3 Cleveland Browns to watch in Week 11 against Buffalo

Browns, Donovan Peoples-Jones. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Donovan Peoples-Jones. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cleveland Browns will be playing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and while the snowy forecast will have us watching, there are several players to pay attention to as well

We’ve seen the news reports already this week that the Buffalo, New York region is expecting 6-feet of snow this weekend as the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills are going to try to play a football game. Watching this battle in snowy conditions could be a lot of fun for the fans. The Browns were just in sunny Miami, Florida a week ago when they played the Dolphins so the shift in weather conditions couldn’t be more different.

There will be an important game being played regardless of the weather and Cleveland will need to perform well to get the victory if they want to stay in the playoff conversation. The team stands at 3-6 and has Deshaun Watson returning as the starting quarterback in two weeks. The Browns will have to get good production from their players in this one if they want to walk away with the win. Let’s discuss a few players that will need to step up even more and are worth watching closely on Sunday.

3 Cleveland Browns players to watch in Week 11

Browns, Donovan Peoples-Jones. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR

When you first look at DPJ stats you’ll see that over his three-year career his production has increased steadily, and this year there has been a noticeable increase. He’s collected more than 50 yards in receiving yardage in seven of the nine games this season. He’s already gained 516 yards on 35 catches. He doesn’t have a touchdown yet on the year but that hopefully will change soon.

In this past game, the Browns again played without tight end David Njoku and the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, Amari Cooper was struggling to get open because of good defense by the Dolphins. Thus, Cleveland quarterback Jacoby Brissett targeted DPJ nine times in the game. He caught five of those passes and on the few, he didn’t pull in he was very close to catching them.

The team was looking to see if DPJ could be that legitimate second or third option for the pass-catching troops and he has not disappointed. He is on pace to get close to that 1000-yard mark this season and that’s a big jump from the past two. The former 6th-round pick from Michigan is really establishing himself as a reliable player and that should continue.

With the impending snowy weather forecast this weekend, DPJ could have a lesser factor in the game if Cleveland keeps the ball on the ground but he’s still worth the watch.