Donovan Peoples-Jones

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Donovan Peoples-Jones News

Questionable for Week 12

Peoples-Jones (groin) will be listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: With Peoples-Jones having returned to a limited practice Thursday, he's now trending in the right direction in advance of of the contest, though if there's any doubt about his recovery from a groin injury, the Browns could err on the side of caution, with their bye on tap in Week 13. Once Peoples-Jones is ready to play, a key role alongside Jarvis Landry awaits him, with Odell Beckham now with Rams.

Nov 26, 2021 10:16 AM EST


Returns to limited practice

Peoples-Jones (groin) was listed as a limited participant on Thursday's injury report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: After missing practice Wednesday, Peoples-Jones' upgrade to limited participation is a positive indicator with regard to his chances of returning to action Sunday night against the Ravens. Unless he logs a full session Friday, however, Peoples-Jones seems destined to head into the weekend carrying a Week 12 injury designation.

Nov 25, 2021 2:31 PM EST



Remains sidelined

Peoples-Jones (groin) won't practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The same applies to fellow wideouts Anthony Schwartz (concussion) and Jarvis Landry (knee), though in the case of Landry, his Wednesday absence is likely maintenance-related. Peoples-Jones and Schwartz were both inactive in Week 11, so their status for Sunday's night's game against the Ravens is worth monitoring. In their absence this past weekend, Rashard Higgins and Ja'Marcus Bradley saw added work in the Browns' 13-10 win over the Lions.

Nov 24, 2021 10:10 AM EST


Won't suit up vs. DET

Peoples-Jones (groin) is listed as inactive Week 11 against the Lions.

Analysis: While Peoples-Jones was upgraded to a limited participant on Friday's practice summary, reports from early Sunday morning indicated that he would be unlikely to suit up for the contest. Fortunately for the Browns, Jarvis Landry was able to shed his injury tag and is set to lead the receiving corps in this contest. With Odell Beckham now in Los Angeles, Rashard Higgins could be in for a notable uptick in snaps behind Landry, while the tight ends expect to be involved as well. Collectively, the unit will be taking on a Lions defense that averages the second-most yards per target allowed to opposing wideouts through nine games.

Nov 21, 2021 8:34 AM EST


Iffy for Week 11

Peoples-Jones (groin) doesn't appear likely to play Sunday against the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, while Peoples-Jones -- who was limited at practice Friday -- has a chance to suit up, he faces "an uphill battle" to do so. If Peoples-Jones ends up being made inactive for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, added snaps alongside top WR Jarvis Landry would be available for Rashard Higgins, with Anthony Schwartz (concussion) already having been ruled out.

Nov 21, 2021 4:40 AM EST



Listed as questionable for Week 11

Peoples-Jones (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after returning to practice Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Thursday's session, Peoples-Jones' return to the field Friday has him trending in the right direction as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches. If he's able to suit up for the contest, Peoples-Jones will be in line to serve as Cleveland's No. 2 wideout behind Jarvis Landry, a role that's his as long as he can stay healthy, now that Odell Beckham is no longer in the mix.

Nov 19, 2021 9:58 AM EST


Practicing Friday

Peoples-Jones (groin) is participating at Friday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday, but it appears he's working as at least a limited participant Friday. The 22-year-old should have a chance to suit up Sunday against the Lions, though he may still have an injury designation.

Nov 19, 2021 8:48 AM EST


Not practicing Thursday

Peoples-Jones (groin) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Though offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt expressed optimism earlier in the day that Peoples-Jones would be on the field Thursday in at least some capacity, the second-year wideout will take a step back in terms of activity after he was listed as a limited participant Wednesday. According to Ulrich, Peoples-Jones was spotted on a stationary bike during the open portion of Thursday's session, but it's not clear if he'll be able to do any positional or individual work behind the scenes. Peoples-Jones may need to return to limited activity or practice fully Friday to avoid being ruled out in advance of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Nov 18, 2021 11:06 AM EST


OC hopes he can practice

Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt is hopeful Peoples-Jones (groin) will be able to practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: It sounds like Peoples-Jones -- who was a limited participant Wednesday -- will remain limited in Thursday's practice, if he takes part in it at all. The 22-year-old wide receiver is coming off a down week in which he only caught one pass, but Peoples-Jones remains locked into a starting role when healthy.

Nov 18, 2021 10:22 AM EST


Limited in practice

Peoples-Jones (groin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's presumably the same groin issue that's bothered him since mid-to-late October. So far, Peoples-Jones has missed just one of Cleveland's nine games, with his workload trending up as the season has progressed. He caught just one of five targets for 16 yards in the Week 10 loss to New England, but it was his third time in the past four games reaching the five-target mark. Peoples-Jones likely will be out there this Sunday against the Lions, starting across from Jarvis Landry at wide receiver.

