• Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 11/22/14 2:19pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was officially activated from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday, Nov. 22. In a subsequent move, the team waived LB Keith Pough.

    Huddle Up: Gordon should obviously be inserted into fantasy lineups this week now that he's been activated. The Browns say they'll monitor his snap count but Gordon will still be on the field enough to make a fantasy impact in his first game back.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/21/14 3:04pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Cameron did get in some work in practice Friday and will miss a fourth straight game.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB
    Posted 11/20/14 4:05pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done, and I see him as our running back,' Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not.'

    Huddle Up: The lead-back designation is one thing, but McKinnon's fantasy owners would like to see Turner and the Vikes back that up with more touches as the rookie has been averaging only 13.4 per outing over the last seven games.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 11/20/14 6:29pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: It might turn out to be nothing, but there's been no immediate reason given for the absence. All in all, it's rather strange considering it was to be the WR's second practice after returning from suspension.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/19/14 2:19pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron is still in the concussion protocol and will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Huddle Up: Still no positive news to report on Cameron, who has missed the last 3 games.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/19/14 6:02pm ET

    Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Nov. 19. Tate gives the team much-needed depth at the running back position, with RBs Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. McKinnon leads the team with 484 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average, while Asiata has six rushing touchdowns and a one receiving TD, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry.

    Huddle Up: Not the ideal landing spot for those fantasy owners who decided to stick with Tate as it shapes up as a three-headed RBBC in the Twin Cities with McKinnon projecting as the back with the most upside.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 11/19/14 6:17pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has big plans in his return to game action in Week 12. Gordon told reporter Nate Burleson that he plans to tear up the league when he returns. 'He told me: 'Starting on practice this Wednesday, I'm going to outwork everybody on the field,'' Burleson said Tuesday. '(He said) 'I'm going to try to evoke a pride in Cleveland that can hopefully lead us to the playoffs.' He's excited about coming back.'

    Huddle Up: It's always tricky ranking a player in his first game back after nearly a year's absence, but The Huddle has him as a WR2 this week in a favorable matchup with the Falcons.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/18/14 3:10pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns waived RB Ben Tate on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    Huddle Up: Tate has rushed for only 90 yards on 53 carries -- yes, that's a 1.7 average -- over the last five games and complained about his workload. This frees up rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to split the workload and both have taken turns shouldering the majority of the touches in the last two weeks.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/18/14 3:42pm ET

    Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) may already have drawn interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers after being released by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, Nov. 18. A Steelers staff member reportedly called a Cleveland Browns staff member asking about Tate's release.

    Huddle Up: The Steel City would be a logical landing spot for Tate as Pittsburgh released No. 2 RB LeGarrette Blount earlier in the day. Diminutive rookie Dri Archer is the only active RB on the roster behind starter Le'Veon Bell, and Tate rushed for 119 and two TDs in his two games against the Steelers earlier this season.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 11/18/14 6:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, and Falcons head coach Mike Smith expects the Browns to feature their best receiver Sunday. 'Absolutely I do,' Smith said. 'They've stated that they want to get him out on the field as quickly as possible. And he's a game-changer. He's a guy that with the ball in his hands, he can make plays. So we're anticipating that we're going to get a full dose of him this week.' Gordon had a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games in 2014. Smith said they aren't afraid to put CB Desmond Trufant, their best cornerback, in a shadow role on Gordon.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons present a favorable opening matchup for Gordon as they're allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing wideouts this season. It's certainly a bit of a gamble starting Gordon after such a long layoff, but you likely haven't been stashing him all season for nothing, either.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/18/14 11:37pm ET

    The Indianapolis Colts have started researching free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns), including his character and potential fit in the team's scheme, and appear interested in possibly claiming him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, a source said Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    Huddle Up: Indy is definitely in the RB market after losing Ahmad Bradshaw to a leg fracture this past Sunday, so hang on to Tate if you can to see where he lands.

  • Andrew Hawkins - WR
    Posted 11/15/14 12:37am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (thigh, knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: The Brownies' leading receiver (39-504) missed the Week 10 win over Cincy, but that was on a short week following his injury the previous Sunday.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/14/14 2:37pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron's rest of the season could be in doubt, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said concussion symptoms can come and go.

    Huddle Up: This was the fear when Cameron suffered his latest concussion in Week 8, and his fantasy owners had best start planning on the distinct possibility of doing without him the rest of the season.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/13/14 4:38pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has not been ruled out for Week 11 at this point, but there is no update on his status, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: The TE remains out of practice, and there's no reason for fantasy owners to believe he won't miss a third straight game at this point.

  • Terrance West - RB
    Posted 11/13/14 6:36pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West had 94 yards on a season-high 26 carries in the team's Week 10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but head coach Mike Pettine stopped short of saying West would start in Week 11 against the Houston Texans. "I just control what I can control, and I can control my performance," West said. "The NFL, man, it's a roller coaster. You've always got to be ready for anything and be ready when your number is called. We will see what happens Sunday."

    Huddle Up: West did have his best fantasy outing of the season and qualifies as the team's hot hand at the moment, but all three of the Browns' top RBs had at least 10 carries and scored a TD in the Week 10 rout of the Bengals so virtually anything is still up for grabs in the Cleveland backfield.

  • Andrew Hawkins - WR
    Posted 11/12/14 6:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (thigh, knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12, and he is hoping to return for the Week 11 game against the Houston Texans. Hawkins still leads the team with 39 catches for 504 yards (12.9 average) and a touchdown despite missing last week's game. He said he feels a lot better but is unsure if he'll play against the Texans.

