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  • David Njoku Will Play Against Cardinals

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) has been removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. Njoku missed practice on Wednesday but was limited the last two days, clearing him for this Sunday. The 25-year-old was a popular waiver-wire target this week after he caught all seven of his targets for 149 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Teammate Austin Hooper didn't see a single target, potentially signaling a depth-chart shuffle moving forward. Temper expectations for Njoku if you're planning on starting him this weekend, though, as he had just seven catches in four games going into Week 5, and the Cardinals have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing TEs so far this year.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Kareem Hunt Questionable To Play In Week 6

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (knee, wrist) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 6 on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Hunt missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but the return to practice Friday gives him a chance to be the team's clear lead back with Nick Chubb (calf) having already been ruled out. Even with Chubb healthy, Hunt has been the RB5 in fantasy entering this weekend, so he has clear RB1 upside against Arizona if he's active on Sunday. Hunt has 55 rushing attempts for 295 yards and five touchdowns while also adding 17 catches for 149 extra yards. If Hunt joins Chubb on the inactive list, D'Ernest Johnson and rookie Demetric Felton would split the backfield workload.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Nick Chubb Ruled Out For Week 6

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (calf) missed practice all week and has officially been ruled out for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. Kareem Hunt (wrist) missed two practices this week before returning on Friday, but he may draw a questionable tag for this weekend. Cleveland's backfield is clearly hurting, but Hunt would have clear RB1 upside against Arizona if he's active. If Hunt is out or limited at all, the Browns would be left with some combination of D'Ernest Johnson and rookie Demetric Felton in their backfield. It wouldn't be the ideal situation for a run-first Browns offense trying to knock off the lone undefeated team in the NFL. Stay tuned for Hunt's official status.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Nick Chubb Not Spotted At Friday's Practice

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (calf) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice. Chubb has yet to practice this week, and it sounds like he'll be going down on Friday's report as a 'DNP' as well. There's still a chance he plays after a week of no practice, but that scenario should be considered a longshot. Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee) returned to practice Friday- a good sign for his availability Sunday against the Cardinals. If Chubb is inactive, Hunt would immediately enter the RB1 discussion against an Arizona defense that has ceded the 12th-most rushing yards to the position.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Jarvis Landry Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

    The Cleveland Browns have designated wide receiver Jarvis Landry (knee) to return from injured reserve Friday. He missed the last three weeks with an MCL sprain and is expected to practice on Friday. The Browns have 21 days to put Landry on the active roster. Landry hauled in all six targets for 80 yards over two games this season. The 28-year-old will have a vital role in the offense as the Browns WR2 alongside Odell Beckham Jr. Landry has more value in PPR formats and should be stashed in all leagues once officially activated to the 53-man roster.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Jarvis Landry
  • Jarvis Landry Not Expected To Be Activated For Week 6

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (knee) took a step closer to returning from injury as he has been running under supervision this week. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, however, Landry is unlikely to be designated for return from the injured reserve ahead of his team's Week 6 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Landry is dealing with a sprained MCL which he suffered on September 19. He was then placed on the IR shortly thereafter. That was over three weeks ago, meaning that according to league rules, Landry is eligible to be activated this week but it could be a bit longer before he is ready to return. With Landry likely out, look for Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones to chip in yet again as Cleveland will be without their No. 2 receiver for the fourth straight game.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Jarvis Landry
  • Kareem Hunt, Nick Chubb Miss Thursday Practice

    Cleveland Browns running backs Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee) and Nick Chubb (calf) both missed practice on Thursday, making it two days in a row that the star runners have not been able to take the field. Hunt was spotted working off to the side while Chubb was not seen at all on Thursday. The Browns have yet to shed much light on the situation, although a second consecutive missed practice indicates that Wednesday's absence was likely more than just a veteran maintenance day for Hunt and Chubb. A return to at least a limited session on Friday would be a step in the right direction for both running backs, so stay tuned to Cleveland's final injury report of the week. If neither can play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, both D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton would be in the mix for backfield carries.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt Nick Chubb
  • Cleveland Browns Defense A Top-12 Option In Week 6

