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David Njoku ACTIVE for Week 14

Browns TE David Njoku makes his long-awaited return from IR. We break down the fantasy football start/sit implications for Week 14.

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku runs during warm ups before the game against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns have dealt with a host of injuries this year, but in Week 14 they get a potential key weapon back. Tight end David Njoku is officially active for Week 14, marking his first game since breaking his wrist in Week 2.

The Browns designated Njoku to return back in Week 12, and he has practiced but not played each of the past two weeks. The team activated him off IR on Saturday for the battle of Ohio on Sunday.

Fantasy football analysis: Browns TE David Njoku

Njoku was a popular draft pick back in August, and got off to a decent start with 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. He broke his wrist in Week 2 and has been gone since. He returns in time for the fantasy football playoffs, which offers upside and downside. On the one hand, he’s a talented pass catcher. On the other hand, he has not played in three months, so there is bound to be rust.

The Bengals are a bad football team, but have been decent against tight ends. They have been in the middle of the pack, giving up the 15th most fantasy points to the position. It’s not great, but considering how bad they are, it’s certainly something. Considering the likely rust, it’s hard to justify starting Njoku in his first game back.