Cleveland Browns
  • 5'9"
  • 210
  • 26
  • 4 years
  • Miami (FL)
  • 2015 R3 O, None
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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
2017 CLE 16 175 82 348 4.2 4 2 93 74 693 3 1041 7 0 2 7
  Avg 16 151 75 322 4.4 1 1 76 59 543 2 864 3 0 1 3

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
2018 CLE 16 102 40 201 5.0 0 0 62 47 429 3 630 3 0 1 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 2/11/2019 3:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is not expendable 'yet,' according to general manager John Dorsey.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's fantasy value is hard to gauge with the addition of Kareem Hunt, but it undoubtedly takes a hit. The Browns want to keep Johnson around for now since Hunt is only on a one-year deal and considering the short leash he's on. With Nick Chubb and now Hunt in the mix, though, Johnson's worth is as a mid-to late-round PPR flier.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 1:54pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught six passes for 54 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. He also rushed for 12 yards on two carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is still used in the running game but is making the biggest impact in the passing game. He could be considered a flex option in some point-per-reception leagues next week.

  • Posted: 12/15/2018 10:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson ran four times for 28 yards and added four catches for another 25 yards in Week 15 versus the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Johnson had a total of seven touches over the last three games, so eight touches in one night as a bit of an explosion. As per usual, he was very productive with his opportunities. However, as long as Nick Chubb continues to stay healthy, Johnson is going to remain little more than a handcuff for fantasy purposes and shouldn't be started in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/15/2018 8:50pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed four times for 28 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards in a 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: This was actually a busy week by Johnson's standards, but he just isn't touching the ball enough to be more than a handcuff for Nick Chubb.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 11:58am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has received only 12 total touches over the last three games but still has a chance to be an option in the running and passing game. Owners in most leagues probably have better options available this week and can keep Johnson on the bench.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 9:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (non-injury) returned to practice Friday, Dec. 7, after missing the previous two days following the death of his grandmother.

    Huddle Up: Johnson still might not play in Week 14 on Sunday, and even if does, he's usable in fantasy only as an emergency after totaling only five touches over the last two games.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 7:58am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (personal) may not play in Week 14 as he is away due to the death of his grandmother.

    Huddle Up: Nick Chubb should see more action in the passing game if Johnson is absent. He's a solid RB2 against the Carolina Panthers, but the Browns could struggle to stay in the game. Dontrell Hilliard could factor in as well, but he's a risky flex option.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 10:19am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (personal) remained absent from practice Thursday, Dec. 6, and is considered day-to-day as he tends to an undisclosed personal matter, according to head coach Gregg Williams.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear when he'll return to the team or if he'll be available Sunday. One would assume he will play this week, but he hasn't been playing well enough to deserve a spot in fantasy starting lineups.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 1:24pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was getting a mid-week veteran's rest, which is rather customary throughout the league. He should be ready to go for Week 14 and remains useful as a RB3 or flex fantasy player in the deepest of leagues.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 1:47pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught two passes for 12 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has had some solid performances this season but has not been a big factor in the offense over the last three weeks. He has received at least 10 touches in only one game this season and can be benched next week.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 2:57pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson ran twice for 16 yards in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added one catch for 23 yards.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's role in the offense hasn't really taken off after the trade of Carlos Hyde, as rookie Nick Chubb is proving he can do it all. Johnson still has some staying power as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues, but that's about it.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 1:47pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught four passes for 31 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been more involved in the game plan since the team made a change at offensive coordinator. He can be a flex option most weeks especially in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 4:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed just once for eight yards in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he posted a game-high nine grabs with a team-best 78 yards and two touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: The Browns tried to run the ball early, then passed the ball frequently in the second half playing catch-up. That was good news for Johnson, who was the security blanket for Baker Mayfield on the short stuff. Johnson is a solid RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues heading into Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 1:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (thigh) practiced in full for a third straight day Friday, Nov. 2 and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 9 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is dangerous out of the backfield catching the football, and he could do some damage against a Chiefs pass defense which ranks just 29th in the NFL allowing 304.8 yards per game with 13 touchdowns. Consider him RB3 or flex in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 3:00pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Johnson not be a big factor in the offense this season and is only receiving a few touches per game. He could be more involved this week against the Kansas City Chiefs but would only be a flex option in some deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 12:23pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Those who roster Johnson undoubtedly hope that new coaches will breathe new life into his fantasy value. Until we see consistent production, though, Johnson can remain on fantasy benches.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 1:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught two passes for 16 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8. He also posted zero yards on two carries during the game. He did not have a touch after an apparent ankle injury in the first quarter.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has not had a big role in the offense this season when healthy, even though he was productive last season. He should be avoided in all leagues until he receives more touches and his health situation is sorted out.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 4:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed once for minus-4 yards and he had four grabs for 23 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Johnson didn't see a bump in production despite the trade of Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville. The biggest winner was rookie Nick Chubb, who had 18 runs for 80 yards and a score. Johnson can still be helpful as a low-end RB3 or flex play in PPR formats. The Browns travel to meet the Steelers in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 1:56pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught four passes for 73 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. He also rushed for 36 yards on two carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been off to a slow start to the season but could turn things around after his Week 6 performance. He can be considered at least a flex option in point-per-reception leagues next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 6:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson said his lack of playing time this season has been frustrating, and he believes he can help the Browns win if given more opportunities.