    Huddle Up: Hawkins has been a PPR-league find so keep an eye on his status the rest of the week.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/11/14 4:20pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate said he's frustrated with his role in the offense, and he thinks he's been running well.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Terrance West appears to have assumed the lead role in the Browns' backfield, logging 26 touches (all rushing attempts) to Tate's 12 in the team's 24-3 Week 10 win over the Bengals. Rookie Isaiah Crowell also ran the ball 12 times in the game. Tate, however, certainly hasn't helped his cause in averaging only 2.3 yards per carry in the five games since his 124-yard outing in Week 5.

  • Tashaun Gipson - S
    Posted 11/11/14 5:59pm ET

    Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson has entered the concussion protocol. Gipson started feeling symptoms over the weekend.

    Huddle Up: IDP league owners beware as the league's interception leader may be on the shelf in Week 11. Monitor his progress throughout the week.

  • Terrance West - RB
    Posted 11/7/14 12:35am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West had a career-high 26 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown Thursday, Nov. 6 in the team's 24-3 rout of the host Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Actually all three of the Browns' top backs found their way into the end zone as Cleveland ran the ball on 52 of its 75 offensive plays to pound out 175 yards on the ground and break out of its recent rushing funk. West started the game and had 2 more carries than Isaiah Crowell (12-41) and Ben Tate (10-34) combined and looks to be the Cleveland RB to own for the time being.

  • Andrew Hawkins - WR
    Posted 11/6/14 8:02pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns have declared WR Andrew Hawkins, RB Glenn Winston, CB Johnson Bademosi, TE Jordan Cameron, CB Pierre Desir, DB Robert Nelson, OT Vinston Painter inactive for Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Cleveland will be without its top TE in Cameron and its leader in targets (69), receptions (39) and receiving yards (504) in Hawkins so expect more looks for fellow wideouts Miles Austin, Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/5/14 4:23pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is officially out for Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Cameron will miss a second straight game, and a Week 11 return might be dicey as well, even with the 10 days of rest in between.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/4/14 7:20pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has not been cleared to practice. Head coach Mike Pettine said Cameron will play only if he is cleared in time by the team's medical staff.

    Huddle Up: Definitely expect Cameron to miss a second straight game and then use the extra time following Thursday night's contest to try to get ready for Week 11.

  • Andrew Hawkins - WR
    Posted 11/4/14 7:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (thigh, knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 10, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on as the quick turnaround this week isn't doing Cleveland's leading receiver any favors. If he can't go, expect Taylor Gabriel and Miles Austin to receive extra looks.

  • Ben Tate - RB
    Posted 11/3/14 12:06am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West carried a team-high 15 times for 48 yards in the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, surging ahead of RB Ben Tate who has held to just three yards on 10 carries. RB Isaiah Crowell did not receive an offensive snap. 'When you looked at the tape and really compared the three, we feel (Tate's) really coming on,' head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday, Nov. 2. 'He's earned those touches, and when he gets out there he does make the most of them.'

    Huddle Up: It's not easy to predict the Browns backfield rotation from week-to-week but right now West's fantasy arrow is pointing up. He should be a waiver wire priority this week.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 11/3/14 10:56pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Monday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: It's a short week with the Browns kicking off Week 10 on Thursday night so expect the TE to miss a second straight game.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 10/31/14 5:42pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell, who played only three snaps and had one carry for one yard in Week 8, is hoping he'll be more involved in the game plan in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Ben Tate played 31 of 56 snaps and had 15 carries for 26 yards last week, while RB Terrance West played 22 snaps and had seven carries for 11 yards. Crowell continues to lead the team in average yards per carry (4.9) and rushing touchdowns (four). He dropped two pitches and had a fumble in Week 6, but Crowell insists that he doesn't have ball-security issues.

    Huddle Up: Crowell's lack of Week 8 action was puzzling, especially considering the Browns were in control most of the way against the winless Raiders. Cleveland, though, has struggled mightily on the ground over the last 2 weeks, rushing for only 108 yards on 55 carries in games against Oakland and Jacksonville. See if Crowell and the Browns can turn it around Sunday against the visiting Bucs, who allow the sixth most fantasy points to opposing RBs.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 10/31/14 11:21pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) could miss the team's Week 10 game since the game is on Thursday, Nov. 6. Cameron has already been ruled out for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Cameron is out Sunday and could miss next week's game as well. Cameron has been one of the biggest busts of the fantasy season and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE
    Posted 10/29/14 2:33pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, because he is still going through the concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here as Cameron appears likely to miss at least one game and possibly the Week 10 contest as well with the Browns having a short turnaround next week playing on Thursday night.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 10/28/14 3:59pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could be on the field more if he could protect the ball better, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said part of the team's decision to stick with Ben Tate late in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders was because of Crowell's fumbling issues. Pettine added that he would like Crowell to get more touches this week.

    Huddle Up: From the outside, it doesn't seem to be a huge concern with the rookie fumbling twice this season and losing one, but it obviously runs deeper than that as Crowell was limited to a season-low 2 touches in Week 8. Meanwhile, fellow rookie Terrance West rushed 7 times and had one reception in the win over the Raiders, but look for those roles to be reversed if Crowell can convince the coaches that his ball-security issues are behind him.

  • Brian Hoyer - QB
    Posted 10/21/14 12:47am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer completed only 39 percent of his passes in the team's Week 7 game, which is the worst completion percentage by any quarterback this season. The Browns, however, said Hoyer remains the starting QB.

    Huddle Up: While Hoyer has certainly bought himself some time with the 3-2 start, he had best take advantage of favorable matchups against the Raiders and Bucs the next two weeks, or we might see Johnny Football starting in November.

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