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Cleveland Browns Fantasy Football Projections 2022

Updated: September 4, 2022

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Cleveland Browns.

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QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Jacoby Brissett328.5205.32118.811.834.9349.9174.71.25147.18
Deshaun Watson173.4116.41343.98.844.1623.7116.10.7196.67
Joshua Dobbs23.614.6155.80.90.642.510.60.059.91

Jacoby Brissett: Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension makes Brissett the starter for the majority of the 2022 season. In his two seasons as a full-time starter (2017 and 2019), he finished as fantasy's QB20 and QB23, respectively. He's a low-upside option when he starts and he'll lose his starting gig during the fantasy playoffs, which makes him only a consideration in 2-QB formats.

Deshaun Watson: Suspended for the first 11 games of the season, Watson is eligible to return in Week 13 against his former team (Houston Texans). Especially for those in 2-QB formats, Watson would provide a significant boost for the fantasy playoffs. While he also did not play a snap in 2021, Watson has finished as fantasy's QB4, QB4 and QB5 in his three NFL seasons as a full-time starter. In other words, he will be a top-10 option (or better) in fantasy from Week 13 on.

RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Nick Chubb233.31119.88.429.4231.61.3208.04
Kareem Hunt119.8533.13.5944.2345.61.9142.91
D'Ernest Johnson42.2196.21.189.8760.542.2
Demetric Felton416.40.099.170.60.416.19
Jerome Ford14.262.50.393.525.30.113.47

Nick Chubb: One of the league's best pure runners, Chubb has yet to finish with fewer than 996 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns or 5.0 yards per carry in a season. Even though he's missed a total of seven games over the past two seasons combined, Chubb has finished his four seasons as fantasy's RB16, RB7, RB9 and RB11, respectively, in half-PPR scoring.

Kareem Hunt: Entering the final year of his contract, Hunt had requested a trade but the Browns have rejected that request. No team has a more talented duo on their roster than Chubb and Hunt, who was the NFL's rushing champion in 2017 as a rookie with Kansas City. Given his versatile skill set, Hunt provides stand-alone flex value when Chubb is active and RB1 upside when/if Chubb misses time.

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Amari Cooper74877.55.3000156.55
Donovan Peoples-Jones33.6445.12.600076.91
David Bell31.3381.82.300067.63
Anthony Schwartz19.82661.59.559.90.4854.37
Michael Woods II2.728.90.20005.44

Amari Cooper: No longer in Dallas, Cooper won't face the same kind of target competition in Cleveland as he's clearly the team's No. 1 receiver in 2022. That said, there is plenty of risk to the passing offense in general with Deshaun Watson suspended for 11 games. Cooper has five 1,000-yard campaigns in seven seasons.

TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
David Njoku47.4546.43.400098.74
Harrison Bryant31.4323.92.200061.29

David Njoku: Njoku finished 2021 with 36 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns. The only Browns with more receptions last season -- Jarvis Landry (52) and Austin Hooper (38) -- are no longer on the roster, although the team traded for Amari Cooper. I expect Njoku to finish second on the team in receiving across the board, behind only Cooper.

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