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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:47:28 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he doesn't feel ready for the team's regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel added he can get ready, though, as it's only the second week of the preseason.
Fantasy Tip: It's understandable if a rookie quarterback doesn't feel ready after one preseason game. Still, we don't even know who will start against the Steelers yet. Manziel does have more upside from a fantasy perspective.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:27:43 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer could find out who's starting by Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine wants close to an equal amount of snaps between the two quarterbacks in their preseason game against the Washington Redsksins Monday, Aug. 18.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:57:30 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he believes there is still an open competition for the starting quarterback job even though he has not started a preseason game yet.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:06:31 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel worked with the first-team offense in 9-on-9 and 11-on-11 drills in practice Friday, Aug. 15, and looked better going through his progressions. Head coach Mike Pettine said the team has left all of their options on the table when determining who the starting quarterback would be going into Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel has closed the gap between he and Brian Hoyer for the starting gig heading into Week 1. The team's next preseason game will likely determine the winner, and Hoyer probably still has the slight edge. Manziel could be starting early in the season if he loses the battle and Hoyer struggles early on. It's wise to ignore both options as your backup QB.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:40:26 -0700
The Cleveland Browns hope to announce their starting quarterback on Tuesday, Aug. 19. "Something unforeseen could come up, but we're hopeful," coach Mike Pettine said. "I want to see if I can cut the quarterback questions down by about 90 percent. The chemistry, the continuity, I think that's important to establish that."
Fantasy Tip: The competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel is close, and the preseason game Monday could go a long way in deciding who the ultimate winner is. Both quarterbacks should be considered low-end backup options for fantasy football purposes.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:50:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was tardy to a team meeting Monday, Aug. 11. Manziel's tardiness did not factor in to head coach Mike Pettine's choice to start Brian Hoyer against the Washington Redsksins Monday, Aug. 18.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't have too big of a bearing on Manziel's fantasy value unless he makes a habit of it.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:55 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will reportedly split first-team repetitions Monday, Aug. 18, against the Washington Redskins. Hoyer and Manziel will alternate every two series with the first-team offense.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:28:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer is not expendable after the addition of QB Rex Grossman, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The addition of Grossman doesn't mean that the team is unhappy with QBs Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, Pettine said. The Browns will decide who starts between Hoyer and Manziel for the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer is still expected to be the starter come Week 1, but Manziel has shortened the gap in the competition. Either way, Hoyer and Manziel are low-end backup quarterbacks for fantasy purposes.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:23:57 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will get equal first-team snaps in the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:52:50 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is working with the first-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: He's a weak QB2 with some upside if he wins the starting job.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:47:43 -0700
The competition between Cleveland Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel has been fierce, and the locker room appears split as to which quarterback should win the starting job, according to SS Donte Whitner. "It's been fierce," Whitner said. "Two guys fighting for their lives. It's close. I'd say [the locker room] is split about 50-50. We know they both can play."
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:34:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel does not necessarily need to start a preseason game before the team decides if Manziel or QB Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback for Week 1, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:19:09 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is not ahead of QB Brian Hoyer in the starting quarterback competition, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said Hoyer has done nothing to lose his lead in the competition, but Manziel has improved.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel would be a mid-to-low QB2 with some upside in fantasy leagues if he were named the starter. Hoyer is a mid-to-low QB2 as well. The team plans to run the ball a lot to keep the pressure off the quarterback.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:03:07 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer or QB Johnny Manziel will likely be named the starting quarterback by the third week of the preseason, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Fantasy Tip: Both QBs are mid-to-low QB2 options. Manziel adds upside with his scrambling ability.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 07:05:05 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has taken the lead in the team's QB competition, according to a team source.
Fantasy Tip: There is still a lot of football left to play before the final decision is made on the starting quarterback. The next preseason game will be big for both Manziel and Brian Hoyer.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:19:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has not been named the starter for the team's second preseason game Monday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:14:37 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (ribs) suffered a rib injury in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, but head coach Mike Pettine said it was "nothing serious."
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:45:07 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (undisclosed) was checked out by trainers after taking a hit in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, but he returned to the game.
Fantasy Tip: Although Manziel was just shaken up on the play, it is a reminder that the same style of play that gives him a chance to develop into a useful fantasy commodity isn't conducive to staying healthy.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:54:14 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was bypassed by the Houston Texans at first overall in this year's draft because Manziel didn't fit the team's system, according to owner Bob McNair. "Long term, we had questions as to how well he'd fit in our system doing what we wanted to do," McNair said. "At the end of the day, you've gotta do what you think is best for the team. If you do what's best for the team and the team succeeds as a result of it, the fans are going to forget those other things."
