5. Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz
After a stellar debut against the Kansas City Chiefs, Anthony Schwartz has all but disappeared from the action.
He hasn’t caught a pass since his three-catch, 69-yard performance against the Chiefs. Since then, he’s averaged one target a game, but hasn’t been able to come up with anything.
This isn’t meant to knock Schwartz. He still possesses great promise, but his drop-off really hammers home the point that the passing attack needs a lot of work. Again, some of it’s Mayfield. I believe it was against the Bears where Mayfield missed a wide open Schwartz. Had he caught it, it would’ve been a touchdown.
That’s the quagmire, though. Mayfield has thrown two touchdown passes–none of which have gone to a receiver. Austin Hooper has one, Demetric Felton has the other.
The lack of attention paid to Schwartz may also have to do with Odell Beckham Jr, but even OBJ’s return hasn’t been able to ignite much of anything.
Schwartz is a weapon, whose speed is often times unmatched. The Browns pose almost not threat downfield.