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Browns | Too soon to write off Johnny Manziel?

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:42:03 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel just "needs more time" to develop and learn how to play from the pocket in order to become an effective NFL quarterback, according to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

Fantasy Tip: While Guenther may by right, Manziel isn't likely to have a chance to gain much in-game experience in 2015, at least to start the year. Outside of a late-round stash in dynasty formats, Manziel can be left on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues.

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Browns | Former QB praises Johnny Manziel

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:28:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is trending in the right direction, former QB Elvis Grbac said. "It's obviously a learning experience," Grbac said. "I think he's going in the right direction. He's on the right path. I think it'll be somewhat of a rude awakening the first couple games of the season and he will have to adjust."

Fantasy Tip: Manziel is expected to open the year as Josh McCown's backup, and although he may see some playing time as the year goes on, he is at least a year away from having any kind of fantasy value.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel struggling with accuracy

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:25:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel continues to struggle with throwing accuracy, but he showed improvement in little things, such as getting the plays called and off on time.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel appears to have very little chance at overtaking Josh McCown as the starter before the season. He still has some dynasty league value, but he has very little single-year league value.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel living with former coach

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:26:50 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is living in the Cleveland area with former high school coach Julius Scott since Scott had a big influence in Manziel earlier in his career. Scott was considered the disciplinarian on Manziel's high school team, and Manziel said Scott made the biggest impact on his development as a player.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel has had a busy offseason off the field but likely will enter training camp as the No. 2 quarterback and may not be given the chance to compete for the starting job. Owners should avoid Manziel until he becomes a starter.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel not being ruled out

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:17:55 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is not being counted out by quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell. When asked if there's a chance Manziel can beat out QB Josh McCown, O'Connell replied, "Yeah, I think right now coach (Mike) Pettine's been very clear that Josh is here for a reason, but we build everything around here on competition and that's how everybody gets better. And that's why it's important that this spring that we've been able to install our offense and give these guys the tools they need come the fall that we can have a competitive environment," O'Connell said Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel is still facing an uphill climb in his quest for the starter's job, but it's certainly interesting to finally hear something positive from a member of the coaching staff. Manziel's fantasy prospects will continue to rise until someone else is officially named the starter.

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

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: ESPN.com - 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: ESPN.com - 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.

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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.

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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: ESPN.com - 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.

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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.

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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.

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Cowboys | Unlikely to pursue Johnny Manziel

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:15:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel likely would not be a trade option for the Dallas Cowboys if the Browns are able to acquire a quarterback in a trade.

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Browns | CLE could move on from Johnny Manziel?

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:37:18 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine told NFL Media's Andrea Kremer Wednesday, April 29, drafting QB Marcus Mariota would indicate the Browns are willing to move on from QB Johnny Manziel.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel committed in camp

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:35:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's commitment is "night and day" from last year, according to Browns OT Joe Thomas, Tuesday, April 28. Manziel has been participating in the Browns' voluntary offseason workout program since it began April 20. "This year on a Saturday if you came in the building, you'd see him studying his playbook and watching film with his coach. It's pretty apparent he's realized how important football is to him, and he's realized that in the NFL you can't get away with maybe some of the things that you did in college because it's a big boys' game now," said Thomas.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel will also have to regain the trust of fantasy owners. With Josh McCown as competition for the Browns' starting job, Manziel currently holds zero fantasy value. Even if Manziel wins the starter's job, he'll only be a late-round option in two-quarterback leagues.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel trade talks untrue

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:21:37 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was not part of rumored trade talks with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to general manager Ray Farmer.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel supported by teammates

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:08:18 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel still has the backing of his teammates despite a tumultuous first year in the NFL. "I think he's got his mind right, and he's just ready to get ready to get going," CB Joe Haden said. Manziel has garnered respect for his decision to rehabilitate this offseason. He has publicly apologized for his off-field issues and said he's working to become the best possible player, teammate and man he can be.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel still in plans

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:10:22 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still a part of the Browns' future, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "He's very much in our plans… He's got to get himself right as a person before we worry [about the rest]," Pettine said.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel reports for workouts

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:42:09 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel likely will be given the chance to compete for the starting quarterback job during workouts and training camp. Owners should consider Manziel a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is the starter.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel out of rehab

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:21:12 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been released from his rehab facility.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel should compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp. He likely would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is able to win the job.

