Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson

Height: 6' Weight: 212 lbsCollege: AuburnDrafted: #43 (2nd Rd. by Detroit)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
29th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #98
Best / Worst #50 / #240
ADP #98


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Yes, the Lions spent some draft capitol on Kerryon this off-season, but Matt Patricia also brought in touchdown vulture, LeGarrette Blount, which limits Johnson's upside. Plus, Ameer Abdullah is still alive with all his athleticism, and Theo Riddick hasn't gone anywhere. This is nowhere near a safe situation, nor is it one with a ton of potential.

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Kerryon Johnson 'a good bet to carve out a nice role'

Albert Breer of MMQB wrote that second-round rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has "flashed competitiveness and great run instincts," in OTAs and minicamp. Breer thinks that Johnson is "a good bet to carve out a nice role in the fall," if he can get up to speed as a pass blocker, where he's reportedly shown big improvements.

Fantasy Impact

We've seen this all before out of Detroit. Johnson has a lot of talent but is likely to lose short-yardage work to LeGarrette Blount and passing down reps to Theo Riddick. Even behind an improving Detroit offensive line, Johnson could be limited to a dozen or so touches per week, which makes him more of an RB3/flex target in redraft formats. In dynasty, Johnson is firmly a top-10 pick

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DraftRB #39RB #23RB #7042
Dynasty RB #34RB #22RB #4825
Running Backs#38#33#44-
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Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. NYJ3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesSF, NE, DAL14th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ARI, BUF, MIN7th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--20th easiest remaining opponents