Johnson has been out of the league since wrapping up last season with Houston. The story said the Saints also made an unsuccessful waiver claim for Eno Benjamin this week, so they’re clearly looking for something else to go with Kamara in the backfield with Ingram missing the last couple of games with an injury. If Ingram remains out, Johnson could battle with Washington for the RB2 role after the team cut ties with Jordan Howard and Derrick Gore.
DET RB Dwayne Washington - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
While Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick dealt with injuries for most of 2016, Dwayne Washington received 90 carries but ran for just 265 yards and one touchdown during his rookie season.
Once again, Washington will be buried on the depth chart, which will limit his playing time. The Lions have been at or near the bottom in rushing for some time and Washington's 2.9 yards per carry won't help his cause.
2017 Bottom Line
Unless Abdullah succumbs to injury again in 2017, expect Washington to be used in spot and short-yardage duty. He has no fantasy value at this time.