Duke Johnson, RB Cleveland Browns

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 207 lbs
  • DOB: 09-23-1993
CLE Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Browns OC: No plans to make Duke Johnson featured runner

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:49pm

Mary Kay Cabot - [Full Article]

Browns OC Kirby Wilson said the team currently has no plans to make Duke Johnson their featured runner and also mentioned that No. 1 RB Isaiah Crowell's "efficiency has been sporadic for a number of reasons."

Fantasy Impact:

Crowell leads the team in carries (46) and yards (134), but Johnson leads the team in rushing touchdowns (2) and has also caught 20 of his 28 targets for 207 yards. Johnson also has an advantage in the yards per carry department: 5.7 to Crowell's 2.91. Johnson has found a role in the passing game, and with the Browns WR depth chart lacking a true playmaker, it makes sense for the team to keep him in that role. We have Johnson ranked as our No. 20 RB in PPR leagues this week in what is a fantastic matchup versus the Jets according to our aFPA metrics.

Scouting Report

Week 6 at Houston Texans
A big knock on Duke Johnson in the past has been his inability to score touchdowns, but that has not been a problem this season. He's scored in three straight games and has been a big value for owners, especially in PPR leagues.

Johnson gets a tough matchup this week against the Texans, though. Houston has allowed the least amount of receiving yards to backs this season, which could make it tough for Johnson to succeed. Still, it's hard to bench Johnson considering all of the success he's had recently.

Johnson is a low-end RB2 or flex option in standard, and a strong RB2 play in PPR formats.

2017 Strength of Schedule - CLE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
PIT
24
@BAL
31
@IND
12
CIN
29
NYJ
1
@HOU
17
TEN
2
MIN
BYE19
@DET
21
JAX
12
@CIN
25
@LAC
18
GB
24
BAL
16
@CHI
10
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1PIT0000-2200510.002.04.050/6675.8%
2@BAL421005.253590619.678.011.037/7152.1%
3@IND2231011.506810713.5016.422.440/7751.9%
4CIN413103.259470105.2212.021.036/6555.4%
5NYJ620003.333631321.0014.317.340/7652.6%
6@HOU540008.003-105-0.333.96.930/6744.8%
Per game3.5019.500.3305.574.3344.830.176.0010.359.4313.7738.83/70.3355.44%
Totals21117205.572626913610.3556.682.6233/42255.44%
Previous Games vs. TEN
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20166@TEN418104.504560614.0013.417.432/6747.76%
20152TEN1243003.580000-4.34.326/4953.06%
Average8.0030.500.500.004.042.0028.000.003.007.008.8510.8529.00/58.0050.41%

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