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David Njoku Excited About Offense In 2024

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku said that he's looking to "just be better than last year" as an encore to his Pro Bowl season in 2023, and he's also excited about new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey's scheme. "It is juicy," Njoku said of Cleveland's offense. "I am not going to say anything else. Leave it at that. But I'm really excited for this year." The 27-year-old former 29th overall pick in 2017 out of Miami, Njoku set career-highs across the board last year and finished with a team-high 81 catches on 123 targets for 882 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 16 regular-season games, while playing with five different quarterbacks. Dorsey will be Njoku's fifth offensive coordinator in eight seasons in Cleveland. Most of Njoku's production last year came late with veteran Joe Flacco, but still, he's firmly on the TE1 map in 2024 and has been extremely durable in his career.

Jun 9, 2024 1:29 PM EST


David Njoku Goes For 93 Yards In Playoff Loss

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught seven of his 11 targets for 93 yards in a 45-14 loss to the Houston Texans in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. Njoku wound up leading the team in targets and receiving yards in the loss, capping off an extraordinary late-season run for the athletic tight end. Njoku wound up turning in a career year this past season, setting career-highs in catches (81), yards (882), and touchdowns (six). Njoku showed excellent chemistry with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, who targeted the big tight end heavily over his six-game stretch of starts. The veteran will be back as Cleveland's starting tight end for the 2024 season, although he will likely go back to catching passes from Deshaun Watson and not Flacco.

Jan 14, 2024 8:16 AM EST



David Njoku A Top Fantasy Tight End For Wild-Card Round

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku finished the regular season on a high note as he went for at least 91 receiving yards in three of his final four games while catching four touchdowns over that span. He will look to keep it going in the first round of the NFL playoffs against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Njoku caught six passes for 44 yards and a touchdown back when these two teams met in Week 16 and will be a primary piece in the Cleveland passing attack on Saturday. Houston struggled against tight ends in the regular season as they allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Njoku is in play as the top overall fantasy tight end for DFS contests this weekend.

Jan 11, 2024 7:14 PM EST


David Njoku Listed Without An Injury Designation Heading Into Week 18

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (rest/knee/illness) missed practice on Wednesday but got in limited sessions on Thursday and Friday. The star tight end is listed without an injury designation heading into a Week 18 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns already have the No. 5 seed in the AFC locked up and are planning to rest several starters in a meaningless game against Cincinnati. Njoku has not been ruled out of action as of Saturday morning but there is a strong chance he is not active in Week 18 as Cleveland looks toward the first round of the playoffs next week. If Njoku ultimately doesn't play, Harrison Bryant would see starter's snaps and settle in as a TE2 for the final week of the regular season. Stay tuned.

Jan 6, 2024 9:29 AM EST


David Njoku Limited On Thursday

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (rest) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice session. Njoku sat out of Wednesday's practice before returning on Thursday, but fantasy managers shouldn't be worried. It sounds like the Browns are being cautious here and resting Njoku. The big tight end is dealing with multiple issues and the team wants to keep him fresh. The expectation is that Njoku will be a full-go for this weekend's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Njoku has stepped it up this season, but he has looked even better since Joe Flacco took over under center. DFS players should certainly take a look at Njoku as a possible option for this weekend's slate.

Jan 4, 2024 9:26 PM EST



David Njoku Out Sick Wednesday

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (illness) did not take part in practice on Wednesday due to an illness. Njoku should be feeling better by Sunday's Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, but with the Browns being locked into the No. 5 seed for the playoffs, they could choose to rest Njoku. Cleveland already announced that quarterback Joe Flacco will be rested in favor of Jeff Driskel, so Njoku's fantasy appeal has already taken a big hit with that news. The 27-year-old has caught 28 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns in the last four games and has become a must-start fantasy tight end, but that could change in Week 18 if he's out or limited this Sunday. If Njoku is rested, Harrison Bryant would become Cleveland's top pass-catching tight end.

Jan 3, 2024 3:44 PM EST


David Njoku Goes For 134 Yards In Week 17 Win

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught six of his eight targets for 134 yards and lost a fumble in a 37-20 win over the New York Jets in Week 17. Njoku got off to a hot start in the win, hauling in passes of 36 and 28 yards on Cleveland's first drive of the evening. He did almost all of his damage in the first half as he had just a six-yard catch after halftime. Njoku has been red hot of late, with at least six catches in four straight games with four touchdowns over that span. He will cap off the regular season with a road matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 18.

Dec 29, 2023 6:21 AM EST


David Njoku A TE1 In Week 17

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has been very productive of late as he's scored four touchdowns over his past three games. Njoku will look to stay hot against the New York Jets in Week 17's Thursday night game. The veteran tight end missed Monday's practice and was limited on Tuesday with a "not injury related-rest, knee" designation. The Browns have been managing his reps in practice throughout the week so his playing status should be fine for Thursday night. The Jets have shut down wide receivers this season but they are allowing the 13th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends, so the Browns could look Njoku's way often when they drop back to pass. Treat Njoku as a top-six fantasy tight end in Week 17.

Dec 27, 2023 8:14 AM EST


David Njoku Goes For 44 Yards, TD In Week 16

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught six of his nine targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in a 36-22 win over the Houston Texans in Week 16. Njoku's sixth touchdown catch of the season came on a 21-yard pass from Joe Flacco in the second quarter. The veteran tight end has now scored four touchdowns over his past three contests as he and Flacco have developed excellent chemistry in their four games together. Njoku will be a solid TE1 in Week 17's home matchup against the New York Jets.

