Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 9/21/20 11:42 AM

Johnson was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson again saw the majority (12 of 17 total snaps) of his playing time come on special teams. Barring an injury to Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson or D'Andre Swift, this modest offensive involvement should be the expectation for Ty Johnson until further notice.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 9/14/20 4:08 PM

Johnson did log a snap on offense during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson got 12 snaps on special teams, but the backfield work was divided between Adrian Peterson, D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson. Barring injury, it's unlikely Johnson joins that rotation.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Tue 9/8/20 9:23 AM

Johnson made the Lions' initial 53-man roster in advance of Sunday's season opener against the Bears, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Detroit's selection of Jason Huntley in the fifth round of this spring's draft seemingly put Johnson on the roster bubble, but the former was surprisingly let go over the weekend. That leaves Johnson in a backfield with Kerryon Johnson, D'Andre Swift (undisclosed) and Adrian Peterson, while Bo Scarbrough (undisclosed) heads to injured reserve. Depending on Swift's health status, Johnson seems like a candidate to handle some of the backfield work on passing downs this weekend.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Wed 4/29/20 12:03 PM

Johnson could be on the roster bubble entering the 2020 season, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson's descent down the depth chart is somewhat surprising, given that he compiled 382 total yards despite playing just 318 snaps as a rookie. However, after the Lions took two running backs in the 2020 NFL Draft -- D'Andre Swift in the second round and Jason Huntley in the fifth -- Johnson's skill set as a multi-tooled athlete may be redundant. Huntley's arrival in particular could spell doom for Johnson, as the New Mexico State product proved to be a capable returner in college while putting together a decent resume as an open-field pass catcher. The two may be in a heated competition for the final running back spot on the depth chart behind Swift, Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Fri 2/14/20 3:30 PM

Johnson isn't guaranteed a roster spot in advance of the 2020 season, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
On the surface, Johnson's 4.3 yards per carry from 2019 seems respectable for a sixth-round rookie. Take out his 40-yard scamper from Week 17, though, and that number drops to 3.8, which seems much more representative of a player who seemingly struggled as a runner on a weekly basis. In fact, it's hard to say Johnson fared well as a receiving option either considering he averaged just 4.5 yards on his 24 receptions. Add it all up and Johnson may be dependent on an impressive showing in offseason workouts, possibly as a return man on special teams, to stick around behind Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough in 2020.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 12/29/19 8:25 PM

Johnson carried the ball three times for 65 yards in the team's Week 17 loss to the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson worked behind both Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough but finished the contest as the Lions' leading rusher. The majority of his production came on a 40-yard run with 20 seconds remaining in the first half, setting up a field goal as time expired. Ty Johnson spent a few weeks as the team's primary running back in the absence of Kerryon Johnson, though he'll begin the 2020 season strictly as a backup with a healthier depth chart in front of him.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 12/23/19 9:58 PM

Johnson carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.
EDGE Analysis
With Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough back from their respective injuries, Johnson remained on the active roster while last week's featured back, Wes Hills, was a healthy scratch. Johnson might get another handful of carries in Sunday's season finale against Green Bay, but he'll most certainly remain a distant third option in this backfield behind Johnson and Scarbrough.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 12/16/19 2:07 PM

Johnson rushed twice for three yards and caught four of five targets for 17 yards while fumbling once during Sunday's 38-17 loss to Tampa Bay.
EDGE Analysis
Despite pre-game reports listing Johnson as the expected starter, it was actually Wes Hills -- who had been promoted from the practice squad Saturday -- who opened the game with the first-string offense. While Johnson still finished the game having logged more offensive snaps, Hills had five times as many carries and both of the Lions' rushing scores on the day. That works out to Hills getting the ball on over half of his snaps while Johnson got the rock on less than a quarter of his. While it's still more or less clear that Detroit is wanting to get Johnson some experience during his rookie year, the fact that two runners have now gone from the practice squad straight to the lead role -- bypassing Johnson in the process -- suggests the Lions aren't yet ready to hand Johnson the kind of workload that could make him a desirable fantasy asset.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 12/15/19 12:56 PM

The Lions announced Johnson as their starting running back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson will apparently be on the field for the Lions' first offensive snap of the day, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be in store to fill the lead role out of the backfield as Detroit looks to replace the injured Bo Scarbrough (ribs). As Justin Rogers of The Detroit News noted earlier Sunday, practice squad callup Wes Hills was spotted taking first-team reps during pregame warmups, and J.D. McKissic also lingers as another option out of the backfield. Most likely, coach Matt Patricia will take a hot-hand approach to the position, making it difficult to forecast which of the three backs will deliver the most fantasy value.

Ty Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 12/15/19 12:03 PM

Johnson and J.D. McKissic are expected to headline the Lions' Week 15 backfield with Bo Scarbrough (ribs) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Scarbrough had operated as Detroit's lead option on the ground for the past four games, but his inactive status leaves Johnson, McKissic and practice squad callup Wes Hills as the lone healthy options at running back. Given Hills' lack of prior experience, Johnson and McKissic look like the best bets for touches and production out of the Detroit backfield, with coach Matt Patricia likely to ride the hot hand between the two. A rookie sixth-round pick, Johnson has disappointed in most of his opportunities to date, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry (on 55 totes) and 4.6 yards per reception (on 20 catches) while having yet to find the end zone.