Cleveland Browns
  • 6'4"
  • 246
  • 22
  • 2 years
  • Miami (FL)
  • 2017 R1 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 CLE 16 61 60 32 386 12.1 4 1 1 0 0 387 4 0 2 4
  Avg 13 60 59 34 377 11.2 3 1 1 0 0 378 3 0 4 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 CLE 10 58 58 36 368 10.2 2 0 0 0 0 368 2 0 5 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 2:02pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught one pass for 18 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has been a solid fantasy option this season but has been limited to one target or less in two of the last three games. He should have a solid role in the passing game and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end after the team's Week 11 bye.

  • Posted: 11/10/2018 9:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee,ribs) is expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has carved out a steady role in the offense, delivering at least 50 receiving yards in five of his last six games. He's a TE1 candidate against Atlanta.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 2:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee, ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Njoku got back on track last week and has posted at least 50 yards receiving in five of the last six games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues this week.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 1:09pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee, ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: Circle back around and check on Njoku on Friday when the official injury designations are reported. He faces a very shaky Atlanta pass defense and could be a sneaky low-end TE1 this week if healthy.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 4:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku ended up with four catches for 53 yards on five targets in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a huge stat line, but it was better than Week 8 when he was blanked. He remains a solid low-end TE1 in all fantasy leagues until Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Posted: 11/3/2018 7:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku faces the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9 after being held without a catch in Week 8, and the Chiefs have allowed the second-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends this year.

    Huddle Up: Although he wasn't targeted in Week 8, Njoku had topped 50 receiving yards in each of his four previous games. With six teams on bye, Njoku is a low-end TE1 against the defensively challenged Chiefs.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 1:47pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) went through a full practice session Friday, Nov. 2 and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 9 game with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Njoku wasn't targeted once in Pittsburgh last week, but he has the potential to bounce back in a big way against a Kansas City pass defense which isn't very good. Treat him as a low-end TE1 this week, although it's a bit of a leap of faith after his goose egg in Week 8.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 2:56pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Njoku should be able to play this week as long as he does not suffer any setbacks. He was not targeted in the Week 8 game but should be involved in the passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Njoku should be considered a No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 12:19pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Njoku laid a surprising goose egg last week, but new coaches and a solid matchup are primed to get him back on track. Keep him in that starting lineup.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 2:07pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku was not targeted during the team's Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was on the injury report during the week but was active for the game and was not part of the passing game. He should be more involved in the passing game next week and can still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end despite this week's performance.

  • Posted: 10/25/2018 1:45pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) put in a limited practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Njoku is Baker Mayfield's No. 2 target and should be in starting lineups assuming he's good to go on Sunday. The Browns figure to pass frequently in what could very well be a catch-up contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 12:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has been on fire since Baker Mayfield took the reins at quarterback. He has scored in each of the last two games and has been targeted 29 times in the last three games. The sophomore tight end has quickly become an every-week starter.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 5:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku went for four receptions, 52 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has managed at least four catches and 52 yards over the past four outings and he has found the end zone in each of the past two games. He has emerged as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against the Steelers.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 12:03pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has been targeted 23 times in the last two games and has posted at least 50 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 12:39pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Njoku broke out last week and has turned into one of Baker Mayfield's favorite targets. In one of the best matchups of the week at tight end, Njoku has mid-to-low TE1 value.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 12:24pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has improved since Baker Mayfield was named the starting quarterback. He has received double-digit targets in each of his last two games and scored his first touchdowns of the year last week. In a scrumptious matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Njoku is comfortably in TE1 territory.

  • Posted: 10/16/2018 7:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has totaled 23 targets over the last two games (Week 5 and Week 6), the most of any tight end in the league.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has turned those looks into 13 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. The second-year tight end has seen no fewer than seven targets and amassed at least 52 yards in each of the three games Baker Mayfield has started. It appears he has emerged as the rookie quarterback's second favorite option behind Jarvis Landry and should be considered an every-week starter until further notice.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 2:17pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught seven passes for 55 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has been targeted 23 times over the last two games and appears to have good chemistry with Baker Mayfield. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 6:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku will likely see more targets against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 as a result of the injuries to the wide receiving corps, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com.

