Cleveland Browns
  • 6'4"
  • 233
  • 21
  • 0 years
  • Notre Dame
  • 2017 R2 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2017 CLE 9 327 282 148 1555 5 14 45 223 4 4 1778 9 0 0 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/20/2017 5:55am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will start for the rest of the season, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Kizer's fantasy value is limited to dynasty formats at this point.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 2:04pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will remain the team's starter in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Hue Jackson confirmed Sunday, Nov. 19.

    Huddle Up: Kizer will meet Jackson's former employer, the Cincinnati Bengals, next Sunday. Even though he is confirmed as the starter, he is nothing more than a low-end QB2 in the deepest of fantasy leagues using two starting signal callers at this point.

  • Posted: 11/17/2017 2:56pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 17, and he is off the injury report for Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has a difficult matchup since the Jaguars rank No. 1 in the NFL against the pass with just 165.1 yards per game allowed, six touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 35 sacks. He is only worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues as a QB2 in leagues using two starters.

  • Posted: 11/16/2017 2:37pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has accounted for three touchdowns in the last two games but has thrown for at least 200 yards in only one of his last five games. Owners in all leagues should avoid Kizer because of his tough matchup.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 2:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Kizer might be fine for Sunday, but he'll be facing the No. 1 pass defense in the NFL when the Jaguars visit. Jacksonville allowed 165.1 yards per game with just six touchdowns allowed through nine games. Kizer is even a borderline fantasy play as a low-end QB2 in two-quarterback formats.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 12:03pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer appeared to be more vocal with the defense and special teams throughout the Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Hue Jackson. The rookie is seemingly embracing his role as a leader.

    Huddle Up: From a fantasy standpoint Kizer has actually been decent this year, thanks in large part to his running ability. Turnovers have been an issue, though. He's thrown at least one interception in all but one of the eight games in which he's played. Still, he's not a terrible backup fantasy quarterback pickup.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 12:23pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (rib) went to the locker room after suffering a rib injury in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Kizer will miss more time. Cody Kessler took over as the starting quarterback in Week 10 but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 9:44am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 18-for-34 for 179 passing yards in Week 8's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, while being sacked three times. He also collected 18 yards on five rushing attempts, including a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: On a positive note, Kizer did not throw any interceptions and was not pulled from the game prematurely. The Browns have a bye next week and Kizer is expected to remain the starter when the team returns to action against the Detroit Lions in Week 10 but he is not worth starting in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 6:34am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was named the Week 8 starter Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Kizer shouldn't be anywhere near starting lineups in fantasy, and he has a rough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings this week.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 11:47am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was benched in the third quarter of the team's Week 7 game and has been replaced by QB Cody Kessler.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has been benched in each of his last three starts, so it is not known who will be the Browns starting quarterback moving forward. Owners in all fantasy leagues should avoid all of the Browns quarterbacks.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 8:08am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was named the starting quarterback Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: The Browns take on the Tennessee Titans this week, but Kizer doesn't have much value outside of dynasty leagues.

  • Posted: 10/17/2017 10:16pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer is expected to start in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon, though head coach Hue Jackson won't make an official announcement until Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Things are a mess in Cleveland, and a year that was supposed to see positive strides has arguably seen regression -- a difficult thing coming off a 1-15 season. Jackson pulling the plug on Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan felt like a panic move, and letting Kizer get more reps seems sensible. Nothing is official yet, but be ready to scoop up the rookie if you're in a bad spot at the position.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 1:41pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 16-for-34 for 118 yards and one interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has thrown for less than 200 yards in two games this season and has thrown eight interceptions in four games. He will be facing a solid New York Jets defense next week and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 1:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer completed 22 of his 47 pass attempts for 242 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 3 at Indianapolis. He also added seven runs for 44 yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: Kizer made things happen in the loss, but he also made a lot of mistakes. He has some long-term fantasy appeal, but right now he should be considered as a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues. The Browns host the Bengals in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 4:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 15 of his 31 pass attempts for 182 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while also losing a fumble in Week 2 at Baltimore.

    Huddle Up: Kizer left the game in the second quarter due to migraines. After being cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol, he was permitted to return in the third quarter. He said after the game that the headaches are hereditary and he received medication to quell the symptoms. It was an ugly performance, though, and he isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues in Week 3 at Indianapolis.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 1:38pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 20-for-30 for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. He also rushed for 17 yards and one touchdown on five carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kizer played well in his first regular season game and should continue to improve. He could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues but should stay on the bench next week when he faces a tough Baltimore Ravens defense.

