College: Miami (FL) | 4 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 9/23/1993
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson missed voluntary OTAs for the second day in a row Wednesday, May 15.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson has shown in the past that he can be a valuable contributor in PPR leagues, but his role in the offense was inconsistent last year, and the Cleveland backfield is going to be crowded when Kareem Hunt returns from suspension. At best, Johnson is a RB4 in PPR formats in 2019.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will participate in voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, May 14.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson is a useful PPR back, but his situation becomes dicey when Kareem Hunt returns from an eight-game suspension. Johnson is more of an RB4 if you can land him as such.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson remains with the team despite his desire to be traded, and coach Freddie Kitchens said Saturday, April 27, that's fine with him. 'Duke is under contract. I have said this for like a month now, I don't know where all this trade talk started happening,' Kitchens said. 'People just assumed that we are going to trade him because we signed another good football player. Me, personally, I like good football players and I like as many of them as we can get. Duke Johnson is on this football team, Duke Johnson will have a vital role in this football team and Duke Johnson will help us win football games. Am I surprised that he's still here? No, not one bit. I haven't wavered and never said anything different other than that.'
Fantasy Spin: The Free Duke Johnson movement hit a new fever pitch last season as their man had a career-low 87 touches, and despite Kitchens' optimism, it's hard to envision Johnson getting heavily involved with all the new weapons the Browns have added, most notably Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is not participating in the voluntary minicamp this week, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson has been looking for a trade and likely will skip all of the voluntary workouts if he is not traded. He likely will serve as the No. 2 running back while Kareem Hunt serves his suspension but probably would see a drop in playing time during the second half of the season. Johnson has value in point-per-reception leagues, but owners should monitor the situation this offseason.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has not been present for offseason workouts this week, and general manager John Dorsey said he is not sure if Johnson will participate in the minicamp next week.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson has asked for a trade, but it appears like he will remain with the Browns. He likely will serve as the No. 2 running back for the Browns while Kareem Hunt is suspended and can be a solid receiver out of the backfield. He probably can be a No. 4 running back in point-per-reception leagues.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said that running back Duke Johnson is "a member of this organization moving forward," and head coach Freddie Kitchens believes Johnson is a vital part of the offense. Johnson's trade request doesn't change anything, as of now. Cleveland would likely trade Johnson if they got the right offer, but it doesn't appear they're motivated to move him right now, especially with Kareem Hunt suspended for the first half of the season. The 25-year-old fell out of favor when Kitchens took over the offense last year and finished with a career-low 40 carries for 201 yards and no touchdowns on the ground. He also had a career-low 47 receptions for 429 yards and three scores. There could be a pass-catching role for Johnson behind Nick Chubb in the first half of the year if he stays in Cleveland, but fantasy owners probably won't take the bait.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson drew praise Thursday, April 18, from general manager John Dorsey. 'I keep telling you all, Duke's a very talented player,' Dorsey said at a news conference. 'He's a member of this organization moving forward. He understands the role he's going to play within this offense.'
Fantasy Spin: After a career-low 87 touches last season, Johnson has asked to be traded, but there have been no takers for now, and Dorsey has no recourse but to talk him up. Expect a deal to get done, though -- perhaps on draft weekend -- and then we can access Johnson's fantasy outlook from there.
The Cleveland Browns have been getting calls on running back Duke Johnson, but they won't just give him away. Johnson basically landed on the trade block this offseason when the team signed Kareem Hunt, even though he'll be suspended for eight games in 2019. Johnson comes cheap this year and is one of the more underrated pass-catching backs in the NFL (career-high 74 receptions in 2017). His role in the offense took a dive in the second half last year when Freddie Kitchens took over, and Johnson's PPR value will only be resuscitated if he lands with a new team.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has been the subject of calls from teams exploring a possible trade, but the compensation offers haven't yet interested the Browns, who are determined to 'not just give him away.'
Fantasy Spin: Johnson has averaged only 133.5 touches per season in his four years in Cleveland, including a career-low 87 in 2018, and he clearly needs a fresh start if the Duke Johnson fantasy reality is ever going to come close to matching the hype.
