Fantasy Football Player Notes
2020 PPR Rest of Season Rankings
(vs . PIT)
We thought Hooper would be much more involved in the gameplan with David Njoku going to IR, but four targets is not something to get excited about. The Browns decided to involve rookie Harrison Bryant and give him two targets, so this is bound to be a timeshare no matter what. Unless we see a game where the Browns are expected to throw the ball 35-plus times, it's going to be tough to trust Hooper as anything more than a touchdown dependent TE2.
(vs . PIT)
After some agent posturing, Njoku looks ready to stick with the Browns this year. The team brought in Austin Hooper, an obvious negative for Njoku's value, but Kevin Stefanski ran plenty of two-tight end sets in Minnesota. Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. essentially split targets last year, and Baker Mayfield has thrown more than a third of his career touchdown passes to tight ends. In other words, there's still room for Njoku to produce in Cleveland if things break right, though he's only worth a look in deeper, tight-end premium formats.