RB Kerryon Johnson - Detroit Lions

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

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Summary

Kerryon Johnson is likely to enter the 2020 season as the starting running back, at least on paper. The Lions selection of D'Andre Swift at the top of the second round will likely push Johnson to the backup role by midseason. While Johnson was an early second-round pick himself just two years ago, he has been a disappointment and Detroit felt the position needed an upgrade. Johnson enters his third year hoping to put together his first healthy season as a pro. He missed six games as a rookie in 2018, eight games in 2019, and has a long injury history going back to high school and his college career at Auburn. Even before the injury in Week 7, Johnson was a bit of a disappointment in 2019. After averaging 3.9 targets per game as a rookie, Johnson saw less than two targets per game last season. His yards per carry dropped from 5.4 as a rookie to just 3.6 in 2019. Barring an injury to Swift, Johnson projects as a flex option, at best, for fantasy in 2020. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 31, 24, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 36, 37, 37, 38
Overall Redraft - 65, 32
RB Redraft PPR - 33, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38, 39, 40, 41, 49
RB Dynasty - 30, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Overall Dynasty - 98, 69

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 DET 10 118 641 3 39 32 213 1 1
2019 DET 8 113 403 3 15 10 127 1 1
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.7 155.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 13.0 166.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 170.0 * * 21.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 164.0 * * 23.8 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.2 162.5 * * 23.5 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 90
RB: 35
Overall-PPR: 102
RB-PPR: 41

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2020 Schedule

1vs Chicago Bears
2@ Green Bay Packers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs New Orleans Saints
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Atlanta Falcons
8vs Indianapolis Colts
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10vs Washington Football Team
11@ Carolina Panthers
12vs Houston Texans
13@ Chicago Bears
14vs Green Bay Packers
15@ Tennessee Titans
16vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Minnesota Vikings