    Huddle Up: After catching 74 passes a year ago, Johnson has been surprisingly absent from the offense in 2018. He has caught more than two passes in just one of the first five games, and he has yet to see more than six touches in any game. His role is too small right now to use in any format.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 2:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed five times for 35 yards in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens and he added one grab for seven yards.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has exactly six total touches in each of his past two games, and three of his five games. He just doesn't see the ball enough to use him in anything more than the deepest of PPR leagues as long as Carlos Hyde is healthy. The Browns host the Chargers in Week 6.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:20pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson ran twice for 11 yards in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders while racking up four receptions for 45 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson also had a successful two-point conversion to add to his fantasy total. He is a decent low-end RB3 in deeper PPR fantasy leagues, but he has lesser appeal in standard play. The Browns host the Ravens in Week 5.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 9:50pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson had 33 total yards on four combined touches against the New York Jets in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After averaging 65 yards per game and scoring seven times in 2017, Johnson has managed fewer than 23 yards per content through three weeks and hasn't sniffed pay dirt. It's a disappointing performance for one of the NFL's better receiving backs, but perhaps the likely move to Baker Mayfield will result in more action. If you can keep Johnson stashed on your bench, do so, as his PPR upside is real.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 4:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed five times for 17 yards in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added one catch for eight yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was forced out of the game in the second half due to an undisclosed injury, but he was able to return and finish up. Carlos Hyde dominated the backfield touches for Cleveland with a total of 23, so he is the fantasy back you want. Johnson is only worth a look in deeper PPR formats at the moment.

  • Posted: 6/7/2018 1:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with the Browns Thursday, June 7, worth $15.6 million, according to a source. The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus.

    Huddle Up: Johnson should receive most of his touches in the passing game this season but could also receive some carries. He will be a valuable option in point-per-reception leagues and could be a No. 2 running back in those leagues some weeks. Johnson can be considered a No. 3 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 6/7/2018 12:49pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is close to agreeing to a long-term extension with the Browns, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been a solid contributor for the Browns over the last several seasons and should have a solid role in the passing game this season. He can be at least a No. 3 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a possible flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 5/23/2018 5:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson said that he is in discussions with the team about a contract extension and he's 'very optimistic' the two sides will come to an agreement.

    Huddle Up: Although the Browns signed Carlos Hyde to replace Isaiah Crowell in the backfield, that doesn't mean Johnson won't continue to have a valuable role. In his third NFL season last year, the 24-year-old only accumulated 348 yards on the ground on 82 carries, but he also scored four rushing touchdowns, not to mention while recording career bests in receiving yards, catches and touchdowns through the air. He can be a sneaky good RB2, especially in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 3/12/2018 2:41pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has been talking with the team about a new contract, but the two sides has been able to reach an agreement on money.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been an important player for the Browns over the last few seasons and will continue to have a big role even if they add another running back this offseason. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back in point-per-reception leagues and a flex option in standard leagues.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PIT 5 17 0 1 8 0
2 @NO 3 3 0 2 7 0
3 NYJ 2 9 0 2 24 0
4 @OAK 2 11 0 4 45 0
5 BAL 5 35 0 1 7 0
6 LAC 2 36 0 4 73 0
7 @TB 1 -4 0 4 23 0
8 @PIT 2 0 0 2 16 0
9 KC 1 8 0 9 78 2
10 ATL 3 15 0 4 31 1
12 @CIN 2 16 0 1 23 0
13 @HOU 0 0 0 2 12 0
14 CAR 2 -6 0 0 0 0
15 @DEN 4 28 0 4 25 0
16 CIN 2 12 0 6 54 0
17 @BAL 4 21 0 1 3 0

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
11 JAC 2 10 0 4 56 1
12 @CIN 6 35 0 4 32 0
13 @LAC 7 2 0 2 10 0
14 GB 6 8 0 4 41 1
15 BAL 7 23 1 5 40 0
16 @CHI 4 20 0 7 81 0
17 @PIT 6 20 1 6 75 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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