Cleveland Browns Depth Chart

  • HC: Kevin Stefanski
  • OC: Alex Van Pelt
  • DC: Jim Schwartz
  • ST: Mike Priefer
Updated: 01/12/2023 12:02PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR2Cooper, Amari T/Dal10Schwartz, Anthony 21/316Darden, Jaelon W/TB
RWR11Peoples-Jones, Donovan 20/612Woods II, Michael 22/617Weston, Isaiah CF22
SWR18Bell, David 22/39GRANT SR., JAKEEM U/Chi25Felton Jr., Demetric 21/6
LT71Wills Jr., Jedrick 20/159Haeg, Joe SF2274HUBBARD, CHRIS U/Pit
LG75BITONIO, JOEL 14/270Forbes, Drew W/Det
C55Pocic, Ethan U/Sea53Harris, Nick 20/568Dunn, Michael SF20
RG77Teller, Wyatt T/Buf72Froholdt, Hjalte P/Hou52Deaton, Dawson 22/7
RT78Conklin, Jack U/Ten66Hudson III, James 21/4
TE85Njoku, David 17/188Bryant, Harrison 20/481James, Jesse U/Chi84Brown, Pharaoh SF22
QB4Watson, Deshaun T/Hou7BRISSETT, JACOBY U/Mia8Mond, Kellen W/Min
RB24Chubb, Nick 18/227Hunt, Kareem SF1930Johnson, D'Ernest SF1934Ford, Jerome 22/5
Defense
DEF          
LDE95Garrett, Myles 17/169Winovich, Chase T/NE58Thomas, Isaiah 22/761Odom, Chris SF22
LDT96Elliott, Jordan 20/393Togiai, Tommy 21/457Stille, Ben P/Mia
RDT99Bryan, Taven U/Jax97Winfrey, Perrion 22/4
RDE90Clowney, Jadeveon U/Ten94Wright, Alex 22/391Weatherly, Stephen U/Den
WLB28Owusu-Koramoah, Jeremiah 21/244Takitaki, Sione 19/340Carter, Jermaine SF22
MLB5Walker Jr., Anthony U/Ind54Jones, Deion T/Atl51Kunaszyk, Jordan SF2256Davis, Tae W/NYG
SLB50Phillips, Jacob 20/342Fields II, Tony 21/519Ragland, Reggie P/LV
LCB21Ward, Denzel 18/126Williams, Greedy 19/2
SS22Delpit, Grant 20/233Harrison Jr., Ronnie T/Jax
FS43Johnson III, John U/LAR37Bell, D'Anthony CF22
RCB23Emerson Jr., Martin 22/331Graham Jr., Thomas P/Chi
NB20Newsome II, Greg 21/138Green, A.J. CF20
Special Teams
ST          
PT13Bojorquez, Corey U/GB
PK3York, Cade 22/4
LS47HUGHLETT, CHARLEY P/KC
H13Bojorquez, Corey U/GB
KO3York, Cade 22/4
PR9GRANT SR., JAKEEM U/Chi11Peoples-Jones, Donovan 20/616Darden, Jaelon W/TB
KR9GRANT SR., JAKEEM U/Chi34Ford, Jerome 22/516Darden, Jaelon W/TB
Reserves
RES          
FUT83Mitchell-Paden, Zaire TE15Stevenson, Marquez WR64Perry II, Roderick DT92Kamara, Sam DE41Kelly Jr., John RB
FUT79Wheatley Jr., Tyrone OT17Baldwin, Daylen WR82Harley Jr., Mike WR49Jackson, Storey LB36Bolden, Bubba S
FUT47McCrary, Nate RB

Team Needs

1. Defensive Line
2. Linebacker
3. Running Back

Myles Garrett finished with 16 sacks and the rest of the line combined for 10. To make matters worse, this defense was eighth worst in the league in yards per carry allowed and their two next best options behind Garrett are free agents.

Key FA: DE Jadeveon Clowney, RB Kareem Hunt, LB Anthony Walker

Check out our initial DL review here: https://youtu.be/o8f-iy1w6k0

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

The big question looming over the Browns right now is whether QB Deshaun Watson will play any games for them in 2022. Cleveland sent 3 first-round picks, a third-rounder and 2 fourth-rounders to the Texans in March for the star QB – and then handed him a huge new contract.

Watson is sure to miss at least some time, and his fill-in will be Jacoby Brissett. The 29-year-old vet previously spent 2017 and 2019 filling in for Andrew Luck, first when the Colts QB sat out with a shoulder injury and then after his surprise retirement. Brissett most recently started 5 games for the 2021 Dolphins, as Tua Tagovailoa’s backup. Brissett sports just a 60.2% career completion rate and 3.0% passing-TD rate.

Browns QBs get Amari Cooper as the new lead WR, after Cleveland acquired him from Dallas in the spring. Through 7 years across 2 franchises, Cooper has never reached 22.5% target share in a season. He has averaged just 20.9% over that span (adjusted for games missed).

This year’s Browns, however, have shed 44.0% target share vs. last year with the departures of WR Jarvis Landry (to New Orleans), TE Austin Hooper (to Tennessee), WR Rashard Higgins (to Carolina) and WR Odell Beckham Jr. (to L.A. last year).

Besides Cooper, Cleveland added WR David Bell in Round 3 of the draft. The former Purdue wideout looks ready to compete for the slot role right away. The team also signed former Dolphin Jakeem Grant in free agency.

The Browns also applied the franchise tag to TE David Njoku and then agreed to a 4-year contract with the 26-year-old. HC Kevin Stefanski told reporters in June that Njoku has evolved into a “complete” TE and that he’ll be a “big part of what we plan to do.”

In the backfield, Cleveland returns Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (in the final year of his contract), but also kept D’Ernest Johnson around with a restricted free-agent tender. Johnson stepped in for an injured Hunt last season and more than doubled his career totals in carries and targets.

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