Njoku caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Panthers. Njoku turned in another disappointing effort despite facing a Carolina defense that's been generous to tight ends this season. The second-year man out of Miami has faded when it matters most for fantasy owners, recording 35 yards or fewer in three of the past four games.
Njoku (knee) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Since he was able to practice in limited fashion on back-to-back days to open the Browns' Week 14 preparations, Njoku never seemed in major jeopardy of missing game action. Njoku's fantasy value peaked when he earned double-digit targets in both Weeks 5 and 6, but he's earned no more than six looks in any of the Browns' subsequent six contests.
Njoku (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Njoku, who caught three of six targets for eight yards in the Week 13 loss to the Texans, has been up and down over his last six outings. With the knee issue not viewed as much of a concern, Njoku's chances of a bouncing back this weekend are supported by the fact that Sunday's opponent, the Panthers, have had trouble limiting tight ends this season.
Njoku was held to three catches for eight yards on six targets in Sunday's 29-13 loss to Houston. Eight of Njoku's teammates finished with more receiving yards than him, as quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for a career-high 397 yards despite the tight end's struggles. After a streak of five consecutive games over 50 receiving yards, Njoku has now come up short of 20 yards twice in his past three appearances. Those recent struggles leave owners with some difficult decisions to make at the tight end position with the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, though Njoku will benefit from a favorable Week 14 matchup -- the visiting Panthers have allowed eight touchdowns to tight ends this season.
Njoku (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday. Njoku has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option of late, but he is coming off a solid effort in the Week 12 win over the Bengals, during which he hauled in all five of his targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. The Texans are riding an eight-game winning streak, but working in Njoku's favor is that Houston has had a hard time stopping opposing tight ends over its last three outings.
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