AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 34 597 17.6 3 60

Top Donovan Peoples-Jones News

  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Three grabs in finale

    Peoples-Jones brought in three of four targets for 38 yards in the Browns' 21-16 win over the Bengals on Sunday. He also committed a fumble that was recovered by Cleveland and returned four punts for 20 yards.

    The promising speedster checked in second in receptions, receiving yards and targets to Jarvis Landry to finish off the season in relatively quiet fashion. Peoples-Jones did take a step forward in his development in 2021, however, finishing with a 34-597-3 line across 13 games. With Odell Beckham in Los Angeles and Landry a 29-year-old possession receiver, the opportunity appears to be there for Peoples-Jones to step up and assert himself as a consistent downfield threat next season.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Long gain Monday

    Peoples-Jones caught three of five targets for 76 yards in Monday night's 26-14 loss to the Steelers.

    Peoples-Jones led the Browns in receiving yards thanks to a game-long, 39-yard reception in the second half. That play helped set up a David Njoku touchdown, and Peoples-Jones trailed only Jarvis Landry's and Njoku's four receptions on the night for the Browns. Having shown a penchant for occasional splash plays this season, Peoples-Jones will strive to make a similar impact in Week 18 versus the Bengals, a team he scored a 60-yard touchdown against earlier this season.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Could cede snaps to Schwartz

    Peoples-Jones could see his role decrease over the final two weeks as Cleveland gives Anthony Schwartz more work, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I think for sure with Anthony coming off the concussion protocol and getting into these games, getting him some touches, I think his role will grow," coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday.

    Schwartz returned from a three-game absence due to a concussion to play a scaled-back role the last two games and caught a touchdown on his lone target in Week 16's loss to the Packers. The rookie speedster is similar to Peoples-Jones in that both are considered downfield threats, so it would seem natural any increase in Schwartz's role would come at the expense of Peoples-Jones' snap count. The second-year wideout caught just one of five targets for five yards last week and has a 44 percent catch rate (15 of 34 targets) over the last six games as the team's primary downfield option.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Struggles in road game

    Peoples-Jones caught one pass for five yards on six targets against Green Bay on Sunday.

    Peoples-Jones was dealt some bad luck in this one -- two of his targets resulted in interceptions for reasons that weren't really his fault -- but he also dropped an on-target deep ball from Baker Mayfield that might have changed the course of the game somewhat. The Browns need Peoples-Jones' speed on the field to complement the more possession-wideout skill sets of Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, so DPJ should get opportunities to make up for this one, but for now it's a rather regrettable game in his 2021 season. The Browns face the Steelers in Week 17.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Four catches as top option

    Peoples-Jones caught four of eight targets for 48 yards in Monday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders.

    Peoples-Jones led the team in targets and receiving yards, as he was the top receiving option for quarterback Nick Mullens with wide receiver Jarvis Landry, as well as quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum, all on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Raiders defensive back Brandon Facyson knocked the ball out of Peoples-Jones' hand to prevent what should have been a big gain along the sideline in the first half, but he heated up late and converted two crucial third downs on Cleveland's go-ahead drive in the fourth quarter. Peoples-Jones also served as the primary punt returner, one week after rookie Demetric Felton muffed a pair of kicks in last week's win over the Ravens. If Landry isn't ready to return Week 16 against the Packers, Peoples-Jones will remain atop the Browns' wide receiver depth chart.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Could be No. 1 receiver Week 15

    Peoples-Jones will likely serve as Cleveland's No. 1 wideout for Monday's game against Las Vegas after Jarvis Landry (illness) wasn't reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

    Rashard Higgins, Anthony Schwartz (concussion) and Ja'Marcus Bradley also are expected to see increased reps in two- and three-receiver sets sans Landry, but throughout the season Peoples-Jones has held the most consistent role in the offensive game plan among Cleveland's available wideouts. Peoples-Jones has mostly been a boom-or-bust fantasy option -- he has four games with 70-plus receiving yards and six games with fewer than 40 yards -- but he should at least have a clear path to a fair amount of targets Week 15 with Landry out of the mix. Peoples-Jones' efficiency could suffer, however, as he'll be fielding targets from third-string quarterback Nick Mullens, who gets the start in his Cleveland debut after neither Baker Mayfield (illness) nor Case Keenum (illness) was able to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols ahead of Monday's 5:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Browns-Raiders moved to Monday

    Peoples-Jones and the Browns will no longer play the Raiders on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

    Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Given that Jarvis Landry (illness) is one of the players who tested positive for the virus in recent days, he's uncertain to clear the necessary protocols ahead of Monday's contest. If Landry is out, Peoples-Jones could find himself as the No. 1 receiver in a depleted Cleveland offense that could also be without either of its top two quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum, who tested positive Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Leads team in receiving

    Peoples-Jones caught five of seven targets for 90 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over the Ravens.

    Peoples-Jones led the Browns in yards through the air while posting season highs in receptions and targets. The second-year wideout had a long gain of 34 yards, which by itself topped his yardage total from his previous two games combined. Besides those quiet performances, however, Peoples-Jones has now managed at least 70 yards in four of his last six appearances, giving him decent momentum ahead of Week 15's Saturday contest versus the Raiders.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Returns to lineup

    Peoples-Jones caught two of five targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

    Peoples-Jones returned to active duty after missing one week due to a groin injury, an on-going issue that's forced him to miss three of the last six games. He's the successor to Odell Beckham as the Browns' top deep threat, but the passing game is hindered by quarterback Baker Mayfield, who's dealing with multiple injuries and has completed 50.6 percent of his passes over the last three weeks. The Browns head into a bye Week 13, which could be an opportunity for Mayfield to get healthier and head coach Kevin Stefanski to fix the team's passing attack.

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  • Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Suiting up Sunday

    Peoples-Jones (groin) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Ravens, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

    Peoples-Jones, who was inactive last Sunday against the Lions, is back in action Sunday, and in the process he should reclaim a key role in the team's passing attack alongside wideout Jarvis Landry, especially with Rashard Higgins a healthy scratch. As long as he can stay healthy, Peoples-Jones profiles as the Browns' No. 2 WR option now that Odell Beckham is no longer in the mix, while Ja'Marcus Bradley and JoJo Natson also are in the mix for targets from QB Baker Mayfield in Week 12.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 22
School: Michigan
Experience: 2