Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 206 lbsAge: 22College: Auburn

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 12th
Draft Rank (ECR) #25
Best / Worst #6 / #51
ADP #28


Kerryon Johnson to catch at least 60 passes in 2019?

The Detroit Free Press predicts Kerryon Johnson will catch "at least 60" passes this year.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson caught 32 passes in 10 games as a rookie last season, so 60 isn't that outlandish. Johnson showed major flashes last season and Detroit has been outspoken this off-season about their intent on being a run-first offense. There's potential here for a major breakout.

Kerryon Johnson (knee) expected to be ready for OTAs

Kerryon Johnson (knee) says he is very close to being healthy and "probably" could've played had Detroit made the playoffs this year.

Fantasy Impact

The 21-year-old rookie missed the final six games of 2018 and was ruled out for the year once the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention. The good news is Johnson should be ready to go for OTAs. Johnson rushed for 641 yards and three touchdowns in 2018. He added 213 more yards and another score through the air. His 2019 fantasy potential hinges on whether or not the Lions make him a true three-down back.

Kerryon Johnson reportedly to be placed on IR

Kerryon Johnson will reportedly be placed on Injured Reserve, according to Adam Schefter, ending his season.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Although there was some minor hope that he could return before the end of the season, given that the Lions had not yet shelved him for the season, there was simply no reason to push him. He should make a full recovery and likely be a solid RB2 in drafts next season. Zach Zenner and LeGarrette Blount should continue to carry the load for the remainder of 2018.

Dan Harris35 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson ruled out for Week 15

Kerryon Johnson has been ruled out for Week 15's contest against the Bills due to his ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson will miss his fourth straight game due to the injury, and there's no indication that he's nearing a return. Given the state of the Lions' season, they could opt to shut him down for the remainder of the year. As he continues to miss games, the Lions will likely use a combination of Zach Zenner, LeGarrette Blount, and Theo Riddick.

Blaine Blontz35 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson ruled out for Week 14

Kerryon Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for the Lions' game against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson again didn't practice all week, so this was to be expected. At this point, it seems unlikely that he'll play again this season, though fantasy owners should continue to keep him owned unless there's some definitive word on his status after this week. LeGarrette Blount makes a decent start against an Arizona defense that is dreadful against the run, but it would still take an ironclad stomach to start him with your playoff life on the line

Dan Harris36 weeks ago