Fancy fantasy football: Mohamed Massaquoi, other Cleveland Browns WRs

      October 10, 2012 @ 13:45:00 PDT

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Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon
Gordon is catching on

Keep your hand up if you've ever caught a football. The Cleveland Browns are hurtin' for some wide receivers.

Why would fantasy owners pay them any mind, anyway? If Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring injury), Travis Benjamin (hamstring injury) and Jordan Norwood (sprained foot) weren't injured, would we want any of them?

Greg Little is still upright, but he has more drops than Visine. Josh Gordon, the second-round supplemental draft choice, seemed to do his best Marc Boerigter impersonation in Week 5. Joshua Cribbs plays on offense only out of absolute necessity.

Who is this team's No. 1 wideout?

Honestly, who cares? This may look like an ugly situation, but fantasy owners need to figure out which one of this team's receivers they like, and then they need to invest in him.

Brandon Weeden deserves high praise for doing so much with so Little. (Eric McClung touched on this O in On Target.) In four games, the 28-year-old rookie has attempted 202 passes - 40.4 per game! - and completed 55.4 percent of them. He's looked poised and unfazed by his teammates' myriad mistakes. He throws a pretty ball and has been close to pinpoint since Week 1.

Toss out Weeden's official debut (in which he was 12-for-35 for 118 yards and four INTs against the Philadelphia Eagles). Since then, in some pretty good matchups, he's completed 59.9 percent of his throws for 292.5 yards, 1.25 touchdowns and 1.25 interceptions per game. Just think: If Stickum was league legal, Little would've easily pushed his QB's figures for that stretch above 60 percent and 300 yards, respectively.

What would fantasy owners possibly see in Cleveland?

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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