John Emery

Running BackRB
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Emery was deemed academically ineligible for the 2021 campaign, and ultimately never saw the field. Tyrion Davis-Price instead rushed for over 1,000 yards, but then decided to jump to the NFL. That leaves Emery as the likely starter when LSU begins the 2022 campaign. That being said, he will have some competition. Penn State transfer Noah Cain has entered the fold, while sophomores Corey Kiner and Armoni Goodwin also received opportunities as a freshman while Emery was shelved. Emery’s talent is difficult to ignore, but it has not yet translated to on-field success, and it is far from a foregone conclusion that he will end up as the lead back for the entire season. Read Past Outlooks
Expects to return versus Alabama
RBLSU
November 2, 2022
Head coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday that Emery (Achilles) has practiced and is expected to play Saturday against Alabama, Wilson Alexander of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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After missing Week 9's matchup versus Mississippi due to his Achilles issue, Emery is slated to suit up for Saturday's contest against Alabama. The senior running back will likely continue operating in his usual complementary role alongside Armoni Goodwin and Josh Williams.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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There’s some risk in putting this much stock in a player who hasn’t played a down in college, but when it’s a player of Emery’s talent heading into a situation like LSU’s, it’s worth it. Emery is regarded as the second-best back in the 2019 class with a blend of power and explosiveness. The situation couldn’t be better, either; 2018 leading rusher Nick Brossette is gone and Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a middling talent who averaged just 4.5 YPC. Emery is the most talented back on the roster and has a legitimate shot at setting the LSU freshman rushing record.
Emery came to LSU amid much fanfare last year, but the backfield was crowded behind starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who shined as the Tigers roared to the National Title. Emery had just 39 carries for 188 yards as a freshman, though he did score four times on the ground. Edwards-Helaire has moved on to greener pastures, and Lanard Fournette left school, but Chris Curry and Tyrion Davis-Price still remain as competition for Emery. Curry had 38 carries last year, while Davis-Price had 64 and six touchdowns. Perhaps which back emerges as the best pass catcher out of the backfield will go a long way towards determining who sees the majority of the touches, as the aforementioned Edwards-Helaire registered 55 receptions in 2019.
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Viewed as day-to-day
RBLSU
Achilles
October 26, 2022
Emery (Achilles) is considered day-to-day, Wilson Alexander of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Finds end zone in win
RBLSU
October 2, 2022
Emery rushed eight times for 42 yards and a touchdown at Auburn on Saturday.
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Brian Kelly downplays return
RBLSU
September 15, 2022
Head coach Brian Kelly mentioned during Thursday's press conference that he think it'll take "a few weeks" for Emery to get back up to speed with his reactions and reads, Wilson Alexander of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Suspension ends
RBLSU
September 12, 2022
Emery has completed his 15-game suspension and will be available to play against Mississippi State on Sept. 17, Shea Dixon of On3.com reports.
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Dealt two-game suspension
RBLSU
Suspension
August 21, 2022
Emery received a two-game suspension Sunday and plans to appeal the decision, Brody Miller of The Athletic reports.
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