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Duke Johnson

25-Year-Old Running Back – Cleveland Browns

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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40

Yds

201

TD

0

Yds

429

TD

3

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

After posting career-best numbers as a receiver in 2017 and scoring seven total TDs - more than doubling his trips to the end zone from his first two seasons combined - Johnson was expected to see a s...

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2018 ADP:  124

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HT: 5' 9"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/23/1993  College: Miami (Fla.)  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Duke Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15.61 million contract with the Browns in June of 2018.

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Johnson isn't present Wednesday for the Browns' OTAs, marking the second straight day he's been absent, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Duke Johnson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 18 CFB 12 139 957 10 6.9 - - - - - 27 221 8.2 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 19 CFB 8 145 920 6 6.3 - - - - - 4 77 19.3 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 20 CFB 13 242 1652 10 6.8 - - - - - 38 421 11.1 3 0 - - - - - -
2015 21 CLE 16 104 379 0 3.6 2 0 0 0 0 61 534 8.8 2 74 52 0 0 0 1 0
2016 22 CLE 16 73 358 1 4.9 2 0 0 0 0 53 514 9.7 0 74 19 0 112 0 2 1
2017 23 CLE 16 82 348 4 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 74 693 9.4 3 93 0 0 17 0 4 2
2018 24 CLE 16 40 201 0 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 47 429 9.1 3 62 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 Proj 25 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Duke Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 18 CFB 12 15.7 17.9 16.8 12 80 - - - 2 18 - - - -
2013 19 CFB 8 17.0 17.5 17.2 18 115 - - - 1 10 - - - -
2014 20 CFB 13 21.9 24.9 23.4 19 127 - - - 3 32 - - - -
2015 21 CLE 16 6.5 10.3 8.4 7 24 10 2 2 4 33 7.2 9 1 1
2016 22 CLE 16 5.8 9.1 7.5 5 22 7 5 1 3 32 6.9 7 3 2
2017 23 CLE 16 9.1 13.8 11.4 5 22 12 5 3 5 43 7.5 5 2 0
2018 24 CLE 16 5.1 8.0 6.5 3 13 5 0 0 3 27 6.9 8 3 2
2018 Proj 25 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Duke Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Duke Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

565

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Duke Johnson was on the field for 565 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Duke Johnson was on the field for 7 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 561 5
2016 457 34
2017 565 7
2018 459 12
Duke Johnson 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Pit 50 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 20 10.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 37 0 4 21 0 5.3 0 0 3 59 19.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ind 40 0 2 23 1 11.5 0 0 6 81 13.5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cin 36 0 4 13 1 3.3 0 0 9 47 5.2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
5 NYJ 40 0 6 20 0 3.3 0 0 3 63 21.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Hou 30 0 5 40 0 8.0 0 0 3 -1 -0.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ten 36 0 7 26 0 3.7 0 0 6 45 7.5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
8 Min 22 0 6 33 0 5.5 0 0 4 10 2.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Det 48 0 10 54 0 5.4 0 0 6 34 5.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jax 27 0 2 10 0 5.0 0 0 4 56 14.0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Cin 38 0 6 35 0 5.8 0 0 4 32 8.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
13 @LAC 34 2 7 2 0 0.3 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
14 GB 25 5 6 8 0 1.3 0 0 4 41 10.3 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
15 Bal 43 0 7 23 1 3.3 0 0 5 40 8.0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
16 @Chi 29 0 4 20 0 5.0 0 0 7 81 11.6 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Pit 30 0 6 20 1 3.3 0 0 6 75 12.5 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
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Measurables Overview for Duke Johnson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   30.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
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Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press
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Duke Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson is present Tuesday for the start of OTAs, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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At least three teams have inquired about trading for Johnson, whose future in Cleveland became murky when the team signed Kareem Hunt on Feb. 11, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Johnson's second NFL season was nearly identical to his first in terms of raw yardage, but there were some encouraging signs for his development. His yards per carry increased dramatically and his yards per reception also rose, despite dealing with erratic quarterback play that cost him a few catches. He showed his elite elusiveness and open-field ability by finishing second in the NFL in missed tackles forced per touch and fifth in yards after contact per touch. Johnson has good size at 5-9, 210, but he gets typecast as a passing-down back in Cleveland, despite turning six of his 73 carries last season into runs of 15 yards or more, the fifth-best rate in the league. Isaiah Crowell's strong campaign in 2016 has a lot to do with that, and it puts a firm limit on Johnson's ceiling if the current backfield arrangement holds. Fortunately for Johnson, passing downs should remain common for the Browns as they continue their rebuild and play from behind more often than not, so he could see enough touches in 2017 to approach 1,000 combined yards even at his current position on the depth chart.

2016

The Browns didn’t use Johnson much during the first three weeks, easing the rookie into the NFL wars. But he got going in Week 4 at San Diego (116 total yards, TD catch) and was one of the league’s best pass-catching backs for the rest of the year. If you grade all the PPR backs over the final three months, Johnson checks out as the No. 18 option. Most of that was made through yardage, as he only scored two touchdowns. Johnson is a bit undersized and far from a complete player — that 3.8 YPC leaves you a little cold, and Cleveland only gave him about seven rushes per week. But his pass-catching skills will be portable to many different game situations, and we’re excited to see what new head coach Hue Johnson is able to cook up. While Johnson might not have a monstrous upside, the arrow is still pointing up here. And given the ordinary receivers currently on the Browns roster, Johnson has an excellent chance to lead the team in catches.

2015

While first-round selections Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley dominated the running back talk heading into this year's draft, the next tier of backs wasn't too bad either, and third-round pick Johnson could end up being the best of the bunch. Drawing comparisons to Gio Bernard, Johnson runs with deceptive power for his 5-9 frame, but his true calling card is incredible elusiveness and explosiveness, as he's capable of turning even the smallest seam into a big gain. He's also a polished receiver with the potential to be a three-down back once he improves his blitz pickups. With Terrence West (last year's third-round pick) handling short-yardage situations, Johnson should duck some between-the-tackles punishment and hopefully avoid the injuries that checkered his college career. While second-year player Isaiah Crowell is also a threat to Johnson's playing time, it would be an upset if the rookie didn't emerge with a large role in the Cleveland backfield.