Johnson rushed once for four yards during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.
Johnson was limited by an ankle injury and ended up playing just four snaps in the last game of the season. Still, it was a productive year for the 23-year-old, almost duplicating his rookie year by catching 53 passes for 514 yards out of the backfield. He didn't see as many rush attempts, but his 4.9 yards per carry would've ranked seventh among NFL running backs if he were qualified. Assuming Isaiah Crowell -- who is a restricted free agent -- is back in 2017, Johnson will assume his role as a pass-catching, third-down back once again.
Johnson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Despite limited practices both Thursday and Friday, Johnson will suit up for the regular season finale against Cleveland's AFC North rivals. Though starter Isaiah Crowell is in line to see the majority of the carries, Johnson's role in the passing game gives him a modest floor in PPR formats.
Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers after practicing in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Meanwhile, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer relays that coach Hue Jackson thinks that Johnson will play in Sunday's season finale. Though a modest amount of carries often hampers the running back's fantasy ceiling in standard formats, Johnson's involvement in the Browns' passing game lends him a degree of PPR utility.
Johnson's return to the field Thursday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Steelers. While limited carries hamper the running back's ceiling in standard formats, Johnson is typically involved enough in the passing game to merit PPR attention.
Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
We'll track Johnson's status as the week rolls along, but if he is out or limited Sunday against the Steelers, fellow RB Isaiah Crowell would presumably see some added touches in Week 17.
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