News: 6 days agoPeoples-Jones caught one of four targets for seven yards in Monday's 26-22 loss to the Steelers. He did not get an opportunity to return a punt.
Spin: Peoples-Jones leads the Browns' pass-catchers in opportunities, playing a healthy 88.1 percent share of snaps, but ranks fourth in targets with six. None of which have come in the red zone. He has just two catches for 19 yards. Early on, quarterback Deshaun Watson has favored Amari Cooper (17 targets) and Elijah Moore (16) among the wide receivers.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Browns took a shot on Peoples-Jones in the sixth round of the 2020 draft and have watched as his targets, receptions, yardage and fantasy points have increased during each of his professional seasons. "DPJ" had an impressive string of seven straight games with 50-plus yards last season, but he has struggled to find the end zone (eight TDs in 43 games) and hasn't been much of a fantasy factor (47th in PPG in 2022). Perhaps the 24-year-old will make a big leap in what will be Deshaun Watson's first full season with Cleveland, but he'll be facing added competition for targets via youngsters Elijah Moore, David Bell and Cedric Tillman. Peoples-Jones is only worth a late pick in deeper leagues.