Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has caught six of his seven targets for 72 scoreless yards through his first two games of the season. He could be in line for a larger role in the offense now that the team will be without Nick Chubb for the rest of the season. Njoku will face off against the Tennessee Titans at home in Week 3 in what sets up as a decent matchup for him as the Titans are allowing the 18th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends through two weeks. Njoku can be started as a low-end TE1 heading into Week 3.
Sep 23, 2023 7:23 AM EST
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught all four of his targets for 48 yards and lost a fumble in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Njoku finished second on the Browns in receiving on Monday night, mostly hauling in short passes and flashing his yards after the catch skills to tack on extra yardage. The veteran tight end has been mostly quiet through the first two games of the season, posting six catches for 72 yards. That being said, his role in the offense could increase now that the Browns lost Nick Chubb to a season-ending knee injury. Njoku will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Sep 19, 2023 5:30 AM EST
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku turned in a pedestrian outing in a Week 1 win, finishing with just two catches for 24 yards. He will look to bounce back in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Monday night game. Njoku draws a decent matchup against a Steelers defense that allowed the 15th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends in 2022. Fantasy gamers can utilize Njoku as a low-end TE1 heading into Week 2's matchups.
Sep 14, 2023 8:12 PM EST
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught two of his three targets for 24 yards in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Njoku's 24 receiving yards placed him third on the team in receiving yards on an afternoon where the Browns led the entire game and were able to lean on their running attack. Njoku will certainly bounce back in future weeks as the No. 3 option in the Cleveland passing attack, despite the slow outing in the season opener. He will be a low-end TE1 in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 10, 2023 10:38 PM EST
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku is coming off of a breakout season that saw him catch 58 passes for 628 yards and four touchdowns in just 14 games. Njoku will look to continue last season's success in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals at home. The Bengals were average against opposing tight ends in 2022, allowing the 17th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Njoku is likely to operate as a top-three option in the Cleveland passing attack, making him a solid choice as a top-10 tight end in Week 1.
Sep 7, 2023 7:30 PM EST
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught his lone target for a 10-yard touchdown in a 33-32 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in his team's final preseason game on Saturday. Njoku got the start and hauled in Deshaun Watson's lone touchdown pass in the first quarter. The veteran tight end finishes the preseason with two catches for 11 yards and one touchdown. Njoku slots in as a low-end TE1 in fantasy this season and could push into the top-six if Deshaun Watson resembles the quarterback he was back in his Houston Texans days.
Aug 26, 2023 7:20 PM EST
The Athletic's Zac Jackson advises fantasy football managers to stock up on shares of tight end David Njoku during draft season. Njoku has had a phenomenal training camp this summer, gets open on a regular basis and has seen a lot of passes come his way. The Browns are dealing with the loss of speedy deep threat Marquise Goodwin. His absence makes Elijah Moore the team's best deep-ball option, which accelerated the team's plans to move Njoku out of a traditional tight end role and into more of a flexible, matchup-based option. Jackson envisions both Moore and Njoku getting a bunch of quick, safe targets in the passing game that the Browns hope will turn into occasional big catch-and-run plays. The 27-year-old Njoku had a career-high 58 receptions for 628 yards and four TDs in 2022. A full year of having quarterback Deshaun Watson under center should allow Njoku to improve, making him an attractive low-end TE1 with upside in fantasy.
Aug 25, 2023 12:38 AM EST
Njoku isn't slated to play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Jets, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Aug 3, 2023 3:54 PM EST
Njoku had his best day of training camp Saturday, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Jul 30, 2023 8:44 AM EST
Njoku recorded four receptions on five targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Steelers.
Jan 8, 2023 4:50 PM EST
Njoku caught one of three targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Commanders in Week 17.
Jan 2, 2023 5:58 AM EST
Njoku secured two of five targets for 14 yards in the Browns' 17-10 loss to the Saints on Saturday.
Dec 24, 2022 6:26 PM EST
Njoku (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Saints after logging a full practice listing Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Dec 22, 2022 12:41 PM EST
Njoku (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Dec 21, 2022 1:30 PM EST
Njoku (knee) is listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Dec 20, 2022 1:33 PM EST
Njoku recorded three catches on six targets for 28 yards in Saturday's 13-3 win over the Ravens.
Dec 17, 2022 6:20 PM EST
Njoku (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
Dec 15, 2022 11:44 AM EST
Njoku (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Dec 14, 2022 2:35 PM EST
The Browns listed Njoku (knee) as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Dec 13, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Njoku caught seven of nine targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals.
Dec 11, 2022 2:44 PM EST