Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/30/14 4:42pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron said he expects to deal with the sprained AC joint in his shoulder for the rest of the season. However, he said, 'I feel good. I feel healthy.'
Huddle Up: Cameron, who has only 3 receptions for 70 yards so far, had the extra week with the bye to add to his recovery time and definitely is deserves another shot in your fantasy lineup given his high upside and the lack of dependable pass-catchers in the Browns' passing game.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/30/14 4:42pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, for the first time since spraining his right knee in the season opener Sept. 7. Tate was wearing a brace on his knee while doing individual drills. It means that Tate is likely to return to action in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He's expected to return to the starting lineup, too, despite the solid play of RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell in his absence. "That's what we brought Tate here for, to be the starter," running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery said last week. "He's the No. 1 running back in this offense. Right now, you can say we miss him. We miss his experience. We miss his leadership with the group. Speaking from that standpoint, we'll be open arms and welcome to have Ben back into the fold."
Huddle Up: There's always the injury risk hanging over Tate's head, but if he plays, he'll projects as the team's top fantasy RB option with the 2 rookies splitting the leftover carries.
Terrance West - RBPosted 9/25/14 9:24am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West has been getting starts with RB Ben Tate (knee) on the sidelines, but Tate is healthy and RB Isaiah Crowell is looking for more touches. West received the second reps in the media portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, following Crowell. Running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery also indicated Tate was brought in to be the starter and that Tate is 'the No. 1 running back in this offense.'
Huddle Up: Tate will resume his role as the starter and Crowell has the most long-term upside. Tate will be a RB2 once he's healthy again.
Andrew Hawkins - WRPosted 9/23/14 7:42pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins is tied for fifth among wide receivers in targets (32) through three weeks.
Huddle Up: Hawkins has caught 21 of those 32 targets for 244 yards -- making him a definite starter in PPR leagues -- and all that's missing are the TD catches -- something that's eluded him since Week 14 of the 2012 season.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/19/14 2:06pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: That of course means another week with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell shouldering the load. Last week vs. the Saints, West had 21 touches, 90 total yards and a TD, while Crowell had 12 for 57 and no TDs. Neither lost a fumble.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/19/14 2:06pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Cameron was limited all week in practice, and it likely will come down to a game-time decision Sunday. Check in with the Huddle's Game-Day, Inactives and Weather report before kickoff.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/19/14 4:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension has officially been reduced from 16 games to 10 games, according to the NFL and NFL Players Association.Gordon avoided an additional two-game suspension by pleading guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Gordon's guilty plea will not be disciplined under the new drug policy.
Huddle Up: At last, confirmation here following some scattershot reports -- unless, of course, Gordon manages to find more trouble in the meantime.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/18/14 3:36pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: That's two straight days of work for Cameron who sat out Week 2. See if the progress continues in the always-important Friday practice.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/17/14 12:02am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon had his season-long suspension officially cut to 10 games Tuesday, Sept. 16. He could also avoid serving the mandatory two-game suspension for his DWI because he pled guilty to his drunken-driving charge early Tuesday before an agreement on the new-drug testing policy was reached, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: This is the best-case scenario for those holding on to last season's top fantasy wideout and, if there are no further alterations, that makes him eligible to return in Week 12.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/17/14 10:46am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to return to the team's facility for conditioning and team meetings this week. He would be eligible to play against the Atlanta Falcons Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: And now we have a return date. Those of you squatting on Gordon, you get to determine if returning in Week 12--essentially the last couple regular season games and the fantasy playoffs--is worth holding a roster spot.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/17/14 3:56pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: The stud TE missed Week 2 and will need to keep progressing in practice this week to make a Week 3 return. Stay tuned ...
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/16/14 4:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon pled guilty to driving while intoxicated in North Carolina Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to the Wake County Clerk of Court. He received 12 months unsupervised probation and will have to pay $290 in court costs, as well as a $100 fine. Gordon's year-long suspension is expected to be reduced to 10 games once a final agreement on a new drug-testing policy is in place.
Huddle Up: Most reports indicate -- and, hey, they've been off base on this before -- that Gordon will receive an extra 2 games tacked on to his expected 10-game ban if and when this new drug policy is finally approved. So if you're stashing Gordon and don't feel you can spare the roster space until the fantasy playoffs, move on and find someone else.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron's (shoulder) status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The team will know more about his status Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge filled in and caught all 4 of his targets for 41 yards in the win over the Saints, but Brian Hoyer and the Browns clearly could benefit from Cameron's athleticism. See what he's able to do in practice this week.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) likely will not be able to play Week 3, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Rookies Terrance West (90 total yards, TD) and Isaiah Crowell (57 yards) stepped in ably Sunday, and their fantasy owners will again have them as starting options Week 3 against the Ravens.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension is likely to be reduced to eight games when a new drug-testing agreement is reached, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hey, congrats to all those who have held on to Gordon as it's looking like you could have the services of 2013's top fantasy WR for this season's homestretch.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Cameron got in limited practice work Friday after sitting out Thursday, and now will be a game-time decision Sunday, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. If you haven't already done so, have another option at the ready.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 5:06pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension will be reduced to 10 games if the NFL and NFL Players Association agree on a new drug policy, according to a source.