Dec 24, 2023 5:12 PM EST


David Njoku A Top-Six TE In Week 16

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has been on fire over his past two games, combining to catch 16 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns over that span. Njoku will look to keep it going in a road matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 16. Houston has been generous to tight ends in 2023, allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Njoku has emerged as Joe Flacco's favorite target and sets up as a top-six fantasy tight end heading into the Week 16 slate of games and should be locked into fantasy lineups for managers still alive in the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 23, 2023 11:39 AM EST


David Njoku Posts Another Huge Game In Week 15

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught 10 of his 14 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15. Njoku caught his third touchdown in the past two games on a two-yard reception from Joe Flacco in the second quarter. Flacco has looked Njoku's way often over the past two games as he has sent 22 targets in the big tight end's direction over that span. Njoku is shaping up as a league-winner with Flacco under center and will be a must-start against the Houston Texans in Week 16.

Dec 17, 2023 5:18 PM EST


David Njoku A Top-Six Option In Week 15

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku turned in a huge six-catch, 91-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Week 14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Njoku will look to continue his late-season surge in a Week 15 home matchup against the Chicago Bears. The Bears have been a middle-of-the-road matchup for tight ends in 2023 as they are allowing the 14th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Njoku and Amari Cooper have emerged as Joe Flacco's favorite targets in the passing game and that should continue in an important game for the Browns if they have playoff aspirations. Njoku is on the board as a top-six fantasy tight end in Week 15.

Dec 16, 2023 9:36 AM EST


David Njoku Scores Two TDs In Week 14 Win

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught six of his eight targets for 91 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. Njoku got the Browns off to a blazing start with 34 and 30-yard touchdowns in the first half. He finished second on the Browns in targets and catches while leading the team in receiving yards. Things appear to be looking up for Njoku with Joe Flacco under center as the team named Flacco their starter for the remainder of the season after the game. Flacco's ability to push the ball down the field will mesh well with Njoku's explosiveness down the seam. Njoku will be a must-start tight end heading into Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.

Dec 10, 2023 6:28 PM EST


David Njoku A Low-End TE1 In Week 14

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was quiet in a Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, catching just two passes for 17 yards. The Browns ran more two-tight end sets in Week 13 as Harrison Bryant wound up drawing five targets from Joe Flacco. Njoku should see more than two catches in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, although Jacksonville has been tough on tight ends as they are allowing just the 20th-most fantasy points per game to the position this season. That being said, Njoku should reemerge as one of the team's top targets in Week 14. Treat him as a low-end TE1 this weekend.

Dec 9, 2023 1:08 PM EST


David Njoku Quiet In Week 13

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught two of his six targets for 17 yards in a 36-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13. Njoku came back to Earth after he caught 13 passes in his previous two contests. The veteran played his normal amount of snaps in the loss but it appeared that he and Joe Flacco weren't able to get on the same page in the quarterback's first game with Cleveland. Look for Njoku to bounce back in a Week 14 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dec 3, 2023 10:14 PM EST


David Njoku A TE1 In Week 13 Vs. Rams

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has been on a roll of late as he's caught 19 of 33 targets over his past three games. He will look to keep it going in a Week 13 road matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have a solid defense but their weak spot has been against tight ends as they are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position this year. The only concern here is that it remains to be seen just how frequently new Cleveland quarterback Joe Flacco targets Njoku in their first game playing together. That being said, the tight-end landscape in fantasy is such that Njoku is a shoo-in TE1 this weekend.

Dec 2, 2023 9:29 AM EST


David Njoku Hauls In Six Passes In Week 12

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught six of his nine targets for 59 yards in a 29-12 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 12. Njoku led the team in catches and receiving yards in the loss, continuing a recent uptick in usage for the explosive tight end. The veteran has now caught 19 of his 33 targets over the past three games as rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson has leaned heavily on his tight end. That being said, Thompson-Robinson's status for Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams could be in jeopardy as he suffered a concussion in the second half of Week 12. Either way, Njoku has earned every-week TE1 treatment in fantasy moving forward no matter who is under center for the Browns.

Nov 26, 2023 9:30 PM EST


David Njoku A TE1 In Week 12

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku set a season-high with 15 targets in a Week 11 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Njoku has quickly emerged as rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson's favorite target as he's had 22 passes thrown his way in DTR's two starts this season. The explosive tight end will look to keep it going in Week 12's road game against a Denver Broncos defense that is allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position in 2023. Add in the fact that Denver has been tough on enemy wide receivers and it looks like plenty of targets will get funneled toward Njoku on Sunday. Njoku missed practice on Wednesday with a "not injury related-knee, rest" tag but he was upgraded to limited on Thursday and a full session on Friday, so he is looking likely to suit up against Denver. Fantasy managers can lock Njoku in as a top-10 fantasy option in Week 12.

Nov 25, 2023 1:01 PM EST


David Njoku Limited In Practice Thursday

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (rest, knee) upgraded to a limited participant in practice on Thursday. He has emerged as a solid weapon in the Cleveland offense, commanding a whopping 15 targets last Sunday. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 5.2 catches, 54.2 yards, and 0.4 touchdowns per game. It's clear that he has become one of Dorian Thompson-Robinson's favorite targets, vaulting him into the low-end TE1 tier versus Denver this week.

Nov 23, 2023 5:11 PM EST


David Njoku Targeted 15 Times In Week 11 Win

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught seven of his 15 targets for 56 yards in a 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11. Njoku wound up leading the Browns in targets and catches while finishing second in receiving yards behind only Elijah Moore. The veteran tight end was easily the favorite target of rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who leaned heavily on Njoku as a safety blanket in the middle of the field. In Thompson-Robinson's two starts this season, Njoku has caught 15 of 22 targets for 102 yards. Njoku will emerge as a must-start option at tight end in fantasy for as long as Thompson-Robinson is the team's starter. Cleveland will head on the road to take on the Denver Broncos in Week 12.

Nov 19, 2023 5:35 PM EST