Ricky Seals-Jones Fantasy Outlook Improves as Browns' Top Tight End With David Njoku Injured

Jason Schandl
Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens
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When Cleveland Browns' starting tight end David Njoku went down with a broken wrist earlier this season, it looked like Demetrius Harris was going to step up to replace him.

Instead, it looks like Ricky Seals-Jones will be the one to step up as the team's top receiving TE, and he's turning in big numbers against the Baltimore Ravens.

Seals-Jones caught his lone target in the first half, scoring a nine-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He then came out big to start the second half, recording a 59-yard reception on the Browns' first possession of the third quarter.

He's shown some flashes of upside in the receiving game across his first two seasons, but never got a ton of volume with the Arizona Cardinals, catching 46 passes for 544 yards and four touchdowns to start his career with the Cards.

It looked like Harris was the clear top tight end in Week 3 when he played 90.3 percent of the team's snaps, but Seals-Jones' success as a receiver could quickly earn him extended playing time.

In a crowded offense and still far from a lock to play anything close to a full complement of snaps in any given week, there's no need to rush out and put in a waiver claim for Seals-Jones. Expanded volume and some big receiving numbers do put him on the radar as a potential fantasy football tight end streaming option moving forward though.

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