastic pick in the later rounds.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
Did everyone forget what happened when Alvin Kamara had to miss time last year? It was only two weeks, but in those two games, Murray destroyed the Bears and Cardinals to the tune of 307 total yards and four total touchdowns. He's legitimately a league-winner if Kamara misses time. This is what handcuff dreams are made of. He's also going to have bye week appeal, even when Kamara is on the field.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
 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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Huge riser on the off-chance Alvin Kamara's holdout lingers and he emerges as 2020's version of 2018 James ConnerHuge Draft Day faller. Swift is better, and KJ is nothing more than a complement at this point.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Latavius Murray remains the league's top handcuff. He showed his worth when Alvin Kamara got injured as Murray gifted his fantasy owners 61 points in just two weeks. Nothing has changed. Murray will remain a desperation weekly start with enormous handcuff upside. He's an excellent gamble once the core of your team is set as the Kamara holdout news makes an early-season role a real possibility.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.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
 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
Latavius Murray proved his value as a handcuff last year when Alvin Kamara was forced to miss time. In the two games that Kamara missed, Murray ran for 221 yards, scored four total TD's, and caught 14 passes. He should have some stand-alone value but the only real reason to draft Murray would be to handcuff Kamara.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
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 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.