TE Robert Royal - Cleveland Browns
|6-4, 257||Born: 5-15-1978||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 5, pick|
Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Great matchup. The Browns over the last few weeks have made a fundamental shift in philosophies to simplify the offense and reduce the turnovers. The Browns have given Baker Mayfield three reads which is Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, Kareem Hunt and then get rid of the ball. Kareem Hunt over the last few weeks has been a tremendous addition to the passing game with 17 targets over the last two weeks. The good news for the Browns is that the most difficult portion of their schedule is over as they have faced top 10 passing defenses in five of the last six weeks including three of the best defenses in football in Buffalo, New England, San Francisco, and Denver. The one area that the Browns haven't figured out is their red zone passing offense as Odell Beckham has just one touchdown on the season which was an 89-yard reception in Week 2 against the Jets. The Browns did get some great news this week as David Njoku will return which should give them another option in the passing game. The Dolphins secondary took a major hit this past week as safeties Bobby McCain and Pro Bowler Reshad Jones were both put on IR this week. With Jones being placed on IR, the team has now lost their three best as Minkah Fitzpatrick was traded, and Xavien Howard was already put on IR. On paper, the defense does not look that bad, but if you dig deeper into it, the Dolphins schedule has been one of the easiest against the pass over recent weeks as they have faced Josh Allen, Brian Hoyer, Sam Darnold, Mason Rudolph, Josh Allen, and Case Keenum in six consecutive weeks. Last week the Dolphins allowed Josh Allen to be named offensive player of the week as he threw for three touchdowns and 256 yards while John Brown torched this defense for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Speedy receivers have been an issue for the Dolphins as on the season John Brown had 137 yards and 2 touchdowns, JuJu Smith-Schuster had 103 yards and a touchdown, Terry McLaurin had 100 yards and 2 touchdowns, John Brown had 83 yards and a touchdown, Amari Cooper had 88 yards and 2 touchdowns and Marquise Brown had 147 yards and 2 touchdowns. This could be the breakout week that we have all been waiting for from Odell Beckham.
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Robert Royal's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Cleveland Browns Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
|12||vs Miami Dolphins|
|13||@ Pittsburgh Steelers|
|14||vs Cincinnati Bengals|
|15||@ Arizona Cardinals|
|16||vs Baltimore Ravens|
|17||@ Cincinnati Bengals|