J.D. McKissic
J.D. McKissic
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McKissic made some noise in 2017 with 453 scrimmage yards and three TDs on 80 touches, but he was a non-factor a year ago following the addition of first-round pick Rashaad Penny to the backfield alongside starter Chris Carson. McKissic could get on the field more this season with the departure of Mike Davis in free agency, not to mention C.J. Prosise's next inevitable injury. The best-case scenario for McKissic is a role on passing downs, while the worst-case scenario is losing his roster spot to 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Homer. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Seahawks in December of 2016.
Workload on upswing
RBDetroit Lions
October 22, 2019
McKissic and Ty Johnson are expected to see elevated roles out of the backfield in Sunday's game against the Giants with Kerryon Johnson (knee) on track to miss time due to the injury he suffered in the Week 7 loss to the Vikings, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Matt Patricia declined to provide a recovery timeline for Johnson when he met with the media Monday, but the Lions seem to be viewing their top running back as week-to-week. Aided by Johnson departing in the first half of the 42-30 loss to Minnesota, McKissic earned a season-high seven touches (five carries, two receptions) and finished with 60 yards from scrimmage. McKissic probably won't notice much of an uptick in his carry count with Ty Johnson likely to handle most of the rushing load, but the former college receiver profiles as Detroit's top pass-catching option out of the backfield.
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How do J.D. McKissic's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
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Air Yards Per Snap
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% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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2019 J.D. McKissic Split Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
After barely playing as a rookie in 2016, McKissic made his way onto the game-day roster in Week 4 and never looked back, finishing the year as the Seahawks' main receiving option out of the backfield. At 5-10, 195, the converted college wideout lacks the size to be an every-down running back in the NFL, but he's a mismatch against linebackers given his sharp routes and elusiveness, and he showed he can contribute on the ground when he took his first carry of the season 30 yards for a score. McKissic was trying to beat out C.J. Prosise for a role on passing downs, but a Jones fracture suffered in late August ended McKissic's bid.
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Totals 60 scrimmage yards
RBDetroit Lions
October 20, 2019
McKissic carried five times for 29 yards and caught two of three targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 42-30 loss to the Vikings.
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Gains 11 yards in loss
RBDetroit Lions
October 15, 2019
McKissic ran for four yards on three attempts and added seven yards on two catches during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.
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Settling in as No. 2 RB
RBDetroit Lions
October 15, 2019
McKissic carried three times for four yards and caught two of three targets for seven yards during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.
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Continues to impress
RBDetroit Lions
September 30, 2019
McKissic rushed four times for 30 yards and caught one of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Kansas City.
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Makes most of his carry
RBDetroit Lions
September 24, 2019
McKissic gained 44 yards on his lone carry during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.
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