While we are wondering if RB Isaiah Crowell can finish the season with 600 yards rushing, we're wondering if another back, RB Duke Johnson, can finish with 600 yards receiving by the end of the 2015 season for the Cleveland Browns.
Johnson has been very impressive as a rookie for his receiving ability. After not even being targeted once in the first two games of the season, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo made it a point to get Johnson more involved in the gameplan. His best day game against the Chargers in Week 4, when he caught 9 passes for 85 yards and 1 touchdown.
When you project Johnson's stats out over a full season, he should reach the 600-yard mark. However, there are a few other factors to consider. First, Johnson's second-half utilization has been oddly absent over the past few weeks, despite some strong first halves as a receiver. Second, his productivity with QB Josh McCown and QB Johnny Manziel has seen different results.
We'll credit Manziel with the first Jets game since he played all but one series. In 4 games with Manziel, Johnson has a total of 6 catches for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. Over a full season, that would be 24 catches for 224 yards. In 6 games with McCown, Johnson has 33 catches for 331 yards and 1 touchdown. Over a full season, that would be 88 catches for 882 yards.
As you can see, Johnson's receiving production has been quite different with McCown and Manziel. Our poll question asks whether you think Johnson will finish the 2015 season with 600+ yards receiving. It would be quite the feat: no Browns running back has had more than 600 yards receiving since the club returned in 1999.