Cleveland Browns: 5 Bold predictions after the bye
4. Amari Cooper and DPJ cross 1,000 yards
Arguably the best move of the offseason — or worst if you’re a fan of the Dallas Cowboys — was the Browns addition of Amari Cooper for a mere fifth-round pick. Not only has Cooper been amazing, but he’s helped free up Donovan Peoples-Jones, who is having the best season of his career as well.
Making the move even more entertaining for Cleveland fans is the fact that Dallas was trying to get another receiver at the deadline since their passing attack has been stagnant whereas Cleveland has Jacoby Brissett on pace for 3,950 yards if he were to start all 17 games. That would be his best output by far, and Cooper is a huge reason why.
In eight games, the veteran has 39 receptions for 553 yards and five touchdowns. As for DPJ, he shook off a couple of forgettable performances in Weeks 2 and 3 and now has 30 catches for 417 yards and is playing with extreme confidence.
Cooper’s numbers put him on pace for 1,000 yards this year and it’s a safe bet he will pull off that feat for the sixth time in his eight seasons in the NFL. As for DPJ, he’s on pace for 886 yards but considering he’s had at least 70 yards in three-straight games (and four of the last five), it’s also possible he gets ahead of his current pace and also hits that plateau.
This prediction is that with Deshaun Watson taking the field for the final six games, Peoples-Jones does exactly that, and he and Cooper both cross the 1,000-yard mark.