  • Posted: 8/28/2017 1:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer 'has the right stuff' and will start for the Browns through the good and the bad, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Kizer appears to be Cleveland's quarterback of the future, at least in the eyes of Jackson. He has shown promise this preseason and adds an extra dimension to the offense with his running ability. That being said, do not draft him as more than a bye-week replacement or a QB2 in two-quarterback leagues.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 12:39pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer has been named the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: In an ideal world, Kizer would get at least half of a season to adjust to the pro game, but Cleveland is from a perfect situation for any quarterback. However, there is no questioning the rookie's talent and he does have some talent to work with at receiver as well as a strong running game, so he could have some appeal to owners during bye weeks. As far as Week 1 is concerned, however, Pittsburgh figures to be a popular streaming D/ST option.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 8:04am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer clinched the starting job, according to sources, and will become the 27th quarterback to start for the team since 1999. 'He handled things really well. His eyes were good, the conversations we had was what you want with your quarterback. He managed the team well. He did some really good things and we'll keep coaching him up. ? He did not fall flat on his face. ? Matter of fact, he did some things better than I thought he would, to be honest with you,' head coach Hue Jackson said.

    Huddle Up: KIzer finished 6-of-18 for 93 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, but he didn't get much help from his supporting cast either, as Kenny Britt dropped a pass at the Bucs' 5 and Duke Johnson fumbled the ball away at the Bucs' 10. The rookie's running ability will make him worthy of matchup-based starts during the season, but he figures to have a rough first season as a bit of a raw passer, making him more of a low-end QB2.

  • Posted: 8/26/2017 8:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed six of his 18 passes for 93 yards and an interception in a 13-9 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: Kizer didn't exactly wow in his start, and it remains to be seen if he will be named the starter for Week 1. Even if he wins the job, he doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 8/23/2017 5:27pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer has not been named as the starting quarterback for Week 1, but head coach Hue Jackson said things are trending in that direction. Jackson said Kizer would have to really struggle in the third preseason game for him to change his mind.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has played well at times during the preseason, but he may struggle early in the season since he would be a rookie starter. Kizer likely will be selected in keeper leagues but should be avoided in most standard leagues.

  • Posted: 8/23/2017 5:58am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will start the third preseason game, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson said that Kizer has positioned himself well to earn the starting job.

    Huddle Up: So much for that Brock Osweiler support. Kizer has upside, but he may not have the pieces around him to bust out as a rookie. He's a dynasty option for now, and he should sneak into two-QB leagues.

  • Posted: 8/21/2017 8:21pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 74 yards, while also rushing five times for 35 yards in the team's second preseason game Monday, August 21, versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Kizer followed up his very impressive debut with a fine showing here, as he also engineered two scoring drives in his four possessions. While it doesn't seem like he'll get the first crack at the starting quarterback gig to open up the campaign, Kizer is certainly flashing notable potential for when he does receive the opportunity to start down the road.

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 7:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer won't be rushed, according to head coach Hue Jackson, and Jackson said it is 'too soon' to name Kizer the starter for the next preseason game or the season opener.

    Huddle Up: Jackson is pumping the brakes on Kizer, and fantasy owners should do the same. He has a big arm and intriguing upside, but he only needs to owned in keeper formats for now.

  • Posted: 8/10/2017 8:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 11 of his 18 pass attempts for 184 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the New Orleans Saints in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.

    Huddle Up: The performance was encouraging, but Kizer still has a long way to go before he needs to be on the fantasy radar outside of keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 8/3/2017 6:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer won the first week of training camp, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Cabot believes Kizer has moved closer to being named the starter for the preseason opener.

    Huddle Up: Even if he wins the starting job, Kizer wouldn't be more than a late-round flier in redraft leagues. He is a much more intriguing prospect in keeper formats.

  • Posted: 7/27/2017 5:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer is coming along 'faster than expected,' according to head coach Hue Jackson. He's starting to understand the offense much better compared to organized team activities, when Kizer 'struggled' calling plays. He showed improvement in that regard and Jackson added that he made some good throws and didn't turn the ball over.

    Huddle Up: Kizer may have had a nice first day of training camp, but that doesn't mean he should start vaulting up fantasy draft boards. More likely than not, he won't enter the new season as the team's starting quarterback, and even if he were to become the starter at some point, he wouldn't be a legitimate option in just about all leagues until he proves himself.

  • Posted: 7/12/2017 8:18am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer could play early in the season as beat writer, Mary Kay Cabot, believes head coach Hue Jackson wants to throw Kizer into the fire and let him learn on the fly. With an improved defense and running game, Jackson could devise gameplans to take some of the pressure off Kizer early on. Kizer will have to perform in the preseason to win the job.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has tools, and there is always the possibility of a rookie making a big splash like Dak Prescott last year or RG III several years ago. However, the supporting cast around Kizer doesn't provide as much excitement as some of the other successful rookies in previous years. He could be worth a flyer as a backup if you land a stud QB, but he's better served in dynasty formats.

  • Posted: 7/8/2017 6:48pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught everything thrown his way during OTAs, and QB DeShone Kizer said Njoku is an athletic 'freak' and an easy target to throw to.

