How to Treat Browns TE David Njoku as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Not everyone has the fortune of having Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews or Darren Waller as a fantasy tight end. It's a top-heavy position, so David Njoku's latest performance against the Steelers likely raised some eyebrows.
The sixth-year vet out of Miami was targeted 10 times by Jacoby Brissett, catching nine of them for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Our experts weigh in below.
Sean Koerner: Njoku has always possessed massive upside, but he has never seen enough playing time to be a consistent fantasy option.
However, he is clearly the No. 2 target in the Browns offense and has cleared an 80% routes run rate in back-to-back weeks.
It’s unfortunate that he had to erupt for a 9/89/1 line in Week 3, because it’s going to be even tougher to get him for cheap now. He opens up Week 4 as my TE11, and there is a chance he could be providing top-10 value later in the season once Deshaun Watson is under center, making Njoku a solid short- and long-term investment for TE-needy teams.
Chris Raybon: Njoku’s underlying metrics are strong: He has run a route on 77% of Browns dropbacks and been targeted on 20% of his routes. He is worth adding and starting against a Falcons defense that has allowed the fourth-most receiving yards per game to TEs (73.7).