Detroit Lions
  • 5'11"
  • 206
  • 21
  • 0 years
  • Auburn
  • 2018 R2 O, None
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 DET 5 65 50 286 5.7 1 0 15 13 68 0 354 1 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 1:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Johnson could see more usage this week with Theo Riddick looking doubtful. LeGarrette Blount will certainly be in the mix still, but Johnson is the most valuable Detroit running back and deserves to be started in a quality matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 1:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is coming off a bye week and he was able to practice in full. He should be 100 percent healthy and ready to go for Sunday's game in Miami, but circle back around Friday when the official injury designations come out just to be safe. He is a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 7 if healthy.

  • Posted: 10/9/2018 12:36am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) said following the team's game Sunday, Oct. 7, that he's 'fine' and that he wanted to finish the game.

    Huddle Up: Fortunately, Johnson and the Lions have the bye week coming up, so the former Auburn standout may escape this injury without missing any games. While Johnson has fared pretty well thus far in his first NFL campaign, he still has to deal with LeGarrette Blount taking a big chunk of his workload.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 6:08pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) exited in the fourth quarter of a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5, but he said after game that his ankle was fine. He finished with 12 carries for 70 yards and two catches for 15 yards.

    Huddle Up: The good news is that Johnson's injury seems minor, and he was once again Detroit's most productive back. LeGarrette Blount did vulture a couple of short scores, but Johnson remains the back your want to start in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 2:35pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is still sharing carries with LeGarrette Blount but likely will take over the starting job in the near future. He has a chance to be at least a flex option in standard leagues most weeks.

  • Posted: 9/29/2018 7:39pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has surprised WR Golden Tate with his immediate impact. 'I wasn't going to hold our run game in a rookie's hands before I'd even laid eyes on him,' Tate said. 'But Kerryon's been phenomenal.'

    Huddle Up: Fresh off his first 100-yard game, Johnson is on his way to becoming Detroit's top back. He will likely be in a committee of some kind for a majority of the season, but he's already a flex candidate and a great long-term prospect in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 12:18am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 16 times for 101 yards and added two receptions for nine yards in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Johnson became the first Detroit running back to rush for over 100 yards since Reggie Bush did so in Week 13 of the 2013 season. Much as was the case at Auburn and over his first two games as a pro, the second-round pick looked light on his feet and is a smooth runner who doesn't turn in many negative runs. The Lions seem to want to keep him in a committee for now, but it is clear he is the best all-around back they have. He's very much in the flex discussion entering Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 8:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards in Week 3 game against the New England Patriots to snap a 70-game drought for the franchise record without a rusher to go over 100 yards.

    Huddle Up: The rookie was sharp, showing tremendous elusiveness, vision and speed against the defending AFC champs. Johnson is the first running back in Honolulu Blue and Silver to top the century mark in a single game since Reggie Bush turned the trick on Thanksgiving 2013. The rookie Johnson will try to make it two in a row when the Lions hit the road to meet the Cowboys in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/10/2018 8:43pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed five times for 17 yards in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets and he added three catches for 20 yards.

    Huddle Up: Johnson saw a total of eight touches, most among the Detroit backs. No running back was very efficient, with Theo Riddick leading the team with just 20 yards. The rookie Johnson could see more touches in Week 2 against the San Francisco if LeGarrette Blount, who left with an undisclosed injury, is limited or unavailable.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 7:32pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed four times for nine yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson gained 67 total yards (34 rushing, 33 receiving) against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 10. He also had a 57-yard run that was erased on a holding penalty.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has consistently displayed good speed and vision as a runner thus far in camp, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson heads into training camp with a 'good chance' to earn the lead role, in the opinion of Nick Shook of NFL.com.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson spent time returning kickoffs during spring practices.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is a 'three-down player' and can handle all situations, according to running backs coach David Walker.

    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

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's durability is not a concern, according to general manager Bob Quinn. 'He'll hold up,' Quinn said. 'So we feel really good about that. There's no issues with his durability for us.'

    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

    The Detroit Lions selected Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson with the 43rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

    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.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYJ 5 17 0 3 20 0
2 @SF 8 43 0 5 23 0
3 NE 16 101 0 2 9 0
4 @DAL 9 55 1 1 1 0
5 GB 12 70 0 2 15 0

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