Crowell, who carried the ball 15 times for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, finished the season with 185 carries for 706 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Crowell also hauled in 19-of-22 targets for 182 yards and one receiving touchdown, but his pass-catching prowess was largely limited by the presence of rookie Duke Johnson, who was used much more frequently on passing downs. The 22-year-old Crowell racked up nearly 100 more rushing yards than he did in 2014, but reached the endzone on the ground half as many times. The presence of Johnson can partially explain that reduction, but a more significant factor is likely the overall offensive ineptitude, as Cleveland simply couldn't get any consistent quarterback play. Crowell remains under contract with the Browns through 2017, but will presumably be employed in a timeshare yet again next season, placing a limit on his overall fantasy upside.
Crowell rushed 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The Browns' passing game really struggled Sunday, as quarterback Johnny Manziel completed just 13 of 32 passes for 136 yards, but Crowell was a solid producer, and he's now found the end zone in two of his last three games. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Steelers, who need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Crowell (not injury-related) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. After being limited to nine carries for just 23 rushing yards in last Sunday's loss to Seattle, Crowell will look look to bounce back against the Chiefs in Week 16, but that's no easy order, given that they are currently on an eight-game roll. Those considering Crowell in fantasy lineups this weekend will want to check out the Browns' inactives Sunday, as pass-catching back Duke Johnson is listed as questionable by the team this week.
Crowell (not injury-related) did not practice again on Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The same applies to wideout Taylor Gabriel, though the Akron Beacon Journal relays that coach Mike Pettine expects both players to be available for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Crowell had nine carries for 23 yards and caught all three of his targets for seven yards in Sunday's 30-13 loss at Seattle. A week after posting a career-high 145 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Crowell did very little in a tough matchup, posting a long rush of just six yards. He had been more productive in general lately, rushing for 62 yards on 11 carries in Week 13 against Cincinnati. Meanwhile, rookie Duke Johnson had four carries for 46 yards, with most of that coming on a 39-yard scamper in the second half. Johnson was involved more as a pass catcher, grabbing all five of his targets for 39 yards. The second-year RB has a few more challenging matchups over the last two games of the year, playing at Kansas City next week and against Pittsburgh in the season finale.
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