Player Search Logo

D'Ernest Johnson

#4 RB,


Photo of D'Ernest Johnson for fantasy football



RANK: 145



RANK: 92


27 yrs


5'10'' / 208 lbs


South Florida

3yr Ave1646102nd4624015.229740

Staying with Jacksonsville

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Johnson is re-signing with the Jaguars on a one-year deal Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Johnson operated as the team's No. 3 running back for the majority of the season, seeing limited opportunities behind Travis Etienne and Tank Bigsby. It likely didn't help that the South Florida product averaged just 2.6 yards per carry on 41 attempts across his 17 appearances. He'll likely head into the Jaguars' offseason programs working to hold onto his third-string role in 2024.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
3 PIT Outdoor 61° 0.0 37th 0.00-4.038.5000.000%0000000%
4 @ATL Dome 68° 0.0 39th 0.00-1.048.5000.000%0000000%
5 LAC Outdoor 58° 0.0 40th 0.001.547.5000.000%0000000%
6 NE Outdoor 57° 2.9 17th 1.45-3.042.5000.000%0002900%
7 @BAL Outdoor 63° 0.0 34th 0.006.546.5000.000%0000000%
8 CIN Outdoor 66° 1.7 28th 0.433.547.54174.3071%0000009%
10 @MIA Outdoor 85° 0.8 26th 0.803.548.5000.000%0001-200%
11 @BUF Dome 24° 0.0 38th 0.007.548.5000.000%0000000%
12 TB Outdoor 56° 0.0 40th 0.003.543.5000.000%0000000%
13 @HOU Dome 37° 0.0 35th 0.00-7.547.5000.000%0000000%
14 @CIN Outdoor 47° 0.0 31st
15 BAL Outdoor 34° 0.0 40th 0.00-3.038.5000.000%0000000%
16 NO Outdoor 6° 0.0 39th 0.00-3.032.5000.000%0000000%
17 @WAS Outdoor 59° 0.0 32nd
18 @PIT Outdoor 36° 0.0 38th

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 24 13.40.88112th170.15.243%
Away Outdoor 19 12.10.70154th120.04.844%
Away Dome 2 00.00.00145th00.00.00%
Away Retractable Dome 3 03.20.73102nd320.07.344%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2019 23 CLE 16 0 15 108th42105.314%1001%6710
2020 24 CLE 16 0 21 107th3316605.039%4307%3140
2021 25 CLE 17 2 104 52nd10053435.344%164021%191370
2022 26 CLE 15 0 5 145th41704.371%0001%370
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Totals 248 scrimmage yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-23

Johnson carried once for minus-one yard versus the Titans in Week 18. He played in all 17 games and had 41 rushes for 108 yards and 10 catches for 140 yards this season.

The 27-year-old opened and closed the campaign as Jacksonville's No. 3 tailback, though he did have a few weeks in the middle of the season where he worked in the No. 2 role ahead of rookie Tank Bigsby. Johnson will become a free agent during the offseason and will likely look for a new home as a backup tailback in 2024.

Diminishing role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Johnson had three carries for zero yards and returned one kickoff for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-0 win against Carolina.

Jacksonville tailbacks received 29 carries in Sunday's blowout, with both Travis Etienne and Tank Bigsby in double digits. Johnson played just 12 offensive snaps and may have dropped to No. 3 on the backfield depth chart.

Minimal role Week 16

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Johnson rushed once for two yards during Sunday's 30-12 loss to the Buccaneers.

Jacksonville fell behind early and rushed the ball 13 times in the blowout defeat, with just seven of those carries going to running backs. Johnson has a solid grip on the No. 2 tailback job but isn't likely to be major factor in the offense down the stretch with starter Travis Etienne healthy.

Two touches Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Johnson carried twice for five yards and wasn't targeted during Sunday's 23-7 loss against the Ravens.

The 27-year-old played 18 of 62 offensive snaps, but starter Travis Etienne was the only Jacksonville tailback to receive more than two touches. Johnson should continue to have a limited workload down the stretch as Etienne's top backup.

Good to go against Baltimore

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Johnson (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Ravens, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Johnson has been playing through the knee issue for weeks. He's settled in as Travis Etienne's change of pace and is averaging 6.4 touches per game over the Jaguars' last five contests.

Limited at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Johnson (knee) was a limited participant at the Jaguars' practice Wednesday, Mia O'Brien of 1010 XL 92.5 FM Jacksonville reports.

Johnson was able to play through his knee injury in Week 14 versus the Browns, so his ability to practice in any capacity Wednesday seems to suggest that he didn't suffer an setbacks. He'll look to increase his workload at one of the team's two remaining sessions ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.

Posts 28 yards from scrimmage

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Johnson carried three times for 12 yards and caught two of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss against the Browns. He also returned two kickoffs for 34 yards.

The 27-year-old suited up Sunday after being questionable with a knee injury, and he filled his usual role as Travis Etienne's top backup. Johnson eclipsed 40 scrimmage yards in three straight contests after taking over the No. 2 role Week 10, but his average of 18.5 scrimmage yards over the past two games is likely a better representation of his expected production while Etienne is available.

Available Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Johnson (knee) is active ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

Johnson is nursing a knee issue that held him to limited participation in practices throughout the week, but it now seems as if he'll be able play through the pain Sunday. Expect the 27-year-old running back to handle his usual duties as Travis Etienne's (ribs) backup in Week 14.

>>> View all D'Ernest Johnson news