Kerryon Johnson to remain a part of Lions' backfield rotation
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn stated, 'We are going to use our backs, and we are going to use all of them,' in a recent interview following his selection of D'Andre Swift in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Johnson has been a solid player for the Lions when he has been healthy, but the former second-round pick has missed significant time in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. Quinn noted that running back is a 'position where guys get hit,' and emphasized the importance of dividing the workload and keeping their backfield healthy.
Johnson's fantasy stock definitely took a hit this offseason, but he will remain one of the top pieces in Detroit's backfield for at least the 2020 season. numberFire projects Swift (RB32) to lead the backfield, but Johnson (RB34) isn't far behind. He is projected to handle 158.74 carries for 697.30 yards and 4.43 touchdowns in 2020.
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