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TE David Njoku Cleveland Browns Player Page

#85 David Njoku, TE    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Questionable - Knee
Cleveland Browns
Height 6' 4"
Weight 246 lbs
Age 22
Birthdate July 10th 1996
College Miami
Year 2017
Round 1   Pick 29
Season Statistics
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2018 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
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Strength of Schedule
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 15 Projections
There's really only one reason you're consider Njoku right now; if you don't start him then who? Skill isn't the issue either. If anything he's played his best pro ball over the last month and a half. It just hasn't translated to reliable production in our game. We thought Kansas City and Atlanta would be the outliers and that Cincinnati would be the beginning of him getting on track. However, he's followed that game up with just six catches for 43 yards on 11 targets in his last two games. He presents a match up problem for the Broncos defense and the Browns will give him opportunities to score big in prime time, but at the same time we cannot rubber stamp him as a starter given his actual output. We just want to emphasize not getting too cute if you're going in another direction.
Receiving: 3 Receptions, 36 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
The old fantasy football adage that rookie tight ends are rarely fantasy assets clearly applied to Njoku last season. Operating in the Cleveland Browns' 22nd-ranked aerial attack, which was led by a trio of sub-par quarterbacks, and playing just 48 percent of the snaps in a timeshare with Seth DeValve, Njoku still topped the team in scoring grabs but amassed forgettable reception and receiving yardage numbers. He finished as the fantasy TE21/non-PPR and as the fantasy TE24/PPR. Njoku also placed 23rd among tight ends in targets (60). New Cleveland offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to use the explosive and freakishly athletic Njoku as a full-time starter and give him the bulk of the passing-down duties. It's a no-brainer that Njoku will benefit from improved quarterback play courtesy of Tyrod Taylor and eventually rookie Baker Mayfield. Njoku has displayed solid chemistry with both quarterbacks during the preseason. At worst, Njoku would be third in the Browns receiver pecking order behind Josh Gordon (assuming he receives the green light to return) and Jarvis Landry in what should be a vastly improved passing attack. If you're looking for a high-upside tight end, Njoku looks primed for a breakout.

Receiving: 10 Receptions, 103 Yards, 1 TD.

Player News
Injury Report
Week 8 - Questionable - Knee
Week 9 - Questionable - Knee
Week 10 - Questionable - Knee
Week 12 - Questionable - Knee
Week 13 - Questionable - Knee
Week 14 - Questionable - Knee

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