McKissic carried three times for 13 yards and caught three of four targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Cowboys.
McKissic seemed poised to take on a larger share of the carries in this one but the newly signed Bo Scarbrough led the team in that regard. McKissic did pace the backfield in targets, receptions and receiving yards, but he still didn't make an overly impressive impact in that area. McKissic seems limited to change-of-pace and pass-catching duties, regardless of the team's depth chart situation, and this should remain the case next Sunday against the Redskins.
McKissic rushed 10 times for 36 yards and added six catches for 19 yards on seven targets in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Bears.
While McKissic underwhelmed from a yardage standpoint, his heavy involvement in the game plan was an encouraging sign and he ultimately logged 70 parent of the offensive snaps after Ty Johnson (concussion) left the game in the first quarter. The heavy playing time led to him being Detroit's busiest running back with 10 carries while Paul Perkins got seven and Ty Johnson got five, plus McKissic led the entire team in receptions. It's possible Johnson could make it back for Week 11 against Dallas, but McKissic seems like the Lions running back to own if Johnson is forced to miss time.
McKissic carried four times for 32 yards while catching three of four targets for 40 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders.
Although McKissic didn't get many opportunities on the ground, he led the team in rushing yards while averaging eight yards per carry. He also made an impact as a pass catcher, leading the backfield in receiving yardage thanks in part to a 26-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter. McKissic certainly outperformed Ty Johnson in this one and could play a larger role in next Sunday's road matchup with the Bears.
McKissic could see his workload expand after the team placed Tra Carson (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday.
McKissic and Ty Johnson were expected to handle the majority of the duties out of the backfield after Kerryon Johnson (knee) landed on injured reserve ahead of Week 8, only for the practice-squad call up, Carson, to outcarry the duo 12 to 8 in the win over the Giants. Paul Perkins, who was called up in a corresponding move, could also factor into the expected running back by committee, but of the trio, McKissic is very clearly the best receiving option out of the backfield, which should be a promising role against a Raiders defense that has struggled mightily against the pass this season. It's worth acknowledging the Lions did work out former Pro Bowler Jay Ajayi earlier this week according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, but it's far more likely Ajayi would cut into Johnson's workload as opposed to McKissic, were the former to get signed in the ensuing weeks.
McKissic rushed once for minus-1 yard and secured all three of his targets for two yards during Sunday's 31-26 victory over the Giants.
McKissic was penciled in for an elevated workload in Detroit's first game without Kerryon Johnson (knee), but the Lions instead deployed a full-blown committee approach to the running back position. Each of Ty Johnson (25 snaps), Tra Carson (19), McKissic (16) and Paul Perkins (six) took reps with the offense, and each of Carson (12 carries), Johnson (seven) and Perkins (three) were given more rushing attempts than McKissic. Even though the latter likely remains the team's preferred passing-down back, this Detroit backfield is probably one to avoid for fantasy purposes unless some runner eventually emerges from the pack.
McKissic and Ty Johnson are expected to see elevated roles out of the backfield in Sunday's game against the Giants with Kerryon Johnson (knee) on track to miss time due to the injury he suffered in the Week 7 loss to the Vikings, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Matt Patricia declined to provide a recovery timeline for Johnson when he met with the media Monday, but the Lions seem to be viewing their top running back as week-to-week. Aided by Johnson departing in the first half of the 42-30 loss to Minnesota, McKissic earned a season-high seven touches (five carries, two receptions) and finished with 60 yards from scrimmage. McKissic probably won't notice much of an uptick in his carry count with Ty Johnson likely to handle most of the rushing load, but the former college receiver profiles as Detroit's top pass-catching option out of the backfield.
McKissic carried five times for 29 yards and caught two of three targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 42-30 loss to the Vikings.
McKissic, who became more involved after Kerryon Johnson left with a knee injury, finished with a season high in touches. He was quite impressive with the opportunities he received, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 15.5 yards per reception. McKissic could play a notable role next Sunday against the Giants if Johnson is forced to sit out, but Ty Johnson could be a bigger factor out of the backfield after receiving 14 touches of his own in this one.
McKissic ran for four yards on three attempts and added seven yards on two catches during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay
McKissic's five touches tied a season high, but he finished with just his third largest yardage total, a measly 11 yards. That's because McKissic has been dependent on big plays this season. Over 57 percent of his season yardage has come on just two plays. McKissic isn't going to garner many touches, so his value relies heavily on breaking off a big run or two. That'll be a difficult task Sunday against a Minnesota defense surrendering just 3.8 yards per carry, seventh-best in the league.
McKissic carried three times for four yards and caught two of three targets for seven yards during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.
