David Njoku
David Njoku
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cleveland Browns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
No one doubts the Njoku pedigree. He was a first-round pick out of the University of Miami. He crushed the 2017 Combine, finishing top-three among TEs in the vertical jump, broad jump and three-cone drill, with a solid 40 time (4.64) to boot. Ah, but Njoku landed in Cleveland, joining a team with a clueless head coach and a revolving door at quarterback. Given the challenges of the position and the chaos around Njoku, a 32-386-4 haul was rather impressive. Strangely, most of his production came early; he had just one touchdown after Week 5. His biggest problem this year could be competition for targets. Josh Gordon is around, at least to start the year. Target-gobbling Jarvis Landry joined the team. Two primary running backs were added, and Duke Johnson is still around. At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if you think Njoku's talent can overcome the gridlock he's staring down. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.53 million contract with the Browns in June of 2017.
Quiet once more
TECleveland Browns
December 9, 2018
Njoku caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
Njoku turned in another disappointing effort despite facing a Carolina defense that's been generous to tight ends this season. The second-year man out of Miami has faded when it matters most for fantasy owners, recording 35 yards or fewer in three of the past four games.
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How do David Njoku's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
44.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.80
 
% Team Air Yards
14.2%
 
% Team Targets
16.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.4%
 
Drop Rate
8.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.6
 
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Cleveland BrownsBrowns 2018 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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How often does David Njoku run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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David Njoku
385 routes   72 targets
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85%
40 routes   6 targets
93
25 routes   5 targets
64
65 routes   8 targets
49
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
86.1
 
Cornerbacks
89.8
 
Safeties
68.9
 
Linebackers
97.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do David Njoku's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
35.35 in
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns traded up to land Njoku in April's draft, selecting him with the No. 29 overall pick. Perhaps other teams were struggling with the pronunciation; for the record, it's en-JOE-koo. The University of Miami has a rich legacy of tight ends, including Jimmy Graham, Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey. The exciting thing about Njoku's fantasy potential is that he's seen more as a receiver than a blocker. One of the fantasy hacks we're always looking for is a tight end who's used as a hybrid WR more than anything else, and Njoku seems to have that club in his bag. The cold water to the case? The Browns haven't had quality QB play since dinosaurs roamed the planet, Njoku is still young for his class (he turned 21 in July), and rookie tight ends are notoriously a risky investment. We love his future, but we'll try to stay grounded with initial expectations.
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Cleared for Week 14
TECleveland Browns
December 7, 2018
Njoku (knee) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Logs limited practice
TECleveland Browns
Knee
December 5, 2018
Njoku (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Production slowing
TECleveland Browns
December 2, 2018
Njoku was held to three catches for eight yards on six targets in Sunday's 29-13 loss to Houston.
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Cleared to play Sunday
TECleveland Browns
November 30, 2018
Njoku (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday.
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Limited again Thursday
TECleveland Browns
Knee
November 29, 2018
Njoku (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
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