Player Outlook
Felton looks like a good role player for the Browns but not someone worth a Fantasy draft pick. Case in point: He had more punt returns (32) than offensive touches (25). Until he works his way into a regular role in the Browns offense, keep him off Fantasy rosters.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Fumbles Lost
Receiving Yards
Receiving Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 24 3.43 18 181 2 322
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Ascends returner depth chart

    Felton is likely to settle in atop the depth chart at kick and punt returner after Jakeem Grant exited Tuesday's practice with an Achilles injury, Zack Jackson of The Athletic reports. Felton is the first line for the return gig, but D'Ernest Johnson, Anthony Schwartz, Ja'Marcus Bradley and Mike Harley could also be used in practice and preseason games. Since the start of the preseason, Felton's chances of making the Week 1 roster have improved considerably. After the Browns drafted Jerome Ford this spring to add to an already crowded running back room, the hybrid back/receiver found himself on the roster bubble. Since then, injuries to several wide receivers gave Felton plenty of reps at the position, and now Grant's injury creates an opportunity for Felton in the return game.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Gets reps in slot

    Felton has taken reps at slot receiver the first two days of camp, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. Felton is part of a crowded running back room but has experience as a wideout. He's getting fill-in reps while David Bell (foot) is on the active/PUP list. Felton could see more reps with Anthony Schwartz sustaining a knee injury Thursday. Bell's injury is not considered serious, and the Browns will evaluate Schwartz, who left under his own power with a trainer Thursday.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Works with wideouts Wednesday

    Felton worked out with the Browns' wide receivers Wednesday when the team opened its training camps kicked off camp, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports. Felton is a hybrid running back/wide receiver who doesn't have a clear path to consistent snaps at either position. His inclusion in the receiver room for the start of summer workouts is likely a reaction to rookie wideout David Bell (foot) opening camp on the active/PUP list. As such, Felton could be a beneficiary of Bell's injury should it linger, although Anthony Schwartz ascends to third on the depth chart behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones in the short term.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Minimal use on offense

    Felton returned four kickoffs for 83 yards and played four snaps on offense in Week 16's 24-22 loss to the Packers on Saturday. Felton's playing time on offense took a hit with Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list, dropping him from a season-high 29 snaps against the Raiders in Week 15 to four against Green Bay. He did serve as the team's primary kick returner for a second straight game, however. He appears to have taken over the kick-return duties from fellow rookie Anthony Schwartz, who was active for the second consecutive game following a three-game absence due to a concussion.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Increased activity in loss

    Felton caught three of four targets for 16 yards and returned one kickoff for 24 yards in Monday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders. With Kareem Hunt (ankle), Austin Hooper and Jarvis Landry all on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Felton saw an uptick in targets and playing time. He was on the field for a season-high 29 offensive snaps (52 percent). The rookie has made a bigger impact as a return man this season, but he was removed as the primary punt returner Monday after muffing a couple of punts in last week's win over Baltimore. Donovan Peoples-Jones took over as the punt returner.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Muffs returns

    Felton did not play on offense and muffed two punt returns in Sunday's 24-22 win over Baltimore. Fortunately for the Browns, Felton recovered both muffs, but that was it for his day. JoJo Natson replaced him on punt returns the rest of the way. Following a drop in the Browns' previous game, Felton appears to be on shaky ground. While he did not play on offense, there was one significant development that could create an opportunity for him Week 15 against the Raiders. Fellow back Kareem Hunt sustained an ankle injury and could be unavailable next Sunday.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Little usage on offense

    Felton did not catch his lone target and returned one punt for minus-3 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to Baltimore. Felton played just one snap on offense, as the Browns had a full complement of backs available. He's had a presence on occasion as a receiver, but that element of Cleveland's offense has suffered due to quarterback Baker Mayfield's multiple nagging injuries.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Activated from COVID-19 list

    The Browns activated Felton (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Anthony Poisal of the team's official site reports. Felton and top running back Nick Chubb (illness) both officially came off the COVID-19 list Friday morning, giving the Browns' backfield two notable additions ahead of a Week 11 matchup against Detroit. Though Felton only has three carries this season he is a key contributor on special teams, as he leads the NFL with 26 punt returns and is averaging 8.4 yards per punt return. Additionally, Felton has caught 13 of 14 targets for 147 yards and a score through nine appearances.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Ruled out against Patriots

    Felton (illness) won't play Sunday against the Patriots, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Felton and Nick Chubb are evidently both still battling COVID-19, as both have been ruled out for Sunday's game. Until Felton's able to submit a pair of negative tests 24 hours apart, he'll remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list. D'Ernest Johnson will take on the lead role in a Browns backfield decimated by COVID-19 and injuries.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Still not practicing

    Felton (illness) remained away from practice Friday and is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Mark Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reports. The deadline to activate Felton in time for him to suit up Sunday against the Patriots will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST, and he will need to have submitted a pair of negative COVID-19 tests in a 24-hour span by then in order to be activated. The same is true of running back Nick Chubb, who also remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Felton (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. As expected, Felton lands on the COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus Tuesday. In addition to Felton, Nick Chubb and John Kelly both also tested positive for the virus, leaving D'Ernest Johnson as the only remaining running back on the Browns' active roster who isn't in the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. Both Felton and Chubb are fully vaccinated, so they haven't been ruled out for Cleveland's Week 10 matchup with the Patriots yet, but they will need to submit two negative test results at least 24 hours apart if they are going to be active.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Reduced snaps with Chubb return

