Josh McCown - QBPosted 10/12/15 8:54am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the Week 5 win against the Baltimore Ravens. He was limping in the locker room after the game and his status for the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos is uncertain.
Huddle Up: McCown has been putting up rock star numbers for the Browns over the past three games, but between his injury and a daunting four-game stretch that kicks off with the league's top pass defense in Week 6 the fun may be coming to an end.
Joe Haden - CBPosted 10/6/15 4:57pm ET
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden was inactive in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers with a broken right ring finger after he was initially listed as probable on the injury report. He decided not to play after testing his hand in pregame warmups. CB Pierre Desir started in Haden's place. Haden's status for Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens is unknown. 'Hopefully Joe will get more comfortable with the finger injury so we can get him back out there,' head coach Mike Pettine said.
Huddle Up: Philip Rivers was able to take advantage of Haden's absence last Sunday, throwing for a season-high three TD passes and 358 yards in leading the Bolts to a 30-27 win. See what Haden is able to do in practice this week.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 10/5/15 8:45am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown completed 32 of 41 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.
Huddle Up: McCown isn't winning ballgames, but he's doing enough to keep Johnny Manziel at bay--and providing a sneaky fantasy option in the process.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson had eight carries for 31 yards and nine catches for 85 yards and a touchdown in 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.
Huddle Up: This is the workload the team envisioned for Johnson when they drafted him, as a change of pace runner and a vital part of the passing game. Going forward fantasy owners should be able to plan on him seeing double-digit touches on a consistent basis.
Gary Barnidge - TEPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge had six catches for 75 yards and a score in a 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Josh McCown is far more likely to throw to his tight end than Johnny Manziel, and over the past couple of games Barnidge has made plays that reward such confidence. He'll have fantasy value as a borderline every-week fantasy TE at least until the Browns make a switch at quarterback.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/23/15 2:38pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and will start Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders. QB Johnny Manziel heads back to the bench.
Huddle Up: Somewhat surprising given Manziel's solid play in the Week 2 win over the Titans, but McCown evidentally must have made a strong training camp and preseason impression as well, and the 36-year-old will get the call against the visiting Raiders on Sunday.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 9/21/15 4:14pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (concussion) remains the starting quarterback for now, according to head coach Mike Pettine. However, Pettine said the coaches will discuss if QB Johnny Manziel should start once McCown is cleared to play.
Huddle Up: It sounds like the Browns may be leaning towards sticking with Manziel but for now they're not ready to make it official. Manziel will be a mid-level QB2 this week against the Raiders if he's under center.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/20/15 10:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin had three receptions for 115 yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans, and he added a 78-yard punt return for score.
Huddle Up: Benjamin has scored four touchdowns through the first two games. Benjamin is a deep threat who has more fantasy value with Johnny Manziel under center but either way he's worth adding this week if you need some depth at receiver.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 9/18/15 1:19pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown has not been cleared from the concussion protocol and will not practice Friday, Sept. 18, meaning QB Johnny Manziel will start in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. Manziel took all the first-team repetitions this week in practice, and he'll make the third start of his career. Manziel was 13-for-26 with no touchdowns and two interceptions in his two starts last season.
Huddle Up: Even though Manziel has displayed some improvement, this likely isn't the best of options for the Browns' pass-catchers. Still, it might be a little better for RBs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, having a running threat at QB to distract the defense.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/18/15 9:25pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and has been ruled out for the Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Johnny Manziel will start against the Titans. He's a QB2 because of his ability to run but Manziel shouldn't be started in 12-team leagues.
Robert Turbin - RBPosted 9/17/15 10:26am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Robert Turbin (ankle) said Wednesday, Sept. 16, that he is aiming to return Oct. 4 for the game against the San Diego Chargers. However, the team said his return is more likely the Oct. 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Turbin will be a backup to Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson in Cleveland, offering little fantasy value other than insurance.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/17/15 3:52pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (concussion) will start in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans if he is cleared from the concussion protocol and practices Friday, Sept. 18, according to head coach Mike Pettine. QB Johnny Manziel practiced with the first-team offense both Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17. McCown is already familiar with the game plan against the Titans, so the team isn't worried about missed practice time.
Huddle Up: It really doesn't matter too much for the rest of the Browns' skill players, but those McCown or Manziel owners in deeper or two-QB leagues should find out Friday which QB will start Sunday.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 9/16/15 6:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) practiced with the starters Wednesday, Sept. 16. Head coach Mike Pettine said the team will be mindful of Manziel's arm in practice. QB Josh McCown (concussion) sat out and will remain in the concussion protocol through at least Friday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Manziel started strong last week after taking over for the concussed McCown connecting with Travis Benjamin on a 54-yard scoring strike, but finished 13 of 24 for 182 yards and three turnovers, including a pair of fumbles. Let's see where McCown is on Friday as he looks to be the best hope for the rest of the team's skill-position players.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/11/15 6:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe is being pushed by the coaching staff, but him listed as third string on the depth chart isn't a sign they're down on him. 'I told Dwayne we expect more out of him,' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said. 'It was disappointing that he got hurt so early, and it's not all his fault that he hasn't been on the field. He's been great since he stepped foot in this building. He really has. For a guy that's had as much success as he's had, he's bought into what we're doing, bought into our plan, bought into playing like a Brown. He's just had a little bit of a case of bad luck.'
