Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
Johnson (knee) was activated from IR in time for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, and he stepped back in with 10 carries for 42 yards while adding a reception. Assuming he’s trotted back out for Week 17, the matchup is much better.
Going into Week 16, with a Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings coming for them, the Green Packers were allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs (Yahoo! 0.5-point PPR scoring) and the seventh-most rushing yards per game to the position (109.5).
Johnson was worth a look on waiver wires to some degree in each of the last two weeks. For Week 17, with potential for a big game in a nice matchup, he’s now a must-add for anyone who is still trying to shape a lineup.
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