Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
Johnson (knee) seemed sure to be out for the season, but he returned to practice last week and would be eligible to return from IR in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos.
Johnson results when he was on the field earlier this season (308 rushing yards, 3.3 yards per carry; nine receptions) are not an accurate reflection of his ability. The intelligence of the Lions even considering having him play at the end of a lost season aside, he could return to help fantasy owners.
If he remains on track to play Week 16, Johnson will be impossible to rely on for championship week in most fantasy leagues. But if he’s healthy and your league goes to Week 17, he’d get a favorable matchup against the Green Bay Packers. As desperation adds go, Johnson is on the radar this week.
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