Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Cleveland Browns 2023 Fantasy Football Projections

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Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Cleveland Browns.

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Deshaun Watson509332.13766.625.4512.7389.7439.54.49297.89
Dorian Thompson-Robinson33.920.7233.91.150.977.427.80.1915.94

Deshaun Watson: Appearing in only six games over the past two seasons, Watson started slowly (under 13 fantasy points in three of his first four games) but closed 2022 with two solid performances — 21.9 (weekly QB8) and 19.6 (QB6), respectively. Given his dual-threat skill set, he has upside for a quarterback being drafted as a back-end QB1.


Nick Chubb261.11253.38.7537.73021.7237.08
Jerome Ford99.8429.12.5918.31340.684.6
Pierre Strong25.9112.70.527.6580.426.39

Nick Chubb: Chubb has a career average of 5.2 yards per carry, but he has also yet to average fewer than 5.0 YPC in any of his first five NFL seasons. The talented back carried the ball 302 times last season for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns, all of which set or tied career highs. While he's averaged only 1.6 receptions per game over his career, his passing-game role may (or should) expand with Kareem Hunt no longer on the roster.

Jerome Ford: While Kareem Hunt had a disappointing 2022 season, we've seen how productive a second back could be for the Browns in previous seasons. Ford may not get the same workload previously given to Hunt, but he immediately becomes fantasy-relevant as Chubb's handcuff and complementary back, at a minimum.


Amari Cooper78.31016.16.8000181.56
Elijah Moore56.1690.14.36.436.80.32128.46
Donovan Peoples-Jones51.5638.14.2000114.76
Cedric Tillman12.71601.200029.55
David Bell7.9960.700017.75
Marquise Goodwin6840.716.30.0416.47

Amari Cooper: Cooper finished his first season as a Brown with 78 receptions for 1,160 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns. Finishing the year as fantasy's WR9 (half-PPR scoring), Cooper had six top-12 weeks, but he also finished outside the top 50 wide receivers six times. It was the sixth 1,000-yard season of Cooper's eight-year career. In theory, a full season with Deshaun Watson under center should be good for Cooper's 2023 fantasy outlook, but there is also increased competition for targets.

Elijah Moore: Before an injury ended his rookie season prematurely, Moore had 34 catches for 459 yards and five touchdowns over his final six games in 2021. (Moore was so good during that span that only Justin Jefferson had more fantasy points over that stretch.) When he was on the field in 2022, however, things didn't go nearly as well, but he'll get an opportunity to reset with the Browns in 2023.

Donovan Peoples-Jones: DPJ played a full 17-game season, and he shattered previous career highs in targets (96), receptions (61) and yards (839). Unforuntately, it could be difficult to improve upon those numbers with increased competition around him.


David Njoku52.4580.14.31.590.06111.27
Harrison Bryant13.11300.900024.95
Jordan Akins11.11120.800021.55

David Njoku: Njoku missed three games in 2022, but it was otherwise a career year for the athletic tight end. He averaged 4.1 receptions and 44.9 yards per game, both of which were career highs. Njoku finished ninth in half-PPR points per game in 2022.

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