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College: Miami (FL) | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 246 lbs
Birth Date: 7/10/1996
2019 Bye Week: 7
On IR - broken wrist

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE

2019 RTSports Outlook

Njoku had a productive year two, nearly doubling his stats from his rookie season. He was ninth overall in fantasy tight end scoring. He had at least three receptions 13 of 16 games. He was a consistent factor in the Browns passing attack. He did struggle with some drops, which hampered his season a little. Njoku will start again this season for the Browns and could have more room to roam with Odell Beckham now in the mix. This should open things up for Njoku in the middle of the field. Njoku has great size, speed and strength for the position. He can get downfield in a hurry and turn a short pass into a big play. Njoku also is a willing blocker that should improve in that area with more seasoning. He will struggle with drops at times and isn't the best route runner at this stage of his career.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Njoku can take his game up a notch this year. He is a solid No. 1 fantasy tight end and is capable of being top five at a shallow position. Njoku can get 65 receptions for 700 yards and seven or so touchdowns.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has had an inconsistent start to his career, but theres no doubting the fact that the 22-year-old has great potential. Entering his third season in the NFL, Njokus numbers improved when Baker Mayfield took the reigns but still left a lot to be desired overall. He caught 56-of-88 targets for 639 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2018, with a 39.9 yards per game average and a horrendous 63.6% catch percentage (13th among tight ends). He only had eight total red zone targets (14th among tight ends) and finished the year ranked 9th among tight ends with a 9.6 fantasy points per game average (PPR format). Njoku did garner a 16.9% target share in 2018 (second to Jarvis Landry), but that figures to take a significant hit in 2019 with a big-ticket offseason move made by the Browns front office. Enter Odell Beckham Jr., an all-pro talent who will undoubtedly demand a sizable chunk of looks in 2019. OBJ, Landry, Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson, Antonio Callaway, and (eventually) Kareem Hunt represent a talented and deep skill position depth chart, and its hard to envision a scenario where Njoku doesnt see some form of regression this year. Hes being drafted as TE9 (OVR89) in early drafts, in front of better value TEs such as Vance McDonald (OVR107), Trey Burton (OVR122), and T.J Hockenson (OVR150).

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Player Notes
Oct 3 2:53pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) said Thursday, Oct. 3, he expects to return this season after undergoing surgery for a broken wrist. Njoku added that he has been cleared from the concussion protocol.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku is on IR and isn't eligible to return until Week 12, so have him on the radar if you think you might need late-season tight end help.

From TheHuddle

Sep 24 9:40pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (wrist) will not have surgery on his broken wrist according to what a league source told on Tuesday. Njoku broke his wrist during a Week 3 win over the New York Jets and was placed on injured reserve later that week. Njoku must miss a minimum of eight games while on injured reserve but him opting not to have surgery gives him a better chance of returning to the field this season. He will first be eligible to return on November 24 if his wrist heals in time. Cleveland will roll with Demetrius Harris and a sprinkle of Ricky Seals-Jones at tight end while Njoku is sidelined.

From RotoBaller

Sep 24 7:13pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) elected not to undergo surgery on his broken wrist, according to a league source Tuesday, Sept. 24. Njoku was placed on injured reserve last week and will miss a minimum of eight games.

Fantasy Spin: Not having surgery increases Njoku's chances of being able to return at some point this season. He isn't worth hanging onto in standard 12- or 14-team leagues, but he should be stashed in deeper keeper and dynasty formats.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 5:30pm ET

The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku (wrist) on Injured Reserve on Friday and claimed safety Juston Burris off waivers from the Raiders in a corresponding move. Njoku had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in two games before getting injured in the Monday night win over the Jets. We'd recommend keeping Njoku stashed in an IR spot on your roster if you have the space. Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones are the next guys up with Njoku out, but it's unlikely that either of them will become streaming options at the weak tight end position. Jarvis Landry could benefit the most in the passing game underneath and down the middle of the field.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 5:13pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Spin: It means we won't see him back on the field until Week 12, which makes it very difficult for owners in leagues without IR spots to keep him stashed away. Demetrius Harris should be the next man up and finally get a chance to prove why general manager John Dorsey has been such a strong advocate of his over the years. He's worth taking a flyer on in tight end-premium leagues. Ricky Seals-Jones could also figure into the mix as well.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 1:13pm ET

Cleveland Browns LB Christian Kirksey (chest), OT Kendall Lamm (knee), TE David Njoku (concussion, wrist) and S Damarious Randall (concussion) on Friday, Sept. 20, were ruled out of the team's Week 3 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

