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.
Receives 14 touches vs. Vikings
RBDetroit Lions
October 20, 2019
Johnson carried 10 times for 29 yards and caught all four of his targets for an additional 28 yards during Sunday's 42-30 loss to the Vikings.
Johnson stepped up after Kerryon Johnson left with a knee injury and received double-digit touches for the first time in his young career. He didn't do much with his opportunities, averaging just 4.1 yards per touch, but it bodes well for his fantasy value that he was used a respectable amount in the passing game. If he plays a prominent role in next Sunday's home game against the Giants, Johnson could fare better against a beatable opponent.
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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.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
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Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
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Season low in playing time
RBDetroit Lions
October 15, 2019
Johnson did not log a rushing attempt and was not targeted in the passing game during Monday's 23-22 loss to the Packers.
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Not secure in No. 2 role
RBDetroit Lions
September 29, 2019
Johnson rushed three times for 13 yards while catching his only target for one yard during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Kansas City.
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Bottled up in Philly
RBDetroit Lions
September 24, 2019
Johnson ran for five yards on four carries and did not gain any yardage on his lone reception during Sunday's 27-24 win in Philadelphia.
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Poised for increased role
RBDetroit Lions
September 17, 2019
Johnson will take over as the Lions' No. 2 running back after C.J. Anderson was released, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Outsnaps C.J. Anderson
RBDetroit Lions
September 16, 2019
Johnson rushed five times for 30 yards and caught his lone target for no gain during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.
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