    The Cleveland Browns defense is coming off a rough road performance against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5 in which they allowed 47 points. Cleveland will look to regroup ahead of a home matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. Arizona has a dangerous offense but they haven't been a stay-away matchup for fantasy defenses this season as they are allowing the 13th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position through five games. This game has a 49-point over/under with the Browns set as three-point favorites. Fantasy gamers can treat the Cleveland defense as a top-12 option in Week 6.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Chase McLaughlin - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Cleveland Browns kicker Chase McLaughlin has emerged as a reliable fantasy kicker in 2021. The veteran has been perfect through five games, making all nine of his field goals and going 13-for-13 on his extra points. McLaughlin will take on the Arizona Cardinals at home in Week 6 as he looks to keep his excellent season going. Arizona has been tough against fantasy kickers in 2021, allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, this game could be a high-scoring affair, which would theoretically push more work onto McLaughlin's plate. Fantasy gamers can treat him as a top-12 fantasy option for Week 6.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Chase McLaughlin
  • Austin Hooper - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper may have been surpassed by David Njoku in his team's offense, despite opening the year as the team's starter. In Week 5, Hooper was held without a catch while playing on 72% of the snaps while Njoku exploded for 149 yards and a touchdown. Things might not get much better for Hooper as he draws a difficult matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. Arizona has been excellent at shutting down opposing tight ends as they are allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to the position this season. Fantasy gamers probably weren't planning on starting Hooper at this point, but it bears noting that Hooper is a low-end TE2 option in Week 6.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Austin Hooper
  • Odell Beckham Jr. - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has turned in two straight pedestrian outings, having caught just four passes for 47 yards over that span. He will look to change his fortunes in Week 6 as he takes on the Arizona Cardinals at home. Arizona represents a favorable matchup for Beckham as they are allowing the 12th-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Beckham has been getting open over the past two weeks, but he continues to struggle to get on the same page as Baker Mayfield. Fantasy gamers can treat Beckham as a low-end WR3 in Week 6 but can feel free to bench the wideout if they have better options on their rosters.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Baker Mayfield - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is coming off of his most productive game of the season in which he threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Mayfield will look to keep it going at home against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. Arizona has been tough against the pass this season as they are allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. A run-first Cleveland offense continues to limit Mayfield's upside and fantasy gamers counting on the fourth-year quarterback will have to hope for another high-scoring contest, as the Browns had in Week 5. Mayfield lands as a mid-range QB2 in Week 6.

    Oct 14 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • David Njoku Sitting Out With Knee Injury

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) missed practice on Wednesday with a knee injury. Njoku was a popular waiver-wire pickup at the weakest position in fantasy after he went off for seven catches, 149 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Browns may be just resting the 25-year-old ahead of a game against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, but we'll know more later this week. Austin Hooper had a higher snap percentage (72.2) than Njoku (63.9), but it was Njoku who had all seven of the tight end targets on Sunday. Unlike the Chargers, though, the Cardinals have been the most unfriendly team to opposing tight ends in terms of fantasy points per game through five weeks. If Njoku plays, he'll be more of a high-end TE2 until there's more evidence that his Week 5 usage will be the norm.

    Oct 13 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt Not Practicing

    Cleveland Browns running backs Nick Chubb (calf) and Kareem Hunt (knee, wrist) both sat out of practice on Wednesday. It's unknown if either Chubb or Hunt are in danger of missing Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals, but we'll continue to monitor their status throughout the week. Chubb had a monster day in the Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, carrying the ball 21 times for 161 yards and a touchdown. Hunt still got his, rushing 12 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns while adding five catches for 28 yards. In this run-first offense, both Chubb and Hunt can co-exist and maintain standalone fantasy value. If one or both are unable to play this weekend, D'Ernest Johnson and rookie Demetric Felton would have larger roles against Arizona.

