RB - CLE
Week 12 Outlook
According to ESPN's Jake Trotter, RB D'Ernest Johnson will be active for the Cleveland Browns tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Johnson will be operating as the team's backup RB behind the duo of RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Johnson showed his abilities last season when he came in in relief. He could see some limited action tonight in what could be a run-heavy gameplan for Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson is inactive for Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.
Johnson is a healthy scratch for Week 1, leaving Jerome Ford as third on the depth chart behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. There is speculation that Johnson is on the trading block and could gain fantasy value depending on where he lands. Right now, he is a stash in deep leagues only.
D'Ernest Johnson carried the ball seven times for 29 yards in a 21-20 preseason loss to the Bears on Saturday. He also lost three yards on a single reception.
Johnson got the start with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt both not suiting up. Johnson will open the season as the No. 3 running back in Cleveland, but rumors persist that Hunt may be traded before Week 1. If that were to happen, Johnson would become an interesting handcuff in fantasy.
D'Ernest Johnson carried the ball twice for 21 yards and added an eight-yard reception in a 21-20 preseason loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Johnson got the start but didn't see a touch after the first quarter. The veteran looked good for Cleveland last season when he got a chance, but he will still be the No. 3 running back behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt this year. He does not need to be drafted in fantasy but he would be a priority waiver add if something were to happen to either Chubb or Hunt.
D'Ernest Johnson gained zero yards on three carries and lost a fumble in a 24-13 win over the Jaguars in Friday's preseason game.
Johnson got the start but couldn't get anything going on the ground. His lost fumble ended Cleveland's second drive of the game. Johnson is firmly locked in as the No. 3 running back in Cleveland, although Kareem Hunt has been angling for a trade out of town. If that were to happen, Johnson would become an interesting name in deeper fantasy leagues.