The Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich reports Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski “figures to spread the offense out with more three-receiver sets and implement run-pass options” with Deshaun Watson at quarterback.
Advice: Ulrich is among Browns beat writers and observers predicting a new-look Cleveland offense in 2022 with Watson under center. We could see Stefanski move away from an ultra-conservative, run-first offense to a more wide open system with three and four wide receiver sets. It would be quite the departure for a Cleveland offense that led the NFL in three tight end sets last season. The Browns used three receivers on 45 percent of their plays in 2021. With a massive quarterback upgrade, the Browns offense could be more aggressive and offer far more fantasy appeal for pass catchers like Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and rookie David Bell. A lengthy suspension for Watson — who faces 22 allegations of sexual assault — could hamper Stefanski’s plans for a more pass-heavy approach in 2022. (yahoo.com/fantasy)