QB Baker Mayfield - Cleveland Browns
|6-1, 218||Born: 4-14-1995||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Mayfield got a little banged up in the loss to the Chargers, but he was also let down by bad play from Antonio Callaway. He has the Bucs, Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons in the next four weeks, which should get his passing stats ramped up.
General News (Mon Oct 15): is expected to be fine to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
General News (Mon Oct 15): suffered a sprained ankle Sunday, Oct. 14, and will receive treatment this week.
Week 7: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Baker Mayfield's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs BAL (25 / 43 / 342 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 23 / 0 rush)
Mayfield reached 300 passing yards for the first time in his career as he led his team to an overtime win against a tough Baltimore defense. Mayfield's afternoon got off to a slow start as he threw his lone interception at the end of the first offensive series. Mayfield and Rashard Higgins appeared to have a miscommunication on the pick as Higgins went upfield and Mayfield threw toward the middle of the field. A Baltimore defender made a nice, diving catch for the pick. Mayfield took a deep shot to Antonio Callaway on the second drive but the ball was overthrown. At the beginning of the second quarter, the Browns were backed up all the way to their own end zone but Mayfield made an excellent pass to Seth DeValve for a 26-yard gain to give them some space to operate. Mayfield's lone touchdown came toward the end of the second quarter when he hit a wide-open Rashard Higgins for a 19-yard score in the middle of the end zone. In the third quarter, he targeted Jarvis Landry in the end zone but threw the ball a bit too high for his receiver. Landry wanted a pass interference flag on the play but didn't get one. He saved one of his best passes for the game-winning drive in overtime when he threw a strike while on the move to Derrick Willies for a 39-yard gain. Mayfield took five sacks in the game but he showed elusiveness in the pocket and escaped several other times where it looked like the Ravens had him. He also had two runs which went for a total of 25 yards nullified by penalties in the game. While he isn't known as a running quarterback, he's shown enough to keep defenses honest when plays break down. His 13-yard scramble on the game-winning drive came with his team backed up near their own end zone and kick-started the drive for his offense.
2018 Week 4 vs OAK (21 / 41 / 295 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)
It was an up-and-down afternoon for Baker Mayfield, who committed four turnovers, two interceptions and two fumbles, including a pick-six in the first quarter. That being said, two of the turnovers can't exactly be blamed on Mayfield. In the first quarter, wide receiver Antonio Callaway slipped and tipped a pass in the air that wound up being returned for a defensive touchdown. Later, Mayfield fumbled when the ball was snapped. Mayfield wasn't looking as it appeared he was changing the play at the line of scrimmage. Mayfield's receivers didn't do him many favors as his first three passes were all dropped. He had a chance to throw a touchdown on the third drive of the first quarter but he overthrew an open Antonio Callaway in the end zone. Camera shots of Mayfield's reaction showed he knew he should have made a better pass. Later on that same drive he could have had another touchdown but Jarvis Landry slipped in the end zone. The team had to settle for a field goal on that possession. Mayfield threw his first NFL touchdown pass in the second quarter, connecting with tight end Darren Fells for a 49-yard score. He showed excellent accuracy in fitting the ball into a tight space down the middle of the field and Fells did the rest. In the third quarter, Mayfield had Antonio Callaway in the red zone but the pass was overthrown again. He bounced back to throw another touchdown pass on the ensuing drive, this time finding Jarvis Landry for a two-yard score. His ball placement was perfect as he threw toward the back left corner of the end zone. Mayfield's first fumble came on the following possession on a strip sack where he held onto the ball too long. In the fourth quarter, Mayfield hit Antonio Callaway for a 59-yard reception to set up a touchdown-scoring drive. Mayfield's last interception came on a poor decision and poor pass on the final drive of the fourth quarter. He heaved a deep shot downfield to Callaway but the ball was underthrown and easily picked off. In all, it wasn't an excellent game for Mayfield but his passing skills also gave the Browns a chance to win it in the end.
2018 Week 3 vs NYJ (17 / 23 / 201 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Cleveland fans couldn't have asked for a better debut from No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield. Mayfield entered the game with 1:42 left in the second quarter after Tyrod Taylor was concussed on a hit. He would have finished with a better stat line but he had at least three receivers drop catchable passes in just over two quarters of playing time. Mayfield instantly brought a spark to the offense, taking quick drops, making quick reads, and firing strikes on his passes. His first dropback was a bullet to Jarvis Landry over the middle of the field, which he zipped between two defenders for a 14-yard gain. He followed that up with another completion to a diving David Njoku. Mayfield did get a little lucky as he fumbled on a sack attempt during his first drive. Offensive guard Joel Bitonio was able to recover the fumble. Mayfield led his team to a field goal in the second quarter to get the scoring started. In the first drive of the third quarter, Mayfield showed great elusiveness to escape the pass rush. He scrambled to his right before hitting Duke Johnson on the sideline for a first down. While Mayfield isn't fast, he showed awareness in the pocket and enough ability to escape to extend plays. On the second drive of the third quarter, Mayfield got lucky again as he almost threw an interception in the Jets' end zone. Mayfield targeted the middle of the end zone but didn't see the defender coming. The ball hit safety Doug Middleton in the hands but he couldn't secure the pick. On the third drive of the third quarter, Mayfield made a great downfield throw to Jarvis Landry. Landry had two defenders on him and Mayfield put the ball where only his receiver could make the play. That pass put Cleveland on the one-yard line and led to a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Mayfield showed great touch on a deep pass to Antonio Callaway, but Callaway dropped the catchable ball. Mayfield's skills on the football field represent an uptick for all of Cleveland's skill players. He is expected to be named the team's starter for the rest of the season early in the week.
Latest NewsBrowns | Baker Mayfield should be a go for Week 7 (Mon Oct 15, 02:51 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) is expected to be fine to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Hue Jackson. link to story Browns | Baker Mayfield sprained his ankle (Mon Oct 15, 09:32 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle Sunday, Oct. 14, and will receive treatment this week. Our View: We'll watch Mayfield's progress through the week of practice. He's not expected to miss time.
link to story Browns | Baker Mayfield throws two INTs (Sun Oct 14, 04:51 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield went 22-for-46 for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Our View: Mayfield was let down by Antonio Callaway on possible touchdowns twice, and he's entering a very easy stretch of pass defenses starting with Tampa Bay next week, so he's still a viable streamer.
link to story Browns | Baker Mayfield posts 342 yards in win (Sun Oct 7, 05:38 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 25-of-43 passes for a 342 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 5 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens. Our View: Mayfield's stats were boosted by the extra period. He is still not making it look as easy as he did against the Jets when he came off of the bench, but Mayfield should be able to support the value of David Njoku and Jarvis Landry.
link to story Browns | Baker Mayfield headed for rough Week 5? (Sat Oct 6, 10:07 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield faces the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, and since John Harbaugh became the coach, the Ravens have held rookie quarterbacks to a 59.6 passer rating, the lowest in the NFL in that span. link to story More News
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