    Huddle Up: Njoku is raw, but he should still see plenty of reps as a rookie thanks to a lack of competition. He is worth a flier in the final rounds of redraft leagues, and he needs to be stashed in all keeper formats.

  • Posted: 6/25/2017 1:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer has a chance to be the Week 1 starter if he can perform well during training camp practices and preseason games, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Kizer moves up to the top of the depth chart. Kizer should start some games this season even if he does not win the job out of camp. Owners in standard leagues should avoid whoever is the starting quarterback for the Browns this season, but Kizer should have value in keeper leagues if he is the starter.

  • Posted: 6/13/2017 6:52pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was the third quarterback in the rotation during drills Tuesday, June 13, but worked with the first-team offense during his snaps. Kizer has displayed excellent physical skills and is picking up the offense quickly.

    Huddle Up: Kizer will compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp but probably needs more time before he is ready to be the full-time starter. There is a chance that Kizer starts at some point in 2017, but he should only have value in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 6/12/2017 3:22pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler likely will continue to be the leading quarterback during drills at the upcoming minicamp even though head coach Hue Jackson said he considered changing the quarterback rotation. Kessler has been followed by QBs Brock Osweiler, DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan during offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: Kessler appears to still be the leading candidate for the starting job but will continue to compete with Osweiler and Kizer during training camp. Kizer appears to be performing well so far and could be the starter at some point this season. Owners in all leagues should avoid the Browns quarterback situation no matter who starts.

  • Posted: 5/31/2017 12:45pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer has received some snaps with the first-team offense during organized team activities because the coaching staff needs to see more of him on the field than the other quarterbacks, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Kizer is expected to compete for the starting job during training camp but likely is a year or two away from starting. He would not have a lot of value even if he wins the job, so owners can avoid him in standard leagues. He will have some value in keeper leagues since he could be the quarterback of the future for the Browns.

  • Posted: 5/27/2017 12:02pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer plans to work with throwing coach Tom House leading up to training camp.

    Huddle Up: Kizer is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job but likely will be an underdog in the competition. Owners in fantasy leagues probably should avoid him even if he wins the starting job. Kizer could have some value in keeper leagues because he appears to be the quarterback of the future for the Browns.

  • Posted: 5/26/2017 6:27pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer said he has been glued to head coach Hue Jackson, and Jackson said he has to find out more about Kizer than any of the other quarterbacks on the roster. 'He's not going to get too far away from me, I know that,' Jackson said. 'He's done a good job. He just has to keep getting better. He's improved from day to day.'

    Huddle Up: It still seems like a reach for Kizer to open the year as a starter, but he is going to have his chance to show his stuff at some point. He has all the physical traits you want in an NFL quarterback and is worth stashing in keeper formats.

  • Posted: 5/25/2017 8:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer worked mainly with the third-team offense during OTAs Wednesday, May 24, but he did rotate in with the starters.

    Huddle Up: Kizer is a longshot to start as a rookie, but his long-term potential makes him worth stashing in keeper formats.

  • Posted: 5/13/2017 2:20pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will receive a lot of snaps during offseason workouts because he needs the work, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Kizer will have a chance to win the starting job but probably is at least a year away from playing. He should be avoided in all standard leagues but could be a late-round pick in keeper leagues because of his potential.

  • Posted: 5/4/2017 7:47pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer is 'very coachable,' according to head coach Hue Jackson, and Kizer said he is confident he can become a more accurate thrower.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has all the physical traits you look for in an NFL quarterback, and he should have a chance to start relatively soon. He is a boom-or-bust stash candidate in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 5/2/2017 4:42pm ET

    Cleveland Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer will be given time to adjust to the NFL and will not feel pressure to take over the starting job right away, according to executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. 'He's a young man and he's going to have a long time that he's with us and in this league,' Brown said. 'If things go the way I'm sure he's planning on [them going] and the way we hope it goes, we don't have to rush it.'

    Huddle Up: Kizer has a relatively easy path to the Browns' starting position with the not-so-threatening likes of Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan standing in his way. He will need time to get used to the NFL though. Don't expect anything close to a Dak Prescott-like rookie campaign from Kizer.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 5:47pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns selected Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

    Huddle Up: Kizer could be a starting option for the Browns as soon as this season, but owners should avoid him in 2017 even if he starts. Owners in keeper leagues may consider him as a late-round option because he could become a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in the future.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 PIT 222 1 1 17 1
2 @BAL 182 0 3 26 0
3 @IND 242 2 3 44 1
4 CIN 118 0 1 10 0
5 NYJ 87 0 1 29 0
7 TEN 114 0 2 0 0
8 MIN 179 0 0 18 1
10 @DET 232 1 1 57 1
11 JAC 179 1 2 22 0

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