Posted: 6/26/2020 6:21 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield threw seven interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Mayfield will be working in a new offense this season and will have one of the top groups of pass catchers to work with in the NFL. He has a chance to be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues in 2020.
Posted: 6/25/2020 7:12 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been discouraged to work out with teammates in effort to limit the chance of contracting and spreading COVID-19, head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters during a Thursday, June 25, Zoom call.
Huddle Up: While it would be nice for all of the receiving targets and Mayfield to continue to build chemistry, having an on-field rapport does nothing for fantasy footballers if the grouping isn't actually on the field together. Mayfield has a talented crop of weapons at his disposal, but the offense will rely heavily on the ground game and require Mayfield to become extremely efficient for his stats to stand out in fantasy.
Posted: 6/04/2020 10:17 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been streamlining his footwork this offseason over virtual calls, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Van Pelt said he wants his quarterbacks using West Coast footwork, and he has gotten Mayfield to remove a giant stagger step from his dropbacks.
Huddle Up: Mayfield took 40 sacks last season - up from 25 in 14 games in 2019 - so improved rhythm could help keep him upright in 2020. Quicker throws could also lead to a higher completion percentage after he dropped from 63.8 percent to 59.4 percent from his rookie to sophomore season.
Posted: 6/01/2020 4:52 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been buying into the ways of new head coach Kevin Stefanski. The third-year quarterback has been 'moving in silence,' which is a dramatic change for the normally outspoken Mayfield. He was asked to tone down his rhetoric by Stefanski, and Mayfield has taken it to heart, which some around the team view as a sign of improving maturity.
Huddle Up: Look for a bunch of play-action passing from Mayfield, and we've already seen reports about him working on his footwork in relation to this emphasized aspect of the new offense. In 2020, if Mayfield fails, it won't be for a lack of weaponry. Stefanski has been able to get the most out of his quarterbacks in Minnesota, although we haven't see huge fantasy returns as a result. Nevertheless, Mayfield will be tasked with being more efficient, and that will go a long way in keeping him useful on a weekly basis.
Posted: 5/27/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield said he has been working on a change to his footwork that offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt asked him to try out. He said he is getting more comfortable with the new footwork.
Huddle Up: Mayfield is coming off a disappointing 2019 season but will still have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game. Fantasy players should consider Mayfield a No. 2 quarterback at this point, but he has a chance to be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he improves his play.
Posted: 5/17/2020 9:58 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 16 of his 20 pass attempts for 285 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions on designed rollouts in 2019.
Posted: 5/15/2020 3:38 am UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield lost 294 yards due to receiver error on accurate throws last season. The mark was the 11th-highest in the league for a quarterback.
Posted: 5/03/2020 9:53 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 66.8 percent of his passes in between one and 20 yards in 2019 - the lowest such mark in the league.
Huddle Up: Mayfield was one of several quarterbacks who didn't get a ton of help from his offensive line and dealt with injuries to important playmakers (Odell Beckham Jr. and David Njoku, in this case). The Browns most definitely upgraded their offensive line in the offseason and should be getting a healthy OBJ back, so Mayfield could easily return to the form that had fantasy owners buzzing after his rookie year in 2020.
Posted: 4/15/2020 5:06 pm UTC
The 2020 season will be a very important year for Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, according to Dan Labbe, of Cleveland.com. Mayfield is under contract for the next two seasons and the Browns have a fifth-year option on him for 2022, which has to be exercised by May 3, 2021. He could be in line to help reset the quarterback pay market if Mayfield plays like he did at the end of the 2018 campaign.
Huddle Up: Mayfield's completion percent (59.4%) and passing touchdowns (22) were down in 2019, while his interceptions climbed from 14 in '18 to 21 last year. The third-year pro has the weapons around him and should be considered a QB2 with upside in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 3/29/2020 10:46 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield had a league-high 20 passes batted down at or behind the line of scrimmage in 2019.