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Johnathan Franklin | RB | Green Bay Packers

Height: 5'10"     Weight: 205     Age: 25     Experience: 2nd season     College: UCLA     Drafted: n/a

Season To Date Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 GB 10 24 19 107 5.6 1 1 5 4 30 0 137 1 0 1 1
2013 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
2 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @CIN 13 103 1 3 23 0
5 DET 3 1 0 0 0 0
6 @BAL 1 -3 0 1 7 0
7 CLE 2 6 0 0 0 0
8 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Posted: 3/25/2014 10:18pm et

Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin is still recovering from a neck injury which landed him on the season-ending Injured Reserve list late in the year. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Franklin did not undergo surgery, and he only knows a limited amount about his rehab because Franklin has not met with doctors lately.

Huddle Up: Franklin, a fourth-round pick last year, only saw carries in 4 games and rushed for 103 of his 107 yards in a Week 3 game at Cincy. With James Starks and DuJuan Harris still on the roster, Franklin faces an uphill battle for touches even when he returns to full health.

Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et

Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin didn't receive another carry in Week 5 after he fumbled in the second quarter Sunday, Oct. 6. He has fumbled twice in his last four carries.

Huddle Up: No quicker path to the bench than via the fumble, and with Eddie Lacy healthy and running well it'll be tough for Franklin to regain his share of the Packers' backfield workload.

Posted: 9/14/2013 12:25pm et

Green Bay Packers running backs Alex Van Pelt said the team expects RB Johnathan Franklin to contribute this season even though he did not get an offensive snap Week 1. 'I think he is ready. I think he will help us this year. He'll definitely contribute on the offensive side of the ball. He's got a unique talent and ability in space. Going into that [San Francisco] game, it was probably good for him to sit and kind of watch the other guys. As the season goes on, he'll probably ask more of him,' Van Pelt said.

Huddle Up: Franklin may have more fantasy value later in the season but right now he's a non-factor. He should only be owned in dynasty formats or really deep re-draft leagues.

Posted: 8/19/2013 9:52am et

Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin hasn't been impressive thus far in training camp. "He looks like his numbers," a personnel man said. "He's not a real impressive guy. He plays small, and he doesn't play fast. I kind of liked him in college because he was so productive. But if you didn't know he was a draft pick, you'd think he was a free agent."

Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Eddie Lacy looked good in his first preseason action. Franklin's opportunity to carve out playing time in the Packers backfield appears to be slipping away, and if Green Bay's personnel department shares the same opinion as the personnel man quoted above, he may have to hustle just to make the club.

Posted: 7/20/2013 10:09am et

Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin could have a complementary role on offense immediately if he does not start because he is a natural pass catcher. Franklin may not be big enough to be an every-down running back.

Huddle Up: The pass-happy Packers will likely use a committee to fill their running back needs, with Eddie Lacy handling work between the tackles and Franklin as a third-down and change-of-pace guy. Catching passes from Aaron Rodgers wouldn't be a bad way to break into the league, and if Franklin does earn that gig he'll be a nice late-round PPR sleeper.

Posted: 5/10/2013 3:13pm et

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice RB Johnathan Franklin on a four-year deal worth slightly more than $2.5 million. Franklin will be able to participate in offseason workouts since he graduated last June.

Huddle Up: Franklin will battle Eddie Lacy for carries in one of the more intriguing backfield battles of the offseason. It can only benefit Franklin to be there for the entirety of the offseason workouts.

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