    Oct 13 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt Nick Chubb
  • Jarvis Landry Runs On Monday, Eligible To Return From IR

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (knee) is eligible to be activated from the injured reserve this week and was able to run on Monday, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Landry has missed the past three games with a sprained knee, but it is still unknown whether he will be activated for Week 6's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Stefanski said of Landry, "He's running today and we'll see how that goes." With Odell Beckham Jr. struggling to produce on the field, this would certainly be an opportune time for the Browns to get Landry back on the field. The practice reports this week will be a good indicator as to Landry's status heading into Week 6.

    Oct 11 · Source via Browns Jarvis Landry
  • Browns Defense Picks Up Two Sacks In Week 5

    The Cleveland Browns defense struggled to contain Justin Herbert in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Cleveland allowed 493 yards of total offense while picking up two sacks and forcing one turnover in the loss. The Browns had several chances to pull away in the contest, but the defense was unable to stop the Chargers from converting on fourth downs, which they did throughout the contest. Things won't get any easier for the Cleveland defense as they will take on a dangerous Arizona Cardinals offense in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Chase McLaughlin Makes Two FGs In Week 5 Loss

    Cleveland Browns kicker Chase McLaughlin made both of his field goals and three extra points in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. McLaughlin hit on field goals from 35 and 31 yards in the loss to the Chargers. The veteran kicker has been quite accurate for Cleveland this year, making all nine of his field-goal attempts and going a perfect 12-for-12 on his extra points. McLaughlin will kick against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Chase McLaughlin
  • David Njoku Rips Chargers For 149 Yards, TD

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku turned in a huge afternoon in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Njoku caught all seven of his targets for 149 yards and a touchdown in the loss. The veteran tight end easily paced the Browns in receiving, while going over 76 receiving yards for the first time since Week 1. Njoku's touchdown catch was a 71-yard reception from Baker Mayfield where he caught a ball about 13 yards past the line of scrimmage, slipped a tackle, and outran the Los Angeles defense to the end zone. While fantasy gamers will need to see more out of Njoku before trusting him in lineups, he's at least worth a look on the waiver wire this week. Njoku will face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones Finishes With 70 Yards

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones managed to catch five of six targets for 70 yards in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Peoples-Jones finished second on the team in receiving, behind only David Njoku in the loss. The second-year wideout's performance can be categorized as unexpected as he hadn't caught more than two balls or gone over 39 yards previously in the season. Despite the big game, fantasy gamers will want to see more consistency out of Peoples-Jones before plugging him into lineups. He will face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Donovan Peoples-Jones
  • Rashard Higgins Finds The End Zone Vs. Chargers

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins caught three of five targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Higgins came down with the first of Baker Mayfield's two touchdown passes on the afternoon, a seven-yard reception early in the second quarter. The veteran wideout has emerged as the No. 2 receiver in Cleveland, thanks to Jarvis Landry's knee injury. Higgins will look to keep it going in Week 6's home matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Rashard Higgins
  • Odell Beckham Jr. Quiet In Week 5 Loss

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught two of three targets for 20 yards in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Despite the Browns and Chargers combining for 89 points, Beckham was not able to get in on the fun as he finished fifth on the team in receiving yards. The star wideout also didn't help his cause as he committed a bad drop on a fourth down in the first half. Beckham and Baker Mayfield continue to struggle to find much chemistry on the field, which is limiting the former's upside in fantasy. OBJ is becoming more and more difficult to trust as a fantasy option going forward, despite very little target competition in Cleveland. He will hope for a bounce-back performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Kareem Hunt Scores Twice In Week 5

