Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson was efficient with limited work at the University of Maryland, averaging 7.6 yards on 348 career carries. He got some attention after running a 4.26-second 40-yard dash at his pro day, inspiring the Lions to scoop him up with a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With Theo Riddick cut at the start of training camp, Johnson has a solid shot to make the 53-man roster for Week 1, potentially serving as a kick returner. He's still a long shot to have any role on offense at the beginning of the regular season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.69 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
No lock for 2020 roster
RBDetroit Lions
February 14, 2020
Johnson isn't guaranteed a roster spot in advance of the 2020 season, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.
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.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ty Johnson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
9.5%
 
Positive Run %
84.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
27.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.15
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
5.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.4%
 
Drop Rate
9.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.2
 
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2019 Ty Johnson Split Stats
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Makes most of limited opportunity
RBDetroit Lions
December 29, 2019
Johnson carried the ball three times for 65 yards in the team's Week 17 loss to the Packers.
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Three carries in Week 16 loss
RBDetroit Lions
December 23, 2019
Johnson carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.
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Six touches in backup role
RBDetroit Lions
December 16, 2019
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.
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Draws Week 15 start
RBDetroit Lions
December 15, 2019
The Lions announced Johnson as their starting running back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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May see role increase sans Scarbrough
RBDetroit Lions
December 15, 2019
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.
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