2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Cleveland Browns
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

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.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
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.
FANTASY DUD
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

Mar 25, 02:53 AM The Cleveland Browns may draft a kicker at the next NFL Draft in April. The kicking team currently includes K's Garrett Hartley, Travis Coons, and Carey Spear.
Mar 25, 02:53 AM The Cleveland Browns may draft a kicker at the next NFL Draft in April. The kicking team currently includes K's Garrett Hartley, Travis Coons, and Carey Spear.
Mar 24, 08:52 AM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected back with the team for offseason workouts April 20 after completing more than two months of treatment.
Mar 22, 10:52 AM Cleveland Browns OT Michael Bowie (shoulder) should be ready to participate once training camp begins, according to head coach Mike Pettine. He is expected to compete for the right tackle job if he is healthy.
Mar 19, 01:52 PM Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is signing with the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

Fantasy Impact: This probably isn't a bad spot for Bowe to try to revive his career. He could be the No. 1 receiver for the Browns.
Mar 17, 02:33 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel won't be counted on for the 2015 season, especially after the Browns offered a late first-round pick to try to acquire Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford. Cleveland could also select a quarterback in the first couple of rounds in this year's draft.

Fantasy Impact: Manziel is shaping up as a huge bust. We aren't sure he'll ever turn it around.
Mar 16, 03:03 PM Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) signed a three-year deal worth $21 million Monday, March 16, according to sources.
Mar 16, 01:33 PM Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) has received interest from the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.
Mar 15, 02:03 PM Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) is meeting with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, March 15, according to a source.
Mar 15, 12:23 PM Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is meeting with the Cleveland Browns, and the Browns hope to sign Bowe during the visit.
Mar 14, 09:03 PM Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) began a visit with the Cleveland Browns Saturday, March 14, and it will continue Sunday, March 15, according to a league source.
Mar 14, 12:53 PM Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) said he believes he will be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery this offseason. Mingo said the shoulder's range of motion is good, but he has not been able to weight lift at this point.
Mar 14, 12:23 PM Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) has not received interest from the Washington Redskins at this point.
Mar 13, 10:33 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still in inpatient rehab, but he is likely at the point where he can leave the facility for brief stints. Earlier reports said that he had left the facility.
Mar 13, 09:33 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel left rehab Friday, March 13, after spending just over six weeks in the facility, according to a source.
Mar 13, 04:23 PM Cleveland Browns DE John Hughes has agreed to terms with the team on a four-year contract extension worth $14.4 million.

Offseason Keys

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

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

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  8 Justin GilbertDB
 # 1  22 Johnny ManzielQB
 # 2  3 Joel BitonioOL
 # 3  7 Christian KirkseyLB
 # 3  30 Terrance WestRB
 # 4  27 Pierre DesirDB
 # 6  8 Kendall JamesDB
 Undrafted Connor ShawQB
 Undrafted Travis CoonsK
 Undrafted K'Waun WilliamsDB
 Undrafted Isaiah CrowellRB
 Undrafted Carey SpearK
 Undrafted Glenn WinstonRB
 Undrafted Phil BatesWR
 Undrafted Taylor GabrielWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     New Orleans
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     Baltimore
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at Tennessee
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
8     Nov 1 4:25PM     Oakland
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
10     Nov 12 8:25PM     at Cincinnati
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     Houston
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Atlanta
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     at Buffalo
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     Indianapolis
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     Cincinnati
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     at Carolina
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Baltimore
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