RB Ty Johnson - Detroit Lions

5-10, 208Born: 9-17-1997College: MarylandDrafted: Round 6, pick 2019

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Week 7: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Tough matchup. One of the major disappointments of 2019 has been the Lions rushing attack. Outside of a game against Kansas City in which Kerryon Johnson ran for 125 yards, he has yet to break 50 yards in any other game and is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry in those games. The biggest concern has just been the lack of big plays from this offense as he has just two runs longer than 10 yards on the season. The offensive line play has not been the issue as Matt Bitonti gives this the run-blocking unit a B+ on the season and is ranked 13th overall as center Frank Ragnow and right guard Graham Glasgow have both been fantastic this season. The biggest issue has been Kerryon just is not hitting the right holes as he has openly admitted to missing some big holes this season. The Vikings run defense is a unit that is hard to figure out this season which is mostly due to having not been tested this year. On the year, they have only faced one team that is in the top-half of rushing yards per game in Oakland and were the only team to have shut down Josh Jacobs so far this season. This is a team that outside of a game in which Aaron Jones ran for 116 yards against them, has been dominant as they have not allowed a running back to rush for over 53 yards and even with the Aaron Jones game are allowing just 3.8 yards per carry. This is a defense that is as good as they come on paper with elite defensive ends with Danielle Hunter/Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph at the defensive tackle position, Eric Kendricks/Anthony Barr at linebacker, and Anthony Harris/Harrison Smith at safety. There is not a weakness on this defense. Facing a Lions team that should cause little to no threat against the run makes for another game in which they have faced a bottom-tier run offense and we will continue to be asking the question of was the Aaron Jones game an anomaly for the season which at this point all signs point towards that it was.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at PHI 13 4 5 0 2 1.0 0 0 0 0.5
4 vs KC 11 3 13 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 1.4
6 at GB 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
7 vs MIN 0 10 29 0 4 4.0 28 0 0 5.7
7 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 0.7 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 0.6 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 4 vs KC (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Ty Johnson was the clear second back behind Kerryon Johnson in a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson worked as a reserve behind Kerryon Johnson with only four touches on the day. He projects as a pure backup without standalone value against Green Bay in week six after a week five bye.

2019 Week 3 vs PHI (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ty Johnson was the backup to Kerryon Johnson against the Eagles after C.J. Anderson was cut during earlier in the week. Johnson had a small role, rotating in with Kerryon Johnson with extended work on a series in the third quarter. He was also split out for a screen that was well defended. Johnson's value is more of a hedge against a Kerryon Johnson injury than any standalone weekly value. He faces the Chiefs next week.


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