How To Treat Donovan Peoples-Jones as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Registering at least four catches in six consecutive games seems really good. So you might want to go out and make that waiver claim on Donovan Peoples-Jones on Tuesday night.
DPJ has been solid all season, and a quarterback upgrade – at least on paper – is on the horizon with Deshaun Watson returning from suspension soon. He’s also only owned in 35% of Yahoo! Leagues, so this could be your last chance to scoop him up.
Action Network’s fantasy football scribes go into more depth on DPJ below.
Sean Koerner: Peoples-Jones is another player I have been praising for the past few weeks.
He’s caught at least four passes in six straight games, though he’s benefited from David Njoku being sidelined the past two games. DPJ will likely take a slight hit once Njoku returns, which could be as soon as this week.
However, with Deshaun Watson expected to make his season debut in a couple of weeks, it could open up the Browns' passing attack and DPJ could offer consistent WR2 value down the stretch.
Samantha Previte: Despite not having any touchdowns, Peoples-Jones has been a quietly productive fantasy player.
He had his best game of the year against Miami in Week 10, leading the team in all receiving categories. Capitalizing on a soft matchup, DPJ caught 5-of-9 targets for 99 yards, outshining Amari Cooper, who caught 3-of-3 targets for 32 yards.
This was Peoples-Jones' seventh game (of nine) with seven or more fantasy points, and fourth game with double-digit points in half-PPR scoring. He was the WR26 in half PPR and should continue to see a nice boost in targets with tight end David Njoku sidelined.
His next two games are brutal (Buffalo, Tampa Bay), but after that, the Browns take on Houston with Deshaun Watson — not Jacoby Brissett — presumably under center.