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Posted: 9/15/2017 4:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge quickly emerged as fantasy stud in 2015 with 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns, but he struggled with the team's turnstile at quarterback last season and remains unsigned. It would take a special situation for Barnidge to re-emerge as useful in fantasy.
Posted: 9/14/2017 6:24am ET
Huddle Up: The Texans lost three tight ends in Week 1, and Barnidge is two years removed from a 79-1,043-9 campaign. He could have some TE2 value.
Posted: 7/7/2017 8:05am ET
Huddle Up: If Barnidge lands a starting or rotational job, he still has the skills to be worth a TE2 flyer in fantasy.
Posted: 6/30/2017 4:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge probably will not sign with a team until training camp and is looking for a starting job. He had a bit of a down season in 2016 but still posted 612 yards and two touchdowns. Barnidge could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in leagues if he is able to find a starting job.
Posted: 6/10/2017 10:16am ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge is looking for a starting role with a team and may need to wait until training camp before signing with a team. He probably will be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues. Charles Clay likely will be the starting tight end for the Bills this season and can be a No. 2 option for owners.
Posted: 6/1/2017 7:06am ET
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old put together a breakout 79-1,043-9 season in 2015, but he struggled, as did the entire Browns offense last season. He could still land in a spot to make him worth a high-end TE2 spot on your fantasy roster.
Posted: 5/30/2017 9:28am ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge obviously is holding out hope to be a team's No. 1 tight end, but his market has been slow to develop. It's unlikely that chance would come in Denver, where the Broncos like A.J. Derby and just drafted Michigan's Jake Butt. He'd have a much better opportunity to start in Jacksonville or Buffalo and would be a serviceable fantasy TE2 in either location.
Posted: 5/3/2017 5:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge is receiving interest from several teams, so he should find a new team in the near future. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he decides to sign with the Jaguars but likely would be a No. 2 tight end if he signs with Carolina.
Posted: 5/3/2017 9:23am ET
Huddle Up: It was a pretty sure bet Barnidge would land on his feet pretty quickly, and this would seem to confirm he'll find a new team sooner than later. The 31-year-old probably will probably never repeat his breakout 2015 campaign, but he could potentially find his way into low-end TE1 value this season if he finds the right landing spot.
Posted: 5/3/2017 5:54am ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge's production fell off a cliff last season after his breakout 79-1,043-9 season in 2015. He had 55 grabs for 612 yards and two scores, and he's probably somewhere in between those two in his age-32 season. He'll be a low-end TE1 with some rebound potential.
Posted: 4/28/2017 12:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku is obviously the future in Cleveland, and the Browns needed less than 24 hours to decide that would be the case. The 31-year-old Barnidge should find another team in short order, while Njoku will probably split time with Seth DeValve early on until Cleveland is ready to trust him full-time. The 20-year-old Njoku is probably too raw to be worthy of redraft consideration in 2017, but he is a very intriguing late first-round option in rookie drafts.
Posted: 4/28/2017 11:01am ET
Huddle Up: Although the Browns drafted from Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku last night, this news comes as a bit of a surprise and basically opens the door for the raw rookie to start right away if he shows enough in camp. The 31-year-old Barnidge is one year removed from a Pro Bowl nod and finished with 55 catches a season ago, so it shouldn't take long for him to find a new gig.
Posted: 12/24/2016 2:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge was a giant disappointment this season from a fantasy perspective thanks to just one visit to the end zone. That touchdown came in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team's Week 17 opponent.
Posted: 11/28/2016 3:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge usually plays better with Josh McCown at quarterback, but the knee ailment obviously impacted his play. Barnidge has regressed this season, largely due to erratic quarterback play, and he should be viewed as a TE2 going forward.
Posted: 11/27/2016 8:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge was a Top 10 fantasy tight end in most formats last season, but he has been a complete bust this year. If you have stuck it out with Barnidge in your fantasy league you will need a replacement in Week 13 since he is on a bye.
Posted: 11/6/2016 2:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge has been pretty consistent so far this season but could lose some targets with Corey Coleman back in the lineup. Barnidge probably should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/30/2016 7:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge has taken a big step back after his breakout performance last season. Now that Josh McCown is back from injury perhaps Barnidge will re-emerge as a TE1, but treat him more as a TE2 until further notice.
Posted: 10/23/2016 1:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge has still not been able find the end zone but has been posting solid numbers no matter which quarterback is throwing to him. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues and has more value in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 10/16/2016 9:28am ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge has caught at least five passes in each of the last three games and has at least 57 yards in each of the games. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.
Posted: 10/16/2016 6:22am ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge was listed as questionable on the most recent edition of the injury report and took part in practice on a limited basis throughout the week. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 regardless of who the quarterback is.
Posted: 10/14/2016 4:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge was limited during practice all week but should be able to play in Week 6. He has posted decent numbers no matter which quarterback is starting, which makes him a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/13/2016 6:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge has a steady role in Cleveland's passing game and is a low-end TE1 against Tennessee in Week 6.
Posted: 10/12/2016 2:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge should be able to play in Week 6 even though he is limited this week. He has been a solid part of the team's passing game with 236 yards in five games. Barnidge should be a low-end No. 1 tight end no matter who starts at quarterback.
Posted: 9/25/2016 6:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Barnidge was drafted as a Top 10 option at his position, but Sunday's game was the first time he resembled a TE1. With a young quarterback with a smaller passing radius, Barnidge should figure in prominently in future weeks.
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