5 Cleveland Browns to target late in fantasy football drafts

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 04: Tight end David Njoku of Miami (Florida) competes in a blocking drill during day four of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

TE David Njoku

Projected rank (Via Yahoo! Fantasy): 188

He may not storm out of the gate and become an elite TE, but David Njoku is a 6’4, 245-pound athletic freak packed with plenty of potential. As long as he stays healthy (currently he is dealing with a back injury), Njoku will be immediately thrown into a pretty big role in Cleveland’s offense as their starting tight end.

According to sports-reference.com, Njoku totaled just under 700 yards receiving with eight touchdowns last year at the University of Miami (FL). His 16.2 yards per reception was the fourth best among qualifying tight ends in the FBS, according to espn.com.

Njoku has been compared to Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen, so Cleveland fans (and fantasy owners) would be thrilled with him coming anywhere close to that. Just remember, he’s still only 21 years old.

In a dynasty league, Njoku’s value this year is higher, but he’s still worth a TE2 slot in standard leagues.

Remember a couple of seasons ago when former Browns tight end Gary Barnidge had his breakout season and ended up in the pro bowl? If all goes to plan, Njoku’s rookie season’s ceiling could potentially be very similar.