2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: David Njoku
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at David Njoku and tells us what to expect from the Cleveland Browns tight end for this upcoming season.
To open the 2018 campaign, second-year tight end David Njoku hauled in seven passes on 14 targets for a whopping 33 yards in the first two games of the season. Then, in Week 3, the Cleveland Browns franchise changed forever. Baker Mayfield took over and Njoku immediately became much more fantasy viable after two rough weeks to open the season, despite receiving adequate volume. With Mayfield under center, Njoku became a viable fantasy force, providing fantasy owners with a steady stream of production. Unfortunately, Njoku only had one game with over 70 receiving yards, but he only had three games with under 30 receiving yards. Njoku averaged 12.4 yards per reception with Mayfield under center, and eight of their 14 games together resulted in Njoku eclipsing at least 50 yards receiving.
Njoku averaged 39.9 yards per game last year as a whole, but when you remove the two non-Mayfield games, that number jumps to 43.3 yards per game. Again, if we remove his goose egg against...