Nov 17, 2021 2:07 PM EST


Steps back in loss

Peoples-Jones caught one of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 45-7 loss to New England.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones was unable to build on Week 9, when he had two catches for 86 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown. Against the Patriots, he was targeted four times (no catches) early when the game was close and led the wideouts with 50 snaps, so he continued as the main beneficiary of Odell Beckham's departure. It was a tough day all around for the Browns' offense. Quarterback Baker Mayfield (knee/shoulder) was off target most of the day before leaving with a sore knee, and Cleveland was missing its top two running backs.

Nov 15, 2021 4:23 AM EST


Hauls in 60-yard TD

Peoples-Jones (groin) caught two of three targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-16 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones did most of his damage on a 60-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. With Odell Beckham set to be waived by the Browns on Monday, Peoples-Jones will be Baker Mayfield's top option on the outside moving forward, though the Browns still have an assortment of running backs and tight ends to throw to, as well as slot dynamo Jarvis Landry. With at least 70 receiving yards in each of his last three games played and three touchdowns in the last two, Peoples-Jones is establishing himself as a viable fantasy option at wide receiver heading into his team's Week 10 trip to New England.

Nov 7, 2021 1:44 PM EST


Active and expected to start

Peoples-Jones (groin) is listed as active and expected to start in Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: With Odell Beckham inactive and slated to be waived by the Browns this coming week, Peoples-Jones is in line to see an expanded role Sunday alongside Jarvis Landry, provided he avoids any in-game injury setbacks. Also in the team's Week 9 wideout mix are are Rashard Higgins and Anthony Schwartz, but as long as he can stay on the field, Peoples-Jones - who has logged 13 catches on 15 targets for 228 yards and two TDs through his first six contests - has an opportunity to emerge as weekly fantasy consideration, given that steady snaps could be on tap for him, with Beckham no longer a part of the offense.

Nov 7, 2021 8:51 AM EST


Expected to fill in for Beckham

Peoples-Jones (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected fill the starting spot previously held by Odell Beckham, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With Beckham headed for waivers, Peoples-Jones has an opportunity to see an expanded role in the coming weeks, assuming he's past the groin issue he suffered during pre-game warmups in Week 7. Fortunately for those considering him in Week 9 lineups, his status will be confirmed before the first wave of games Sunday, with the Browns kicking off at 1:00 ET.

Nov 7, 2021 4:52 AM EST


Questionable for Week 9

Peoples-Jones (groin) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: With Odell Beckham slated to be waived, Peoples-Jones' Week 9 status gains added import, as he's in line for an expanded role in the Browns offense once cleared to play. Also currently in the team's wide receiver mix behind Jarvis Landry (knee) are Rashard Higgins and Anthony Schwartz. Fortunately for those considering Peoples-Jones -- who was inactive in Week 8 -- in fantasy lineups this weekend, Cleveland kicks off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.

Nov 5, 2021 9:51 AM EST


Remains limited Thursday

Peoples-Jones (groin) remained limited at practice Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Back-to-back limited practices suggest that Peoples-Jones has a decent chance to suit up Sunday against Cincinnati, though he'll need to practice fully Friday in order to avoid a Week 9 injury designation. If Peoples-Jones is active this weekend, added targets could be available for him, with fellow wideout Odell Beckham (shoulder/personal) trending toward not playing.

Nov 4, 2021 1:56 PM EST


Back at practice

Peoples-Jones (groin) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones didn't practice at all last week, so his return to work Wednesday, in any capacity, bodes well for his chances of returning to action Sunday against the Bengals. If he is able to suit up after being inactive in Week 8, Peoples-Jones could be pressed into an expended role in the Browns' offense, with the status of fellow wideout Odell Beckham (shoulder/personal) cloudy after being excused from practice by the team Wednesday.

Nov 3, 2021 3:02 PM EST


Slated to practice Wednesday

Peoples-Jones (groin) will return to practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones, who injured his groin in pre-game warmups in Week 7 and was unable to play a snap in the Browns' win over the Broncos, was made inactive this past Sunday against the Steelers. His looming return to practice suggests that he could return to action Sunday against the Bengals, and if that's the case, Peoples-Jones could potentially step into an expanded role, with the Week 9 status of fellow wideout Odell Beckham (shoulder/personal) currently unclear.

Nov 3, 2021 10:44 AM EST


Ruled out for Sunday

People-Jones (groin) will not play in the Browns' Week 8 contest with the Steelers on Sunday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Peoples-Jones suffered a groin injury during pregame warmups ahead of the Browns' Week 7 matchup with the Broncos. The receiver has yet to practice in any capacity so far this week and he will now miss his second consecutive game. Expect Rashard Higgins and Anthony Schwartz to play key roles in the Browns' passing game Sunday against the Steelers.

Oct 29, 2021 9:46 AM EST


Remains sidelined Thursday

Peoples-Jones (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: The report notes that Peoples-Jones was working on a stationary bike Thursday, which suggests that the wideout could potentially practice in some capacity Friday. Still, though Odell Beckham (shoulder) and Jarvis Landry (knee) are on the Browns' Week 8 injury report, they appear to be on track to play Sunday against the Steelers, a context that would limit Peoples-Jones' fantasy prospects in the event that he is able to suit up this weekend.

Oct 28, 2021 11:12 AM EST


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