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Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday, "we certainly want to feature" TE David Njoku. The team has backed that up with their offseason moves, releasing TE Austin Hooper and giving Njoku a 4-year, $56.75 million extension. Throw in a QB upgrade with the arrival of Deshaun Watson, and Njoku is lined up for a nice fantasy season. He's a target at his current TE19 ADP in FFPC best-ball drafts.

The Browns have agreed to a 4-year, $56.75 million extension with TE David Njoku, NFL Network reports. The deal includes $28 million guaranteed and makes him the league's 5th highest paid TE by annual average. Njoku looks like a 2022 breakout candidate and sits inside the top 15 of our dynasty fantasy football rankings.

The Browns are using the franchise tag to keep TE Davis Njoku from reaching free agency, according to NFL Network. It’s not a surprising move, given recent reports they were hoping to resign the TE. Njoku’s best statistical season to date came back in 2018, when he caught 56 balls for 639 yards and 4 TDs. He hasn’t otherwise exceeded 36 receptions or 475 yards. Cleveland still has Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant on the roster as well, though Hooper looks like a cut candidate. Njoku looks ok as a late best-ball pick in early drafting. He’s a high-ceiling athlete for the position and is heading into just his age-26 season

11:40am EST 1/9/22

Browns TE David Njoku (shoulder) is active for today’s game vs. the Bengals. He’ll continue sharing time with TEs Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant.

Browns TE David Njoku (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bengals. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. Njoku’s absence would be a slight boost for TEs Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield, QB Case Keenum, WR Jarvis Landry and TE Austin Hooper will not be activated from the COVID list for tonight's game vs. the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So QB Nick Mullens will get the start for Cleveland. His top 2 WRs figure to be Donovan Peoples-Jones and Rashard Higgins. David Njoku should top the TE depth chart. We'll see if TE Harrison Bryant (ankle) is able to play. Expect a run-heavy game plan featuring Nick Chubb from the Browns.

Browns TE David Njoku has been activated from the COVID list. So he'll be available for Saturday's game vs. the Raiders. Cleveland, of course, will likely be without WR Jarvis Landry and TE Austin Hooper for that one. We'll see if TE Harrison Bryant (ankle) is able to make it back for Saturday.

Browns TEs Harrison Bryant (ankle) and David Njoku (COVID) are out for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. That leaves Austin Hooper to hog all of the TE work. He's a viable spot starter vs. Baltimore's 25th-ranked TE defense.

Browns TE Harrison Bryant (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Reportedly battling a high-ankle sprain, he's unlikely to play vs. the Ravens this weekend. TE David Njoku is on the COVID list, so Austin Hooper might hog all the TE targets on Sunday.

Browns TE David Njoku has been placed on the COVID list. That makes him unlikely to be available for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. Njoku has averaged 3.3 targets per game this season, so his absence would be a slight boost to guys like Austin Hooper and Jarvis Landry.

2:42pm EDT 10/10/21

Browns TE David Njoku (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Chargers. He only got in a limited practice on Friday and shouldn’t be in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Browns TE David Njoku (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Chargers. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. Njoku shouldn’t be in your Week 5 fantasy plans. His absence would leave behind an average of 2.5 targets per game.

Browns TE David Njoku (hamstring) got in just 1 limited practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups, but his absence would free up some opportunity for Cleveland's other pass-catchers. Njoku has averaged 3 targets per game over the past 5 weeks.

Browns WRs Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge have been placed on the COVID list as high-risk close contacts and are out for Sunday's game against the Jets. Those are Cleveland's top 4 WRs. Marvin Hall is the only other WR on the active roster. Ja'Marcus Bradley and Derrick Willies are on the practice squad. We wouldn't mess with that situation in Week 16 fantasy lineups. TEs Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku should be busy tomorrow. Baker Mayfield, meanwhile, goes from a solid QB1 play to a shaky QB2. Expect a run-heavy game plan from Cleveland.

Update: Bradley and Willies have been promoted from the practice squad.

Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) is inactive for tonight's game against the Ravens, as expected. Hooper's absence leaves the top TE spot to rookie Harrison Bryant, as well as extra snaps for TE David Njoku.

Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) is not expected to play vs. the Ravens on Monday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. When Hooper missed 2 games earlier this season, TE Harrison Bryant caught 7 of 8 targets and TE David Njoku hauled in 3 of 6. Bryant is the preferred Hooper fill-in but doesn't reach TE1 status.

Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Ravens. He missed his 2nd straight practice on Saturday, though, so he seems to be on the wrong side of questionable. We'll look for further updates on Hooper, but he shouldn't be in fantasy lineups now. His absence would leave TE duties to Harrison Bryant and David Njoku.

Browns TE Austin Hooper (appendectomy) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. We’re expecting him back after Cleveland’s Week 9 bye. Hooper’s absence this weekend again leaves Harrison Bryant and David Njoku as the Browns’ TEs. Last week, Bryant ran 18 routes and saw 5 targets, while Njoku ran 13 routes and garnered 3 targets.

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