David Njoku Fantasy Football News 2019

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) is officially active and in the starting lineup for today's game against the Bengals. He’s just a fantasy flier in his 1st action since Week 2. But an encouraging outing today will make Njoku a strong option in next week’s dream spot against the Cardinals.

3:12pm EST 12/7/19

The Browns have activated TE David Njoku from IR, making him eligible to play in Sunday’s game against the Bengals. It’s an upside spot, but it’s tough to know how much action Njoku will be ready for. He’s a risk/reward fantasy play for Week 14

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) is expected to be activated from IR and play against the Bengals this weekend. We'd try not to use him in his 1st action since Week 2. But Njoku is worth stashing for next week's matchup vs. the Cardinals' league-worst TE defense.

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) won't play against the Steelers on Sunday. Njoku believes he's ready to go, but the coaching staff evidently isn't ready to throw him back out there yet. Fantasy owners should be hoping Njoku plays in Weeks 14 and 15 against the Bengals and Cardinals.

Browns HC Freddie Kitchens said Friday afternoon that TE David Njoku (wrist) won't play against the Dolphins this weekend. Njoku returned to practice this week but evidently isn't ready for game action yet. He remains a nice stash with an eye toward Week 14 and 15 matchups against the Bengals and Cardinals.

Browns TE David Njoku is expected to play against the Dolphins on Sunday, according to Cleveland.com's Ellis Williams. Njoku was activated from IR this week after breaking his wrist in Week 2. He posted a 4-37-1 line back in Week 1, but it's unclear how big a role he'll play in his 1st game back. It leaves Njoku as a risky Week 12 fantasy play -- although he's certainly an option at the razor-thin TE position.

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) has been activated from IR and will practice on Wednesday, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. Njoku is eligible to play against the Dolphins this weekend, although it's still unclear if he will. He posted a 4-37-1 line in his only full game of the season back in Week 1 and could quickly re-enter the TE1 conversation. Njoku has plus matchups in Week 14 vs. the Bengals and Week 15 vs. the Cardinals.

5:09pm EDT 9/20/19

Browns TE David Njoku has been placed on IR with his broken wrist. That knocks him out for at least the next 8 weeks. Njoku can be dropped in fantasy leagues without an IR spot. Demetrius Harris should get the 1st shot to step in as Cleveland's lead pass-catching TE and is at least worth an add in FFPC leagues. TE Ricky Seals-Jones is also on the Browns' roster.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Browns TE David Njoku is dealing with more than just a concussion. He also suffered a wrist injury that might require surgery. Njoku is reportedly collecting medical opinions now before deciding his next step. At the least, we should expect him to miss Week 3. And you should start looking into longer-term options if Njoku is your guy.

Update: Insider Mary Kay Cabot reports that Njoku has a broken wrist. We're still waiting for a rehab timeline, but he'll miss multiple games. That leaves Demetrius Harris, who goes 6'7 and 235 pounds with 4.5 speed, as Cleveland's top TE. He's an intriguing add in deep and TE-premium fantasy leagues.

Browns TE David Njoku (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday. With just 6 days to get cleared after Monday night's concussion, Njoku is in real danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Rams.

Browns TE David Njoku left in the 1st quarter of the game against the Jets after being upended while going up for a pass and landing on the side of his head and neck. Njoku is reportedly being evaluated or a concussion and is questionable to return. We'll confirm his status once they're done testing him.

The Browns have reached a 2-year deal with former Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's a disappointing move for anyone hoping to get some kind of Harris breakthrough via free agency. Harris is a size-speed freak, with a 4.57-second 40 time at 6'7 and 230 pounds. But he managed just 57 total receptions over 5 seasons behind Travis Kelce. In Cleveland, he figures to remain behind David Njoku. And we're not too worried at this point about Harris lowering Njoku's fantasy ceiling. We'll see if HC Freddie Kitchens and his staff reveal anything about Harris' role.

The Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their HC. Kitchens took over as Cleveland's interim OC in Week 9 of this past season and immediately turned the unit around. After averaging 21.1 points and 342 total yards over the first 8 games, the Browns averaged 23.8 points and 395 yards across the last 8. QB Baker Mayfield was especially impressive under Kitchens, completing 68% of his passes, averaging 8.6 yards per attempt and tossing 19 TDs over those 8 games. This is a big step up in responsibility for Kitchens, who had never even called plays in the NFL prior to last year. But we at least like the move for the Browns offense.

11:11am EST 11/11/18

Browns TE David Njoku (knee, ribs) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. The injuries add some risk to his outlook, but Njoku remains safely inside TE1 territory in the Week 10 Rankings.

The Browns expect TE David Njoku to play against the Falcons today, despite knee and rib injuries that have him questionable. That's barring a setback to either issue in pregame, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll confirm Njoku's status when inactives come out later this morning.

Browns TE David Njoku (knee, ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons after a limited week of practice. We’ve heard nothing to suggest that he’s in danger of missing this one, but his status will be worth checking on Sunday morning.

The Browns have fired HC Hue Jackson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Finally! Jackson has compiled a 3-36-1 record in Cleveland but somehow hung around for 2-and-a-half seasons. We'll see who the Browns tab as their interim HC, but the move can be nothing but good news for the team's skill-position guys.

Update: The Browns have also fired OC Todd Haley.

Update: The Browns have named former DC Gregg Williams their interim HC and former RBs coach Freddie Kitchens their interim OC.

Browns WR Josh Gordon is out for Sunday's game at New Orleans. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gordon complained of hamstring trouble at team headquarters Saturday and was ruled out after getting checked. That leaves a few more targets available for WR Jarvis Landry, TE David Njoku and RB Duke Johnson in a game where Cleveland figures to trail.

The weather for today's Steelers-Browns game doesn't look quite as bad as it appeared it might be 24 hours ago. Light rain is expected throughout with winds of 10-20 mph. We'd try to avoid the kickers in this game and use the weather as a tiebreaker for passing-game pieces. But we're not adjusting our projections.

 
 
 

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