The representatives for Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson have asked the team to trade him, according to a league source. The Jets, Texans and Eagles have all been interested in Johnson since the Browns signed Kareem Hunt in February, and other teams have inquired as well. Johnson also didn't show up to voluntary offseason workouts on Monday. He's also removed most of his Browns pictures from social media. One source believes Cleveland is holding out for a high pick for the 2015 third-round selection. Johnson will only count $3.05 million against the salary cap this year, so the Browns haven't been in a hurry to trade him. Johnson's role shrunk down the stretch last year, and he's unlikely to have much of a role in the passing game if he sticks around. His fantasy value could be rejuvenated with a change of scenery, but that's to be determined.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson's representatives have asked the Browns to trade him, according to a source. Johnson did not attend voluntary workouts Monday, April 1, and the New York Jets, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles have already shown interest in Johnson.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson and the Browns have seemingly been at odds since the addition of Kareem Hunt. Hunt is suspended for half the season, but Johnson still wants out. He has PPR RB3 upside or better depending on where he lands.
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson was not present on Monday for the start of voluntary offseason workouts. Johnson has been mentioned in trade talks this offseason after the team acquired Kareem Hunt, and he also saw his usage drop significantly in the second half of the 2018 season. The Browns say they have a plan for Johnson in 2019, at least for the first eight games with Hunt suspended, but he could still very well be traded. The 25-year-old had a career-low 40 carries and career-low 47 receptions in a full season last year. He's more valuable in PPR leagues but will probably be avoided in fantasy drafts unless he's traded to another team.
It appears the Cleveland Browns have cooled on attempting to trade running back Duke Johnson. "I dont know why we would ever want to, like, just voluntarily give up a good football player. Duke Johnson is a good football player. Duke Johnson will have a role on our football team," head coach Freddie Kitchens said. As of now, the Browns plan on using Johnson as a complementary back behind Nick Chubb while Kareem Hunt serves his eight-game suspension in 2019. Johnson's role shrunk when Kitchens took over as offensive coordinator last year, but he's still versatile and should help in the passing game, even if fantasy owners avoid him.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is staying put as the Browns have seemingly cooled on trade talks for their pass-catching running back. Head coach Freddie Kitchens said Johnson is a good football player and will have a role with the Browns.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson will be busy for at least half the season while Kareem Hunt is suspended. Look for him to continue his job as the pass-catching running back alongside Nick Chubb. As such, Johnson demands PPR RB3 attention in what is one of the most exciting offenses in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson is receiving trade interest and at least three teams are believed to be interested in trading for the running back. General manager John Dorsey said the team hadn't made Johnson expendable "yet" after they signed Kareem Hunt on Feb. 11. Cleveland is in no rush to trade Johnson because they don't yet know how long the league will suspend Hunt for in 2019. It's believed that the Eagles and Cowboys are among the interested parties. With Nick Chubb taking over lead duties in his rookie year, Johnson was an afterthought and was used sparingly as a pass-catcher. He had 156 total touches in 2017 and fell to just 87 last season. Johnson's PPR fantasy stock is way down entering the 2019 season with Chubb and Hunt in the picture ahead of him, so a trade might be best for everyone involved.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is reportedly a player the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have expressed interest in trading for, according to a source.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson reportedly has at three teams interested in trading for him, and more could surface if they believe the Browns are serious about making a deal, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will not be moved to wide receiver even though the team added RB Kareem Hunt this offseason, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson's future with the team is still uncertain but likely will be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield if he remains with the team. He can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues depending on his role.
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson could be traded this offseason depending on the length of RB Kareem Hunt's suspension, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson is a solid receiver out of the backfield and likely would receive interest from multiple teams if he is placed on the trading block. He could be a late-round option in point-per-reception leagues next season.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said that running back Duke Johnson isn't expendable yet after the team signed Kareem Hunt on Monday. However, Dorsey also made it sound like he hadn't made up his mind completely on the subject. Hunt is expected to face a lengthy suspension from the league for domestic violence, so the Browns may not choose to move on from Johnson until Hunt is eligible to play again. For some odd reason, Johnson carried the ball a career-low 40 times in 2018 for 201 yards and no touchdowns while also catching a career-low 47 passes for 429 yards and three touchdowns. It seems as though Cleveland is ready to move on, but Johnson will be the pass-catching option behind Nick Chubb to start the 2019 season.