RB Kerryon Johnson - Detroit Lions

6-0, 212Born: 6-30-1997College: AuburnDrafted: Round 2, pick 43 (2018)

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Summary

Detroit traded up near the top of the second round of the draft to select Johnson following an extremely productive career at Auburn. As a rookie, he was one of the few bright spots for the 2018 Lions offense. Johnson averaged a whopping 5.4 yards per carry and caught 32 passes in 10 games. The 5.4 YPC was especially impressive considering the Lions second-leading rusher, LeGarrette Blount, averaged exactly half that at just 2.7 YPC. Johnson has an impressive combination of elusiveness, toughness, and receiving ability and flashed serious potential in his rookie season. Johnson was not able to make it through the season, landing on injured reserve and missing six games total with a knee injury. He has proven his toughness, fighting through nagging injuries in the past. However, he does have a relatively long injury history going back to high school. Johnson is clearly the most talented back on the Lions roster and with the team desperate to establish a consistent ground game for the first time in years, he could be in for a heavy workload as long as he can prove he is capable of handling it. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 20, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23
Overall Redraft - 40, 30, 31, 34, 37, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 50, 59
RB Redraft PPR - 18, 14, 14, 16, 17, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23
Overall Redraft PPR - 39, 25, 31, 31, 38, 39, 39, 39, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 45, 47, 48, 59
RB Dynasty - 14, 13, 13, 13, 17, 23
Overall Dynasty - 33, 27, 28, 39, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 DET 10 118 641 3 39 32 213 1 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 206.0 * * 41.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 200.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 205.0 * * 37.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 164.0 * * 42.4 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Kerryon Johnson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 37
RB: 19
Overall-PPR: 39
RB-PPR: 20

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2019 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Los Angeles Chargers
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6@ Green Bay Packers
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8vs New York Giants
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ Washington Redskins
13vs Chicago Bears
14@ Minnesota Vikings
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ Denver Broncos
17vs Green Bay Packers