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt notched a two-touchdown game in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Hunt carried the ball 12 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns while catching five of six targets for 28 yards in the contest. The multi-touchdown game gives Hunt five scores in five games, despite the fact that he is operating as the backup to starting running back Nick Chubb. Hunt has seen double-digit carries in four straight games as he cements himself as a solid RB2 in fantasy going forward and proves that he can co-exist with Chubb in the Cleveland backfield. He will face off against the Arizona Cardinals at home in Week 6.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Nick Chubb Rushes For 161 Yards, TD In Loss

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb broke a two-game slump with a big outing against the Los Angeles Chargers in a 47-42 loss in Week 5. After slow outings in Weeks 3 and 4, Chubb carried the ball 21 times for 161 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard reception in the loss. The veteran running back's touchdown was an impressive 52-yard run where he outraced the Los Angeles defense down the right sideline after breaking a couple of tackles. Chubb now has four rushing touchdowns through five games this season and has logged 64 carries over his past three games. He will be a solid fantasy running back in Week 6's home matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Baker Mayfield Goes For 305 Yards, Two Touchdowns

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield turned in his best performance of the season in a 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. Mayfield completed 23 of 32 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns while adding eight rushing yards in the loss. The veteran quarterback's Week 5 performance marks his first multi-touchdown game and second 300-yard game of the season. Mayfield's touchdowns went to Rashard Higgins and David Njoku as he tried to will his team to a road win against a red-hot Chargers offense. The signal-caller will look to keep rolling in Week 6 as he heads back home to face off against the Arizona Cardinals. Despite Mayfield's impressive Week 5 output, he will likely land as a low-end QB2 for that matchup.

    Oct 10 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Anthony Walker Rejoins Browns Defense For Week 5

    Cleveland Browns linebacker Anthony Walker (hamstring) has been activated from injured reserve in time to take the field for Sunday's matchup vs. the Chargers. Walker, who has primarily been a starter with the Colts over the past three years, made 10 combined tackles and played 95 percent of defensive snaps for the Browns defense in the season opener before a hamstring injury struck. While many members of the Cleveland defense are dealing with injuries that have their status in question for Week 5, the addition of Walker is another reason to buy into the long-term upside of a group that is anchored by Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney.

    Oct 9 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Jedrick Wills Jr. Will Miss Sunday's Contest

    Cleveland Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) will miss Sunday's matchup vs. the Chargers due to an ankle injury. The move is another blow to the Cleveland offensive line, as either Blake Hance or James Hudson will be tasked with making their first career start to protect Baker Mayfield's blindside. How much the loss of Willis affects the Browns' dynamic backfield duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt remains to be seen, but Chubb has been able to amass at least 83 yards on the ground in each of the first four games of the 2021 season. Willis' next opportunity to suit up will come in Week 6 against a similarly sack-focused defense in Arizona.

    Oct 9 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Chris Hubbard Expected To Have Season-Ending Surgery

    Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Chris Hubbard (triceps) is expected to have season-ending surgery on his triceps, according to sources. Hubbard suffered the injury in the season-opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and hadn't played since. The good news for the Browns offensive line is that left tackle Jedrick Wills (ankle), who is questionable to face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5, has a chance to play on Sunday. Even if Wills is active this weekend, Chargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa, who has 2.5 sacks, nine tackles, two forced fumbles and 23 pressures, could have a big game against Cleveland and quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has been sacked 12 times through four games in 2021.

    Oct 8 · Source via Browns Chris Hubbard
  • David Njoku Questionable For Week 5

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) is questionable for Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers after getting in a limited practice on Friday. Njoku missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, so his return to practice Friday will give him a chance to suit up on Sunday. Through four games, Njoku has seven catches on 10 targets for 111 yards, which leads Cleveland's tight ends. Austin Hooper, who has 97 yards and a touchdown on a team-high 16 targets among the TEs, will become a more attractive TE2 sleeper if Njoku is inactive, but he'll also be sharing the workload with Harrison Bryant. The tight end position is hard to trust in Cleveland in this committee approach, but Hooper or Bryant could break out with a big game if Njoku is out. The Chargers have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.

