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.
Totals 29 yards
RBDetroit Lions
November 29, 2019
Johnson rushed three times for 12 yards and caught all three of his targets for 17 yards during Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears.
ANALYSIS
Johnson unsurprisingly worked in a limited capacity behind newly established workhorse Bo Scarbrough, who handled the ball on 21 of his 36 snaps. By comparison, Johnson garnered only six touches on 25 snaps, which offers a clear indication of whom Detroit wants to carry the load. While Johnson at least seems to be tracking toward a bigger role than J.D. McKissic, the latter is adept in pass protection and has easily been the more explosive player when the ball is in his hands. With that said, Thursday's loss officially knocked the Lions out of playoff contention, and it's possible the fifth-round rookie could continue to get more work than McKissic down the stretch with Detroit's focus turning toward 2020 and beyond.
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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 %
7.5%
 
Positive Run %
83.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
54.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
6.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
29.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.18
 
% Team Air Yards
1.1%
 
% Team Targets
5.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.6%
 
Drop Rate
8.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Detroit LionsLions 2019 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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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, Dec 8th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
80.4
 
Cornerbacks
97.5
 
Safeties
26.4
 
Linebackers
81.2
 
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In Scarbrough's shadow
RBDetroit Lions
November 25, 2019
Johnson rushed four times for 11 yards and caught both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Washington.
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Limited in loss to Dallas
RBDetroit Lions
November 17, 2019
Johnson carried two times for six yards and caught his only target for no gain during Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Cowboys.
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Cleared of concussion
RBDetroit Lions
November 16, 2019
Johnson does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's contest after clearing concussion protocol.
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Questionable for Week 11
RBDetroit Lions
Concussion
November 15, 2019
Johnson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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Limited in practice
RBDetroit Lions
Concussion
November 14, 2019
Johnson (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
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