QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sat 11/16/19 12:54 PM

Johnson does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's contest after clearing concussion protocol.
EDGE Analysis
As a result of clearing the protocol, Johnson is set to play against the Cowboys. Since Kerryon Johnson was placed on injured reserve in Week 7, Ty Johnson has been less than spectacular filling in as the nominal starter, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry across 21 attempts. Unfortunately for fantasy owners looking to take advantage of the fluid Lions backfield, fellow backup J.D. McKissic has also been a nonfactor, most notably recording just 36 yards rushing in Week 10 despite seeing 70 percent of the offensive snaps.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Fri 11/15/19 4:09 PM

Johnson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
The rookie will still need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist before getting the green light to play this weekend, but he looks on track to return to action after a concussion knocked him out early in the Week 10 loss to the Bears. After opening the week as a non-participant in practice, Johnson advanced to limited work Thursday before taking full contact in Friday's session. If active, Johnson would likely share backfield snaps with J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Thu 11/14/19 4:19 PM

Johnson (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
Considering he was a non-participant Wednesday in the Lions' first practice of the week, Johnson's ability to take part in non-contact work Thursday implies he's made some progress through the NFL's concussion protocol. In order to have a shot at playing Sunday against the Cowboys, Johnson will ultimately need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist at some point before the contest. The Lions would lean on J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins to split the backfield work in the event Johnson is sidelined this weekend.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Thu 11/14/19 1:24 PM

Johnson (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
EDGE Analysis
The development is a positive one as Johnson works his way through the concussion suffered this past Sunday in Chicago. His level of participation isn't known, but he likely will be listed as limited on Thursday's injury report. The Lions' remaining healthy backfield options are J.D. McKissic, Paul Perkins and Nick Bawden.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Wed 11/13/19 4:05 PM

Johnson (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson is still working his way through the concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's loss to the Bears with the head injury. In the event that Johnson is unable to pass the five-step protocol ahead of this weekend's game against Dallas, the Lions would be left with a backfield consisting of J.D. McKissic, Paul Perkins and fullback Nick Bawden.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 11/10/19 2:48 PM

Johnson has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Chicago due to a concussion.
EDGE Analysis
With the head injury confirmed, Johnson will yield the Lions' backfield to J.D. McKissic, Paul Perkins and fullback Nick Bawden for the remainder of the contest.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 11/10/19 1:46 PM

Johnson is under evaluation for a head injury during Sunday's game at Chicago, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
If Johnson ultimately is diagnosed with a concussion, the Lions will be down to just three healthy bodies in the backfield in J.D. McKissic, Paul Perkins and fullback Nick Bawden.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 11/3/19 8:58 PM

Johnson carried nine times for 29 yards and caught three passes for an additional seven yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson led the team in carries but came away with little as he averaged 3.2 yards per rush. He also hauled in all three of his targets but fared even worse in terms of yards per reception. Meanwhile, J.D. McKissic piled up 72 scrimmage yards and a touchdown, so the balance of power in the Detroit backfield could shift again heading into next Sunday's game in Chicago.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sat 11/2/19 4:41 PM

Johnson is in line to start Sunday's contest against the Raiders after Tra Carson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve.
EDGE Analysis
Stop us if you've heard this one before. While it's entirely possible newly called up Paul Perkins could wander into the majority of the carries Sunday -- as Carson did against the Giants last week -- Johnson, and to some extent J.D. McKissic, appear to be the preferred running backs of choice by default given Perkins has been up and down on the active roster multiple times this season. While it's unclear what Johnson's role will be Sunday, it's worth nothing the Lions did bring in former Pro Bowler Jay Ajayi for a workout Friday according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, so even if the 2019 sixth-round pick does command the majority of the workload in Week 9, he's not a guarantee to do so the rest of the season.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 10/27/19 11:15 PM

Johnson carried seven times for 25 yards and caught one pass for an additional 13 yards during Sunday's 31-26 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson appeared to be in line to lead the team in carries with Kerryon Johnson (knee) out, but he watched on as Tra Carson paced the backfield with 12. His seven rushes were still his second-most of the season, but he averaged just 3.6 yards per tote despite a seemingly favorable matchup against the Giants' front. Johnson appears to be just one piece of a committee that also includes J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins at the moment, making him a risky fantasy play in next Sunday's road matchup against the Raiders.