    Huddle Up: Njoku's usage has already been on the rise since Baker Mayfield has taken over as the starter, and he has 11 catches on 18 targets over the last two games. He's still a TE2 in redraft leagues, but he's an intriguing DFS play against the Chargers.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 3:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku racked up team bests with six catches, 69 yards and 11 targets in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was busy, and he appears to have developed a nice rapport with Baker Mayfield. He is still only worth a look as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues, but there is some upside if he can overcome the drops which plagued him in training camp and the preseason.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:15pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku posted five catches for 52 yards on seven targets in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Njoku led the team in reception and he was third in targets, building a nice rapport with Baker Mayfield who was making his first NFL start. The tight end had some issue with drops during training camp and the preseason. If he can nip that in the bud, he has the chance to emerge as a star. For now, treat him more as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 5 against the Ravens.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 10:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught two passes for 36 yards during the team's Week 3 victory over the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: If you were hoping for a Year 2 leap from Njoku, it hasn't materialized yet. He's worth carrying as a TE2 -- if you're even keeping a backup tight end on your roster -- but isn't worth starting at this stage.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 1:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught four passes for 20 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Njoku may receive some more targets during game moving forward but should only be a No. 2 tight end for owners at this point.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 4:37pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku posted three grabs for 13 yards on seven targets in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was the second-most targeted receiver in the Cleveland offense, but he converted less than half of those targets mostly due to sloppy and west conditions. In optimal conditions he might have a much bigger afternoon. He remains more of a TE2 heading into Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints.

  • Posted: 8/25/2018 11:17am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (ankle) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 25 due to an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Njoku should be fine for the regular season opener, as he'll have two weeks to get ready since it's highly unlikely he suits up for the meaningless fourth preseason game. He should be targeted as a high-end TE2 with some potential to be a TE1 by season's end if he can stay healthy and avoid the drops which plagued him over the summer.

  • Posted: 8/23/2018 8:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught all four of his targets for 25 yards in a 5-0 preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 23.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has enjoyed a solid preseason, and other parts of his game seem to be catching up with his physical tools. Target him as a high-end TE2.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 6:16pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught two of his three targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has all the physical tools, and with a year of experience and improved quarterback play, he could be poised to make a sizeable leap. He's one of the most intriguing TE2 options.

  • Posted: 8/1/2018 2:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku continues to be plagued by dropped passes early in training camp, but QB Tyrod Taylor said the tight end has been better in run blocking. Njoku attributed the improvement to added weight and strength during the offseason.

    Huddle Up: Njoku showed glimpses of brilliance last season, appearing in all 16 games while posting 32 grabs for 386 yards and four touchdowns. He has the potential to be a TE1 if he continues to work down his drops, but for now target him as a TE2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 7/29/2018 8:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku had four drops during drills at training camp Sunday, July 29.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has the athleticism to be a matchup nightmare, and despite the drops in camp, he should make progress in his second season. He's worth a flier if you need a TE2.

  • Posted: 6/21/2018 7:55pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has improved this spring and 'should be a dominant receiver in the red zone,' according to tight ends coach Greg Seamon.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has elite physical tools for his position, and with a year of experience under his belt and a more proven quarterback, he could be primed for a breakout. He has enough upside to grab as a TE2.

  • Posted: 5/22/2018 1:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is going to be the club's full-time starter, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was Cleveland's first-round draft choice in 2017, and while he only garnered about the same number of targets last year as Seth DeValve, this would represent a step in the right direction. Combine that with much-improved quarterback play and Njoku could be in line to be one of the top sleepers at his position for the upcoming campaign.

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 1:42pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) was able to practice in full Friday, Dec. 8, and he was removed from the injury report for Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Njoku posted a touchdown last weekend, setting a new franchise record for a rookie tight end (four TDs). He is still more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues, but a nice long-term keeper option.

  • Posted: 12/6/2017 1:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 6, despite a wrist injury.

    Huddle Up: Njoku set a franchise record last week for single-season touchdowns by a rookie tight end. He has been one of the few bright spots for the winless Browns. Consider the rookie a high-end TE2 and a solid keeper prospect heading into 2018.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 4:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku posted a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Chargers to set a new franchise record for receiving touchdowns by a rookie tight end.

    Huddle Up: Njoku also set a career high with 74 yards and he was targeted six times. That's back-to-back weeks with four catches, as he has re-emerged as a useful TE2 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 1:51pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku finished with four receptions for 47 yards on his four targets in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: The four receptions actually marked a career best, but Njoku is capable of so much more. The rookie remains nothing more than a TE2 at this point, but he has some appeal in long-term dynasty formats. The Browns face the Chargers on the road in Week 13.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PIT 7 3 13 0
2 @NO 7 4 20 0
3 NYJ 2 2 36 0
4 @OAK 7 5 52 0
5 BAL 11 6 69 0
6 LAC 12 7 55 1
7 @TB 6 4 52 1
8 @PIT 0 0 0 0
9 KC 5 4 53 0
10 ATL 1 1 18 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PIT 2 2 20 0
2 @BAL 4 3 27 1
3 @IND 4 2 12 1
4 CIN 2 2 11 0
5 NYJ 3 3 48 1
6 @HOU 5 2 0 0
7 TEN 5 2 58 0
8 MIN 7 2 19 0
10 @DET 6 1 3 0
11 JAC 1 1 13 0
12 @CIN 4 4 47 0
13 @LAC 6 4 74 1
14 GB 2 1 3 0
15 BAL 3 0 0 0
16 @CHI 3 1 13 0
17 @PIT 3 2 38 0

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