Njoku caught seven passes (12 targets) for 55 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers.
Njoku was able to find the end zone for the first time in 2018 when he went up and caught an underthrown ball on a fade route from Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. This could be a sign of big things to come for the second-year tight end, as not only did Mayfield target him in the red zone again, but his 22 targets over the past two games leads the team. Njoku and Mayfield will look to continue their rapport next Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Njoku caught six of 11 targets for 69 yards during Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against the Ravens.
Njoku's team-high 11 targets also marked a career high for the second-year tight end, as quarterback Baker Mayfield constantly looked his way Sunday. Njoku's increase in targets could lead to more touchdowns, as Njoku has yet score this season after finding the end zone four times as a rookie in limited playing time in 2017. The second-year pro will look to continue his rapport with Mayfield next Sunday against the Chargers.
Njoku caught five of seven targets for 52 yards during Sunday's 45-42 loss to the Raiders.
It's no surprise Njoku had his best game of the season during Baker Mayfield's first career start. Mayfield is capable of opening up the passing game significantly more than Tyrod Taylor (back), and that clearly aided Njoku, who posted season highs in receptions and yards. The second-year tight end will look to keep it going Sunday against the Ravens.
Njoku caught both of his targets for 36 yards during Thursday's 21-17 victory over the Jets.
Both of Njoku's receptions came from Baker Mayfield, though with just one catch in the second half, he wasn't as involved in the offense as fantasy owners would have liked. However, if Mayfield is in fact the starting quarterback moving forward, his gun-slinging ways and ability to throw the ball downfield should help Njoku's value, and the tight end could very well see a considerable uptick in targets.
Njoku played 78 of 89 snaps (87.7 percent) in Sunday's 21-21 tie with Pittsburgh, catching three of seven targets for 13 yards.
Njoku limped off the field with an undisclosed injury at one point in the third quarter, but he made it back into the game and ultimately fell just shy of a 90 percent snap share. While the wealth of playing time was an encouraging sign, Njoku's struggles with holding onto the ball resurfaced as he dropped two of his seven targets in Sunday's game, per ESPN.com's Pat McManamon. Despite the unimpressive performance, Njoku should get another shot at an every-down role in a Week 2 road game against the Saints.
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|