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Donovan Peoples-Jones
ADP: 22.1
Bye: 9
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 23.6
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 208
40 Time: 4.48
Speed Score: 106.70
Burst Score (Rank): 145.20 (100%)

Donovan Peoples-Jones's Weekly Outlook

Week 3 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.5 36 0.2 4.8
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.7 40.5 0.2 5.3

Donovan Peoples-Jones's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#75 Wide Receiver

87 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
22.1 42.9 648.4 3.8 1.6 0.3

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Basic StatsDonovan Peoples-Jones's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Among 103 WRs with 40+ targets last year, Peoples-Jones ranked 4th in average depth of target, according to Pro Football Focus. He trailed only Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton in that category.
  • Despite ranking 2nd in that group in yards per reception (17.6), Peoples-Jones checked in just 59th in yards per route run.
  • He drew a target on just 14.1% of his routes, 89th among all 234 targeted WRs.
  • DPJ tied Austin Hooper for the team lead in red-zone targets, seeing 27.6% of his total looks in that range.
  • Peoples-Jones appears to be in line to start opposite Amari Cooper this season, with Anthony Schwartz and David Bell vying for slot duties.
  • The Browns have run at the 4th and 7th highest rates in the league in 2 seasons under Stefanski. Heavy financial investments into Cooper, Deshaun Watson and even TE David Njoku this offseason could signal a further lean toward the pass, though.
  • DPJ tested out as a superior athlete in 2020, following a disappointing career at Michigan and ahead of entering the NFL as just a 6th-round pick.
  • Per Browns insider Scott Petrak, “the front office and coaching staff are big believers” in WR Donovan Peoples-Jones.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

DPJ is a physically gifted 6’2, 212-pound WR. He garnered high-value targets last season: deep balls and red-zone looks. But he also had a big volume issue in an offense that lacked passing volume. Perhaps that shifts further in favor of the passing game in 2022, though the uncertainty surrounding Deshaun Watson clouds that aspect. Ultimately, Peoples-Jones looks nice as a late best-ball pick, where we can reap the spike weeks without deciding to start him. He’s not likely to be nearly so attractive when you’re setting a weekly lineup – especially in full-PPR formats.

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Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR CLE

10:55pm EDT 9/11/22

DPJ leads Browns Week 1 receiving

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones led the Browns in targets (11), receptions (6) and receiving yards (60) in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He beat WR Amari Cooper by 5 targets, while RB Kareem Hunt was the only other Cleveland player to catch more than 3 balls or crack 20 receiving yards. Cooper managed just a 3-17 receiving line on his 6 looks. Anthony Schwartz drew the only other 2 targets among WRs.

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Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones is "already a favorite" of QB Deshaun Watson, insider Albert Breer wrote after attending training camp. That follows last week's report that the front office and coaching staff are "big believers" in DPJ. The 3rd-year wideout appears to be in the driver's seat for a starting job and could deliver nice fantasy value at least when Watson is eligible to play.

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Per Browns insider Scott Petrak, “the front office and coaching staff are big believers” in WR Donovan Peoples-Jones. Petrak writes that DJP will get “every chance” to start alongside Amari Cooper. The 3rd-year man was always a likely starter, but it’s nice to get confirmation ahead of training camp. DPJ’s fantasy value remains tied to the suspension status of Deshaun Watson.

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Browns WR David Bell got some reps with the 1st-team offense in OTAs, according to The Athletic's Zac Jackson. Amari Cooper is locked in as Cleveland's #1 WR, and it sounds like Bell, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz are competing for the next 3 spots on the depth chart. Bell has drawn positive reviews so far from both coaches and beat writers. Consider him the favorite for primary slot duties this season, making the rookie an intriguing late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

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Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR CLE
Dynasty MVP 79.3
Position Rank #83 WR
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