Of course, the one time he didn't have that many, he had only two Week 6 against Pittsburgh. Between that game and Week 5 at Tennessee, he had a combined three catches for 26 yards, dropping off the radar in Fantasy after averaging 7.0 caches for 81.3 yards in his first three games.
So now what? Last week, it seemed like an easy call. "Stick a fork in him," my headline read. But clearly, the Browns haven't turned the page on him just yet.
Because he's more of a possession guy in an offense that won't have too many touchdowns through the air, he's still more or less a lost cause in standard leagues. But in points-per-reception leagues, he's at least serviceable. His inconsistencies make him best suited as a bye-week replacement, though.
A meager day for the
Hawkins emerged from a mini-slump, which included getting blanked last week, by leading both teams with 112 yards receiving on five receptions. The highlight was a short pass in which he used his speed to run up the middle for a career-long 65-yard gain. He was targeted nine times in the game.
His 382 yards receiving this year nearly doubles his total from 2013 and puts him on pace for more than 1,000 on the season. He will try to keep up the pace when the Browns host Oakland in Week 8.
At least in that game, he had his usual share of the targets. In Week 6, he got only two.
Granted, quarterback Brian Hoyer attempted only 17 passes, so no Browns receiver had his usual number of targets. But that's beside the point. The reason you owned Hawkins in Fantasy wasn't because of his big-play ability or red-zone prowess. It was because he was consistent, catching no fewer than six passes for no fewer than 70 yards over the first three weeks. He got a pass in Week 5, but after back-to-back miserable performances, consistency is no longer his calling card.
So outside of deeper points-per-reception leagues -- maybe 16 teams or more -- I'm done with him in Fantasy.
After averaging 81.3 receiving yards in his first three games,
So fear not, Hawkins owners. The former Bengal remains Hoyer's high-percentage guy even though they connected on a low percentage of their throws in Week 5. While his lack of big-play potential makes him just a so-so option in standard Fantasy leagues, he remains a strong play in points-per-reception leagues Week 6 against Pittsburgh.
Another was running back
|10||11/6/14||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
Trent Richardson Cleveland Browns Nike Team Color Game Jersey - Brown Shop Now!