Yet again, McKissic saw significantly more playing time than rookie Ty Johnson, who hit a new low-water mark with just two offensive snaps Monday. While the converted wideout doesn't have the stranglehold on passing downs that Theo Riddick once had with Detroit, McKissic has nonetheless popped for gains of 44 and 26 yards in Week 3 and Week 4, respectively, and is looking like a nice complement to starter Kerryon Johnson. McKissic's receiving prowess could come in handy in Week 7 when Detroit welcomes a stout Vikings defense to Motown.
McKissic rushed four times for 30 yards and caught one of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Kansas City.
McKissic opened the game in the starting lineup as a receiver and ended the game looking like he may just be the Lions' No. 2 running back behind Kerryon Johnson. Ty Johnson was the presumptive favorite for that role, but McKissic ultimately logged 27 snaps on offense compared to 11 for the rookie. While the absence of slot receiver Danny Amendola (chest) likely played a role in the distribution of playing time, McKissic arguably flashed more as a runner than as a receiver thanks to a team-high 26-yard scamper in the third quarter. Before we anoint him the Lions' new Theo Riddick, however, we need to keep in mind that Kerryon Johnson is the bellcow who logged 70 percent of the offensive snaps after commanding 75 percent Week 3.
McKissic gained 44 yards on his lone carry during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.
The Lions dipped into the bag of tricks late in the second quarter Sunday with a reverse to McKissic, who weaved inside the 10-yard line for a 44-yard gain. Following the release of veteran C.J. Anderson, rookie Ty Johnson was supposed to ascend to the No. 2 spot. One game probably doesn't change that, but Johnson had a rough showing Sunday while McKissic benefits from a highlight-reel play and familiarity with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. It'll be interesting to see who backs up sophomore Kerryon Johnson, who himself has struggled to start the season, Sunday against the Chiefs.
McKissic logged four offensive snaps during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.
McKissic again saw a handful of snaps, but this time he wasn't targeted in the passing game at all. Meanwhile, he was the fourth running back to enter the game and was also a distant fourth in playing time. The better Lions depth running back to pay attention to is Ty Johnson, who saw more playing time than C.J. Anderson and popped for a 17-yard rush Sunday.
McKissic caught both of his targets for 24 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals.
The two targets tied Kerryon Johnson for the team lead among running backs, which is not what Johnson investors wanted to see considering McKissic was brought in during final roster cuts after being claimed earlier in the week and had relatively little preparation time. While the former Seahawk also saw the fewest snaps -- both total and on offense -- of any Lions tailback, it'll be interesting to see if McKissic's involvement increases as the year unfolds. Such a development would be bad news for Johnson's overall value, especially in PPR formats.
The Lions claimed McKissic off waivers from the Seahawks on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Seattle went with Rashaad Penny, C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer for depth behind Chris Carson, while the Lions initially kept just three running backs -- Kerryon Johnson, C.J. Anderson and Ty Johnson -- on their 53-man roster. McKissic could work his way into a pass-catching role as he reunites with Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who held the same job in Seattle from 2011 to 2016. This shouldn't be much of a concern for Kerryon Johnson's workload Week 1 at Arizona.
McKissic carried the ball twice for zero yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Raiders.
McKissic was outclassed by fellow back C.J. Prosise, (five carries 42 yards), and while that doesn't bode well for their ongoing battle for third back on the depth chart, the lesser workload could also mean that the coaching staff knows what is has in McKissic already. Whatever the case may be, we will find out which of the two change-of-pace/receiving backs make the 53-man roster this weekend.
McKissic (undisclosed) rushed six times for 20 yards and brought in all three targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks' 23-15 preseason win over the Chargers on Saturday.
McKissic was able to take the field and log a hefty (by preseason standards) nine touches, and he gave a solid accounting of himself in his ongoing battle with C.J. Prosise for the No. 3 running back job. The two backs offer a similar skill set, and their job battle should culminate inThursday's preseason finale against the Raiders.
McKissic was limited at Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injiury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
McKissic practiced after spraining his foot early last week and it's unclear if he was limited due to the same issue. He worked out on the side of practice and got a few reps in team drills Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
McKissic (foot) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
McKissic appears to have fully recovered from a foot sprain sustained during Saturday's practice. The 25-year-old running back is competing to earn a role behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.
McKissic suffered a mild foot sprain during Saturday's practice, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Another player fell on the back of McKissic's foot during Saturday's practice session, causing the injury. It's unclear at this point when he could return to practice, though the Seahawks are likely to exercise caution with the 25-year-old back.
The Seahawks tendered McKissic a contract for 2019 on Wednesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
McKissic spent the first 11 games of last season on injured reserve due to a knee issue and only notched three rushing attempts for eight yards during the five regular-season games he was healthy. He'll spend the offseason working to earn a passing-down role behind top rushers Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.
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