From TheHuddle

Sep 19 4:43pm ET

Cleveland Browns FS Morgan Burnett (quadriceps), OT Chris Hubbard (foot), LB Christian Kirksey (chest), OT Kendall Lamm (knee), TE David Njoku (concussion, wrist), S Damarious Randall (concussion), LB Adarius Taylor (ankle) and DE Chris Smith (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19. OG Joel Bitonio (abdomen), DT Larry Ogunjobi (ankle), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) were limited during practice. RB Dontrell Hilliard (concussion) and PK Austin Seibert (hip) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Sep 18 8:40pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (concussion, wrist) has a broken wrist that could require surgery, according to a source. Njoku was also knocked out of the Monday night game after suffering a concussion. He is seeking more opinions to determine if surgery is necessary and how long he'd be sidelined if he goes under the knife. It's a tough break for Njoku's owners, as they'll be without him for multiple weeks at least. Demetrius Harris is Cleveland's backup tight end, but he's unlikely to become a big part of the weekly game plan. Quarterback Baker Mayfield takes a slight hit in value, while wide receiver Jarvis Landry could be used more underneath and in the middle of the field.

From RotoBaller

Sep 18 7:43pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (wrist, concussion) suffered a broken wrist during the Week 2 game and is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks, according to a source. He is seeking other opinions to see if he will need surgery.

Fantasy Spin: Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones should receive more playing time with Njoku sidelined, but neither player is more than a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point.

From TheHuddle

Sep 18 5:23pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (concussion, wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku suffered the injuries a few days ago, so there appears to be a good chance that he will miss the Week 3 game. Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones will be candidates to start if Njoku is ruled out but are not starting fantasy options.

From TheHuddle

Sep 18 11:00am ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (concussion) will not practice on Wednesday. Njoku was knocked out of the team's win over the Jets on Monday night during the first quarter when he was upended while trying to make a leaping catch. It doesn't come as a surprise that Njoku is still in the league's concussion protocol just two days after suffering the head injury. Njoku's fantasy owners will want to make alternate plans at the tight end position as he will have a tough time getting cleared on a short week. The Browns take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night in Week 3.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 9:33pm ET

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (concussion) suffered a concussion in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the New York Jets and he will not return.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku was upended on a pass play and landed awkwardly after having his legs taken out, hitting his head on the field turf surface. Demetrius Harris, Ricky Seal-Jones and Pharaoh Brown are the next men up at the position, with Harris likely to see the most targets.

From TheHuddle

Sep 16 9:20pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (concussion) suffered a concussion in the first half on Monday night against the Jets and will not return. Njoku was targeted just once on the play that resulted in his injury in which he went up in the air to receive the ball and was upended. The tight end came down hard on his head and neck and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. With Njoku out the rest of the way, Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones should share repetitions. Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are in for more targets in the second half.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 9:03pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (head) left the Week 2 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku will need to be medically cleared before he can play again, so he may not return to the game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end when he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Sep 13 2:10pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was the only pass-catcher on his team to haul in a touchdown in a disastrous 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1. The young tight end should be busy in the red zone once again in Week 2 when he takes on the New York Jets on Monday night. Njoku does draw a tougher matchup than the rest of the pass catchers on the team as the Jets allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends in 2018 while they were extremely generous to wide receivers. Njoku probably won't catch a lot of passes this week but he is a decent bet to find the end zone for a second straight game. Treat him as a low-end TE1 who is a better play in standard leagues for Week 2.

From RotoBaller

Sep 8 6:10pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku opened 2019 with four catches, 37 yards and one touchdown. The Miami product was targeted six times in the Browns loss while facing tough matchups all day against Titans safeties Kenny Vaccaro and Kevin Byard. Things won't get any easier for Njoku next week, as he's likely to see a lot of Jets safety Jamal Adams in coverage.

From RotoBaller

Sep 4 2:50pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku draws a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1. Njoku missed most of the preseason with a knee issue but he has been back at practice since mid-August so his status shouldn't be in question for Week 1. More concerning than Njoku's knee in Week 1 is a Titans Defense that was stingy against the tight end position in 2018. Tennessee's pass defense ranked 11th in DVOA against the tight end position last year and allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game. If you drafted Njoku, you probably drafted him as a starter so feel free to roll him out there this weekend, just keep expectations in check.

From RotoBaller

Aug 29 2:10pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku appears to have fully gotten over the knee soreness that caused him to miss part of training camp earlier this month. At his current 104 ADP, according to NFFC data, as the ninth tight end off the board, Njoku should be a low-volume, high-upside fantasy option at the tight end position. Although Njoku will be competing with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry for receiving targets, he is an athletic field-stretcher playing in a good offense with an ascending quarterback, which makes him a very appealing option.

From RotoBaller

Aug 26 7:23pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) participated in team drills during practice Monday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku should be ready for the start of the regular season and may be in one of the top offenses in the NFL in 2019. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aug 19 12:13pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Spin: Njoku is a mid-to-low-end TE1 with considerable upside.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 20-Sep-2019: CLE - On IR - undisclosed
  • 20-Sep-2019: CLE - On IR - broken wrist
  • 15-Jun-2017: CLE - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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