Harrison Bryant to start ahead of injured Austin Hooper
Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper is listed as inactive, as expected, for tonight’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with a neck injury. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting rookie tight end Harrison Bryant will start for the 9-3 Browns.
Bryant’s standout performance this year was Oct. 26 against Cincinnati, scoring two touchdowns on five targets, coming in for the sidelined Hooper, who was recovering from an emergency appendectomy.
Bryant projects for a 14% target market share and will compete for looks from Baker Mayfield alongside Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, especially in the red zone. Bryant does, however, face a tough matchup against a Baltimore defense that has allowed 7.59 points to opposing tight ends this season.
Priced at $6,000 on FanDuel, Bryant could give salary relief for rosters and provide touchdown upside. This season Bryant has been targeted in the red zone four times, fifth on the team.
The Browns are a 3-point underdog at home in a primetime matchup with a 45.5 total on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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