Cleveland Browns
  • 5'9"
  • 210
  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Miami (Fla.)
  • 2015 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2015 CLE 16 178 104 379 3.6 0 0 74 61 534 2 913 2 0 1 2
2016 CLE 16 148 73 358 4.9 1 1 74 53 514 0 872 1 0 1 1
  Avg 14 141 74 322 4.6 1 0 67 52 469 1 791 2 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 CLE 9 98 44 230 5.2 2 0 54 42 358 1 588 3 0 1 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/16/2017 2:41pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been involved in the running and passing game over the last several games and has received at least 10 touches in the last three games. He should have a similar role against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 and could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 2:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be good to go for Week 11, and he'll face a Jacksonville rush defense which ranks 25th in the NFL. It might be tough sledding catching the ball out of the backfield, however, as the Jags are strong against the pass.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 10:24am ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (head) has cleared the concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Johnson will be fine for the team's Week 10 game, but owners should continue to monitor the situation over the next few weeks. He should be a flex option in standard leagues and a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 10:15am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (head) rushed for 33 yards on six carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8. He also caught four passes for 10 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson left the game early because of an injury but has a good chance to be ready for Week 10. He is a valuable fantasy player because of his role in the running and passing game and should be a No. 2 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 9:06am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (head) left the team's Week 8 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Johnson will have the bye week to recover from the injury, so owners will need to check on Johnson's practice participation leading up to Week 10. He is a big part of the Browns passing game and should be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 1:54pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed seven times for 26 yards in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans and he added six receptions for 45 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson equaled Isaiah Crowell with 71 total yards from scrimmage, but he had 13 total touches to 21 for Crowell. Johnson has been more productive than his counterpart all season, but unless Crowell suffers some sort of long-term injury then Johnson's fantasy ceiling is rather limited.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 2:39pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed five times for 40 yards in Week 6 against the Houston Texans while added three receptions for minus-1 yard.

    Huddle Up: Johnson had eight total touches to 14 for Isaiah Crowell. As long as Johnson continues to play second fiddle to Crowell his fantasy expectations are rather limited. The Browns host the Titans in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 1:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 5. He also rushed for 20 yards on six carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the more consistent offensive players for the Browns this season and will continue to be part of the running and passing game. He will face a tough Houston Texans defense next week but could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 1:49pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed for 13 yards and one touchdown on four carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. He also caught nine passes for 47 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson continues to be one of the team's top targets in the passing game, which makes him a valuable player in point-per-reception leagues. He will be facing a solid New York Jets defense next week but can be at least a flex option in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 5:09pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been a solid receiver for the Browns so far this season and should have a similar role against the Cincinnati Bengals. He should be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 1:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be on track to play in Week 4 and should continue to be a solid receiver for the Browns. He will be facing a solid Cincinnati Bengals defense but can be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 2:31pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been the best running back in Cleveland through three games this season. He's almost exclusively used in the passing game, but he does produce in the running game too. He has flex appeal in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 2:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed twice for 23 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 at Indianapolis and he added team-highs with six receptions and 81 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson continues to make the most of his opportunities and he is eating into the fantasy value of Isaiah Crowell, as head coach Hue Jackson would be silly to take Johnson off the field. Johnson has emerged as a solid RB2 or flex option in PPR formats heading into Week 4 against the Bengals, with lower value in standard formats.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 4:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed four times for 21 yards in Week 2 at Baltimore and he added three receptions for 59 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson had the highlight-reel catch of the week with a one-handed Odell Beckham-esque grab in open space, but that was about all Browns fans could be happy about in this one. He totaled 80 yards from scrimmage, however, and he could continue to see added touches if Isaiah Crowell doesn't kick it into gear soon. The Browns travel to Indianapolis in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 4:57pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will receive some carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Johnson caught two passes in Week 1 but did not have any carries.

    Huddle Up: Johnson probably will see a handful of carries during the game but is a valuable piece in the passing game. Owners may want to avoid Johnson this week because of his tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 12:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Johnson likely will be used as mostly a receiver again this week and could see some snaps as a slot receiver. He can be a flex option against certain opponents but probably should stay on the bench this week against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 12:45pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's carries may be few and far between, but he'll have an important role in the passing game throughout 2017. He has more upside in PPR leagues, but he's not a recommended start this week against a stalwart Baltimore Ravens defense that pitched a shutout against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 12:31pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Johnson did not receive any rushing attempts last week, but he did catch two passes for 20 yards. Considering the fact that the Browns could very well be down in games and be forced to pass, Johnson should continue to be involved in the passing game. That being said, his lack of volume and uninviting matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens force him to the bench.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 12:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will remain a running back despite not seeing a carry in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Hue Jackson, who added Johnson is still 'very valuable for the run game and pass game.'

