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Cleveland Browns

AFC North


David Bell is correctly valued at his ADP of 199 as the consensus #220 overall player. Bell is the third best WR on the Browns, trailing Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones. As the consensus #81 WR, he's probably best left for the waiver wire. He's projected to catch 25.8 receptions for 318 yards and 1.7 TDs, which is 12.6% of the total for WRs on the Browns. Cleveland has the 9th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Baker Mayfield will be watching from the bench as Deshaun Watson starts for the Browns. You can safely leave him on the waiver wire. Mayfield is projected to earn 0.0 of his 4 fantasy points by rushing. He relies on his arm for his fantasy value, which isn't really problem considering he's a quarterback. Projected for a 1.0 touchdown-to-interception ratio, he comes with some significant interception risk each week.

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Jacoby Brissett won't begin the season as the Browns' starting QB - that honor belongs to Deshaun Watson. As such, you shouldn't spend a draft pick on him in most leagues. Brissett is expected to earn 15% of his projected 129 fantasy points by rushing. While rushing is in his toolbox, it's not a major source of his fantasy value. Projected for 7.5 interceptions compared to 11.6 passing TDs, he carries more interception risk than is comfortable.

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At QB24, Deshaun Watson isn't worth owning in 1QB leagues. That rank makes him a fantasy starter in 2QB leagues, even if he's not an exciting one.Watson is projected to earn 43.2 of his 188 fantasy points by rushing. That's a substantial portion of his fantasy value, and could give him a more stable floor than similarly-ranked QBs. Projected for a 2.3 touchdown-to-interception ratio, he doesn't carry much interception risk.

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With 0.3 projected rushes and 0.4 projected catches per games, Demetric Felton Jr. is safe to leave on the waiver wire. He has some competition on the Browns' depth chart, where he trails both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

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Nick Chubb is a good value at his ADP of 17 as the consensus #8 overall player. With a projection of 15.9 carries and 1.6 catches per game, Chubb is an every-week fantasy starter. He's ahead of both Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson on the depth chart in Cleveland. The Browns have the 10th-best schedule for running backs.

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As the consensus #83 overall player, Kareem Hunt is a reasonable pick at his ADP of 82. With a projection of 11.3 touches per game (8.6 carries and 2.8 receptions), Hunt will see the ball enough to be relevant in most leagues. He's trailing Nick Chubb on the running back chart for Cleveland. Cleveland has the 10th-best schedule for running backs.

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D'ernest Johnson is a fair value at his ADP of 217 as the consensus #244 overall player. With a projection of 2.0 carries and 0.4 catches per game, Johnson isn't someone you need to draft. He has some competition on the Browns' depth chart, where he trails both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Cleveland has the 10th-best running back schedule.

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With a projection of 1.2 carries and 0.1 catches per game, Jerome Ford is irrelevant in fantasy. He has some competition on Cleveland's depth chart in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

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Amari Cooper is the bonafide top receiver on the Browns, with Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Bell behind him. Ranked #21 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, you'll be able to depend on him each week. He is projected for 940 yards and 6.0 TDs on 74.4 receptions, for 36.3% of the workload for WRs on the Browns. Cleveland has the 9th-worst schedule for wide receivers. Cooper is a fair value at his ADP of 52 as the consensus #51 overall player.

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Donovan Peoples-Jones is the second-best WR on the Browns, trailing Amari Cooper. As the consensus #75 WR, he won't usually be a fantasy starter. He is projected for 575 yards and 2.9 TDs on 37.7 receptions, for 18.4% of the total for WRs on the Browns. Cleveland has the 9th-worst schedule for WRs. The market has Peoples-Jones correctly valued at an ADP of 191, compared to an overall ECR of 206.

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Anthony Schwartz might see limited usage as the 4th-ranked WR on the Browns. As the consensus #125 WR, he's only relevant in deep leagues. He's projected to catch 19.7 receptions for 261 yards and 1.6 TDs, which is 9.6% of the total for WRs on the Browns. Cleveland has the 9th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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As the consensus #21, David Njoku is a low-end option at tight end. Njoku is projected to catch a respectable 45.1 receptions for 549 yards and 4.2 touchdowns. David Njoku is correctly valued at his ADP of 147 as the consensus #149 overall player. Cleveland has the 6th-best tight end schedule.

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Harrison Bryant is projected to catch only 28.3 receptions for 298 yards and 2.6 touchdowns. As our #37 TE, Bryant is best left on the waiver wire. Bryant is not Cleveland's top tight end with David Njoku around.

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As the consensus #19, Austin Hooper is one of many tight ends who has a chance of being a fantasy starter. Hooper is projected for a solid 544 yards and 4.7 TDs on 53.2 receptions. Austin Hooper is a good value at his ADP of 213, compared to an ECR of 146. Cleveland has the 3rd-worst schedule for TEs.

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Rashard Higgins is the WR4 on the Browns. Ranked #95 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's only relevant in deep leagues. He's projected to catch 24.3 receptions for 377 yards and 2.4 TDs, which is 11.2% of the total for Browns WRs. Cleveland has the 4th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Odell Beckham Jr. is the top target on the Browns, with Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones behind him. Ranked #26 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, you'll be able to depend on him each week. He's projected to catch 71.0 receptions for 984 yards and 6.6 TDs, which is 32.6% of the total for WRs on the Browns. The Browns have the 4th-worst schedule for wide receivers. As the consensus #60 overall player, Beckham is a reasonable pick at his ADP of 68.

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With a projection of 0.0 touches per game (0.0 carries and 0.0 receptions), Tre Harbison isn't someone you need to draft. He has some competition on the Browns' depth chart, where he trails both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

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As the consensus #104 overall player, Jarvis Landry is a reasonable pick at his ADP of 97. Landry is the WR2 for the Browns, trailing Odell Beckham Jr. As the consensus #45 WR, he will be serviceable most weeks. He's projected to catch 77.0 receptions for 918 yards and 5.4 TDs, which is 35.3% of the workload for WRs on the Browns. The Browns have the 4th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Taywan Taylor might see limited usage as the 5th-ranked WR on the Browns. Ranked #153 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's not worth a draft pick in most leagues. He's projected to catch 8.7 receptions for 108 yards and 0.8 TDs, which is 4.5% of the total for Browns WRs. The Browns have the 6th-best wide receiver schedule.

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