RB J.D. McKissic - Detroit Lions

5-10, 187Born: 8-15-1993College: Arkansas StateDrafted: ---

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Week 6: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Good matchup. Since the Detroit Lions parted ways with backup running back C.J. Anderson three weeks ago, second-year player Kerryon Johnson has assumed a substantially larger role in the team's offense. Before Anderson was let go, Johnson was playing about 56-percent of the team's offensive snaps. In the two games following Anderson's release, Johnson has played approximately 74-percent of Detroit's offensive snaps. Although Johnson's yardage total was unimpressive against the Eagles in week three, he did manage to run for 125 yards on 26 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in week four. As the bell-cow in a run-heavy offense, Johnson projects for one of the highest workloads in the league on a weekly basis. Head coach Matt Patricia favors a run-heavy offensive approach, and now he believes he has his guy at the running back position. Running behind Detroit's solid offensive line, do not be surprised to see Kerryon Johnson run for 20+ carries in a third straight game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The Green Bay Packers rank in the bottom-10 in the NFL in rushing touchdowns allowed, yards-per-carry allowed, and total rushing yards allowed thus far in 2019. In just 5 games, the Packers have already allowed 6 different running backs to run for at least 60 yards or a touchdown this season. One common issue on the defensive side of the ball for Green Bay has been missed tackles. Along the defensive line, Kenny Clark, Preston Smith, and Za'Darius Smith all struggle to defend the run and finish plays this season. Clark is the most respectable of the bunch, but even his numbers are at-best average this season against the run. At linebacker, Blake Martinez is a sure tackler, but he also struggles to make an impact defending the run. One potential improvement for week six will likely be the insertion of Will Redmond into the starting lineup. Redmond is likely to replace Darnell Savage after Savage exited last week with an injury that is expected to hold him out of action this week. While Redmond is a definitive downgrade in coverage, he is a substantial upgrade defending the run. He is unlikely to have a great impact on the team's run defense as a whole, but any improvements for this bottom-tier run defense are welcomed. Expect a long day at the office for Green Bay's run defense, as they face off with one of the league's most run-heavy offenses. Kerryon Johnson should continue to see a heavy workload in Detroit's attack, and his efficiency in this matchup should increase dramatically compared to his first four games of this season.

Recent Stats and Projections

2 vs LAC 4 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.2
3 at PHI 6 1 44 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4.4
4 vs KC 27 4 30 0 2 1.0 11 0 0 4.1
6 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 0.8 * * * *
6 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 0.7 * * * *
6 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 1.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

J.D. McKissic's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

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