4 Cleveland Browns who will benefit most from Odell Beckham release

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2. Cleveland Browns Donovan Peoples-Jones

The star of Training Camp has been barely recognizable this season, occasionally showing the brilliance he regularly displayed in August.

He’s topped 100 yards just once (Cardinals), but is one receiver primed to thrive with Beckham gone.

Mayfield showed some chemistry with DPJ a season ago, and that aforementioned game in Cincinnati is the tip-off. When Beckham left the game, it was Peoples-Jones who emerged as the star, making the game winning touchdown throw from Mayfield.

Now, with OBJ gone, hopefully Mayfield is free to explore the field and throw to DPJ within the flow of the offense.

If the Brown are going to salvage their season, they’re going to have to start getting better production from the receivers and that includes DPJ.