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

Browns | Unsure about Johnny Manziel?

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:47:58 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still a big question mark for the Browns' organization, according to Denver Broncos FS T.J. Ward. Ward said he thinks 90% of the team has moved on and doesn't really know who they'll get when Manziel returns from rehabilitation. Ward added that when the Browns were reconstructing their offense, Manziel's name hardly came up.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel has to earn trust

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:55:32 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will need to earn back the trust of his teammates and prove that he's dedicating to winning after a voluntary rehab treatment, according to Browns OT Joe Thomas. "I think he's going to have to prove to the team that football is important and being the man, being the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, is important, it is his goal, his single goal in his life," Thomas said.

Fantasy Tip: There's no telling how Manziel will respond to rehab for alcohol and other issues in 2015. He's an extremely risky fantasy selection, and he's not even guaranteed the starting job, as he'll have to win it from from Josh McCown in training camp.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel leaving rehab next week?

Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:25:27 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel played golf with his father Saturday, April 4, and is likely to be discharged from his rehab facility soon, possibly even next week.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel will be competing with Josh McCown for the starting job in 2015, but even if Manziel wins the gig, he is only worth a flier late in drafts in two-quarterback leagues.

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

Browns | CLE moving on from Johnny Manziel?

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:02:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel may be out of time with the Browns, as ESPN insider Chris Mortensen indicated the team is ready to move on. "I think about 90% that they have moved on (from Manziel) in their own minds except that they really don't know who they're going to get when Johnny leaves rehab, which has been an extended stay," Mortensen said on ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" Friday, April 3. "He should be getting out sometime in the first week of April if they're satisfied that he's ready to go out and get into society and that whatever deep-rooted problems that he had has been addressed. The bottom line is that Johnny Manziel's future with the Browns has been in question. When they were putting together half of a new offensive staff, Manziel's name barely even came up in conversation."

Fantasy Tip: The team brought Josh McCown in to compete with Manziel, and there is still a shot "Johnny Football" could win the job. Both of them are low-end QB2 options.

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

Browns | Won't be on Hard Knocks

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:31:00 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said the team will not volunteer to be featured on the show "Hard Knocks" partly because QB Johnny Manziel doesn't need the increased scrutiny and attention. Manziel is currently in rehab, and the team expects him to be present for the start of offseason workouts April 20.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel due back in April

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:46:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected back with the team for offseason workouts April 20 after completing more than two months of treatment.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel will have to beat out Josh McCown for the starting job in camp, and he's a low-end QB2 flyer in traditional drafts.

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Browns | Cleveland not banking on Johnny Manziel

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:23:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel won't be counted on for the 2015 season, especially after the Browns offered a late first-round pick to try to acquire Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford. Cleveland could also select a quarterback in the first couple of rounds in this year's draft.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel is still in rehab for personal issues, and the Browns recently signed Josh McCown to compete for the starting job in training camp. Cleveland would be wise not to count on Manziel being in the picture at this point. Heading into fall fantasy drafts, Manziel shouldn't be high on your radar as anything more than a very weak QB2.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel still in rehab

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:31:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still in inpatient rehab, but he is likely at the point where he can leave the facility for brief stints. Earlier reports said that he had left the facility.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen when Manziel will leave rehab, but when he does, he is expected to make a run at the starting quarterback job in Cleveland.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel out of rehab?

