Sabermetric value analysis of Cleveland Browns O-Line and running backs
Value summary for Browns offense and defense
The value summary shows that overall, the Browns are getting good value from their players, despite some genuine holes on the offensive line. Wide receivers show a terrible return on investment. Wide receiver probably should not be the highest priority for building a team, but if the Browns were to win a Super Bowl, all would be forgiven. Right now the Browns look both over-invested and overspent.
The veterans at tight end have not performed well, but youngsters RIcky Seals-Jones and Pharaoh Brown have made up for it.
The offensive line has issues on the right side of the line, where Eric Kush and Chris Hubbard are being paid starter’s money, but so far have not produced the desired results.
In total, the estimated value of the offensive players as a whole is higher than the amount they are actually getting paid.
Browns Offense Value Analysis
Value analysis suggests that the Browns defense is under-performing where their greatest investment was made, namely at defensive line. Their stars at safety and cornerback have also under-performed compared to their current contracts, though of course the Browns have had injuries galore in the defensive backfield. Those numbers may change for the better if they can stay healthy.
The Browns have not been able to stop the run and they have let their opponents light up the scoreboard. Hence it is not surprise that the value analysis is generally negative.