Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/30/16 1:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to be released shortly in the wake of his announcement Thursday, Sept. 29, that he will an in-patient rehabilitation facility and after head coach Hue Jackson suggested the team was looking to move forward without the troubled receiver. 'We wish him well. We need to close that chapter right now. We're moving on,' Jackson said Friday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: It seems hard to believe a single team isn't willing to part with the conditional seventh-rounder to land Gordon, but the Browns may simply want to move on with their rebuilding process as quickly as possible. The supremely talented receiver will almost certainly get another shot, but let's first hope he can get his life in order first. He should be considered out indefinitely.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/30/16 2:10pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Crowell should continue to receive a majority of the carries during the game and will be facing a Washington Redskins team that has struggled against the run. He should be a decent No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/29/16 1:12pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Crowell was upgraded from limited to full from Wednesday to Thursday, so he should be good to go for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. Washington has been porous against the run this year, giving up over 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns per game to running backs. Crowell is solidly in high-end RB2 territory.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/29/16 2:42pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon announced Thursday, Sept. 29, that he is stepping away from pursuing his return to football in order to enter a rehabilitation facility.
Huddle Up: Whether or not Gordon's football career is completely over remains to be seen, but the prospect of him playing in 2016 doesn't sound promising. Terrelle Pryor will continue to be the best fantasy option in Cleveland's passing game with Gordon not returning and has WR2 appeal for the rest of the season. Aside from Pryor, Corey Coleman, when he makes a healthy return, and Gary Barnidge are really the only other startable pass-catchers going forward for the Browns.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/29/16 3:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's career with the team is 'likely over,' as he's not expected to receive another shot with this regime.
Huddle Up: Gordon has been given several chances in Cleveland to stay out of trouble, but unfortunately, the talented wide-out just hasn't been able to abide. There's no doubt he'd get another shot elsewhere if the Browns do dispose of him, but who knows when that will be with the 25-year-old just checking into rehab. Whenever Gordon is able to emerge from this, he's still capable of being a force again.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/28/16 4:15pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Crowell has received at least 15 carries in each of the last two games and has rushed for 212 yards and one touchdown during that span. He should continue to receive most of the carries in the running game and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/27/16 1:01pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is seventh among wide receivers with 31 targets so far this season. He was targeted 14 times in Week 3 alone.
Huddle Up: Last week's numbers definitely gave Pryor's stat line an influx, but those numbers can't be ignored, especially with Cody Kessler remaining the starter for now. Pryor's targets are bound to decrease when Josh Gordon returns, but there already seems to be a level of trust between Kessler and Pryor. If Pryor is available, he's a top waiver wire option and a nice start this week against a Washington Redskins defense that has allowed 682 yards and four touchdowns to receivers this year.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/25/16 7:10am ET
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) is expected to need two to four weeks to recover from a broken collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder. He wanted to harness the left shoulder and continue playing but the team denied his request.
Huddle Up: QB Cody Kessler will serve as the team's interim starter, with QB Charlie Whitehurst backing him up. Both players possess little fantasy value, although Kessler could be useful as a bench player in cavernous seasonal leagues.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/25/16 6:50pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed 10 times for 69 yards in the Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins, and he added five receptions for 12 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson split the backfield touches 15-15 with Isaiah Crowell, and each player had decent outings. Look for that split to continue, making both low-end RB2 options in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
Gary Barnidge - TEPosted 9/25/16 6:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge picked up five receptions for 66 yards on six targets in the Week 3 overtime loss against the Miami Dolphins.
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.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/25/16 6:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell carried 15 times for 79 yards in the Week 3 overtime loss against the Miami Dolphins. He was targeted once but did not have any catches.
Huddle Up: Crowell has emerged as a solid RB2 over the past two games. He'll look to keep it going in Week 4 at Washington.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/25/16 6:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor posted eight receptions for 144 yards on 14 targets in the Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins. He also ran four times for 21 yards and a touchdown while completing three of five pass attempts for 35 yards. He was the first Cleveland player since 1977 to have multiple receptions, rushes and passes in the same game.
Huddle Up: Pryor gave the team a different look under center, as he occasionally spelled rookie Cody Kessler, who was making his first NFL start. Pryor will be a very hot selection off the waiver wire this week, as he appears to be a big part of Cleveland's plans going forward.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/24/16 9:47am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell 'looked more explosive than ever last week', according to ESPN's Pat McManamon, who went on to say he believes Crowell will remain 'the main guy' with Duke Johnson serving as the change-of-pace back.
Huddle Up: Although Crowell ranks fifth in the league with 195 yards rushing, it's been well-documented how fluky most of those yards have been, as 40 of them came on three draw plays at the end of a blowout loss in Week 1 and 85 more came on a complete defensive bust last week. With Cody Kessler expected to lead the offense for the next two months, the entire offense is most likely doomed. Since he provides very little in the passing game, it is highly unlikely Crowell will be anything more than a middling flex in a few weeks.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/22/16 5:31am ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) will visit a specialist to determine how long he'll miss due to his broken hand, but the best-case scenario is a few weeks.
