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D’Ernest Johnson start or sit: Week 15 fantasy football advice

We go over the fantasy football outlook of D’Ernest Johnson ahead of the Cleveland Browns Week 15 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Detroit Lions v Cleveland Browns
D’Ernest Johnson of the Cleveland Browns runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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It’s a big Week 15 for the Cleveland Browns, who will likely need a win against the Las Vegas Raiders Monday to get back in the thick of the playoff race with a real chance to make the postseason. Unfortunately, Cleveland is dealing with a COVID outbreak which could severely deplete the roster.

Fantasy Football analysis: Browns RB D’Ernest Johnson

Johnson has had some big outings this season. He went for 144 yards and a touchdown in his first start, while putting up 157 total yards in his second effort. As a change-of-pace option, Johnson hasn’t had much utility and clearly needs volume to be considered a fantasy starter. With Nick Chubb set to play as the lead back, it’s hard to see Johnson getting enough touches to justify a start.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Johnson is a low-end flex option for desperate fantasy managers, but he’s best left on the bench this week.