Detroit Lions
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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 10 158 118 641 5.4 3 1 40 32 213 1 854 4 0 2 3

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  • Posted: 12/7/2018 3:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will both receive playing time at running back with Johnson out again. Blount should receive most of the carries during the game and can be a flex option in standard leagues, while Riddick will be involved in the passing game and can be an option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 9:46am ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is likely to miss a third straight game Sunday, Dec. 9, with a knee injury suffered in Week 11, but is unlikely to be shut down for the remainder of the season. 'He's working really hard to try to do everything he can to get himself back out there,' Lions head coach Matt Patricia said.

    Huddle Up: Even if Johnson does make it back this season, his fantasy owners are likely to going to have to advance a round or two in the postseason to have the option of using him.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 9:27am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained out of practice Friday, Dec. 7, as he recovers from a knee injury and is expected to be ruled out of Week 14 when the team issues its game designations later Friday.

    Huddle Up: The productive rookie's knee injury has come at the wrong time for his fantasy owners as it appears he'll miss his third straight game. Look for veterans LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick to once again pick up the slack.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 10:41am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained idle from practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: At this point is appears that Johnson will be sidelined for another week, but make sure to check his status over the next couple days. If he is out then LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will man the backfield again. Both would be solid flex options versus a lousy Arizona Cardinals rush defense.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 3:01pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Johnson missed last week's game leaving LeGarrette Blount to handle the majority of the backfield touches and that could be the setup again in Week 14 if the rookie is unable to play. Circle back around on Friday and check to see Johnson's official status.

  • Posted: 11/30/2018 5:08pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will split playing time this week with Johnson sitting out another game. Blount should receive most of the carries and could be a flex option in standard leagues. Riddick can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he will be involved in the passing game.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 1:01pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Johnson probably will not be able to play in Week 13 if he does not practice this week, so owners should look for other options this week. LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will continue to split playing time if Johnson is ruled out and could be flex options in leagues.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 9:53am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is seemingly a longshot to return to the gridiron this week. If he is held out again then LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will split time in the backfield, although Riddick is the better PPR option.

  • Posted: 11/21/2018 11:29am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and he has been ruled out for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: A couple of games a year, you can bet on LeGarrette Blount to feast. This may not be the game against the Chicago Bears, but he figures to see more action. It's a tough matchup, but he's worth a flex look.

  • Posted: 11/19/2018 10:10am ET

    Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will not play in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears and is 'week-to-week' with a knee sprain, according to a source. However, his knee is reportedly structurally sound.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was giving the Lions a respectable running game, so his absence is going to hurt the offense. With the Lions hosting the Bears on in the early Thanksgiving Day game, it was going always going to be difficult for the rookie to play on such a quick turnaround unless the injury turned out to be minor. LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner will form an uninspiring committee versus Chicago. Only Riddick needs to be considered for fantasy purposes, and he'll be a low-end flex at that.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 12:31pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will not return to the Week 11 game because of his knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's status likely will be updated in the next day or two. LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick would receive more playing time if Johnson is facing a multi-week injury and would be valuable in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 12:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 11 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Johnson will miss any additional time because of the injury. LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick would see more playing touches if Johnson misses time and could be at least flex options.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 2:21pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 14 times for a game-high 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and he added six receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown on six targets, although he did lose a fumble in the game.

    Huddle Up: It was Johnson's first-career multi-touchdown game. In fact, he had scored just one rushing touchdown total through his first eight outings. He'll try and keep up the scoring ways heading into Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers. Keep treating him as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues despite the huge day.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 6:04am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He should still be viewed as an RB2 in most formats even though Theo Riddick's presence means Johnson will be less involved in passing situations.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 1:12pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Johnson continues to be involved in the running and passing game but has been held in check over the last few weeks in terms of his rushing yards. He will be facing a tough Chicago Bears defense this week but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 2:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: The rookie standout figures to suit up this weekend if he can avoid the dreaded setback. With Theo Riddick back, Johnson won't be as involved in the passing game, but his status as an RB2 doesn't waver.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 1:16pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 12 times for just 37 yards in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added three grabs for seven yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson snapped the team's ugly 100-yard rusher drought earlier in the season, but he has been very ordinary over the past two games. He has 20 rushes for 59 yards, or less than 3.0 yards per carry, while failing to find the end zone in four straight. He has devolved into an RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Lions travel to play in the Bears in Week 10.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 5:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson ran just eight times for 22 yards in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he had career highs with six grabs and 69 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been a tremendous low-end RB2 or must-start RB3 in most fantasy leagues this season., and he showed he can do a good job catching the ball when there is nothing there in the run game. He'll try and get back on track in the run game next week against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 6:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 19 times for 158 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be the answer to the running woes Detroit has dealt with for several years, but it's a shame that LeGarrette Blount continues to vulture touchdowns. Still, Johnson has RB2 upside heading into a Week 8 matchup against a Seattle defense that has been vulnerable against the run.

  • 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
7 @MIA 19 158 0 2 21 0
8 SEA 8 22 0 6 69 0
9 @MIN 12 37 0 3 7 0
10 @CHI 14 51 1 6 38 1
11 CAR 15 87 1 2 10 0
13 LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0

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