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

Outlook

The Browns are making some good offseason moves, especially hiring Hue Jackson as the head coach. Unfortunately, the team still lacks talent on both sides of the ball. There are a few good pieces in place but also plenty of holes. The offense still lacks firepower and has question marks at running back, receiver and quarterback. The games will be closer this year for the team and a few more wins should be expected, but the Browns have a few more years to be a playoff contender.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Rookie receiver Corey Coleman should be the No. 1 receiver for the Browns from day one this year. And this offense is going to throw the ball, which bodes well for Coleman. He is a receiver that can turn a short pass into a big play. He is going to get a lot of targets and yards in this offense, making him a very intriguing receiver for fantasy teams. Coleman could be the top rookie receiver in the game.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Robert Griffin gets a fresh start and a chance to start with his new team. These are all positive for him but that doesn't mean he'll be a fantasy force once again. We just don't see Griffin producing consistently in a starting role. He might have a few good games but will struggle in others, especially if you consider the Browns still lack top options at receiver.

Team Notes

May 23, 09:33 PM Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson believes RB Duke Johnson can be an every-down running back in the NFL. Johnson had a chance to win the starting job in 2015 but suffered a hamstring injury.
May 22, 11:13 PM Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman should see the ball early and often, according to beat writer Mary Kay Cabot, and she believes he will take over as the No. 1 receiver immediately.
May 20, 03:23 PM Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown has performed well during organized team activities this week and appears to have a good grasp on the new offense.
May 18, 07:23 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has flashed the past few days in organized team activities and head coach Hue Jackson said Pryor is working hard and getting better every day.
May 18, 07:13 PM Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) said he believes he'll return in time for the regular season. Haden wasn't so sure about training camp, but said he'll try to be ready in time when that starts in late July. As reported earlier, Haden shed his walking boot Tuesday, May 17.
May 18, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) said he got rid of his walking boot Tuesday, May 17, and is progressing well.
May 15, 09:03 PM Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III or any other player won't be named the starting quarterback until they earn it, according to head coach Hue Jackson, but Jackson said that he expects to name the Week 1 start well before the season opener.
May 14, 03:43 PM Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown could still stay with the Browns if he does not win the starting quarterback position, according to director of football operations Sashi Brown.
May 14, 11:23 AM Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler performed well during practice Friday, May 13, but it is too early to say if Kessler will compete for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Kessler showed good accuracy and footwork during practice and was comfortable under center and in the shotgun formation.
May 13, 07:23 PM Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman must get into better shape for his rookie season, according to head coach Hue Jackson 'He's got to get in shape,' Jackson said. 'He's explosive and he can catch the ball. He's extremely talented and gifted. (But) he's one of the guys that has to get in shape. He saw himself, 'whoa, this is different.' And it is. But we'll get him to where he needs to be.'
May 13, 12:23 PM Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman signed his rookie four-year deal Friday, May 13. All first-round picks have fifth-year options in their contracts.
May 12, 08:03 PM Cleveland Browns rookie QB Cody Kessler will still practice at the rookie minicamp even if he doesn't sign by the start of camp Thursday, May 12, due to the injury protection clause.
May 12, 07:53 PM Cleveland Browns rookie WR Jordan Payton and LB Scooby Wright III signed their four-year rookie deals Thursday, May 12.
May 11, 10:03 AM Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon may not have a roster spot to return to if he's reinstated after the team drafted four wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft. The new regime in the front office has also said that high-character players were something they stressed in the draft.

Fantasy Impact: Not good for Gordon's future with the team. He could be out of work shortly.
May 05, 04:23 PM Cleveland Browns RBs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson were recently lauded by the head coach Hue Jackson. 'Those two guys are as good as I've seen in a while,' Jackson said. 'Their talent is extreme.' As reported earlier, Jackson has pointed to Crowell, mainly, as the reason for the Browns not selecting a running back in the draft. 'I really think Isaiah Crowell is a really good running back. I think he's going to have a sensational season, I really do.'

Fantasy Impact: Crowell has a chance to be a really productive fantasy back in this offense.
May 05, 04:23 PM Cleveland Browns RBs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson were recently lauded by the head coach Hue Jackson. 'Those two guys are as good as I've seen in a while,' Jackson said. 'Their talent is extreme.' As reported earlier, Jackson has pointed to Crowell, mainly, as the reason for the Browns not selecting a running back in the draft. 'I really think Isaiah Crowell is a really good running back. I think he's going to have a sensational season, I really do.'

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Alvin Bailey, OT; Demario Davis, LB; Robert Griffin, QB; Rahim Moore, FS; Justin Tuggle, LB; Jamar Taylor, CB. 

Losses:
Johnson Bademosi, CB; Travis Benjamin, WR; Karlos Dansby, ILB; Jim Dray, TE; Tashaun Gipson, FS; Alex Mack, C; Craig Robertson, ILB; Mitchell Schwartz, T. 

2016 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  15 Corey ColemanWR
 # 2  32 Emmanuel OgbahDL
 # 3  65 Carl NassibDL
 # 3  76 Shon ColemanOL
 # 3  93 Cody KesslerQB
 # 4  99 Joe SchobertLB
 # 4  114 Ricardo LouisWR
 # 4  129 Derrick KindredDB
 # 4  138 Seth DeValveWR
 # 5  154 Jordan PaytonWR
 # 5  168 Spencer DrangoOL
 # 5  172 Rashard HigginsWR
 # 5  173 Trey CaldwellDB
 # 7  250 Scooby WrightLB

2016 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 11 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
2     Sep 18 1:00PM     Baltimore
3     Sep 25 1:00PM     at Miami
4     Oct 2 1:00PM     at Washington
5     Oct 9 1:00PM     New England
6     Oct 16 1:00PM     at Tennessee
7     Oct 23 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
8     Oct 30 1:00PM     New York Jets
9     Nov 6 1:00PM     Dallas
10     Nov 10 8:25PM     at Baltimore
11     Nov 20 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
12     Nov 27 1:00PM     New York Giants
-- Week 13 Bye --
14     Dec 11 1:00PM     Cincinnati
15     Dec 18 1:00PM     at Buffalo
16     Dec 24 1:00PM     San Diego
17     Jan 1 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
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