Huddle Up: Bowe was in line to be the Browns' No. 1 WR, but his sluggish start and preseason injury have made the Cleveland WR corps a true fantasy enigma. Stay far away until we start to develop some clarity.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 9/11/15 9:58pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Jets because he was able to participate in practice this week.
Huddle Up: As expected Manziel is the No. 2 quarterback behind Josh McCown. There's a good chance Manziel will see starts at some point this season if McCown gets off to a slow start.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/10/15 6:10pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor was waived Thursday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: An early-camp hammy injury derailed the former QB's transition to WR, but definitely look for another team to take a flier as Pryor showed some definite pre-injury promise.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/9/15 3:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (head) cleared concussion protocol Wednesday, Sept. 9 and will be play in Sunday's season opener against the Jets. And the rookie could still have a sizeable role in the game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Second-year back Isaiah Crowell likely will still start, but definitely go ahead and start the rookie if you need to as the Browns are eager to get a good look at the third-round pick as well.
Terrance West - RBPosted 9/5/15 3:36pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West is the subject of fielded trade offers by the Browns, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Reports suggest the usual suspects like Dallas and Houston have inquired about West. If he's moved, West will likely be leaving one committee to join another.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/4/15 10:01am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe won't be cut, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Bowe played nearly the entire first half in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, and caught one pass. 'He needed to play,' Pettine explained of Bowe's lengthy play time. 'There's no substitute for live game reps. He'd taken so few snaps during training camp, now here we are on the brink of the season and want to make sure that he is as close to game shape as possible, and that's impossible to do when you're inactive.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have bailed on Bowe over the past couple of seasons, and there has been no evidence in Cleveland to suggest it's worth getting back on the Dwayne train.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/4/15 6:46pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will play Week 1 if he is able to pass all of his concussion tests and is cleared to play, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: The rookie's preseason consisted of one rush for four yards and a 1-yard reception, and even if he does get cleared for the opener, he'll likely only see spot duty behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/3/15 3:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) will play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, but is expected to be limited.
Huddle Up: The converted QB is looking make a final push for a roster spot, and needs to play after missing the first three games.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/3/15 10:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe got the start in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, with backups. Bowe is supposedly fighting for a roster spot.
Huddle Up: Bowe, who caught one of his two targets for 8 yards Thursday night, was supposed to quickly establish himself as the WR-needy Browns' No. 1 WR, but he's done anything but, missing the first three exhibitions with a hamstring injury and then underwhelming in Thursday's finale largely playing against backups. He could be one of the big names set loose on cut-down day.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 9/1/15 6:37pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) isn't able to burst off the line of scrimmage as well as he would like due to his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: It has to be beyond frustrating for the converted QB, and it puts the WR-needy Browns in a pickle as they've caught a glimpse of Pryor's WR potential early in camp, but have yet to see it in a live game.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 9/1/15 9:54pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he does not need surgery on his sore elbow. The Browns also consulted with Dr. James Andrew for a second opinion on the elbow. Manziel said he needs to ice it and should be able to throw again next week. He added that he doesn't think the sore elbow will be a problem during the regular season.
Huddle Up: Manziel has demonstrated actual on-field progress this preseason and might be needed if new starter Josh McCown stumbles early.
Brian Hartline - WRPosted 9/1/15 11:58pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (foot) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to an undisclosed injury. 'Then Brian I think just got stepped on so it was just something that we wanted to go ahead and rest him,' head coach Mike Pettine said.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like anything major, and that also sums up the ex-Dolphin's 2015 fantasy prospects -- even with ample opportunity in WR-needy Cleveland.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) has a chance to play in the final preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: It might be too little, too late -- even on the WR-needy Browns -- for the converted QB who's missed all three of the team's preseason contests following an impressive showing early in camp.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson suffered a concussion during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: It was a inauspicious debut for the third-round pick who rushed once for four yards and caught one of his two targets for a yard after sitting out the first two exhibition contests with a hamstring injury. He's still an intriguing fantasy pick with upside but be very wary of reaching too high for the rookie who isn't exactly off to a strong start.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 8/26/15 5:35pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel isn't expected to play versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 29, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel is still dealing with elbow soreness and the Browns are taking a cautious approach.
Huddle Up: If so, that's likely to lock in Josh McCown as the Browns' opening-day starter if he wasn't already.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/26/15 5:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Pryor, the QB turned WR who turned heads in the early days of camp before his hammy acted up, is running out of time to make the team, and he's going to have to push through to try and make a lasting impression.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 8/26/15 8:01pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) has no structural damage in his injured elbow. Head coach Mike Pettine said Manziel has been dealing with the sore elbow since high school.
Huddle Up: Manziel is expected to miss the rest of the preseason because of his elbow injury. It's a setback just when he was gaining on Josh McCown. Expect McCown to began the year as the Browns' starter.
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