3 Cleveland Browns who must show up, show out vs Houston Texans

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1. Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz

The Browns ended any guessing about what Odell Beckham Jr.’s role would be by ruling him out for the Texans game.

This likely means rookie Anthony Schwartz will get more looks in the offense after a stellar debut against the Chiefs. Schwartz’s four touches for 86 yards is even more impressive considering that it was Beckham who was game planned into Kevin Stefanski’s scheme for the day.

It was only 90 minutes before the contest started that the Browns and OBJ decided to err on the said of caution, elevating Schwartz’s role in the offense.

Donovan Peoples-Jones is capable of stretching the field, but one in the wide receiving room, with the exception of Beckham, is capable of replicating the speed put on display by Schwartz.

To loosen up the defense every now and then, Mayfield will have to be able to look for Schwartz downfield. After watching last week, there’s no reason to believe Cleveland can’t have success against Houston’s Cover-2 scheme.