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Week 1 vs. CIN
Receiving: 3 / 77 / 0 on 7 targets
Looked pretty good in this game but he still is not a dominant presence at the WR position. Massaquoi is going into year 3 and you can see progress as before he was so streaky you never knew when he would show up. His biggest play was obviously the deep ball up the right sideline as McCoy was flushed to his right and rolling towards the sidelines before firing it down field to Massaquoi who had gotten behind the defense. This writer feel that MM is the only Cleveland WR you really want right now and Massaquoi has the speed to get behind defenses. if McCoy can hit him which Colt showed he could, you might have a sleeper connection this year in the FF world. The problem is that options 1 and 2 seem to flow through the TE and RB position so don't epexct a lot but he is worth picking up as your WR5/6 spot for now.
Week 2 vs. IND
Receiving: 3 / 45 / 0 on 6 targets
Even though Mohamed Massaqoui had a relatively poor
fantasy day, he looks like the #1 WR in this offense by far in terms
of targets and shots downfield. McCoy trusts Massaqoui the most and he
got a lot of targets on sunday vs the Colts. The entire Brown offense
was hamstrung by a lack of the football and a very conservative
passing game that put the shackles on McCoy to protect the football
and try not to lose the game. Massaqoui has very sure hands and
displayed good chemistry with McCoy on blitz pickups with short routes
and in routes for key first downs. Massaqoui doesn't have outstanding
size or speed but gets the most out of his talents. He made a terrific
catch as his QB displayed faith in him by chucking up in a pass deep
down the sideline which Massaqoui was able to haul in. Massaqoui
dropped one pass and had another broken up but he was probably the
only Brown defender to recieve double coverage all game.
Week 3 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 26 / 1 on 6 targets
Was targeted early as Vontae Davis was out for the Miami Dolphins and that made things easier for Massaquoi working on Nolan Carrol who was torched a week ago by Andre Johnson towards the end of the Mia-Hou game as you might recall. There is a trend in the NFL with young WRs dropping passes. His 2nd target of the game was a little behind him but a good WR should be able to catch that football and he didn't. He was also the target on McCoy's interception. That throw was off target but it also looked like Massaquoi didn't help things much. The final drive of the game is where both he and Greg Little did their damage. Massaquoi caught the game winning Touchdown in the back of the end zone near where Josh Cribbs made his catch earlier in the game.
Week 6 vs. OAK
Receiving: 3 / 30 / 1 on 7 targets
Massaquoi had a disappointing day but was saved by a late garbage time TD. Although he had seven targets he couldn't have done much more with because most of the time McCoy was under pressure and missed him badly. The key take away is that Little is taking over as the number one receiver in this offense, and this will reduce targets and production away from Massaquoi.
Week 7 vs. SEA
Receiving: 1 / 15 / 0 on 2 targets
Massaquoi left the game with concussion symptoms after making one catch for 15 yards. On the catch, he did a nice job of staying in bounds and leaping for the extra inch to get the first down. On his other chance, he tried in vain to pull in an accurate pass over the middle in very tight coverage.
Week 9 vs. HOU
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Mohamed Massaquoi failed to register a catch in this game. He left the contest because of wooziness related to his concussion.
Week 11 vs. JAX
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 2 targets
Mohamed Massaquoi accomplished very little on Sunday as his teammates got the job done without needing his help, which isn't a great sign for the WR. The Browns employed a run heavy offense and a QB that rarely took the ball down the field. With the emergence of Ogbonnaya in the running game and WR Little in the passing game, there is even less balls for Massaquoi to compete with and for now, he is on the outside looking in.
Week 12 vs. CIN
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 3 targets
Massaquoi was targeted a few times, but failed to register a catch as it appears WRs Little, Norwood, and Cribbs are ahead of him in the pecking order at this point in the season.
Week 13 vs. BAL
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 5 targets
Made a nice diving catch for 7 yards late in the game but was mostly irrelevant seeing only one target before that.
Week 14 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 44 / 0 on 7 targets
Massaquoi made a nice grab on a back-shoulder play against safety Ryan Clark for 25 yards in the first quarter. He was also targeted in the end zone late in the fourth as the team was driving for a potential go-ahead touchdown, but the throw resulted in an interception. The route was a post-corner, and while the quarterback was at fault for the interception, Massaquoi didn't even come close to selling the post portion of his route. Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay stuck to him the entire route. Even if the ball hadn't been delivered late or underthrown, it's doubtful the pass would have been completed.
Week 15 vs. ARI
Receiving: 3 / 42 / 0 on 5 targets
Massaquoi had a quiet day but it started off strong with a beautiful 29 yard catch on the first possession. It was highlight reel over the shoulder catch that Massaquoi showed great ball tracking skills. But after that he was a non-factor as the offense went through Hillis and Little.
Week 16 vs. BAL
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 5 targets
Massaquoi also made an athletic catch on the sideline that was ruled out of bounds in the second half, but he had two catches that were in the field of play. The first was a diving snag on a deep hitch and showed great hands. The second was an easier catch, and he did a nice job of getting up field for a first down afterwards.
Week 17 vs. PIT
Receiving: 2 / 16 / 0 on 9 targets
Massaquoi continues to disappoint for a player picked in the second round of the NFL draft. He fell down making breaks, he dropped a big 3rd down pass that was thrown slightly behind him but should have been caught, and made almost no impact on the game. Cleveland needs to acquire some more viable weapons this offseason. It may be time for Cleveland to pull the plug on Massaquoi.