Kerryon Johnson injury status update
The Lions have ruled Johnson OUT for the rest of their Week 7 matchup with the Vikings. He suffered a knee injury after five carries, and has been out ever since. Ty Johnson has eight rushes for 27 yards while J.D. McKissic has three for 21.
The Detroit Lions are tied with the Minnesota Vikings, and any big home win might have to come without some key players. Running back Kerryon Johnson is questionable to return with a knee injury and cornerback Darius Slay questionable to return with a hamstring injury.
Lions reporter Dave Birkett thinks Johnson looks unlikely to return as he has a brace on his knee. Ty Johnson has taken over in place of Johnson and has six carries for 18 yards. Johnson left with 23 yards on five carries.
Fantasy football impact, Liosn RB Kerryon Johnson
If Johnson does not return, Sunday and Monday morning will be a critical period. Johnson would likely get an MRI Monday morning, at which point we’d get a better handle on this injury. In the meantime, Ty Johnson would be the waiver wire pickup if Johnson is going to miss any time. Johnson is not a great fantasy option, but he’d get a sizable chunk of work. J.D. McKissic would be a deeper league PPR option at most.