Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Buffalo Bills
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ty Johnson in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Bills in October of 2023.
Works way up depth chart in 2023
RBBuffalo Bills
January 30, 2024
Johnson gained 132 rushing yards on 30 carries (4.4 yards per rush) and caught all seven of his targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in 10 regular-season games this season.
ANALYSIS
Earlier in the season, the veteran RB saw most of his action on special teams, but by the time the Bills got to their playoff run, Johnson had climbed over an injured Damien Harris (head/neck), a freshly signed Leonard Fournette and an aging Latavius Murray on the depth chart. Johnson actually saw 20 carries in the playoffs, suggesting the team trusts him in its dynamic offense. The former Lion and Jet is still just 26 years old and the Bills could bring him back in a depth role behind James Cook in 2024, but Johnson will need to be re-signed in the offseason in that case.
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How do Ty Johnson's 2023 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
23.3%
 
Positive Run %
90.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
3.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
% Targeted On Route
18.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.68
 
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Snap Counts
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69055%
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554%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Johnson got plenty of chances to show what he can do last year, and while he demonstrated some nice ability with the ball in his hands, he was also plagued by drops and missed assignments. Between those frequent miscues and the Jets' decision to select running back Breece Hall early in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Johnson's unlikely to play more than a depth role in 2022, if he makes the roster at all. Barring multiple injuries ahead of him, Johnson will probably regress from last year's totals of 610 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns.
A speedster taken in the sixth round of the 2019 draft by the Lions, Johnson was scooped up on waivers by the Jets early last season and got a long look in the second half after Le'Veon Bell was cut loose. Johnson had his moments, including a 104-yard performance against the Raiders in Week 13, but the final four weeks he managed a total of only 90 rushing yards on 3.8 yards per carry. Johnson's main issue is that he doesn't bring much to the table other than his plus top-end speed, as he doesn't run with much power or elusiveness and isn't a natural pass catcher. New Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur is a Kyle Shanahan protege, so there could be plenty of touches to go around in the backfield, but Johnson profiles as a lesser version of free-agent signing Tevin Coleman, and fourth-round pick Michael Carter could quickly surpass him on the depth chart as well.
Johnson somehow stuck on the 53-man roster even after the Lions added D'Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson, but it's hard to see any path to fantasy relevance for the 2019 sixth-round pick, barring another vicious rash of injuries in the Detroit backfield. Johnson may need to earn his salary on special teams this year.
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.
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Cleared to play vs. Steelers
RBBuffalo Bills
January 12, 2024
Johnson (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's wild-card round game against the Steelers.
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Getting work in
RBBuffalo Bills
Concussion
January 10, 2024
Johnson (concussion) will be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills Radio Network reports.
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Tests confirm concussion
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Concussion
January 7, 2024
Johnson (concussion) has been downgraded to out Sunday against the Dolphins.
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Evaluated for head injury Week 18
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Head
January 7, 2024
Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury Sunday against the Dolphins.
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Five carries in win
RBBuffalo Bills
January 3, 2024
Johnson rushed five times for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Patriots.
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