    Oct 8 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • David Njoku Misses Another Practice Thursday

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) missed his second straight practice of the week on Thursday. Njoku will be in danger of missing his first game of the season in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers if he cannot return to practice on Friday. If he cannot get cleared, Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant would likely see more work in the passing game. Through four games, Hooper leads this three-headed tight end committee with 11 receptions on 16 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown. Both Njoku and Bryant have 10 targets apiece, and Njoku has the most receiving yardage (111 yards). The Chargers defense has allowed 23 receptions, 257 yards and three touchdowns to tight ends this year, so Hooper would become more of a TE2 sleeper if Njoku is inactive.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Baker Mayfield To Play Through Torn Shoulder Labrum

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) has been wearing a shoulder harness to play after he suffered a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder on Sept. 19 against the Houston Texans, according to sources. No surgery is needed right now. Mayfield was listed on the injury report after the injury but hasn't missed a practice snap. The 26-year-old is proving his toughness, but it also helps that the labrum tear is to his non-throwing shoulder. He shouldn't be in any danger of missing any games due to the injury, and it shouldn't really have any negative impact on his performance moving forward. Mayfield did have only 155 passing yards in the Week 4 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but he said the shoulder wasn't to blame. He'll be a low-end QB2 against an improved Las Vegas Raiders defense in Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Browns Defense Looks To Stay Hot In Week 5

    The Cleveland Browns defense has really come on strong over the past two weeks, having allowed just 13 total points while racking up 11 sacks and forcing one turnover. They will have their work cut out for them in Week 5 as they head on the road to take on an equally hot Los Angeles Chargers offense. The Justin Herbert-led Los Angeles offense has been a handful for opposing defenses in fantasy this year, allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. Cleveland is installed as 2.5-point road underdogs in a game with a moderate 46.5-point over/under. Despite the tough matchup, the Browns defense can be treated as a top-20 fantasy defense in Week 5 thanks to their recent play.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Chase McLaughlin A Top-12 Kicker In Week 5

    Cleveland Browns kicker Chase McLaughlin has gotten off to an excellent start with his new team in 2021. McLaughlin has made all seven of his field goals, including going 3-for-3 from 50 yards or more. He will look to remain perfect when he heads on the road to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. The Chargers are allowing the 15th-fewest fantasy points per game to kickers in 2021, representing a neutral matchup for McLaughlin in Week 5. He can be treated as a top-12 fantasy kicker for Sunday.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Chase McLaughlin
  • Austin Hooper A TE2 Vs. Chargers

    Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper is struggling to post fantasy numbers in 2021 as part of the three-man committee at the tight end position. The veteran tight end has just 11 catches through four games for the Browns while scoring just once. He will face off against a tough Los Angeles Chargers defense on the road in Week 5. The Chargers have shown some weakness against opposing tight ends, allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the position, although that could be a result of having faced both Travis Kelce and Darren Waller thus far. Hooper hasn't done much to inspire confidence in fantasy and registers as just a low-end TE2 for Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Austin Hooper
  • Odell Beckham Jr. A WR3 In Week 5

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could have had a huge day in Week 4's win over the Minnesota Vikings but Baker Mayfield misfired on what likely would have been a 62-yard touchdown down the right sideline. On the bright side, Beckham appeared to have little trouble getting open in the contest, showing that he is over his knee injury from last season. He will have his work cut out for him in Week 5 as he will face off against a Los Angeles Chargers secondary that is allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Beckham should see plenty of targets with Jarvis Landry (knee) still sidelined, but it remains to be seen whether he and Mayfield can connect. Fantasy gamers can treat Beckham as a low-end WR3 for Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Kareem Hunt On The RB2 Radar

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has outproduced starter Nick Chubb over the past two weeks, scoring twice while Chubb hasn't found the end zone since Week 2. Hunt will look to continue his success in Week 5's road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles presents a decent matchup for running backs as they are allowing the 14th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position through four games. Hunt is clearly establishing himself as a major piece of the Cleveland offense, having seen 37 carries and 12 targets over the past three games. Fantasy gamers can treat Hunt as a solid RB2 for Week 5's showdown with the Chargers.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Nick Chubb Looks To Break Scoreless Streak In Week 5

