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29 Duke Johnson RB

Cleveland Browns

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
67%17%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16402015.001

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Browns' Duke Johnson: Staying away from team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is absent from the Browns' voluntary minicamp this week, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Johnson's agent requested a trade a few weeks after the Browns signed Kareem Hunt (suspension), likely fearing the 25-year-old won't have a meaningful role in the second half of 2019 if both Hunt and Nick Chubb are available. General manager John Dorsey said last week that he still views Johnson as an important part of the offense, but Dorsey could easily change his mind if/when the backfield becomes crowded. A trade would allow both parties to avoid the awkward scenario, though Cleveland would be left with a $2.25 million dead-cap charge from the three-year extension Johnson signed last June. The contract theoretically should increase his trade value, as the new team would be inheriting three years and $11.55 million of the deal, with no guarantees beyond 2019, per OverTheCap.com

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Browns' Duke Johnson: Endorsed by GM
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager John Dorsey said Thursday that Johnson is seen "as a vital part of this offense moving forward," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rapoport also notes that there hasn't been an active trade market for Johnson since reports surfaced in early April that he demanded a trade from the team, but that presumably has more to do with a combination of Cleveland's trade demands and Johnson's sizable contract than any concerns over the running back's effectiveness. While it's possible some teams could up their offers after the draft shakes out -- or that the Browns lower their asking price if Johnson mounts a holdout come June -- it sounds like head coach Freddie Kitchens is fully counting on Johnson being available alongside Nick Chubb for Week 1 against the Titans. However, the team has offered practically zero insight on how the backfield could operate once Kareem Hunt (suspension) joins the mix for the second half of the season.

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Browns' Duke Johnson: Angling for trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson's agent has asked the Browns to trade him, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Entering the first season of a three-year, $15.6 million extension he signed last summer, Johnson has been worried about his future in Cleveland ever since Kareem Hunt (suspension) was signed in February. Hunt's eight-game suspension leaves room for both Johnson and Nick Chubb to handle significant roles early in the season, but Johnson could be the odd man out come November and December. The Texans, Jets and Eagles reportedly have shown interest in trading for the 25-year-old running back, though the latter two teams have already added productive veterans to their backfields this offseason. Johnson has played all 64 games in four NFL seasons, averaging 4.3 yards on 299 carries and 9.2 yards on 235 receptions. He finished 2018 with career-low marks for carries (40), catches (47) and targets (62), despite producing strong marks of 5.0 YPC and 9.1 YPR.

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Browns' Duke Johnson: Skipping voluntary workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson isn't present Monday for the start of the Browns' voluntary offseason program, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Johnson has been the subject of trade rumors ever since Cleveland signed Kareem Hunt, who will serve an eight-game suspension before he's eligible to play for his new team. Given the length of the suspension and the frequency of backfield injuries, the Browns may still have significant plans for Johnson in 2019, albeit with the possibility of a midseason trade if Nick Chubb stays healthy and Hunt is ready for the second half of the campaign. Entering the first season of a three-year, $15.6 million extension, Johnson may be frustrated with the decision to sign Hunt despite receiving some financial security last summer.

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Browns' Duke Johnson: Will be part of game plans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Freddie Kitchens expects Johnson to "have a role" in the Browns offense this season, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

After the addition of Kareem Hunt on Feb. 11, questions have abounded about Johnson's status in a seemingly crowded backfield. Nick Chubb is the clear-cut No. 1 option, but the beleaguered Hunt provided a challenge to the rest of the pecking order. Since then, the NFL settled Hunt's situation, suspending him for the first eight games of the upcoming campaign. The decision paved the way for Johnson to hold onto his pass-catching gig, at least for a portion of the season. In one year of game plans created by Kitchens, Johnson hauled in 47 of his 62 targets for 429 yards and three touchdowns while tacking on 40 rushes for 201 yards. Assuming he kicks off 2019 with a similar share of the offensive snaps (42.1 percent) from a season ago, Johnson is in line for another modest (and potentially abbreviated) role.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18PIT517130
29/16/18NO3330
39/20/18NYJ2980
49/30/18OAK21180
510/7/18BAL535150
610/14/18LAC236230
710/21/18TB1-4-40
810/28/18PIT2030
911/4/18KC1880
1011/11/18ATL31590
1211/25/18CIN216130
1312/2/18HOU0000
1412/9/18CAR2-600
1512/15/18DEN428150
1612/23/18CIN21270
1712/30/18BAL42180
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2015Cleveland Browns1671043793.6390219
2016Cleveland Browns161733584.9221217
2017Cleveland Browns160823484.2194026
2018Cleveland Browns162402015.023019
TOTAL641029912864.3395571
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2015Cleveland Browns167615348.85228123
2016Cleveland Browns161535149.73208024
2017Cleveland Browns160746939.44139131
2018Cleveland Browns162474299.13234025
TOTAL641023521709.2528292103
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2015Cleveland Browns16700---0---0000/000---
2016Cleveland Browns161100.000.000000/00039.6
2017Cleveland Browns16000---0---0000/000---
2018Cleveland Browns16200---0---0000/000---
TOTAL6410100.000.000000/00039.6
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2015Cleveland Browns1625226.03000
2016Cleveland Browns1611919.01900
2017Cleveland Browns1600---000
2018Cleveland Browns1600---000
TOTAL6437123.73000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2015Cleveland Browns16000---000
2016Cleveland Browns161711126.61800
2017Cleveland Browns1631175.71200
2018Cleveland Browns16000---000
TOTAL642021296.51800
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2016Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2017Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2018Cleveland Browns1633.000000.0000
TOTAL6499.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Cleveland Browns1610010010
2016Cleveland Browns1621000000
2017Cleveland Browns1642030030
2018Cleveland Browns1610000000
TOTAL6483040040
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/210
Birthdate:
9/23/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
Miami (FL)
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: