Assuming the Lions are bringing in Adrian Peterson with a plan on how to use him -- and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has experience with Peterson from their four years together in Minnesota at the start of his career -- this could mean fewer carries for Kerryon Johnson and a completely diminished role for Scarbrough or Ty Johnson.
The story said the Lions want to use a committee approach, something HC Matt Patricia was used to seeing during his days in New England. The story added Swift is likely going to be the pass-catching back and AP likely "won't interfere with with Swift will do." It was also mentioned Peterson could help to keep Johnson healthy this season by cutting into his workload. Not the best news for fantasy owners. Swift is the back to own, with the hope he can also eventually cut into the early-down workload.
DET RB Ty Johnson - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 Denver Broncos
With Bo Scarbrough out last week it was Wes Hills who got the start at RB for Detroit, not J.D. McKissic or Ty Johnson. The Lions have used six different starters at the position this season and are expecting Scarbrough to return on Sunday. Also, it's possible Kerryon Johnson will be activated from IR, further moving Ty Johnson down the depth chart. There are just too many cooks in the kitchen for you to even think about starting the rookie.