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb has been overshadowed by backup running back Kareem Hunt in two straight games now. Hunt has scored two touchdowns over that span while Chubb has gone scoreless. The veteran running back will look to find the end zone for the first time since Week 2 on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. The Chargers have been middle of the road against opposing running backs this season, allowing the 14th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position through four contests. Chubb should see his normal workload this weekend, but with just four catches this year, he has become an increasingly touchdown-dependent fantasy option. He can be treated as a high-end RB2 for Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Baker Mayfield A Low-End QB2 In Week 5

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield struggled throughout his team's 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 as he completed just 15 of 33 passes for 155 yards and no touchdowns. Mayfield will look to bounce back in Week 5's road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles poses a difficult matchup for Mayfield as the Chargers are allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks thus far in 2021. The Chargers have yet to allow a 300-yard passing game and have only allowed more than two passing touchdowns once in four games. Mayfield has struggled to deliver fantasy points even in plus matchups this season, leaving him as a low-end QB2 for Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • David Njoku Lands On Week 5 Injury Report

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) is on the Week 5 injury report after missing practice on Wednesday. On the season, Njoku has seven catches on 10 targets for a 111 yards, which leads the team's tight ends. His 10 targets are tied with Harrison Bryant, while Austin Hooper leads with 16 targets. If Njoku were to sit out this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, Hooper and Bryant would see more opportunities. In this run-first offense, a three-headed tight end committee approach isn't good for fantasy purposes. Hooper remains the most intriguing of the trio, but he'll continue being a low-ceiling, touchdown-dependent TE2, even against a Chargers defense that has allowed 257 receiving yards and three touchdowns to tight ends through four games.

    Oct 6 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Browns Defense Holds Minnesota To Seven Points

    The Cleveland Browns defense played well in a 14-7 road win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. It initially appeared as though it was going to be a long afternoon for Cleveland's defense as they allowed the Minnesota offense to march down the field for a touchdown on their first drive of the game. Cleveland tightened up after that and wound up limiting an explosive Minnesota offense to just 255 total yards. The Browns finished with two sacks and forced one turnover, a Kirk Cousins interception, in the win. They draw another tough road matchup in Week 5 as they will face off against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Oct 3 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Chase McLaughlin Makes Two FGs in Week 4

    Cleveland Browns kicker Chase McLaughlin made both of his field goals in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. The veteran showed his range in the road win, hitting a 48-yard field goal at the end of the first half and adding a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter. McLaughlin remains perfect for Cleveland this year as he has hit on all seven of his field goals and is nine of nine on his extra points. Emerging as a solid fantasy kicker in the Cleveland offense, he will take on the Los Angeles Chargers on the road in Week 5.

    Oct 3 · Source via Browns Chase McLaughlin
  • Demetric Felton Catches Two Balls In Week 4

    Cleveland Browns running back Demetric Felton caught both of his targets for 12 yards in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. The Browns tried to get Felton going early, with both of his targets coming in the first half. They went away from him after halftime, as Felton did not see a touch in the second half. The rookie is an explosive player but it appears that he is going to need to break a long play on his limited touches to make a dent in the box score going forward. Felton is fine as a deep dynasty stash but he should not be getting near starting lineups in any fantasy format. He will face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 4.

    Oct 3 · Source via Browns Demetric Felton
  • Austin Hooper Catches One Ball

    Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper was able to catch just one of five targets for an 11-yard gain in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. Hooper disappointed in the box score yet again, while also failing to come down with at least two catchable balls in the contest. The veteran tight end simply doesn't see enough work in the run-first Cleveland offense to be startable in fantasy. He will take on the Los Angeles Chargers on the road in Week 5.

    Oct 3 · Source via Browns Austin Hooper