Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A speedster taken in the sixth round of the 2019 draft by the Lions, Johnson was scooped up on waivers by the Jets early last season and got a long look in the second half after Le'Veon Bell was cut loose. Johnson had his moments, including a 104-yard performance against the Raiders in Week 13, but the final four weeks he managed a total of only 90 rushing yards on 3.8 yards per carry. Johnson's main issue is that he doesn't bring much to the table other than his plus top-end speed, as he doesn't run with much power or elusiveness and isn't a natural pass catcher. New Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur is a Kyle Shanahan protege, so there could be plenty of touches to go around in the backfield, but Johnson profiles as a lesser version of free-agent signing Tevin Coleman, and fourth-round pick Michael Carter could quickly surpass him on the depth chart as well. Read Past Outlooks
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$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.
Hits 50-yard mark
RBNew York Jets
September 19, 2021
Johnson rushed 12 times for 50 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.
ANALYSIS
Johnson worked in a timeshare with Michael Carter, who turned 11 carries and three targets into 88 scrimmage yards. Tevin Coleman got just five carries, so the Jets appear set to rely primarily on the tandem of Johnson and Carter in the backfield moving forward. Johnson has produced 76 scrimmage yards through two games and will face the Broncos on the road in Week 3.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ty Johnson's 2021 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 %
18.8%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
8.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
25.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
13.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.41
 
% Team Air Yards
4.2%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Sunday, Sep 26th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
52.0
 
Cornerbacks
65.1
 
Safeties
22.7
 
Linebackers
56.3
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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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Limited involvement in Week 1
RBNew York Jets
September 12, 2021
Johnson rushed four times for 15 yards and caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers.
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Roster lock after strong camp
RBNew York Jets
August 30, 2021
Rich Cimini of ESPN.com believes Johnson will open the season as one of the Jets' top two running backs alongside Tevin Coleman.
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Sees big workload Friday
RBNew York Jets
August 28, 2021
Johnson carried the ball 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 18 yards in Friday's preseason tie against the Eagles.
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Modest showing Saturday
RBNew York Jets
August 21, 2021
Johnson gained 22 yards on six carries in Saturday's preseason win over the Packers.
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Gets 11 touches in preseason opener
RBNew York Jets
August 14, 2021
Johnson rushed nine times for 33 yards and caught both of his targets for seven yards in Saturday's 12-7 preseason win over the Giants.
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