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D'Ernest Johnson

#4 RB,


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RANK: 145



RANK: 92


27 yrs


5'10'' / 208 lbs


South Florida

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Two touches Week 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Johnson rushed once for eight yards and caught his lone target for nine yards during Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Chiefs.

The 27-year-old rushed for minus-four yards on his only offensive snap in the season opener, but he received two touches on six offensive snaps Sunday. No. 2 tailback Tank Bigsby saw more of the field but didn't touch the ball, as starter Travis Etienne was the only back to be a real factor. Johnson appears locked in as Jacksonville's tertiary option in the backfield.

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.

Minimal role in opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-11

Johnson carried once for minus-four yards during Sunday's 31-21 win against the Colts.

The 27-year-old opened the campaign as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart, and he played just a single offensive snap in his Jaguars debut. Johnson is unlikely to have much of a role in the offense while starter Travis Etienne and top backup Tank Bigsby are healthy.

Buried on depth chart

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Johnson carried the ball six times for 36 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 25-7 preseason win over the Lions. He added two receptions for seven yards.

Johnson finished second on the team with six carries and he was effective, punching in scores from 15 and one yard away. However, he was the third back on the field even with Travis Etienne sitting out, and he didn't tally a carry until the second half. Johnson has 11 carries for 67 yards across two contests this preseason, but he appears to be fourth on the depth chart despite his effectiveness.

Gets chance in Jacksonville

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-22

Johnson agreed Wednesday with the Jaguars on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Johnson is coming off a quiet 2022 campaign with the Browns, but he flashed in limited opportunities back in 2021, when he handled 100 carries for 534 yards and three scores. The 27-year-old could now get a chance to compete with the likes of JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner for complementary work behind No. 1 running back Travis Etienne, making him an interesting end-of-roster flier in dynasty or best-ball formats.

Quietly heads to free agency

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Johnson played 10 snaps on special teams and did not play on offense in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.

Johnson finished the year with just seven touches -- four rushes and three receptions -- and heads quietly into the offseason. It was a different tale last season, after Johnson capably filled in for injured backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, rushing 100 times for 534 yards and three touchdowns. There's very little mileage on Johnson, who turns 27 in February. The Browns are expected to go with Jerome Ford as the top backup to Chubb, and Johnson likely feels ready for a bigger role than he had in 2022. Both he and Kareem Hunt are in the final year of their deals and will entertain offers from other teams.

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