David Njoku - TEPosted 10/18/18 12:39pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Njoku broke out last week and has turned into one of Baker Mayfield's favorite targets. In one of the best matchups of the week at tight end, Njoku has mid-to-low TE1 value.
David Njoku - TEPosted 10/17/18 12:24pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Njoku has improved since Baker Mayfield was named the starting quarterback. He has received double-digit targets in each of his last two games and scored his first touchdowns of the year last week. In a scrumptious matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Njoku is comfortably in TE1 territory.
Hue Jackson - HCPosted 10/17/18 10:32pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor has not been discussed in potential trades, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: There's no advantage for Jackson to acknowledge shopping Taylor, but with Baker Mayfield the quarterback of the present and future, carrying a backup of Taylor's caliber may be a luxury the Browns can't afford -- keep in mind the Jets banked a third-round pick for Teddy Bridgewater. Always an underrated fantasy asset, Taylor's status is worth keeping tabs on.
David Njoku - TEPosted 10/16/18 7:26pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has totaled 23 targets over the last two games (Week 5 and Week 6), the most of any tight end in the league.
Huddle Up: Njoku has turned those looks into 13 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. The second-year tight end has seen no fewer than seven targets and amassed at least 52 yards in each of the three games Baker Mayfield has started. It appears he has emerged as the rookie quarterback's second favorite option behind Jarvis Landry and should be considered an every-week starter until further notice.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 10/15/18 11:51am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) is expected to be fine to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: Mayfield had a rough go of things in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but the schedule eases up over the next month, beginning this week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rookie's biggest issue at the moment is having enough healthy receivers to take advantage. Nevertheless, Mayfield should be a capable streaming option at the very least.
Nick Chubb - RBPosted 10/15/18 12:11pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb ran for 25 yards on three carries in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and head coach Hue Jackson suggested for the second time in three weeks that Chubb needs to get more carries.
Huddle Up: Forgive owners for experiencing deja vu here, but Chubb has seen no more than three carries in any of his first six games, including in each of the past two weeks since he rushed for 105 yards and two scores against the Oakland Raiders. The rookie will almost certainly begin to see more work soon, but it's fair to wonder if it will be enough for regular fantasy relevancy. Owners need to hold onto Chubb, however, as Carlos Hyde doesn't have the greatest track record of staying healthy.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 10/15/18 6:32am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle Sunday, Oct. 14, and will receive treatment this week. He's not expected to miss time.
Huddle Up: Mayfield is a low-end QB2 as he ranks 20th in standard leagues in fantasy points the last three weeks. However, he faces the best matchup possible with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you have an iffy matchup or a bye to cover, Mayfield might be an option.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 10/14/18 1:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield went 22-for-46 for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Mayfield has played well at times this season but has thrown five interceptions in his last three games. He should have a favorable matchup next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be a bye week replacement in some leagues.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/14/18 2:04pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Hyde has received at least 14 carries in every game this season and should continue to see most of the carries moving forward. He should have more success against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week and can be a possible No. 2 running back for owners.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 10/14/18 1:56pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught four passes for 73 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. He also rushed for 36 yards on two carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been off to a slow start to the season but could turn things around after his Week 6 performance. He can be considered at least a flex option in point-per-reception leagues next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 10/14/18 2:20pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry caught two passes for 11 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Landry was targeted nine times during the game but was only able to catch two of the passes. He should have more success against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.
David Njoku - TEPosted 10/14/18 2:17pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught seven passes for 55 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Njoku has been targeted 23 times over the last two games and appears to have good chemistry with Baker Mayfield. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Damion Ratley - WRPosted 10/14/18 2:14pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Damion Ratley caught six passes for 82 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Ratley could receive a bigger role moving forward with Derrick Willies out of the lineup. He probably should not be a starting option at this point, but owners can keep an eye on him over the next few weeks.
Nick Chubb - RBPosted 10/14/18 2:12pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed for 25 yards on three carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Chubb has rushed for 25 or fewer yards in all but one game this season and has received only 16 total touches this season. Owners probably should avoid Chubb until he receives a bigger role.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 10/14/18 2:26pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway caught two passes for nine yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Callaway has been targeted at least nine times in two of the last three games and been held to under 25 yards in three of those games. Callaway could be a flex option for owners next week but is not a must-start option.
David Njoku - TEPosted 10/13/18 6:12pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku will likely see more targets against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 as a result of the injuries to the wide receiving corps, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com.
Huddle Up: Njoku's usage has already been on the rise since Baker Mayfield has taken over as the starter, and he has 11 catches on 18 targets over the last two games. He's still a TE2 in redraft leagues, but he's an intriguing DFS play against the Chargers.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/13/18 10:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde has nine carries inside the 5 through five games, trailing only the Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley (10) for the most in the league.
