Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) headed to IR

Mired in a three-game losing streak, the Lions are dealing with another setback made official on Tuesday.

Running back Kerryon Johnson has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury, the team announced.

Related players: Ty Johnson, J.D. McKissic

Fantasy Impact: 

Johnson will miss at least the next eight games. The earliest he can return is Week 16, which pretty much puts him back for fantasy finals in most leagues. Unless you have an IR spot, he would be risky to keep on your bench in redraft leagues. Ty Johnson will be a popular pickup this week as will McKissic. Ty Johnson should get the early down work with McKissic a change of pace option.

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