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

Outlook

The Browns offense should be better this year, which isnā??t saying much, but still a positive. The defense is going to keep them in most games. Cleveland just needs the offense to take it up a notch, which seems likely this season. Cleveland probably isnā??t a playoff team just yet but could be sooner than later. The team has plenty of good pieces on both sides of the ball. The one thing holding the Browns back is a franchise quarterback. Once the Browns get that quarterback in place, good things can happen for Cleveland. Until then, expect around a .500 season.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
The Browns are handing over the quarterback duties to veteran Josh McCown. He will make some mistakes but he is always capable of the big game. He should get plenty of chances to throw the ball because of a suspect running game. The Browns really upgraded at receiver during the offseason, which should help McCown produce in a starting role. And the offensive line is solid, giving McCown another plus for the coming year. McCown could surprise and be worth some spot starts along the way in this offense. Heā??ll get his chances to produce some big games.
FANTASY DUD
You might be surprised but many still think Johnny Manziel will turn into something great. Donā??t get caught up in the hype, though. Manziel has some talent but last year proved he has a long ways to go to be a starter in this league. This isnā??t going to happen overnight. So while you canā??t totally give up on him now, it seems the chances of him turning it around are likely to come down the road. He needs to put the work in during practice and the offseason. So please donā??t waste a draft pick on Manziel this season. You know there are going to be owners that pick him. Donā??t be that owner.

Team Notes

Apr 28, 01:03 PM Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said that team officials told him they have no plans to trade him.
Apr 25, 03:03 PM Free-agent WR Saalim Hakim (Lions) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns Monday, April 25. Hakim tried out for the Browns last week at their voluntary minicamp.
Apr 24, 02:13 PM Alabama RB Derrick Henry could be targeted by the Cleveland Browns with their No. 32 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository. Doerschuk views Henry as a potential upgrade over current RB Isaiah Crowell.
Apr 21, 08:53 PM Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp even though the team traded down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. Head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin's presence on the team did not affect the trade.

Fantasy Impact: The job is clearly Griffin's to lose right now.
Apr 21, 06:43 PM Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, April 21, after not practicing Tuesday, April 19.
Apr 21, 06:43 PM Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) was wearing a walking boot while watching practice Tuesday, April 21. Haden underwent ankle surgery in March.
Apr 21, 06:33 PM Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (personal), WR Andrew Hawkins (undisclosed), FS Rahim Moore (undisclosed) and OL Darrian Miller (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, April 21.
Apr 21, 06:33 PM Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (personal), WR Andrew Hawkins (undisclosed), FS Rahim Moore (undisclosed) and OL Darrian Miller (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, April 21.
Apr 21, 06:33 PM Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (personal), WR Andrew Hawkins (undisclosed), FS Rahim Moore (undisclosed) and OL Darrian Miller (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, April 21.
Apr 21, 06:23 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor seems to be getting more and more comfortable with the transition from quarterback to wide receiver, according to QB Josh McCown. McCown said Pryor isn't thinking as much about what he's doing, which he believes was taking away from Pryor's skill set.
Apr 21, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown seems to have a better chance of staying in Cleveland after Cleveland traded down from their No. 2 overall pick. 'I don't know what's going to happen,' McCown said. 'I'm not going to worry about that. I'm just going to focus on what I've got to do today and go and work hard.'
Apr 19, 07:43 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has made great strides at the wide receiver position and even impressed new head coach Hue Jackson.
Apr 16, 08:23 PM Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden said he wants to the team to draft Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he said he thinks the offense can succeed with QB Robert Griffin III or QB Josh McCown.
Apr 15, 09:23 PM Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he is confident that Gordon will play in the NFL this year.
Apr 13, 11:33 PM Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas has had his name mentioned in trade rumors, but ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi reports nothing is brewing at the moment as far as Thomas being moved.
Apr 13, 04:43 PM Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be able to reapply for reinstatement Aug. 1, according to a source. Gordon's application for reinstatement was denied Tuesday, April 12.

Fantasy Impact: It is not looking good for Gordon right now.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Dwayne Bowe, WR; Brian Hartline, WR; Rob Housler, TE; Thad Lewis, QB; Randy Starks, DT; Tramon Williams, CB. 

Losses:
Miles Austin, WR; Jordan Cameron, TE; Brian Hoyer, QB; Ahtyba Rubin, NT; Jabaal Sheard, LB; Buster Skrine, CB. 

2016 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  15 Corey ColemanWR
 # 2  32 Emmanuel OgbahDL

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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