Kerryon Johnson
Kerryon Johnson
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
Doubtful
Injury Knee
Tue Practice: DNP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Lions traded up to the 43rd overall pick in this year's draft to select Johnson in the second round, and one look at the tape from his junior year at Auburn tells you why. The 21-year-old is an explosive runner, hitting holes and getting to the second level before linebackers can blink, with great balance and an aggressive edge allowing him to pick up tough yards after contact. The Le'Veon Bell comparison is undoubtedly ambitious, as he does not quite have Bell's otherworldly vision and patience when it comes to finding holes, but Johnson does have three-down potential. There are concerns about his durability given his running style and skinny frame, but he will not be asked to take on a massive workload right away with LeGarrette Blount arriving from Philadelphia and Theo Riddick still around to serve as the primary third-down and receiving back. If Johnson adapts to the NFL quickly, though, he has the talent to steal touches from both of his veteran teammates. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.5 million contract with the Lions in May of 2018.
Sits out practice again Tuesday
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 20, 2018
Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice again Tuesday, dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Johnson has logged DNPs in both of the first two practice sessions this week, which doesn't bode well in regards to his expected availability for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game against the Bears. He will likely need to progress to at least limited participation Wednesday if there's any chance for him to play in the contest. If he doesn't, look for Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount to serve as the primary options out of the backfield. Zach Zenner is also on hand to receive additional work if necessary.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kerryon Johnson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
11.3%
 
Positive Run %
83.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
47.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
2.5%
 
Touches Per Game
15.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.8%
 
% Team Targets
10.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
84.2%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
64.1
 
Cornerbacks
69.0
 
Safeties
33.7
 
Linebackers
79.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kerryon Johnson's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
206 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
More Fantasy News
Listed as non-participant Monday
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 19, 2018
Johnson (knee) is listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Considered week-to-week with sprain
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 19, 2018
Johnson has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and is considered week to week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Knee injury believed to be sprain
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 18, 2018
Although Johnson is slated for an MRI of his left knee Monday, the Lions believe the running back sustained a sprain and nothing more, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Won't return Sunday
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 18, 2018
Johnson (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's contest against the Panthers, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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Suffers knee injury
RBDetroit Lions
Knee
November 18, 2018
Johnson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Panthers with a knee injury, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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