This offseason, I wrote a few articles for numberFire.com, a custom stats-based analytics website that focuses on fantasy sports of all kinds. Basically, the extremely intelligent guys over at the site came up with a metric of measuring individual player performances based on what they call "Net Expected Points," which you can read more about here.
As my first article about an individual player, I decided to research Duke Johnson and his outlook as a three-down back. A report came out in May that new Browns head coach Hue Jackson saw Johnson as a bell-cow type. I didn't this this statement was accurate, so I dove into some numbers to back up my claim.
Check out a few excerpts from that article below [Read the full version here]
"Johnson’s Rushing NEP last season was historically poor among the 26 running backs who qualify."
"A net of negative one (-1) rushing yards in the red zone on 14 attempts is far from an ideal result from a guy being hailed as a potential three-down back."