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November 29, 2020 07:32 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Three touches as backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson rushed twice for three yards and caught one of two targets for one yard in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.

Johnson backed up Frank Gore with La'Mical Perine (ankle) on IR, but Gore got 21 touches to Johnson's three. With coach Adam Gase content to feed the plodding Gore rather than exploring alternatives, Johnson's role should remain minimal in Week 13 against a Raiders team that has struggled to defend running backs.

November 27, 2020 03:40 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: In RB rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will be part of a running back rotation with Frank Gore and Josh Adams for the next three games with La'Mical Perine (ankle) on IR, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Johnson earned his highest offensive snap share (23 percent) of the season this past Sunday against the Jets, turning it into four catches (on six targets) for 17 yards. With Gore set to lead the backfield -- he's averaging 13.3 touches per game this season -- Johnson may serve as the pass-catching option for the group. In 23 career games, Johnson has hauled in 29 of 40 targets for 132 yards.

November 22, 2020 10:00 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Four catches as Perine goes down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson didn't record a carry but caught four of six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

Johnson got some action as a receiving option out of the backfield after La'Mical Perine exited with an ankle injury. If Perine's unable to play against the Dolphins in Week 12, Johnson would serve as the shifty passing-down complement to veteran bruiser Frank Gore.

November 10, 2020 07:32 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: No offensive touches against Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson did not garner a carry or a target on two offensive snaps during Monday night's 30-27 loss to New England.

The Maryland product was active for a fourth consecutive outing Week 9, though he was not a part of the Jets' offensive game plan after fielding four touches in Kansas City last Sunday. Johnson received most of his work on special teams, with 12 snaps in that department, while Frank Gore (12 carries) and La'Mical Perine (six carries) split the RB rush attempts, combining for 65 yards against New England's No. 25 rush defense. Johnson remains the Jets' No. 3 back, as the team takes its bye week before heading into a Nov. 22 matchup against the Chargers.

November 1, 2020 10:16 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Four touches in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson rushed three times for 15 yards and caught his lone target for another six in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Johnson finished fourth on the team in carries behind Frank Gore (10), La'Mical Perine (eight) and quarterback Sam Darnold (four). He also had a 17-yard kick return on special teams. Johnson doesn't see enough playing time on offense to make much of a difference, and that's likely to remain the case barring an injury to Gore or Perine.

October 26, 2020 08:48 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Limited to kick return duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson returned three kickoffs for 66 yards but didn't touch the ball on offense in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills.

Johnson turned three carries into 42 yards last week, but he didn't get any opportunities in New York's backfield against Buffalo, while Frank Gore and La'Mical Perine combined for 99 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries apiece. Coach Adam Gase seems content to keep giving the 37-year-old Gore double-digit touches, and while Perine has started to take on a larger role, Johnson remains a distant third on the running back depth chart.

October 19, 2020 09:24 AM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Breaks off 34-yard run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson made his Jets debut in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami, rushing three times for 42 yards and failing to corral his only target.

Johnson broke off a 34-yard run for New York's longest offensive play of the game, but he operated as the third-string running back behind veteran Frank Gore (11 carries for 46 yards) and rookie La'Mical Perine (seven carries for 27 yards). If Johnson keeps flashing enough speed to get to the outside, he could provide a much-needed spark for the lifeless Jets offense and start to take on a larger role in Week 7 against Buffalo and beyond.

October 14, 2020 08:48 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Could play more sans Bell
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jets head coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Johnson will have the opportunity to earn more playing time following the release of starting running back Le'Veon Bell, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Gase emphasized that rookie La'Mical Perine will play a larger role at 37-year-old Frank Gore's expense following Bell's release, but he also mentioned Johnson and practice-squad running back Josh Adams as candidates to take on more work. Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jets two weeks ago but has yet to make his team debut.

October 3, 2020 05:40 PM
Jets' Ty Johnson: Claimed by Gang Green
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Johnson was waived by the Lions on Thursday and will join a Jets team on which he should have more opportunities to earn playing time, at least while Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is on IR. The 23-year-old Maryland product joins a running back room currently consisting of 37-year-old Frank Gore, rookie fourth-rounder La'Mical Perine and Dolphins castoff Kalen Ballage. Johnson averaged 4.3 yards per carry and caught 24 passes as a rookie last season, and his most immediate path to snaps could be as an upgrade over Ballage on passing downs if Johnson can learn the offense quickly.

October 2, 2020 05:40 PM
Ty Johnson: Waived by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was waived by the Lions on Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Johnson somewhat surprisingly made the Lions roster out of training camp over fifth-round rookie Jason Huntley. Now that Detroit coaches seem more than content with a top backfield trio of Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift - with Jamal Agnew mixing in on gadget plays - it appears Ty Johnson is no longer needed, either. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Lions try to stash Ty Johnson on the practice squad for insurance purposes.

September 28, 2020 09:24 AM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Healthy scratch against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Arizona.

The 2019 sixth-round draft pick fielded five offensive snaps last Sunday in a loss to Green Bay, but he has yet to garner a single carry on the young season. Johnson logged an average of 3.9 carries per game last year for a bottom-12 Lions rushing attack, but with D'Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson now in the mix, his offensive involvement has fallen by the wayside.

September 21, 2020 11:44 AM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Gets snaps on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

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.

September 15, 2020 12:12 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: No offensive snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson didn't log a snap on offense during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.

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.

September 8, 2020 01:48 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Makes the cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson made the Lions' initial 53-man roster in advance of Sunday's season opener against the Bears, Kyle Meinke of reports.

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.

April 29, 2020 04:08 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Potentially on roster bubble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson could be on the roster bubble entering the 2020 season, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

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.

February 14, 2020 09:36 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: No lock for 2020 roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson isn't guaranteed a roster spot in advance of the 2020 season, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.

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.

December 29, 2019 11:52 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Makes most of limited opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson carried the ball three times for 65 yards in the team's Week 17 loss to the Packers.

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.

December 24, 2019 06:00 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Three carries in Week 16 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.

With Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough back from their respective injuries, Ty remained on the active roster while last week's feature 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.

December 16, 2019 02:08 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Six touches in backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

December 15, 2019 01:00 PM
Lions' Ty Johnson: Draws Week 15 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions announced Johnson as their starting running back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Kyle Meinke of reports.

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.

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