5. Cleveland Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
The Browns flashed a real, live wide receiver in this one, thanks to Donovan Peoples-Jones.
DPJ had five grabs (7 targets) for 90 yards, including a long catch of 34 yards. He also made an incredible sideline grab where if the green grass hadn’t been kicked up when his feet hit the ground, no one would’ve ever believed he made the catch in-bounds.
Jarvis Landry also ended his touchdown drought with a touchdown grab (his first of the season) to go along with five catches for 41 yards.
DPJ didn’t break out the way we were all hoping coming out of Training Camp, but you could argue it’s hard for a receiver to thrive in Stefanski’s broken offense.
At the very least, you can point to DPJ improving on his rookie numbers, so there’s been a step forward.
Through nine games played, he has 18 catches for 340 yards (18.9 yards per reception) and three touchdowns–and there’s still four games to go. As a rookie, DPJ had 14 catches for 304 yards (21.7 ypr) and two scores in 12 games.