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:19:47 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel left rehab Friday, March 13, after spending just over six weeks in the facility, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel should have a chance to win the starting job in Cleveland, and if he does open 2015 as the starter, his scrambling ability gives him the potential to be a mid-level No. 2 quarterback for fantasy owners.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel still in rehab

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:29:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still in rehab at this point, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Manziel will be ready to participate in offseason workouts, but he should be ready for training camp. Manziel likely will be given the chance to compete for the starting job during camp but would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel needs to focus on football

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:45 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel needs to have an obsession with football, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. "It's truly a lifestyle to be an NFL quarterback," DeFilippo said. "It's not just a job. It's all-consuming. You need to sleep, eat, do everything fast and just think about football all the time."

Fantasy Tip: Manziel has sparked plenty of controversy after just one season of professional football. While Manziel still isn't guaranteed to start next season, especially with QB Josh McCown recently signed, there are still some positive signs with the rehabilitation program he's going through and a new offensive coordinator in DeFilippo.

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Browns | Josh McCown expects to start

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is expecting to start after signing a three-year, $14 million deal last week that includes $6.25 million in guarantees and $6 million in incentives. McCown went just 1-10 as the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. McCown will compete with QBs Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw this summer.

Fantasy Tip: As of right now, McCown looks like the most likely candidate to start for the Browns, with Manziel in a treatment facility for personal issues. If McCown wins the job in training camp, though he shouldn't be considered anything more than a weak QB2 for fantasy owners.

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Browns | Josh McCown to work with Johnny Manziel

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:18:25 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown will work with QB Johnny Manziel to help him get used to the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: McCown is obviously not the long-term solution in Cleveland, but he provides a bit of stability. His vow to work with Manziel also means the Browns have some faith in their troubled quarterback. McCown is a backup QB in most fantasy leagues, while Manziel remains an intriguing project with little fantasy value at the moment.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel progressing

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:41:27 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is making progress during his time at a rehabilitation facility and head coach Mike Pettine said the team is proud of the progress he's making.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel still has a tough hill to climb in order to win the starting quarterback job for the 2015 season. Impending free-agent Brian Hoyer's status is still unknown, however, while the team may also pursue free-agent QB Josh McCown. Nevertheless, Manziel is not worth consideration as a starter in seasonal or daily leagues.

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Browns | Jimmy Haslam supports Johnny Manziel

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:48:28 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel still has the support of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. "I think it's way too early to give up on Johnny,"Haslam told the team's beat writers during a meeting. Haslam went on to say he applauds Manziel for seeking help and the team will do everything it can to support him for "however long that takes."

Fantasy Tip: Manziel had a nightmarish rookie season and has a long way to go to be rosterable in fantasy leagues. However, his ability to accumulate fantasy points using his legs makes him a player worth monitoring during the offseason as he battles for the starting quarterback job in Cleveland.

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Browns | Brian Hoyer ready for Round 2?

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:10:17 -0800

Cleveland Browns impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer said he would be willing to battle QB Johnny Manziel for the starting job a second time if he re-signs with the team. "It's something I've already done once," he said. "I'm not afraid of doing it twice."

Fantasy Tip: Unless the personnel dramatically changes in the offseason, it's unlikely any quarterback in Cleveland will provide much fantasy value in 2015.

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

Browns | Johnny Manziel evaluating himself

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:25:38 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected to be in rehab for at least a few weeks, but the amount of time he's there largely depends on what a doctor recommends, according to a source close to Manziel. Manziel is voluntarily entering treatment as a result of his lifestyle off the football field, and he wants to "figure out his value system." Nearly 20 Browns sources are on record that Manziel showed a yearlong pattern of a lack of commitment and preparation and a dedication to nightlife that affected his preparation. "Johnny's his own worst enemy," one source said.

Fantasy Tip: With all the negative attention surrounding Manziel heading into the offseason, he doesn't look too attractive to any fantasy squad in 2015. However, he'll likely battle for the starting QB gig next year, and if he wins it, he could be worth a gamble as a backup quarterback with upside.

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

Browns | Johnny Manziel enters treatment

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:32:25 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program, according to publicist Denise Michaels.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel will likely battle for the starting job in training camp and could be worth a speculative QB2 flyer in traditional leagues.

