Callaway is part of a new-look receiving corps led by Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, Dan Labbe of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
With Beckham and Landry safely locked into starring roles, the real competition will be between Callaway and Rashard Higgins, both of whom played well down the stretch last season. It'll be tough to draw consistent targets as the No. 3 wide receiver in an offense with so many other weapons, but there is some opportunity for either Callaway or Higgins to emerge as a fantasy asset if Baker Mayfield lights it up. In addition to all the talent at wide receiver, Cleveland has Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and Kareem Hunt (suspension) in the backfield and David Njoku and Demetrius Harris at tight end.
Callaway had the marijuana-related charge from last August dismissed this offseason as part of a plea agreement, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Callaway could still be disciplined by the NFL under the league's substance-abuse policy. The 22-year-old has a history of off the field issues and pretty much entered the league in the substance-abuse program due to a diluted sample at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
Callaway hauled in four of his seven targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Ravens.
Callaway continued his trend of turning in boom or bust performances, recording his highest yardage total in the past four weeks. While he was held catchless in two of the final four contests to close the season, Callaway showed potential plenty of times throughout his rookie campaign, hauling in a catch of 30 or more yards in five games. He'll likely head into the 2019 season as the Browns' second-best receiving option -- assuming the team doesn't add a prominent pass-catcher -- giving him the opportunity to build on his solid first season. To emerge as a reliable fantasy option Callaway will have to improve his catch rate, which should also help him perform more consistently on a week-to-week basis.
Callaway was unable to haul in his lone target during Sunday's 26-18 win over the Bengals.
It was the rookie's first catchless outing since Week 1, this after he tied a season high with five catches in Week 15. It's probably best not to read too much into just one game, particularly as he's built a nice role for himself on a surging Browns squad. Cleveland's now out of playoff contention, but they can play spoiler next Sunday against a Pittsburgh squad that gave up five catches and a touchdown to the Florida product in Week 8.
Callaway hauled in five of seven targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 17-16 win over the Broncos.
Callaway's five receptions led the Browns, one of which went for a two-yard touchdown, giving the rookie wideout four touchdowns on the year. His production has been a bit sporadic throughout the season, but that's to be expected from a rookie. Next week's matchup against the Bengals expects to be a favorable one for Callaway, as he looks to string a few strong performances together to finish out his debut season.
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