|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||May 23, 1993|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 6 (176)|
Janovich played just seven snaps in Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: There was little need for a lead blocking back in Week 6, as the Browns were behind 24-0 in the second quarter. Exactly like Week 1's blowout loss to the Ravens, when Janovich played nine snaps, the full back was on the field just 12 percent of the time.
Janovich had two carries for four yards in Sunday's 32-23 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Cleveland's ground game was bottled up by the Colts, which limited Janovich's role in the Browns' fourth consecutive win. His 14 snaps were the second-lowest, behind only the opening-week blowout loss to the Ravens.
Janovich caught his lone target for 13 yards in Sunday's 34-20 win over Washington in Week 3.
Analysis: Janovich caught his second pass, but his primary role is that of a lead blocker for Cleveland's running attack. The Browns average 5.1 yards per carry and rank tied for fourth with 170.3 yards per game.
Janovich caught his lone target for zero yards and played 22 snaps (38 percent) in Thursday's 35-30 win over the Bengals in Week 2.
Analysis: Janovich had a greater role Week 2 than in Week 1 when he was limited to nine snaps in a blowout loss. The fullback's usage will be a barometer for Cleveland's offense this season. If he's getting significant playing time, the Browns' running game is operating at peak efficiency. They averaged 6.1 yards per carry and gained 215 yards Thursday. However, in games like Week 1's loss to the Ravens, Janovich will be limited.
Janovich played just nine snaps (12 percent) in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens in Week 1.
Analysis: As can be inferred from the final score, the Browns were not able to run the offense as designed. The desired offense would have been a heavy dose of running where Janovich would be on the field as a lead blocker, but Cleveland was down multiple scores in the second quarter and played catchup all day.
Janovich (elbow) said Tuesday that he's "feeling good" in his rehab process, Mitch Sherman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Janovich looks on track to kick off the 2020 campaign without issue after having suffered a season-ending dislocated elbow last November. In addition to blocking skills, the fullback showcased limited receiving utility over four years in Denver. He stands to mostly contribute as a facilitator of the run game in Cleveland, though the coaching staff could also see fit to put his aerial utility to occasional use.
The Broncos traded Janovich (elbow) to the Browns for a 2021 seventh-round pick Tuesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Analysis: In four seasons in Denver, Janovich started 19 of his 50 appearances, reeling in 22 (of 28 targets) for 233 yards and one TD while adding three more scores on the ground. Upon joining Cleveland, he'll get to pave the way for standout Nick Chubb and likely Kareem Hunt, who received a second-round tender from the organization Monday.
Janovich (elbow) is expected to participate in Denver's offseason program in mid-March, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich is rehabbing from a season-ending dislocated elbow sustained mid-November. He's already resumed training with weights and is expected to be ready to kick off the Broncos' offseason program, which would put him on clear track to begin the 2020 regular season. He's set to operate as the Broncos' top fullback and a core special-teams contributor.
Janovich was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: It was only a matter of time before Janovich landed on IR, as the 26-year-old suffered a season-ending dislocated elbow and may require surgery. Andrew Beck will serve as the top fullback going forward, and the Broncos signed Orson Charles to chip in as well.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Janovich may require surgery on his dislocated right elbow, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old suffered the injury Sunday against the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season regardless of whether he undergoes surgery. It's a matter of time before Janovich is placed on injured reserve. Converted tight end Andrew Beck will now work as the team's lone fullback.
Janovich is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a dislocated right elbow during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Vikings, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich had his arm rolled up on by a defender after making a catch in the second quarter, and he was nearly immediately ruled out for the rest of the contest. After further testing, the injury is indeed serious, and Janovich will be shut down for the remaining six games. The 26-year-old will likely be placed on IR. Andrew Beck will serve as the lone fullback going forward.
Janovich won't return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to an arm injury, Erich Schubert of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Janovich was injured on a three-yard catch in the second quarter. Based on the nature of his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if Janovich misses significant time. Andrew Beck will fill in at fullback for the remainder of the contest.
Janovich signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension with the Broncos on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Janovich plays a key role in Denver's run game and as a pass-blocker, so it's not very surprising that the team has decided to lock the 26-year-old fullback up for the near future. While Janovich doesn't carry fantasy value himself, having eclipse five carries in a season only once, he provides a boost for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.
Janovich (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
Analysis: After missing the first three games, Janovich is gearing up for season debut. He'll look to pave the way for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman as well as working as a pass-blocker.
Janovich (pectoral) has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.
Analysis: Janovich was limited at practice earlier in the week, but managed a full workload Friday. After missing three consecutive games to kickoff the year, it looks like he will have the chance to make his season debut. Still, confirmation on his status is unlikely to be made until closer to game time.
Janovich (pectoral) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Janovich has missed three consecutive tilts due to his lingering pectoral issue, but he appears to have a shot of retaking the field Week 4 versus Jacksonville. If Janovich is able to get healthy in time for Sunday's contest, Andrew Beck will be relegated to a reserve role at fullback.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Janovich has "a chance" of suiting up Sunday versus the Jaguars, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Janovich has missed three straight games due to a pectoral injury, but he appears to be making some progress in his recovery. If Janovich is forced to miss any more time expect Andrew Beck to draw another start at fullback.
Coach Vic Fangio said Thursday that Janovich (pectoral) won't play Sunday versus the Packers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Janovich will miss a third consecutive game due to his lingering pectoral injury. In Janovich's absence expect Andrew Beck to start at fullback versus Green Bay in Week 3.
Janovich (pectoral) will practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich is still waiting to make his 2019 debut. His absence doesn't directly affect the fantasy realm, although he's leaned on to open up holes for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. Andrew Beck will continue to serve as the team's fullback until Janovich can return.
Janovich (pectoral) won't play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with Chicago, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Analysis: Janovich missed last Sunday's season opener with this injury as well. The 26-year-old is trying to work his way back from a pectoral strain and will seemingly need more time to recover. Andrew Bock will serve as the team's fullback for Sunday's contest.
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