Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson somehow stuck on the 53-man roster even after the Lions added D'Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson, but it's hard to see any path to fantasy relevance for the 2019 sixth-round pick, barring another vicious rash of injuries in the Detroit backfield. Johnson may need to earn his salary on special teams this year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $2.69 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019. Waived by the Lions in October of 2020. Claimed off waivers by the Jets in October of 2020.
Splits with Adams in finale
RBNew York Jets
January 3, 2021
Johnson rushed 11 times for 45 yards and caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
With Frank Gore (chest) and La'Mical Perine (illness) inactive, Johnson split carries with Josh Adams, who had a nearly identical 47 yards on 11 carries but also found the end zone. The 23-year-old Johnson finishes his season with 254 yards and a touchdown on 54 carries, along with 99 yards and a touchdown on 16 catches. He's favored to secure a depth role in New York's backfield next season, though Johnson will likely have competition for a roster spot.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ty Johnson's 2020 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 %
7.4%
 
Positive Run %
90.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
40.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
1.9%
 
Touches Per Game
5.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.1
 
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Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

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20020%
16917%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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.
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Leading role on tap
RBNew York Jets
December 30, 2020
Johnson is expected to serve as the Jets' feature back Sunday against the Patriots with both Frank Gore (bruised lung) and La'Mical Perine (reserve/COVID-19 list) sidelined, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited role in Perine's return
RBNew York Jets
December 27, 2020
Johnson rushed twice for 13 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns.
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Scores in win over Rams
RBNew York Jets
December 20, 2020
Johnson carried the ball three times for 16 yards and caught all six of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 upset of the Rams.
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Disappoints in Week 14
RBNew York Jets
December 13, 2020
Johnson rushed eight times for 16 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 40-3 loss to Seattle.
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Shines after Gore injury
RBNew York Jets
December 6, 2020
Johnson rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.
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