Team Grade:
Cleveland Browns
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Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:


The Browns have an underrated defense so don't discount them to win some games if the offense can produce a little. The offense is the big concern, though, with few weapons offensively and a likely rookie starting at quarterback. The Browns could use a run-first approach with new running back Ben Tate and rookie Terrance West. Cleveland is likely a few years away from making the playoffs but should make some progress this year. Things are trending upward for the most part.
With Josh Gordon's status up in the air, the Browns are going to be looking for options in the passing game. We think Andrew Hawkins could be the most targeted receiver on the team. He could be a real good find in PPR leagues. Don't expect big touchdown or yardage totals but he'll get a ton of catches. Hawkins also can make plays after the catch, which is another plus for the coming season. Someone has to catch passes in this offense, and Hawkins seems like the best guy to do so.
Receiver Miles Austin is likely to be a starter for the Browns but don't expect him to play like he did during his best days in Dallas. He has been very injury prone the last few seasons and likely has a rookie quarterback throwing him passes. Austin might be worth a spot start or two but the days of him being a sure fantasy thing are over.

Team Notes

Sep 21, 09:42 PM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was able to play in the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was limited to just one target, and that was good for a 43-yard reception.

Fantasy Impact: Cameron should get better going forward. This offense hasn't been too bad, so don't rule out Cameron to start posting big numbers once again.
Sep 21, 11:42 AM The Cleveland Browns have declared RB Ben Tate, DL Eric Martin, TE Gerell Robinson, DL Ish Kitchen, WR LaRon Byrd, CB Pierre Desir, DB Robert Nelson inactive for Week 3.
Sep 21, 11:32 AM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is active for the Week 3 game Sunday, Sept. 21.
Sep 21, 10:22 AM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday, Sept. 21.
Sep 20, 09:32 AM Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) could be a game-time decision for the team's Week 3 game. He was limited during practice the entire week and is listed as questionable.
Sep 19, 09:42 PM Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is eligible to return from his suspension to play in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Nov. 23.
Sep 19, 04:02 PM Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3. WR Travis Benjamin (knee), DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), DT John Hughes (hamstring), P Spencer Lanning (shoulder), OL Paul McQuistan (ankle) and CB Buster Skrine (thumb) all fully practiced and are probable.
Sep 19, 03:32 PM Cleveland Browns WR Josh 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.
Sep 19, 03:02 PM 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.
Sep 19, 02:42 PM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) will be a game-time decision in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Head coach Mike Pettine said he was 'cautiously optimistic' that Cameron would play Wednesday, Sept. 17, but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday, Sept. 18, that Cameron was 'extremely limited' in practice.
Sep 19, 01:32 PM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.
Sep 19, 01:32 PM Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Sep 19, 11:42 AM Cleveland Browns LB Paul Kruger has two sacks, eight tackles (three for a loss) and a pass defensed. He's having a breakthrough in the new system designed by head coach Mike Pettine and defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil. They have moved Kruger inside and out to create mismatches, and his pass coverage has improved.
Sep 18, 07:42 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's playing time is decided during the game, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said using Manziel makes the defense have to think more about what the offense is capable of doing. Furthermore, whether Manziel plays or not depends on the defensive fronts and coverages the team is facing, Shanahan added.
Sep 18, 04:12 PM Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. WR Travis Benjamin (knee), DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), DT John Hughes (hamstring), OL Paul McQuistan (ankle), P Spencer Lanning (shoulder) and CB Buster Skrine (thumb) were full participants.
Sep 18, 02:32 PM Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Impact: Cameron has a decent shot to return this week.

Offseason Keys

Donte Whitner, S; Karlos Dansby, LB; Miles Austin, WR; Ben Tate, RB. 

Jason Campbell, QB; Brandon Weeden, QB; T.J. Ward, S; D'Qwell Jackson, LB. 

2014 Draft Class

 # 1  8 Justin GilbertDB
 # 1  22 Johnny ManzielQB
 # 2  3 Joel BitonioOL
 # 3  7 Christian KirkseyLB
 # 3  30 Terrance WestRB
 # 4  27 Pierre DesirDB
 # 7  12 Kiero SmallRB
 Undrafted Chandler JonesWR
 Undrafted Isaiah CrowellRB
 Undrafted Taylor GabrielWR
 Undrafted Glenn WinstonRB

2014 Schedule

1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     New Orleans
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     Baltimore
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Tennessee
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
8     Oct 26 4:25PM     Oakland
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
10     Nov 6 8:25PM     at Cincinnati
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Houston
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     at Atlanta
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Buffalo
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     Indianapolis
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Cincinnati
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Carolina
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Baltimore
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