Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cleveland Browns Fantasy Football Projections 2020

In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Cleveland Browns.

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Baker Mayfield510.8324.43754.424.2617.62301261.05230.88
At this time last year, expectations were through the roof for the Browns in general and for Baker Mayfield's development. Those expectations were met with nothing but disappointment as Mayfield managed to score 20-plus fantasy points in only three of 16 games. An improved offensive line and new coaching staff generates some renewed optimism for Mayfield, but he's better viewed as a QB2 heading into 2020.
Case Keenum32.620.9229.


Nick Chubb260.31236.48.4620.5156.80.72194.4
Finishing 2019 as fantasy's RB7, Chubb (1,494 yards) trailed only Derrick Henry (1,540) in rushing last season. Meanwhile, the offensive line upgrades and a more run-centric offense bode well for Chubb to challenge for the rushing title in 2020. That said, Chubb's role as a receiver was greatly diminished once Kareem Hunt returned from his eight-game suspension. The 24-year-old back had 25 catches on 32 targets with Hunt suspended; only 11 catches on 17 targets over the final eight games with Hunt.
Kareem Hunt101.7447.53.248.4394.52.66119.36
Returning from suspension for the final eight games, Hunt was heavily involved, especially as a receiver, as he averaged 10 touches (5.4 carries and 4.6 receptions) per game. Hunt (RB19) and Chubb (RB15) weren't all that dissimilar in terms of fantasy production from Weeks 10-17.
Dontrell Hilliard17.167.50.513.326.10.1213.14
Andy Janovich4.311.80.224.335.70.197.21
D'Ernest Johnson4.318.

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Odell Beckham73.11019.
The good news is that Beckham Jr. played a full 16-game slate for the first time in three seasons. The bad news is that he averaged per-game career lows of 4.63 catches, 64.7 yards and 0.25 touchdowns and finished his first season in Cleveland as fantasy's WR26 (half-PPR). As disappointing as 2019 was for his fantasy owners, Beckham has a top-five skill set and should produce much better numbers in 2020.
Jarvis Landry73.7932.34.971.15.70.03123.8
Despite all the fanfare generated by the reunion with his former LSU teammate, it was Landry that outproduced Beckham across the board with 83 catches for a career-high 1,174 yards and six touchdowns as fantasy's WR13. Given a timetable of 6-8 months of rehabilitation time for his February hip surgery, it's not a lock that Landry will be ready for the start of the season, but early signs have been positive.
Rashard Higgins18.9247.61.4200033.28
Damion Ratley11.9152.30.5400018.47
Donovan Peoples-Jones4.5590.320007.82
KhaDarel Hodge2210.080002.58


Austin Hooper57.1596.74.4300086.25
Despite missing three games, Hooper posted career highs across the board with 75 catches, 787 yards and six touchdowns. Before missing any time, Hooper was fantasy's top-scoring tight end through Week 8. As he transitions to a new team and offense, however, Hooper is a back-end TE1, at best, in what should be a run-heavy offense.
David Njoku23.5264.42.1200039.16
Harrison Bryant7.983.70.5900011.91

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