Both running backs went down in last week’s Thursday night matchup against the Bears. While the expectation has been for Khalil Herbert to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, Johnson missing practice with his concussion is somewhat surprising. Given the 10-day break from Thursday to Sunday, there’s hope that Johnson can be ready to go without missing any more time – but a missed practice to open the week indicates he’s not clear of the league’s concussion protocol just yet. There’s plenty of time yet between now and kickoff, but fantasy managers should stay tuned throughout the week to get a better idea of how Johnson is coming along in his recovery. If he would start, he’d be a mid to low-RB2 play this week; if he would miss, D’Onta Foreman would become the clear play with plenty of flex appeal.
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