Huddle Up: The Browns' offense is a hot mess until Josh Gordon returns. Andrew Hawkins could slide into the starting role and be a flex consideration against the Miami Dolphins this week.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/22/16 6:16am ET
Updating an earlier report, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) will miss four to six weeks, but he won't require surgery on his broken hand.
Huddle Up: The Browns' offense is in dire straits until Josh Gordon returns. Andrew Hawkins could slide into the starting role and be a flex consideration against the Miami Dolphins this week.
Andrew Hawkins - WRPosted 9/22/16 11:35am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins will take WR Corey Coleman's (hand) spot in the starting lineup, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: Hawkins has been targeted six times over the first two games of the season but should be more involved in the passing game with Coleman out. Hawkins probably can be avoided in most leagues because of the team's quarterback situation.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/21/16 11:27am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is still on track to return for the team's Week 5 game even though a warrant has been issued for his arrest stemming from a paternity case, according to an NFL spokesperson.
Huddle Up: Gordon should have a role in the passing game when he returns, but he may be a risky option because of his latest off-field incident. Gordon could be a No. 3 receiver in leagues starting Week 5 with a chance to be more valuable depending on his play.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/21/16 3:56pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) suffered a broken hand during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to a source. It is not known how long Coleman will be sidelined.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to have a better idea on when Coleman will be able to play again. Terrelle Pryor and Gary Barnidge could be more involved in the passing game with Coleman out. They can be decent options for fantasy owners, but their value will take a small hit because of the team's quarterback situation.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/21/16 10:40pm ET
An arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was withdrawn after the receiver complied with a year-old court order to take a DNA test in a paternity suit. In a statement, Gordon's attorneys said he was unaware until noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, that he had been requested to take the test.
Huddle Up: Gordon remains on track for a return from his four-game suspension in Week 5. He might have a little rust initially, but he has WR2 upside if he can get up to speed quickly.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 9/18/16 6:59am ET
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is now expected to be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: There's a good chance that Griffin could miss the remainder of the 2016 season. QB Josh McCown will serve as Cleveland's starting quarterback but is not an ideal fantasy option and should be viewed as a midrange QB2 at best.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/16 10:49am ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) has returned to the team's Week 2 game after missing some time because of a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: McCown has thrown for two touchdowns in a little over a quarter in Week 2 and should help the team's passing game. McCown should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues but can start against favorable matchups.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/16 10:40am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Cody Kessler is the Browns' backup and likely would be next in line to start if McCown missed any time, so owners should keep an eye on McCown's status. Kessler would be no more than a low-end No. 2 quarterback if he starts.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/18/16 2:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 133 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. He also caught one pass for 15 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Crowell has been receiving a majority of the carries at running back, while Duke Johnson has been used more as a receiver. Crowell should continue to be the main runner for Cleveland and could be a No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/16 2:43pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) went 20-for-33 for 260 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
Huddle Up: McCown is dealing with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder but expects to play in Week 3, so owners should monitor the situation. McCown was able to move the ball down the field and could be a starting option in daily fantasy leagues against favorable matchups.
Gary Barnidge - TEPosted 9/18/16 3:00pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught four passes for 37 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Barnidge did not catch a pass in Week 1 but did catch four of his five targets this week. He will have a role in the passing game moving forward but may not be a weekly starting option for owners.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/18/16 2:56pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman caught five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Coleman did not lead the team in targets but was the most productive receiver for the Browns in Week 2. He will continue to be one of the starting receivers and can be a No. 3 wide receiver in some leagues.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/16 4:57pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, and the team is bracing themselves for bad news on McCown's shoulder. He will be re-evaluated Monday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: The Browns lost Robert Griffin III for the season in the first game, and now McCown might be down for the count. Whomever starts under center in Cleveland in Week 3 isn't worth using in fantasy leagues.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/16/16 2:57pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is not on the injury report.
Huddle Up: Pryor recorded 68 yards in the first game of the season and should continue to be one of the top targets in the passing game as a deep threat. Owners in deeper leagues could consider using him as a flex option.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/16/16 6:24pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell will be 'turned loose' in Week 2, according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'We just have to hand it to him enough times,' Jackson said. 'If you have a runner you believe in, you have to give him the ball.'
Huddle Up: Jackson clearly believes in Crowell, but the Browns have to be competitive in order to stick with the running game, and a matchup with Baltimore in Week 2 isn't ideal. At best, Crowell is a flex candidate.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/16/16 9:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge faces the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, and in two games against Baltimore last season, he caught a combined 15 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown. QB Josh McCown started both games.
Huddle Up: McCown will be under center this weekend, and while there is no guarantee they can recreate the magic, Barnidge should be treated as a TE1.
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