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Browns | Johnny Manziel involved in fan incident

Sun, 31 May 2015 23:39:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was involved in an altercation with a fan on Saturday, May 30, at a PGA event. Manziel reportedly threw a water bottle at a fan who had been harassing him for an autograph.

Fantasy Tip: According to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler, it appears the fan was in the wrong here as he was constantly harassing and grabbing at Manziel. The embattled Browns QB needs to rid himself of stuff like this if he is to become a truly good player in the league.

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

Browns | Johnny Manziel impressing OC

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:20:20 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has impressed Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo since Manziel has returned from a stint in a treatment center. Cleveland's new play-caller said Manziel is spending every hour that he is allowed to spend in the building and is putting himself into a position to be an NFL quarterback. DeFilippo said he wouldn't sacrifice Manziel's athleticism to pigeonhole him into a scheme that doesn't fit his skill set.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel has to beat out Josh McCown for the starting gig in Cleveland, but it is encouraging to see DeFilippo praising his work ethic. A lot has to change between now and Week 1, but Manziel has enough upside to warrant a QB2 roster spot if he finally looks the part of pro passer in the preseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeremy Fowler

Browns | Johnny Manziel a full-go in OTAs

Thu, 21 May 2015 07:20:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will fully participate in organized team activities starting Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel needs to win the starting job, distance himself from the competition, and earn the trust of fantasy owners before deserving a draft selection this summer. He's a shaky QB2 draft target in the an optimistic scenario.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeremy Fowler

Browns | Johnny Manziel intends to start

Sat, 16 May 2015 16:37:12 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel intends to be the team's 2015 starter, according to teammate CB Joe Haden. "He's a competitor. I think it's all about competition. We have Josh McCown. We have Johnny. We have (Connor) Shaw. All those guys. Just all of them feel like they can win the starting job," said Haden.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Manziel beats the odds and is named the Browns' starting quarterback out of training camp, the reality of Josh Gordon's suspension and Jordan Cameron's free-agent departure will limit Manziel's fantasy potential. Manziel will likely open the season as nothing more than a late-round flier in two-quarterback leagues.

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

Browns | Coach not on board with Johnny Manziel

Fri, 15 May 2015 08:57:51 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has turned off head coach Mike Pettine, while general manager Ray Farmer, owner Jimmy Haslam and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believe Manziel can be salvaged, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Pettine has installed Josh McCown as the starter entering training camp, and Manziel will have to earn the spot back. McCown obviously isn't the answer at 35, so the potential for Manziel is still there. At this rate, McCown is a low-end QB2, and Manziel shouldn't be drafted.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Browns | Johnny Manziel praised by OC

Sat, 09 May 2015 20:45:20 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is putting himself in positon to be an NFL quarterback, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Saturday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: It is important to note that in the same interview DeFilippo also said that Josh McCown has taken command of the offense so Manziel is still a longshot to open the year as the starter. He will likely see playing time at some point, especially if the Browns fall out of contention, but Manziel will likely have no fantasy value when the year begins.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

Browns | Johnny Manziel moves out of city

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:50:43 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has decided to move out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and will be living at a golf course community in one of the city's suburbs, according to a source. Manziel has been working on studying his playbook since leaving rehab, and his teammates have seen a change in his attitude. Manziel be been playing golf to help after leaving rehab.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel is expected to enter training camp as the No. 2 quarterback but should have the chance to win the starting job. Owners should monitor the situation to see who wins the job, but Manziel likely would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeremy Fowler

Browns | Josh McCown the favorite to start for Browns

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:18:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is the favorite to start training camp as the team's starting quarterback, with head coach Mike Pettine saying "it's fair to say." QB Johnny Manziel struggled last year as a rookie and was in rehab for 10 weeks. McCown is the most experienced quarterback the team has on roster.

Fantasy Tip: McCown will still face competition from Manziel and the other quarterbacks on roster later this summer, but McCown will have the leg up. With a mediocre receiving corps and largely unproven backfield, McCown, if he winds up winning the job, is a lackluster QB2 option for fantasy owners.

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

Browns | Johnny Manziel in second spot

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:12:39 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected to open training camp as the No. 2 quarterback, as head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, May 4, "I think it's fair to say" that QB Josh McCown will open camp atop the depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel has plenty of time to get things in order and make a run for the starting job. Whoever comes away as the winner of the starting job is still nothing more than a QB2 in standard fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Keith Britton

Browns | QB still an issue in Cleveland?

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:42:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine doesn't seem overly concerned with the Browns' current state at quarterback. Pettine said the quarterback position isn't the only position that wins football games. QBs Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, Thaddeus Lewis and Connor Shaw are currently on Cleveland's roster.

Fantasy Tip: Pettine could very well start McCown or one of the other current quarterbacks for Week 1. The Browns seem to catching some flak for not drafting a quarterback, but Pettine doesn't seem phased by it. Whoever starts will be a fantasy backup.

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

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