Huddle Up: That's still most of the fantasy season, but that would leave him as a factor for the stretch run and playoffs. Continue to hold on to him if you can spare the space.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 8:51pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon had his suspension reduced from a season-long ban to 10 games following the new agreement between the league and the NFLPA on a new drug policy.
Huddle Up: Gordon would be available for Weeks 12-17, assuming he doesn't get into anymore trouble in the meantime. Fantasy owners holding onto Gordon have a tough decision to make. In competitive leagues, it will be difficult to burn a roster spot for 11 more weeks but having Gordon during the stretch run is enticing. It's going to depend on one's league and roster makeup.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/10/14 9:18am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) will miss two to four weeks with a knee sprain. No surgery is required at this point. RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will fill in for Tate.
Huddle Up: Shocking that the oft-injured Tate didn't even last one game with his new team. West and Crowell both played well in Tate's absence, and that may be the Browns' backfield duo going forward; in other words, Tate may not necessarily return to a full-time gig when healthy.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/10/14 5:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron underwent an MRI on his injured shoulder, which did not show any structural damage. He has a strained AC joint in his shoulder.
Huddle Up: "No structural damage" is good news for Cameron's fantasy owners, but it remains to be seen if the TE will miss any starts. Monitor his status the rest of the week.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/10/14 10:55pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) underwent an MRI on his sprained right shoulder and it showed no structural damage. 'Yeah, it's all good,' Cameron said. 'Right now, it's just a day-to-day thing. Just seeing how it feels when I wake up, and we'll go from there.' Cameron sprained his AC joint in Week 1, the second time he has done so since Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Cameron's injury could linger all year, so the Browns my opt to sit him out this week against New Orleans to allow his shoulder to get more time to heal. If Cameron doesn't play, Gary Barnidge would get the start. He has no fantasy value.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/9/14 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) has no injury update on his status for Week 2, according to head coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Cameron was in and out of action during the Week 1 loss to the Steelers and finished with only 2 catches for 47 yards, so his owners are going to have to stay on top of the updates coming out of northeast Ohio throughout the week.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/9/14 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) has no injury update on his status for Week 2, according to head coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Tate, who finished Week 1 with 6 carries for 41 yards, left in the second quarter and didn't return with the unspecified knee issue. That's not good news -- especially given his injury history. Meanwhile, the Browns turned out to be more than fine using rookies Terrance West (16 rushes-100 yards) and Isaiah Crowell (5-32, 2 TDs) and might not be inclined to rush Tate back into action even if the injury turns out be minor.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) tried to play through his shoulder injury in Week 1, but the pain forced him to leave after one play in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Cameron is the marquee name in the Cleveland passing game at the moment, so his status bears watching this week.
Terrance West - RBPosted 9/22/14 9:14am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West had a sit-down meeting with head coach Mike Pettine last week after a subpar preseason. He got his chance when RB Ben Tate (knee) went down with injury, running for 100 yards in his first game as a pro.
Huddle Up: West and fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell formed an effective backfield tandem for the Browns. Even if Tate's knee injury isn't serious the West/Crowell tag team may be Cleveland's ground game plan going forward.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/22/14 9:17am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell had a pair of rushing touchdowns in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coming on after RB Ben Tate (knee) suffered an injury. Head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday, Sept. 7, that Crowell wasn't in the game play. He was impressed with how the rookie played. 'It was going to be Tate and (RB Terrance West). To Crowell's credit, he prepared like the starter. He went in there and did his job,' Pettine said.
Huddle Up: Depending on how long Tate's knee injury keeps him down, the Browns could roll with a West/Crowell backfield tandem--not just this year, but with both being rookies it could be the plan for the foreseeable future.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/6/14 9:10pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has 'better than a 50-50 chance' to play this season, in the opinion of ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.
Huddle Up: Gordon is worth picking up and stashing if he's still available in your league. Gordon's on-field production makes him worth rolling the dice on at better than a 50-50 chance to play.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/4/14 2:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron will likely take on added importance in the offensive game plan with WR Josh Gordon suspended for the season. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about if Cameron is the top receiving option for Cleveland. 'You know, I think they're better equipped to answer that than I am. I know that he is a very good receiving tight end and a very capable one,' Tomlin said. 'It's their job to talk about his role and how they'll use him.'
Huddle Up: A number of fantasy GMs certainly are buying this narrative as Cameron had the fourth highest ADP among TEs this summer. We'll see if can produce at an elite level if he's the focal point of opposing defenses.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 9/3/14 5:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer won't receive a quick hook in the team's Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in favor of QB Johnny Manziel, according to head coach Mike Pettine. However, Hoyer understands that he'll need to produce to hold off a quarterback change during the year.
Huddle Up: The Browns have 3 games before their Week 4 bye, so that might be the length of Hoyer's initial trial run.
Rex Grossman - QBPosted 8/31/14 5:32pm ET
The Cleveland Browns have released QB Rex Grossman, according to a source.
Huddle Up: That leaves You Know Who as the only current backup to starter Brian Hoyer on the roster.
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