Ameer Abdullah, RB Detroit Lions

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  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • DOB: 06-13-1993

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Lions running game shows signs of life

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:45am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

The running game showed some badly needed and long-awaited signs of life, mostly in the form of Kerryon Johnson. He had a team-high 67 yards from scrimmage, 34 of which came on seven carries. That's a fine debut, yet some of his best moments aren't reflected in the box score.

In the third quarter, Johnson stiff-armed one defender, then crossed-over another in the open field for a 57-yard run. It didn't count because of a Tyrell Crosby penalty, and that doesn't matter. This team is just trying to accumulate some talent in the backfield, and Johnson already looks the part.

Related players: Ameer Abdullah, LeGarrette Blount

Fantasy Impact:

The story said all three backs averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry. Abdullah continues to look good and is having a nice camp, we've reported over the last week. Some who follow the team feel Abdullah will make the squad as a fourth back, but Johnson is expected to be the star of the backfield as the season goes on with Theo Riddick the pass-catcher and Blount the change-of-pace and short-yardage back.

2018 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
NYJ
26
@SF
16
NE
8
@DAL
21
GB
BYE25
@MIA
12
SEA
1
@MIN
14
@CHI
2
CAR
14
CHI
32
LAR
4
@ARI
24
@BUF
1
MIN
21
@GB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1ARI1530002.00311043.674.17.136/7150.7%
2@NYG1786005.060000-8.68.628/6245.2%
3ATL1447003.363390313.008.611.629/7041.4%
4@MIN2094104.70315045.0016.919.933/7047.1%
5CAR1031003.1013013.003.44.422/6136.1%
6@NO1454003.860002-5.45.437/8145.7%
7BYE--------------
8PIT1127002.45311033.673.86.832/7145.1%
9@GB2148112.2919019.009.710.733/6848.5%
10CLE1152104.7313023.0011.512.531/5259.6%
11@CHI1122002.00213126.509.511.529/6346.0%
12MIN614002.33329059.674.37.329/5949.2%
13@BAL--------------
14@TB--------------
15CHI18008.00313044.332.15.18/6312.7%
16@CIN621003.5015025.002.63.611/6417.2%
17GB818102.251110211.008.99.920/5834.5%
Per game11.7939.430.290.073.351.7911.570.072.506.487.108.8927.00/65.2141.35%
Totals165552413.35251621356.4899.4124.4378/91341.35%