2019 Fantasy Football David Njoku Player Profile

David Njoku Cleveland Browns

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and PPR leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best tight end value lies.

David Njoku ADP and AAV:

Standard: 10th among TEs, 82nd overall

PPR: 9th among TEs, 84th overall

Average Auction Value ($200 Budget): $5

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 8th 87.9 11th 5.9
2017 22nd 62.7 32nd 3.9
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 9th 143.9 12th 9.6
2017 24th 94.7 31st 5.9
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

PLAYER USAGE

Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 56 3.5 88 5.5
2017 32 2 60 3.8
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Overview: Njoku had a top-ten finish in 2018 and looks healthy to build even more rapport with his second-year QB

Strategy: Our Auction Value ($200 Budget): $3

The argument for Njoku is lengthy. He’s never missed a game in two seasons, he’s on a potent and growing offense, and he is physically gifted. The argument against him is that Odell Beckham is now on the team and needs to carve out a chunk of targets from somewhere. So, this is yet another reason why we advocate you wait on a tight end until one falls 2 rounds below ADP or about 40% below AAV.

Best Case Scenario: Njoku grows with the offense and finishes as a top-five tight end

Worst Case Scenario: Mayfield becomes obsessed with his new Beckham toy and Njoku finishes in the back half of TE1s