    Felton had one carry for three yards and caught his lone target for 14 yards in Sunday's 15-10 loss to Pittsburgh. He added one yard on two punt returns. The return of Nick Chubb moved Felton down a notch on the depth chart, which showed in the hybrid back's snap count. He went from a season-high 21 offensive snaps in Week 7 to nine against the Steelers. With Kareem Hunt (calf) expected to be out longer than the three-week minimum required by his placement on IR, Felton should remain on the fringes of relevancy the next two games, at Cincinnati in Week 9 and at New England in Week 10.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Low impact in loss

    Felton played just three snaps on offense and returned two punts for 17 yards in Sunday's 47-42 loss to the Chargers. Felton did not have a catch or target for the first time since Week 1. The rookie had multiple targets and catches the three games prior to Sunday, but he was barely on the field in a game that seemed like it should have been well-suited to his dynamic offensive skillset. Felton also did not return any kickoffs; that chore went to fellow rookie Anthony Schwartz, who returned five kickoffs for 109 yards.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Seeing more targets

    Felton caught two of two targets for 12 yards and returned five punts for 25 yards in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Vikings. Felton has been limited to just 20 offensive snaps through four games, but the Browns tend to look his way when he enters a game. He's been targeted seven times in those 20 snaps. Felton out-targeted wide receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz on Sunday and has more combined targets than either wideout over the last three weeks.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Shows off return skills

    Felton caught two of three targets for 13 yards and returned seven punts for 103 yards in Sunday's 26-6 win over the Bears. Felton got an expected bump in playing time on offense with Jarvis Landry (knee) on the injured list -- 11 snaps, an increase of eight plays from Week 2 -- but the rookie had a bigger impact in the return game. Two of his seven returns had Cleveland starting around midfield and led to scores. Landry is out for at least two more weeks, so there will be chances for more offensive output for Felton, who scored a touchdown in Week 2, but his main value is in the return game. He leads the NFL with 129 punt-return yards, and his 11.7 yards per return ranks third among players with at least three returns.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Role likely to increase sans Landry

    Felton is expected to take on added reps as a slot receiver during the Browns' next three games after Jarvis Landry (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We are excited about Demetric," head coach Kevin Stefanski said. "He has worked really hard throughout the spring and summer. As you guys have seen, he has been in the running back room and in the wide receiver room." After playing exclusively on special teams in a Week 1 loss to Kansas City, Felton provided a spark for the Browns on only three offensive snaps in a Week 2 win over the Texans. The rookie sixth-round pick out of UCLA was targeted twice during his limited time on the field, hauling in both looks for 51 yards and gaining most of his real estate after the catch. Though Felton is listed on the Browns' unofficial depth chart as a running back, he has plenty of experience playing out of the slot from his college days. Along with Felton, Odell Beckham (knee) -- who could make his season debut Sunday -- and fellow wideouts Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins and Anthony Schwartz should absorb most of Landry's vacated target volume, although Stefanski could also make more use of two-tight end sets.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Handles return chores

    Felton returned one kickoff for 13 yards and one punt for four yards in Sunday's 33-29 loss to the Chiefs. Felton and others auditioned for return roles during training camp, but it appears the rookie sixth-round pick out of UCLA won both jobs. He did not play a snap on offense, but as a hyrbid RB/WR, the Browns see him as a potential weapon to be used in special circumstances.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Cements roster spot

    Felton had four carries for 15 yards, returned one kickoff for 37 yards and returned one punt for 11 yards in Sunday's 19-10 win over Atlanta in preseason Week 3. Felton's lone kick return set up the Browns at their own 39 to start a drive that ended on downs at the Falcons' three-yard line. If it were a regular season game, it's likely that would have been three points, but head coach Kevin Stefanski took the gamble in a preseason game. Felton's punt return led to a field goal. The versatile Felton flashed early in camp and showed he was worth a roster spot in all three preseason games. He opened Sunday's game as the first kickoff returner, then played in the slot on the opening series while motioning into the backfield for some plays. It's unclear how the Browns intend to use him on offense, but it looks like he'll be the primary kick returner.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Garners nine touches

    Felton rushed eight times for 25 yards and caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason win over the Giants. Felton entered the game after fellow tailback D'Ernest Johnson, who finished with 59 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. Although Felton was less productive than Johnson, he also chipped in on special teams, returning three punts for 21 yards. In terms of the race to serve as the third option behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, however, John Kelly impressed the most, totaling 79 yards on his 10 touches. Overall, that makes for an interesting contest between Felton and company heading into next Sunday's preseason finale versus the Falcons.
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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Gets work as receiver

    Felton recorded four receptions on six targets for 44 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars. Felton was drafted as a hybrid running back-wide receiver and has gotten work at both positions in camp. However, it was recently reported that he has worked primarily with the receiver group in practice, and that came to fruition in the preseason opener. The highlight of Felton's performance came late in the second quarter when he hauled in a 25-yard reception. Felton's best chance to make the roster is likely as a special teams contributor, though he performed well with his opportunity in his first game as a pro.
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