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Browns | Teammates defend Johnny Manziel

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:05:07 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel had teammates come to his defense after an unidentified player called Manziel a "100 percent joke" last week. "It's not true at all that Johnny's teammates think he's a 100 percent joke," CB Joe Haden said. "There's a lot of players on the team that do [love Manziel]."

Fantasy Tip: Looking ahead, Manziel has a lot of work ahead of him going into the offseason and training camp. At best, he should be considered a risky backup quarterback option in 2015.

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Browns | Browns owner not sold on Johnny Manziel

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:09:37 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel had a big proponent last year in owner Jimmy Haslam, but Haslam now thinks the team needs a quarterback in order to get their team turned in the right direction. "We've got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed," Haslam said. "What I would say to our fans is, we're going to continue to work really hard to find that quarterback who can make us a championship team." Haslam isn't ruling out Manziel being the starting quarterback in 2015, but he's leaving it open for other options, including QBs Brian Hoyer or Connor Shaw.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Manziel didn't have much time to prove himself at the tail end of last season, it apparently was enough to convince the team that they'll have an open competition at the position in training camp this year. Manziel will likely head into fantasy football draft season as a giant risk as a backup QB.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram - Scott Petrak

Browns | Browns not sure who QB is

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:38:23 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be working with a new offensive coordinator this year in John DeFilippo, but DeFilippo is unsure if the team's quarterback next year is currently on the roster. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback's in the building right now or not," DeFilippo said. "If he is, that's great. If he's not, that's great, too. Whoever's in that room is going to be coached hard, be held accountable and be expected to do the things that we expect out of Cleveland Browns quarterbacks." DeFilippo said that all Cleveland quarterbacks will begin the offseason with a clean slate.

Fantasy Tip: DeFilippo has been praised as a very bright young mind to mold quarterbacks, but he has limited experience and is moving to a new team. Combine that with the very raw skills we saw in Manziel's limited action last year, and you have to be very uneasy about Manziel's fantasy prospects in just his second year, assuming he even wins the starting QB job in training camp.

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

Browns | New OC good for Johnny Manziel?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:38:49 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could benefit from new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, according to Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr. Carr said DeFilippo will do great with Manziel, adding that DeFilippo has worked with a running quarterback before in Kansas City Chiefs QB Terrelle Pryor.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Manziel will even start for the Browns in 2015, but the DeFilippo hiring bodes well. At this point, however, it's best to tread lightly with Manziel.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel party led to problems

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:32:28 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel threw a party Friday, Dec. 26, which was attended by multiple members of the Browns, according to multiple sources. Cleveland.com reports Browns WR Josh Gordon, who was suspended for Week 17 for violating team rules, was in attendance. Manziel also was fined for being late to a treatment session for his injured hamstring. CB Justin Gilbert was deactivated for Week 17 after missing a team meeting Saturday night.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel fined

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:09:49 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined an undisclosed amount by the team for being late to treatment Saturday, Dec. 27.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel not at practice

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:19:40 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) was not present at practice Saturday, Dec. 27. Manziel reportedly still traveled with the team and was not required to attend the walkthrough since he is on the Reserve/Injured list.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel and Brian Hoyer will cede the starting spot to rookie Connor Shaw for the final game of the regular season. Shaw, however, is not worth rostering on FantasyScore.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel not out of team's plans

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:21:00 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel isn't out of the team's plans for next season after playing only around seven quarters of football in his rookie season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "He's a player on our roster," Pettine said. "He'll have the chance to compete." Manziel said this week that he pressed too hard as a starter, and he plans to have a much more productive offseason heading into his second year.

Fantasy Tip: Manziel is out for Week 17, so don't think about using him at FantasyScore. It's not wise to use Connor Shaw ($5,555) against the Baltimore Ravens, either. For next season, Manziel won't be guaranteed a starting job heading into training camp, so he probably won't be worth a selection late in drafts as a backup in standard leagues.

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Browns | Johnny Manziel placed on IR

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:41:48 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: With Manziel done for the year, and Brian Hoyer hurt, the team could turn to Connor Shaw for Week 17. He should not be considered in FantasyScore contests.

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