Browns Beat: Duke Johnson 'could steal the spotlight' and 'quickly become the featured back'

Chronicle-Telegram - [Full Article]

Then there’s Duke Johnson, who could steal the spotlight. He’s not as big as the other two (Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West) — 5-foot-9, 210 pounds — but is quick, agile and looks like a big play waiting to happen. Coordinator John DeFilippo will line up Johnson in the backfield, the slot and out wide, but if he carries the ball like he did at Miami — a school-record 3,519 yards — he could quickly become the featured back.

Fantasy Impact: 

The Cleveland running game is murky at best. The team has two second-year players, Crowell and West, who both had fantasy-relevant moments last season, but they added Johnson to the mix in the draft. He’s the best receiver of the bunch, so he should have a role on third-down at the very least. But he’s capable of stealing carries as well. The Browns should have a good running game, but it’s going to be a headache trying to project these three on a week-to-week basis. In PPR formats, our money is on Johnson to hold the most value.

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