In his NFL Scouting Combine article, ESPN's Matthew Berry asked Browns HC Kevin Stefanski to elaborate on his unprompted praise of WR Anthony Schwartz.
"He said what impressed them last year at the combine in his interview (and this past season) was his understanding of the game. They knew about his world-class speed, of course, but they loved the fact that he could line up at any position. He immediately grasped all the different concepts for every WR position. Stefanski noted that Schwartz got hurt in the middle of the season and then suffered a concussion after that, so his growth was stunted, but the Browns are definitely excited about him and expect a bigger role for him this season."
Schwartz could be locked in as a three-wide WR, especially if Jarvis Landry departs. Berry mentions Schwartz as a deep sleeper and dynasty buy, which is advice we agree with.
CLE WR Anthony Schwartz - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Texans
Schwartz had a surprising performance against the Chiefs last week, catching 3-of-5 targets for 69 yards while adding 17 yards on the ground. What's most intriguing is that Schwartz led the team with 126 air yards. This is a player who runs deep routes and can make an impact against a Texans defense that allowed splash plays to D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones Jr. last week.
Schwartz has a chance to maintain similar volume this week with Odell Beckham Jr. out for another week. He put up an 18.52% target share, which was tied for the team lead with Jarvis Landry and David Njoku. Schwartz has some appeal in deeper leagues due to his usage as a deep-threat. You can also fire him up in DFS tournaments if you decide to get some Browns exposure in this smash spot.