Posted: 8/17/2018 7:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Although Johnson didn't back up his huge performance from the first preseason game, he did play with the first-team. He should have a role on early downs immediately, and he could emerge as the lead back sooner rather than later. He is well worth the investment as a RB4, and he should be a first-round selection in rookie drafts.
Posted: 8/10/2018 11:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite the presence of steady vets LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick, Johnson is the best combination of rushing and receiving ability the team has in the backfield. He showed speed and toughness in his preseason debut and should push for a larger slice of the pie if he can keep it up. Consider Johnson an RB4/RB5 with some juice in the later rounds.
Posted: 8/1/2018 11:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Rothstein goes on to say that LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will still get their touches, so it's not like Johnson is distancing himself from the competition, but the rookie is clearly the back with upside in Motown. Johnson has late-round appeal as a fourth or fifth RB.
Posted: 7/12/2018 7:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Even if Johnson enters the season as the starter, he won't be an every-down back just yet. LeGarrette Blount will likely earn some touches, and Theo Riddick is penciled in for passing downs. Johnson looks like a RB4 with upside in redraft leagues, and he could be worth a late first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 6/22/2018 8:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson has long-term upside, but he will have to deal with a crowded backfield as a rookie. Returning kicks won't help his fantasy stock much, but he is still worth grabbing as a RB4 in redraft leagues.
Posted: 6/1/2018 6:14pm ET
Huddle Up: With LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick also in the backfield, Johnson probably won't have the opportunity to be a workhorse this season. Still, he's an appealing RB4 with upside in redraft leagues and a great asset in keeper leagues.
Posted: 4/29/2018 6:27pm ET
Huddle Up: If Johnson can stay healthy, there is a chance he could emerge as the top option in Detroit's crowded backfield. He is worth a look as a RB4 in redraft leagues, but he should be drafted more aggressively in keeper formats.
Posted: 4/27/2018 4:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson will be part of a committee with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick in 2018. He probably will be a No. 4 or No. 5 running back in standard leagues as a rookie but will be valuable in keeper leagues since he has a chance to start in the near future.
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