    Huddle Up: It's not surprising Jackson received the question after plenty of preseason speculation Johnson would become the team's slot receiver. With the Baltimore Ravens next on the schedule, look for another game in which Johnson sees more time as a receiver than a running back. After that, however, the schedule lightens up a bit and should allow Johnson to see five to eight carries per game behind starter Isaiah Crowell, allowing him to be a serviceable flex option in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 8/8/2017 10:40am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson 'catches as well as any receiver on the team,' according to receivers coach Al Saunders, who went on to compare to Johnson to a queen on a chessboard because he is so versatile.

    Huddle Up: The only question owners should be asking now is why it took Cleveland three years to discover that Johnson, who needed only three years to break the University of Miami's all-purpose yardage record, is more than just a scatback. The Browns may be starting to realize what kind of weapon they have with him, and it would not be a surprise to see him carve out a role similar to that of Theo Riddick. He should have no problem maintaining RB3 value in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 7/31/2017 1:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will be used as much as possible this season if head coach Hue Jackson has his way. 'He is just doing everything, honestly,' Jackson said. 'He is a weapon for us. We are just trying to use him as much as we can, and we do.' Johnson is specifically working on improving his mental side of football this offseason, admitting that he felt behind defenses at points in 2016. The third-year running back said he will do anything the team needs him to do; he just wants to be ready when he's called on.

    Huddle Up: It's easy to be excited about a player during training camp, but the Browns aren't the most attractive team from a fantasy perspective. The good news for Johnson is that he may be used pretty frequently on passing downs if/when the Browns fall behind. Caution should be used, however. Do not draft Johnson as more than a PPR flex.

  • Posted: 7/23/2017 10:34am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is the leading candidate to replace Andrew Hawkins as the team's top slot receiver and has a good chance to land the job, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

    Huddle Up: The notion of Johnson being a pass-catching role isn't surprising - he has at least 53 catches and 514 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons - but Cabot is suggesting he may actually move to receiver. Not only would this make Isaiah Crowell a true featured back, but it might give owners some rare dual-position eligibility in fantasy this season. For now, he's a RB4 in most leagues, but stay tuned.

  • Posted: 6/17/2017 7:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is one of the 'better playmakers' for the offense and 'big things' are expected from him this season, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

    Huddle Up: Isaiah Crowell will handle most of the work on early downs, but Johnson's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a RB4 candidate in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 9:37am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (ankle) played sporadically in Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers, shuttling in and out of the game due to an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been an acceptable flex play in PPR leagues for most of this year, but with the Browns getting their first win last week and the scatback clearly not 100 percent, don't expect to see him playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17. Cleveland would likely turn to George Atkinson III and Darius Jackson to fill the void left behind by Johnson if he sits out.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 2:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed seven times for 28 yards in the Week 16 game against the San Diego Chargers, and he added two receptions for 21 yards on his only two targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is clearly behind Isaiah Crowell on the depth chart heading into the Week 17 finale in Pittsburgh, and Johnson is only worth a look as a flex play in PPR leagues in the deepest of formats.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 8:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (neck) suffered a stinger in the second half of the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: When healthy, Johnson is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Browns are off in Week 13, so he'll have plenty of time to rest his bumps and bruises.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 2:07pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught three passes for 46 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11. He also rushed for 10 yards on two carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been more involved in the passing game over the past few weeks, so he should have more value in point-per-reception leagues moving forward. He can be a flex option in some deeper leagues if he continues his workload.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PIT 0 0 0 2 20 0
2 @BAL 4 21 0 3 59 0
3 @IND 2 23 1 6 81 0
4 CIN 4 13 1 9 47 0
5 NYJ 6 20 0 3 63 1
6 @HOU 5 40 0 3 -1 0
7 TEN 7 26 0 6 45 0
8 MIN 6 33 0 4 10 0
10 @DET 10 54 0 6 34 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @PHI 3 22 0 3 28 0
2 BAL 3 12 0 4 44 0
3 @MIA 10 69 0 5 12 0
4 @WAS 8 45 0 6 31 0
5 NE 4 1 0 2 21 0
6 @TEN 4 18 1 4 56 0
7 @CIN 6 15 0 4 18 0
8 NYJ 4 29 0 6 87 0
9 DAL 5 30 0 2 16 0
10 @BAL 2 6 0 3 25 0
11 PIT 2 10 0 3 46 0
12 NYG 5 14 0 3 26 0
14 CIN 4 24 0 1 21 0
15 @BUF 5 31 0 5 62 0
16 LAC 7 28 0 2 21 0
17 @PIT 1 4 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NYJ 7 22 0 0 0 0
2 TEN 12 43 0 0 0 0
3 OAK 4 3 0 6 32 0
4 @LAC 8 31 0 9 85 1
5 @BAL 9 22 0 6 55 0
6 DEN 9 38 0 3 18 0
7 @LAR 6 17 0 7 73 0
8 ARI 1 3 0 2 68 0
9 @CIN 3 0 0 2 38 1
10 @PIT 4 10 0 4 18 0
12 BAL 7 27 0 5 23 0
13 CIN 5 2 0 4 30 0
14 SF 13 78 0 1 6 0
15 @SEA 4 46 0 5 39 0
16 @KC 8 26 0 3 15 0
17 PIT 4 11 0 4 34 0

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