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Fantasy implications of Browns drafting WR Anthony Schwartz with No. 91 pick

The Browns drafted Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz with the 91st pick in the 2021 draft. Will he be a fantasy football asset to start his career?

Auburn Tigers wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (5) runs the ball during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies on September 21, 2019 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns drafted former Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz in 2021 NFL Draft. He joins a depth chart that includes Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

The speedy wide receiver had a career-year for the Tigers in 2020. Schwartz recorded 54 receptions for 636 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. The 5-foot-11 wideout knows how to get open, which will do wonders for him if he lines up in the slot. With Schwartz on the field, he can break a game open with his 4.25 40-yard dash speed.

Fantasy football impact

Rookie

Last season, we saw Peoples-Jones as a rookie make some plays for a Browns’ offense that was without Beckham Jr. Schwartz could find himself in a similar situation if there’s an injury to Higgins. But with his speed and ability to track the ball, the 5-foot-11 wide receiver should be able to find some snaps this season.

Long-term

Schwartz could be the long-term slot/WR3 for the Browns as Higgins is an unrestricted free agent after this season. He has gamebreaking speed and can stretch the field, which the Browns could use to pair with Beckham Jr. and Peoples-Jones. In regards to fantasy football, the ceiling for Schwartz is a WR2/FLEX option.