John Kelly
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Kelly in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed by the Browns in January of 2021.
Pens future deal
RBCleveland Browns
January 19, 2021
Kelly signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Kelly spent most of the 2020 season on the Browns' practice squad. The 2018 sixth-round pick faces long odds to make the roster in 2021, as Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson are all under contract.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Kelly's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, and Shuttle Time metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring John Kelly
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9 days ago
Darrell Henderson will need to step up for the rattled Rams backfield, but it might be hasty to assume he takes over a three-down role.
Job Battles: Sept. 7 Update
325 days ago
After trailing off over the 2019 season, Marquez Valdes-Scantling played his way back toward the front of the Packers wideout rotation in training camp. Also: Rams RBs, Lions RBs and Eagles WRs/RBs.
Job Battles: August 24 Update
339 days ago
A.J. Green is a great player, but if he misses time for whatever reason Tee Higgins and John Ross should be able to pick up the slack. Also looking at Rams RBs, Chargers RBs, and Patriots TEs.
Payne's Perspective: RB Draft Strategy
July 24, 2020
Kevin Payne analyzes the options at running back and offers draft advice and strategy for the position. Where does the value lie?
Job Battles: Rams Running Backs
July 22, 2020
Darrell Henderson was disappointing as a rookie, but the 2019 third-round pick still offers unique explosiveness after playing ahead of Tony Pollard and Antonio Gibson at Memphis.
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Despite offseason praise from head coach Sean McVay, Kelly is likely going to be hard pressed to receive meaningful opportunities for the Rams again in 2020. Los Angeles selected running back Cam Akers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and the Rams still have veteran Malcolm Brown and last year's third-round selection Darrell Henderson on roster. As it stands, Kelly is fourth on the running back depth chart, and it will likely take an injury for Kelly to gain fantasy value this year.
It was a quiet NFL debut for Kelly, as he was limited to just 27 carries and three targets over 50 offensive snaps during the final four games of the regular season. It's also telling that the organization brought in C.J. Anderson last year when Todd Gurley suffered a knee injury, and then Los Angeles traded up to select Darrell Henderson in the third round this spring. Additionally, Kelly only played 30 snaps on special teams, so his current fantasy outlook appears bleak.
Kelly (5-9, 216 pounds) comes out of Tennessee having proved capable as an every-down back who can both run through the tackles and wiggle downfield for passes. Falling to the sixth round in one of the deepest class of running backs we've seen in years, his pedigree simply doesn't reflect his skill level. With that said, opportunity is king, and there likely won't be much work leftover in Los Angeles as long as he's No. 3 on the depth chart behind 2017 All-Pro Todd Gurley and incumbent No. 2 Malcolm Brown. Kelly is thus best left on the waiver wire, but keep him in mind in case the injury bug bites the Rams backfield.
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Back with Cleveland
RBFree Agent
December 16, 2020
The Browns signed Kelly to their practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Shown door by Browns
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December 15, 2020
The Browns cut Kelly from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Joining Cleveland
RBFree Agent
September 8, 2020
The Browns signed Kelly to their practice squad Tuesday, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports.
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Jettisoned by Rams
RBFree Agent
September 4, 2020
The Rams waived Kelly on Friday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.
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Mentioned by coach McVay
RBLos Angeles Rams
July 21, 2020
Sean McVay mentioned Kelly as one of four running backs on the Rams' roster who can be viewed as a "starting-caliber" player, per The Helliepod podcast.
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