Who Should I Start? David Njoku or Irv Smith Jr.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
9.1 0.0 0.0 3.4 39.9 0.3

David Njoku News

Preparing for full-time duty

Tuesday, July 12, 7:34 PM

Njoku is set to take on a larger role and be a feature of the passing game in 2022, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports. "We certainly want to feature (Njoku)," Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said. "(He has) great size, great length in terms of catching the football and being able to go up and pluck contested catches. I think there is an evolution that will continue for David the player."

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
9.6 0.0 0.0 3.7 37.8 0.4

Irv Smith Jr. News

Week 1 return plausible

Tuesday, August 2, 3:11 PM

The Vikings are hopeful that Smith -- who underwent thumb surgery Tuesday -- will be ready in time to play in Week 1, Kevin Seifert of ESPN reports. "We still feel very strongly about our process to get him back," coach Kevin O'Connell noted of the team's top tight end, "and hopefully have him -- barring any setbacks -- available for that opener."

David Njoku vs. Irv Smith Jr.

Still trying to decide between Njoku and Smith Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that David Njoku is projected to score 9.1 points this week while Irv Smith Jr. is projected to score 9.6 points.

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