D'Ernest Johnson
D'Ernest Johnson
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With Kareem Hunt serving an eight-game suspension and Duke Johnson having been traded to the Texans, Johnson faces the opportunity to carve out a reserve role behind Nick Chubb. Dontrell Hilliard appears to be ahead on the depth chart, but Johnson could see notable snaps in a high-powered Browns offense if Chubb were to miss any time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract with the Browns in May of 2019.
Kickoff return leads to score
RBCleveland Browns
January 1, 2020
Johnson returned two kickoffs for 76 yards and one punt for nine yards in a 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.
ANALYSIS
Johnson returned the opening kickoff 47 yards, setting up Cleveland's first score 81 seconds into the game. The 23-year-old running back had some early contributions on offense in 2019 while Dontrell Hilliard was sidelined due to a concussion and while Kareem Hunt served an eight-game suspension. Once those two backs were available, however, Johnson mainly became a special-teams contributor. The all-purpose back from South Florida is under team control for another two seasons, so he's expected to compete for a job as the third running back and primary returner in 2020.
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Back to third on depth chart
RBCleveland Browns
September 18, 2019
With Dontrell Hilliard (concussion) returning to practice, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Johnson becomes third on the running back depth chart leading up Week 3 against the Rams.
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Thus far adequate as Chubb's backup
RBCleveland Browns
September 16, 2019
Johnson ran for just eight yards on three carries, but added 42 receiving yards on three catches during Monday's 23-3 win against the Jets.
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Moves up depth chart
RBCleveland Browns
September 8, 2019
Johnson had one carry for 13 yards and returned one kick for 23 yards in Sunday's 43-13 loss to the Titans in Week 1.
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Makes roster
RBCleveland Browns
August 31, 2019
Johnson survived the final cuts and made the Browns roster.
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Yardage leader Friday
RBCleveland Browns
August 24, 2019
Johnson rushed five times for 10 yards and caught three of three targets for a team-high 43 yards in Friday's 13-12 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.
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