Posted: 4/24/2022 11:46 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson is expected to sign his tender offer in the near future, according to general manager Andrew Berry.
Posted: 3/11/2022 3:19 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson will be tendered at the right of first refusal, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This is a situation to watch this offseason. Kareem Hunt has a $6.25 million cap hit. Could Johnson make him expendable? Johnson is an RB5 to stash in early drafts or long-term leagues.
Posted: 1/04/2022 4:54 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed five times for 13 yards in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while he had one grab for a yard on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson showed that he can do a great job when leaned upon, but if he, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are all back, Johnson's fantasy appeal is rather limited.
Posted: 12/26/2021 1:55 am GMT
Cleveland Browns D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 58 yards on four carries and added an eight-yard reception on his lone catch at the Green Bay Packers in Week 16 on Saturday, Dec. 25. He was targeted twice.
Huddle Up: Johnson is unplayable in Week 17's trip to Pittsburgh, unless something unfortunate happens to Nick Chubb in the meantime.
Posted: 12/21/2021 2:36 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson caught four passes for 17 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15. He also rushed for minus two yards on one carry.
Huddle Up: Johnson was not used much in part because Nick Chubb was playing well against Raiders. Johnson probably will not be used much once Kareem Hunt returns and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/21/2021 10:16 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed five times for 26 yards in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson's touches were limited with Nick Chubb back and dominating the backfield touches again. You can keep Johnson on a roster in deeper fantasy leagues and as a handcuff to Chubb, but he can be discarded in most other formats ahead of Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens on SNF.
Posted: 11/14/2021 9:14 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed 19 times for 99 yards in Week 10 against the New England Patriots and he added seven grabs for a team-high 58 yards on eight targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson was the only player to do anything of note for the Cleveland offense, which was missing Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and then Baker Mayfield left injured. Johnson has proven he can be a solid fantasy fill-in when his number is called, although expect Chubb back in Week 11.
Posted: 11/07/2021 9:18 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed eight times for 16 yards in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson had a decent amount of touches to spell Nick Chubb, but he did nothing with his opportunities. He is only worth keeping around in deeper fantasy leagues until Kareem Hunt is healthy enough to return. The Browns travel to meet the Patriots in Week 10.
Posted: 10/31/2021 8:37 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed four times for 22 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while adding a catch for seven yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson scored the team's only touchdown of the afternoon, essentially working as a poor man's Kareem Hunt behind Nick Chubb. Johnson carried the load in Week 7 against Denver, but was in a limited role with Chubb back. Johnson has some fantasy appeal in deeper leagues as long as Hunt is on IR, but he isn't worth starting in most standard leagues.
Posted: 10/22/2021 3:18 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed 22 times for 146 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 22 yards in a 17-14 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 7.
Huddle Up: With Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt sidelined, Johnson received his first start and more than made his presence felt. If Chubb and Hunt are still out of action in Week 8, Johnson likely earned himself another heavy workload.