Scarbrough rushed nine times for 42 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers. The Lions again had a healthy Kerryon Johnson lead the backfield in both snaps and rushing attempts while Scarbrough and rookie Ty Johnson finished second and third in both categories, respectively. While Scarbrough once again was effective with the touches he was given, he didn't reach the end zone, and that's probably something he'll need to do to be fantasy relevant as a complementary running back. It's thus hard to get too excited about his prospects in 2020 with the talented Kerryon Johnson set to continue as the lead runner. In fact, the Detroit backfield might be one to generally avoid altogether if reports out of training camp suggest the big-bodied Scarbrough is preparing for usage as the team's preferred option around the goal line.
Scarbrough ran for 34 yards on eight carries and did not receive a target during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Broncos. The 23-year-old back out of Alabama returned to the lineup after missing Week 15 with a rib issue and garnered 38.1 percent of Detroit's RB carries as Kerryon Johnson made his long-awaited return from a knee injury. Despite possessing practically no additional fantasy upside in the passing game, Scarbrough made viable contributions by commanding 18 carries per game and rushing to a 4.2 yards-per-attempt average Weeks 11 through 14. He projects to remain a secondary option to Johnson in Detroit's season-finale matchup against Green Bay's bottom-third rush defense.
Scarbrough (ribs) is active for Sunday's game in Denver. Scarbrough is ready to go after sitting out Week 15 due to a rib injury, but his return coincides with Kerryon Johnson's (knee) first game action since Week 7. Johnson is expected to have "significant carries," per Ian Rapoport, so Scarbrough figures to get little more than scraps out of the Lions' backfield. Plus, Scarbrough will be vying with Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic for those sparse touches.
Scarbrough (ribs) remained limited at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Denver. It isn't clear if Scarbrough will return to the lineup after missing Week 15, and there's no assurance of a sizable workload even if he's declared active before the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. The Lions seemingly plan to activate Kerryon Johnson (knee) from injured reserve, which would leave Scarbrough with a limited role. Plus, the Lions still have Ty Johnson, J.D. McKissic and Wes Hills on their 53-man roster... at least for the time being.
Scarbrough (ribs) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. After receiving the same listing on both injury reports this week, Scarbrough is a step ahead of last week, when he followed an LP/DNP/DNP practice regimen before sitting out Week 15 against the Buccaneers. If he gains clearance to play Sunday in Denver, he may have to contend with Kerryon Johnson (knee), who has been designated for return from IR and hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|4||10/04||New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|14||12/13||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|16||12/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|3 Year Avg||44||188||0||0||2||0||18|