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David Njoku says he will play against the Bills in Week 11

We break down the news that Njoku has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 11 and beyond.

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Friday update: Njoku told reporters that he would play this week, per Daryl Ruiter. He is still considered questionable and he has been optimistic about a return for three weeks now, but it does appear that this should be the week.

Friday update: Njoku is reported as progressing, but the team is still going to monitor how he feels over the next few days. He at least has been ruled questionable for the game, so there is a chance that he can return this week.

Friday update: Njoku was spotted again at practice, getting back-to-back practices in, per Scott Petrak. He’ll likely be limited again, but we’ll wait to see on the injury report. The good news is that if he does play, his game has been moved to Ford Field and the conditions would be better for the passing game.

Thursday update: Nkoku returned to practice on Thursday, per Mary Kay Cabot. He’s been out since October 23rd, so he’s still going to be questionable this week, but this is a good sign. With the dearth of fantasy tight ends out there, Njoku is a likely start if he plays, depending on the weather in Buffalo of course.


Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku did not practice on Wednesday ahead of this Sunday’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Njoku has been dealing with an ankle injury that has kept him out of commission since the Browns’ game against the Ravens on October 23.

Fantasy football implications for Week 11

Njoku is a huge difference-maker for the Browns when he’s out on the field. He averaged 72.5 receiving yards per game in October, and has added 418 yards and a touchdown for Cleveland this season, behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski said he was hopeful Njoku would be able to return to participate with the team this weekend, but if he isn’t ready, backup Harrison Bryant will continue to fill in on offense. Bryant had 15 receiving yards and his first touchdown of the season in last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.