Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday he and the staff would “refine” the running game during the week off and on Tuesday indicated that fullback Chris Ogbonnaya could receive a boost in carries.
Ogbonnaya is averaging 5.3 yards a carry this season but has only 19 carries. He has also been an option in the passing game and a special teams player.
Ogbonnaya has been dealing with a rib injury, and his health could determine how many attempts he receives per game.
“If he doesn’t feel any better than he did the other night, no he won’t [get more carries] because we need him on third down and we need him to be able to play 15, 20 plays a game,” offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. “If he’s healthy and recovered from where he’s beat up a little bit, then he’ll get more carries.”
Starting in Week 12, the Browns schedule (for RBs) is favorable for a month-long stretch, so if Ogbonnaya is seeing extra touches, he could be useful in PPR formats due to his established role on 3rd down.