Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cleveland Browns
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After a disappointing sophomore season, Mayfield took a step forward last year, leading the Browns to their first playoff victory in 26 years. His bad-pass percentage fell from 23.6 percent in 2019 to 19.5 percent, and he drastically cut his interceptions. After tossing 21 the previous season, he threw eight last year, with his INT rate dropping from 3.4 percent (31st) to 1.6 (9th). Kevin Stefanski's run-first offense cost Mayfield 48 attempts from the previous year, but he still went downfield at a healthy rate — 11.9 percent of his attempts were 20-pus yards (12th) — and was effective throwing deep. His 44.8 completion percentage on attempts of at least 20 yards ranked fourth in the league (min. 30 attempts), and his average target depth was 10th (8.7 yards). Mayfield really got rolling late in the season. Over the final eight games, including playoffs, he threw 15 TDs and two interceptions, averaging 272.5 yards per game and 7.5 YPA. Mayfield did that without Odell Beckham, who missed the second half of the year with a knee injury. Beckham is expected to be ready for this season, reuniting with Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, who showed his upside in Beckham's absence, averaging 17.0 yards per catch. The Browns also drafted Anthony Schwartz, the fastest receiver in this year's class at a blazing 4.25 in the 40. While Mayfield is mobile enough to avoid sacks, he doesn't add much rushing production to his fantasy profile, but improving efficiency gives him value in two-quarterback leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $32.68 million contract with the Browns in July of 2018. Browns exercised $18.86 million team option for 2022 in April of 2021.
Comes up short against Kansas City
QBCleveland Browns
September 12, 2021
Mayfield completed 21 of 28 passes for 321 yards with an interception in Sunday's 33-29 loss to Kansas City. He also gained seven yards on his only carry.
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The Browns leaned heavily on their ground game, which didn't leave much scoring for Mayfield, but he still posted strong yardage while keeping the chains moving. His one turnover came at the worst possible time, however, as it ended Cleveland's final drive as the team pushed for a winning TD inside the last three minutes. Mayfield should be at least as productive in Week 2 as the Browns host the Texans.
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How do Baker Mayfield's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
0.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
10.6 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.9 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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vs Texans
Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
41.8
 
Cornerbacks
26.3
 
Safeties
109.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Baker Mayfield's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.84 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Coming off an outstanding rookie year, Mayfield looked poised to break out last season. Not only did that not happen, but Mayfield sunk to the bottom of the NFL quarterback pool. He ranked 31st in completion percentage (59.4), 31st in interception percentage (3.8), 31st in passer rating (78.8), 30th in bad-pass percentage (23.6) ... and the list goes on. While he certainly played poorly at times, it wasn't all his fault, as a bad offensive line, injuries to key players and questionable game plans dragged him down. It was enough to get coach Freddie Kitchens fired at season's end. New coach Kevin Stefanski, Mayfield's fourth head coach in three seasons, was the offensive coordinator last year for a Vikings team that ranked third in rushing percentage (49.1) and whose quarterback, Kirk Cousins, attempted only 444 passes. But Stefanski was operating under head coach Mike Zimmer's run-first mandate, and while he plans to bring at least the principles of that offense with him, it's unclear if that means Mayfield is destined to lose 100 or so attempts. In any event, Stefanski's zone blocking/play-action scheme should open throwing lanes for Mayfield and widen the pocket. And new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said he plans to alter Mayfield's footwork to be more fluid and less robotic. The team also moved to shore up the offensive line by signing RT Jack Conklin and drafting LT Jedrick Wills 10th overall. And Mayfield again has plenty of weapons. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry had offseason surgeries, but are expected to be healthy for Week 1. Free-agent addition Austin Hooper joins David Njoku at TE, and the backfield might be the league's best with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Maybe Year 3 will be Mayfield's breakout season.
The No. 1 pick in last year's draft, Mayfield debuted Week 3 and took over the starting job the following week. His big break came when the Browns fired offensive coordinator Todd Haley entering Week 9, replacing him with running backs coach Freddie Kitchens. In six games under Haley, Mayfield completed 58.3 percent of his passes with 6.6 YPA and eight touchdowns. In eight games under Kitchens, those numbers jumped to 68.4 percent, 8.6 YPA and 19 TDs, sparked by success throwing the deep ball. In Weeks 9-17, on attempts longer than 20 yards, Mayfield posted a 14.7 TD percentage (2nd), 17.8 YPA (3rd) and 108.5 passer rating (6th). For the season, his 9.4-yard average depth of target ranked fifth in the league. The offseason addition of Odell Beckham Jr. could take Mayfield and the Cleveland offense to the next level this year under Kitchens, now the head coach but still the playcaller, with former Buccaneers assistant Todd Monken the new offensive coordinator. Jarvis Landry returns to man the slot, with young wideouts Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway showing promise and tight end David Njoku perhaps on the verge of a breakout. Meanwhile, Kareem Hunt will join Nick Chubb in the backfield at midseason after serving an eight-game suspension. In short, Mayfield is set up for big success.
The first overall pick in the draft, Mayfield enters training camp as the backup to Tyrod Taylor. How long that remains the hierarchy is uncertain, despite coach Hue Jackson's proclaimed belief in Taylor. Perhaps Jackson is timid about another rookie starter after last year's debacle with DeShone Kizer, but Jackson has won a single game in two years, so if there's a coach in America who's apt to play the QB who gives him the best shot at winning, it's Jackson. Mayfield was highly accurate in college, has a strong arm and throws an excellent deep ball. At 6-1, 215, he doesn't have ideal height, but his batted-pass stats were excellent in college and, according to scouts, he processes information quickly and has the mobility to escape pressure. The Browns retooled their skill positions this offseason, adding Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway to a wideout group that hopes to finally have Josh Gordon for a full season. They also signed Carlos Hyde and drafted Nick Chubb to join Duke Johnson in the backfield. Better still, the offense now belongs to coordinator Todd Haley, who occupied the same role in Pittsburgh the last six years. Jackson will no longer call plays, and that will benefit whoever is under center.
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Sharp in preseason tune-up
QBCleveland Browns
August 29, 2021
Mayfield completed six of 10 pass attempts for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-10 preseason win over the Falcons.
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In line to play Sunday
QBCleveland Browns
August 27, 2021
Mayfield is slated to see action in Sunday's preseason finale against the Falcons, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Among starters expected to sit
QBCleveland Browns
August 20, 2021
Mayfield, who sat out the Browns' preseason opener, isn't expected to play Sunday against the Giants either, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Sitting for preseason opener
QBCleveland Browns
August 11, 2021
Mayfield won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against Jacksonville, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Not worried about extension
QBCleveland Browns
July 21, 2021
Mayfield reiterated Wednesday that he's "not worried at all" about a contract extension, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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