Donovan Peoples-Jones

  • Height
    6' 2"
  • Weight
    212 lbs
  • Arm Length
    33 1/2" (91st)
Donovan Peoples-Jones headshot
  • Draft Pick
    6.08 2020
  • College
    Michigan
  • Age
    23.2

Donovan Peoples-Jones Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 14 58 34 597 17.6 852 3 7.8 (#61)
2020 12 20 14 304 21.7 343 2 4.9 (#104)
  • College Dominator
    25.1% (36th)
  • College YPR
    13.0 (26th)
  • College Target Share
    16.7% (36th)
  • Breakout Age
    19.5 (75th)

Donovan Peoples-Jones Advanced Stats & Metrics

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Donovan Peoples-Jones ADP

182.30
(-7.04)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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16.02 Pick
WR83 Rank

Value Over Stream

-0.8
(#200)

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Donovan Peoples-Jones News & Analysis

Popularity Index

#141

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Donovan Peoples-Jones Injury History

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Injury Reports
Groin strain
Week 7 (2021)
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Concussion
Week 17 (2020)
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Donovan Peoples-Jones College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2017 13 (WR) 22 (52 tgts) 277 (12.6 ypr) 15.0% 42.3% 320 (1 tds) 19 Michigan
2018 13 (WR) 47 (62 tgts) 612 (13.0 ypr) 17.8% 75.8% 250 (1 tds) 20 Michigan
2019 11 (WR) 34 (54 tgts) 438 (12.9 ypr) 13.2% 63.0% 173 21 Michigan

Who is Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones never blew away the competition during his time at Michigan, with his career-high in receiving coming during his 2018 sophomore season when he went for 47-612-8. He did post a 19.5 breakout age (75th-percentile), which puts him in good company amongst fellow wide receivers. As a rookie, Peoples-Jones left little of an impact on the Browns, finishing the 2020 season with a receiving line of 14-304-2, but he did close out that season with a solid four-game stretch when he went for 9-232-1.

Heading into the 2021 season, Peoples-Jones had some momentum after the way he closed out his rookie year. He clearly did enough to impress the coaching staff, as he saw a 63.3% snap share or higher in each of the first three weeks, and finished 44th with a 76.9% snap share. Over his last seven games of the season, Peoples-Jones had an 80.3% snap share or more in six of those seven games, and finished the season with a receiving line of 34-597-3 and was sixth in average depth of target (14.4) while ranking as the third in yards per reception (17.6). He posted double-digit points in four of his 14 games in 2021 and was ranked No. 26 with a +7.7 production premium.

The Browns released wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. following their Week 8 game against the Steelers, and by Week 10 Peoples-Jones had found a significant increase in snaps. He finished the season with a 14.4% target share, and had a career-high 375 routes run. Peoples-Jones amassed 837 air yards and managed 16 deep balls and had a fantasy ranking of WR69 in fantasy points per game with 7.8. He had just four drops on the season and will come at a cheap ADP heading into next season.

During his two years in the league, Peoples-Jones has yet to breakout for the Browns, but could be in a position for a big 2022 season after the Browns' splashy offseason that saw them bring Deshaun Watson and Amari Cooper into the building. With a 4.48 40 time and a 106.7 (87th-percentile) speed score, Peoples-Jones could stretch the field and provide some big fantasy weeks in 2022. He remains under contract with the Browns through the 2023 season.