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Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns
Quarterback

Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 207

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Browns | Two-quarterback system?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:47:57 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will open the year as the starter, but when asked about installing a package of plays for QB Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine said that it is tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two quarterbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Pettine talked about putting in a package of plays for Manziel after naming Hoyer the Week 1 starter, and his response seems to indicate that he is still planning on doing so. While Manziel won't be able to make a worthwhile fantasy impact with just a handful of plays, the bigger takeaway is that Manziel will likely have a chance to start sooner rather than later. He running ability gives him the potential to pile up fantasy points, making him worth a late-round stash in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Browns | Johnny Manziel has support

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:37:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has support from veteran Browns receiver Nate Burleson, who said, "I'll just say this, Johnny's still the man." Burleson also noted that he is pleased with head coach Mike Pettine's decision to start QB Brian Hoyer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Johnny Manziel fined

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:56:30 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for giving the Washington Redskins sideline in the middle finger in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Just another reason to think Manziel needs to sit a bit before getting his starting opportunity.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Browns | Johnny Manziel could play later

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:17:34 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play with QB Brian Hoyer in a two-quarterback system later in the season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said a package for Manziel is on the table. Pettine said he didn't anticipate a platoon early in the season. Pettine also made it clear that Hoyer is on a week-to-week trial.

Fantasy Tip: Hoyer is a mid-to-low QB2, and it sounds like he must perform extremely well to hold off Manziel. Manziel is a mid-to-low QB2 with upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Johnny Manziel to sit, learn

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:20:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will not have a package of plays created for him to run off the bench, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel has been slow to adjust to taking snaps under center and the new playbook.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel has mid-to-low QB2 value and could see his first action sometime this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jim Trotter

Browns | Brian Hoyer named starter

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:42:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has been named the starting quarterback over QB Johnny Manziel. Head coach Mike Pettine wrote the announcement in an e-mail and said Manziel made great strides, but Hoyer had a decided edge.

Fantasy Tip: Hoyer is a mid-to-low QB2 in fantasy leagues. Manziel should only be drafted in dynasty leagues. If you're in a deeper single-year league, target him as a low QB2. In most mixed leagues, you can probably score him on waivers during the season if you choose to do so.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Marla Ridenour

Browns | Mike Pettine talks Johnny Manziel

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:53:40 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture will play a factor in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Fantasy Tip: Although Manziel's antics could cost him a shot at starting in Week 1, he is still the Cleveland quarterback worth drafting, albeit as a QB2. It is only a matter of time before he is given a chance to start, and his ability to run the ball gives him fantasy potential that Brian Hoyer simply doesn't have.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Johnny Manziel could be facing a fine

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:49:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could be fined for an obscene gesture he made toward the Washington Redskins' bench in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: It could also have displeased the team enough to name Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback while Manziel matures. Both players struggled in the game, but the team wants to name a starter before the next preseason game.

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Browns | QB job still up for grabs

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:05:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel remain in a competition for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "All options on the table," Pettine said following the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel struggle

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:54:52 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer completed two of his six pass attempts for 16 yards during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18, and QB Johnny Manziel completed seven of his 16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Manziel was also sacked three times and gave the middle finger to the Washington Redskins' bench.

Fantasy Tip: The starting QB situation in Cleveland really isn't much clearer after this game. From a fantasy standpoint, Manziel has a much higher ceiling thanks to his ability to gain yards on the ground, and he is worth adding as a QB2, even if he doesn't open the year as the starter.

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