Thanks to his five catch-83 yards receiving and one touchdown performance in a Cleveland Browns 45-20 win over the hated Baltimore Ravens, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones put himself in the radar of every fantasy football owner.
Seals-Jones, a former Arizona Cardinals tight end, has become something of a revelation for Cleveland, since the loss of starter David Njoku.
At 6’5 and 240 pounds, the 24-year-old former undrafted Texas A&M star has quickly emerged into a reliable target for Baker Mayfield in the passing game, as evidenced vs. the Ravens. With Njoku sidelined the next six weeks due to a wrist injury suffered vs. the New York Jets, look for Seals-Jones’ stock to go up for FFL owners in need of a quality TE1 or flex.
Already one of the team’s leaders in targets (5) and receiving yards (96) expect both numbers to go up in Njoku’s absence. If you want an indication of what you might expect from Seals-Jones, look no further than Todd Monken, the Browns new offensive coordinator, formerly of Tampa Bay.
During his second year in the NFL, tight end O.J. Howard was targeted 48 times–catching 34 passes–for 565 yards and five touchdowns, while averaging a team third-best 16.6 yards per catch, which also led all TE’s in 2018.
To break it down, Look for the Sealy, TX native to become a big-play factor for Cleveland based on Monken’s preference of using TE’s for big plays, and considering Mayfield’s tendencies in looking for the tight end on busted and broken plays, Seals-Jones would be a worthy grab for your team.
With the Browns next few games against three of the worst teams that struggle covering TE’s in the Denver Broncos (22.00), Seattle Seahawks (25.00) and Pittsburgh Steelers (25.00) and three of the stingiest in the Buffalo Bills (6.00), San Francisco 49ers (11.00) and New England Patriots (12.00), Seals-Jones could turn out to be worthy low-risk, high reward gamble for FFL owners everywhere.