Donovan Peoples-Jones
Donovan Peoples-Jones
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Peoples-Jones was a healthy scratch early in the 2020 season but was forced into a larger role after Odell Beckham sustained a season-ending knee injury Week 7. He brought an explosive element to the Browns offense and averaged 21.7 yards per catch. The vertical element is something that was missing after Beckham's injury until Peoples-Jones leap-frogged KhaDarel Hodge on the team's depth chart. With a healthy Beckham back in the mix, Peoples-Jones likely drops to the fourth on the depth chart and will compete for slotting with Hodge, Rashard Higgins, and rookie third-round draft pick Anthony Schwartz. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.48 million contract with the Browns in May of 2020.
Target, turnover in win
WRCleveland Browns
September 20, 2021
Peoples-Jones caught his lone target for 15 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.
ANALYSIS
Two plays into the game, the Browns lost wide receiver Jarvis Landry to an MCL injury, opening the door to a bigger role for Peoples-Jones. However, the second-year wideout fumbled away his lone catch on Houston's 27-yard line and didn't get another target the rest of the way. The Browns leaned on their running backs and tight ends after that. Thus far, Peoples-Jones has two targets and two catches through two games. More was anticipated from him, particularly with Odell Beckham (knee) inactive Weeks 1 and 2, but an extended absence for Landry would provide him with more opportunities.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Donovan Peoples-Jones' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
9.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.20
 
% Team Air Yards
4.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bears pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bears
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
115.0
 
Cornerbacks
101.1
 
Safeties
153.3
 
Linebackers
45.4
 
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2021 Donovan Peoples-Jones Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Donovan Peoples-Jones' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 2"
 
Weight
212 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
44.5 in
 
Broad Jump
139 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns took Peoples-Jones in the sixth round of this April's NFL Draft, 187th overall. As a rookie, he could be an immediate contributor on special teams, but down the road, the 6-2, 212-pounder has the size and athleticism to emerge as an outside target who can go up and get the ball. At the combine, Peoples-Jones recorded a 4.48 40, as well as an excellent mark (44.5 inches) in the vertical leap category. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry remain the Brown' clear-cut top two wide receivers, but beyond that duo, the pecking order is not set in stone, with Rashard Higgins currently penciled in as the team's WR3. As a result, Peoples-Jones does have an opportunity to climb up Cleveland's depth chart as the 2020 season rolls along.
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Starts, targeted once
WRCleveland Browns
September 13, 2021
Peoples-Jones started at wideout in place of Odell Beckham (knee, inactive) and caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 33-29 loss to Kansas City.
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Expected to start Sunday
WRCleveland Browns
September 12, 2021
With Odell Beckham (knee) inactive, Peoples-Jones is expected to start alongside Jarvis Landry in Sunday's season opener against Kansas City, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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One catch in final exhibition
WRCleveland Browns
August 29, 2021
Peoples-Jones caught one pass (three targets) for eight yards in Sunday's 19-10 preseason win over the Falcons.
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Catches lone look
WRCleveland Browns
August 22, 2021
Peoples-Jones caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason win over the Giants.
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Serving as first-teamer
WRCleveland Browns
August 21, 2021
Peoples-Jones has been working with the first-team offense during this week of practice, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
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