Week 17: 5 Lions to watch against the Green Bay Packers

1. RB Kerryon Johnson

Johnson, much to my surprise, played very well last week coming off of an injury that many thought would end his season. Johnson and Scarbrough were a pretty nice one-two punch. Johnsons 4.2 yards per carry last week against the Broncos was his third-best yards per attempt this season. If he wanted to come back to get some work in to end the year, he may have some friendly competition with Scarbrough to see who walks away with the title for Lions leading rusher.

2. RB Bo Scarbrough

Scarbrough has been an important cog in Lions offense over the last few weeks. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I don’t see a way he does not come back next year — even if the Lions draft yet another running back. Scarbrough has led the team in yards per attempt this season and is closing in on Johnson as the Lions leading rusher for the season. He is only 15 yards behind while playing in two fewer games.

3. WR Kenny Golladay

Golladay leads all wide receivers in the NFL in touchdowns this year. Not only is that impressive on its own, but the fact he’s done it with three different quarterbacks is also insane. Golladay’s contract is up soon but thankfully the receiver said he is willing to resign in Detroit. Golladay could be the next Lions great.

4. CB Darius Slay

Slay has been the best corner the Lions have had in recent history, coming in with big plays and game-winning interceptions. Rumors are flying around about the chance he may be traded in the offseason. The Lions did listen to offers for him at the trade deadline as well. If these are true, Slay will be one to watch for in what may be his last one in the Honolulu blue.

5. S Will Harris

Harris’ playing time has gone up in past weeks and as expected he has made some rookie mistakes. However, he has also shown the flashes that fans need to see. On Sunday, he will be tested by Rodgers seemingly early and often knowing that picking on rookies is one of Rodgers’ favorite things to do and a smart move at that.

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