Huddle Up: While the threat of losing carries to Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson is very real at some point, Hyde is still handling most of the action and being trusted to handle the most important carries. He is one of 10 running backs who has handled all of his team's carries inside the 5. His volume and goal-line role should keep him firmly in the fantasy RB2 discussion for the foreseeable future.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 10/11/18 6:01pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson said his lack of playing time this season has been frustrating, and he believes he can help the Browns win if given more opportunities.
Huddle Up: After catching 74 passes a year ago, Johnson has been surprisingly absent from the offense in 2018. He has caught more than two passes in just one of the first five games, and he has yet to see more than six touches in any game. His role is too small right now to use in any format.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 10/7/18 2:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed five times for 35 yards in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens and he added one grab for seven yards.
Huddle Up: Johnson has exactly six total touches in each of his past two games, and three of his five games. He just doesn't see the ball enough to use him in anything more than the deepest of PPR leagues as long as Carlos Hyde is healthy. The Browns host the Chargers in Week 6.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/7/18 2:41pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde rushed 17 times for a game-high 63 yards in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens and he added two grabs for 14 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Hyde entered the week as the only player in the NFL with at least one rushing touchdown in each of his first four games but he was held out of the end zone in this one. He has still been a solid low-end RB2 in flex fantasy play in most leagues to date. He'll look to re-discover the end zone in Week 6 against the visiting Chargers.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 10/7/18 2:38pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 25-of-43 passes for a 342 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 5 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Mayfield's first start at home was successful, and he has led the team to victories in two of his past three appearances while narrowly missing a win last week in Oakland. The Browns are suddenly NFL caliber, and they'll look to build on the win next week against the visiting Chargers.
Derrick Willies - WRPosted 10/7/18 3:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Derrick Willies posted three receptions for 61 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Willies came on and saw a larger role with Rashard Higgins exiting the game due to a knee injury. If Higgins is forced to miss time then Willies might see a few meaningful targets going forward. The Browns host the Chargers in Week 6.
Rashard Higgins - WRPosted 10/7/18 3:43pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) posted three grabs for 66 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens before leaving due to a knee injury.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Higgins suffered a serious knee injury or not, but he was doubtful to return in the game which isn't a good sign. If he is able to play, the Browns host the Chargers in Week 6.
David Njoku - TEPosted 10/7/18 3:40pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku racked up team bests with six catches, 69 yards and 11 targets in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Njoku was busy, and he appears to have developed a nice rapport with Baker Mayfield. He is still only worth a look as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues, but there is some upside if he can overcome the drops which plagued him in training camp and the preseason.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 10/7/18 3:11pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry finished with five grabs while tying for a game-best 69 yards on 10 targets in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Landry entered the game questionable with a knee injury, but he was able to make it through the entire overtime win without any setbacks. He remains one of the top PPR option in fantasy leagues for his high rate of catches. The Browns host the Chargers in Week 6.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/6/18 2:25pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde heads into the Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens as the only running back in the NFL to have a rushing touchdown in all four games.
Huddle Up: Hyde has been a solid RB2 or flex fantasy option in most formats and a solid value in DFS play so far this season. He'll have his work cut out in Week 5 against the Ravens, as they rank fourth in the NFL in rushing defense with just 82.5 yards per game allowed while yielding only two scores to date on the ground.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 10/6/18 7:07pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield faces the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, and since John Harbaugh became the coach, the Ravens have held rookie quarterbacks to a 59.6 passer rating, the lowest in the NFL in that span.
Huddle Up: Mayfield has flashed some potential in limited action, but he won't be more than a QB2 candidate against a Baltimore squad that has been impressive on both sides of the ball so far this season.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 10/5/18 9:34am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway (knee) will not appear on the team's Week 5 injury report Friday, Oct. 5, and will play against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Callaway is a big play-or-bust flex option who has a tough matchup this week going against a Ravens secondary getting back previously suspended CB Jimmy Smith. Proceed with caution.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 10/5/18 9:28am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was removed from the team's injury report Friday, Oct. 5, and will play in Week 5 vs. the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Landry has been averaging nearly 12 targets per game and is a solid WR2 start this week, even going against a bolstered Baltimore secondary, which gets previously suspended CB Jimmy Smith back this week.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 10/4/18 1:25pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Landry should be able to play this week as long as he does not suffer any setbacks. He has been a solid fantasy option for owners over the first four games and can be considered a No. 2 receiver in most leagues despite the matchup.
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