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:39:00 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel likely will not receive any work with the first-team offense during the first preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:24:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel shared time with the starters during practice Tuesday, Aug. 5, and head coach Mike Pettine said it's "all part of the plan." Hoyer received more and more first-team repetitions as practice went on. Signs are pointing to Hoyer starting the team's first preseason game this weekend. "Where Hoyer is ahead is his ability to throw a ball before a guy breaks open," Pettine said. "But we certainly see Johnny making strides in that direction."
Fantasy Tip: Nothing to be excited about here. Unless something drastic happens, we expect Hoyer to be the team's Week 1 starter.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:20:30 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer was listed as the team's top quarterback on the depth chart with QB Johnny Manziel listed as the second-string quarterback. Head coach Mike Pettine said not to read into the first depth chart.
Fantasy Tip: While it is not a surprise to see Hoyer at the top of the depth chart, it is still very early in the preseason. Hoyer is still the likely favorite to win the job with Manziel needing to do a lot to close the gap.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:35:11 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is working with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:35:40 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is the player that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau expects to be under center when the teams meet in Week 1. "I'm expecting Manziel to be the starter," LeBeau said Monday, Aug. 4. "That's what I'm expecting. What he did in college is not an accident. He did it often enough against good teams."
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:57:58 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer hasn't been named the preseason starter for the game against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 9, but head coach Mike Pettine said there was a "more than reasonable chance" that Hoyer would start over QB Johnny Manziel. Manziel impressed the coaching staff during the team's scrimmage over the weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Remember, it's still pretty early in training camp and the preseason. Manziel will have to do a lot more to unseat Hoyer as the expected starter entering Week 1.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:31:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel worked with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 4. Head coach Mike Pettine said Manziel and QB Brian Hoyer will see time with the starters during practice this week.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 05:37:44 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel appears to have narrowed the gap between him and starting QB Brian Hoyer with his performance in the scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2. Manziel could start earning some first-team repetitions in practice soon.
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer is a mid-rate QB2. Manziel could elevate himself into that discussion if he wins the starting job.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:54:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will take all of the team's first-team snaps in practice Saturday, Aug. 2. QB Johnny Manziel will continue to work with the second team.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:10 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer and QB Johnny Manziel remain in a close battle for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said the competition has been "back and forth" and that he doesn't "think one is in front of the other."
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:37:41 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will receive reps with the first-team offense "sooner than later," according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:37:36 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer may not be the team's answer at quarterback, according to NFL Media's Charley Casserly. Casserly said the Browns' answer at the position is more likely to be found in one of its two first-round picks next season.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously this is subjective speculation. We'll have to see what transpires during the season. Manziel and Hoyer remain unreliable fantasy options at this point, though, Manziel does have more potential.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is outperforming rookie QB Johnny Manziel so far in camp, and the starting quarterback job has been Hoyer's job to lose, as observed by Jason La Canfora. Hoyer looks crisper with his mental speed, including actions in the huddle, at the line and during plays. Hoyer is not gun-shy as his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament continues "to wow the Browns," according to La Canfora. Manziel also has acted somewhat guarded around his new teammates.
Fantasy Tip: Neither will be a desirable fantasy starting option if Cleveland can't make up for the likely loss of Josh Gordon, possibly for the season. Hoyer's performance in 2013 gives him the initial edge unless Manziel turns things around in a drastic way. That being said, Hoyer is nothing more than a desperation QB2 and, ideally, a third you can tuck away in a deep game.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:44:36 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said Friday, July 25, at his training camp press conference that he has met with team officials to discuss his off-the-field issues and admitted he made some mistakes. He said everyone involved is now on the same page.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:41:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's off-the-field behavior reportedly has alarmed members of Cleveland's brass. Photos of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bathroom of a bar caught the attention of head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, leading Pettine to call out Manziel's dedication to learning the offense.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:14:37 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine thinks QB Johnny Manziel needs to increase dedication to earn the starting job. "I think he knows that in order to compete well, he's going to have to probably be more dedicated than ever."
Fantasy Tip: Brian Hoyer is believed to have the leg up in the competition for the starting signal caller job in Cleveland, but it is a wide open competition, too. If Manziel can win the job during training camp and the preseason, he would still be best used as a QB2 only for when your primary fantasy option has a difficult matchup or bye. The loss of WR Josh Gordon for an undetermined period hurts the value of whomever wins the job.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:20 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, with the rest of the rookies.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will know who is starting before the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine, though it could happen sooner. Pettine has expressed hesitation to name Manziel the starter immediately and thinks Hoyer's chances are underrated.
Fantasy Tip: It depends heavily on how Hoyer responds during his knee recovery. This could be a battle to watch during the season. Manziel is nothing more than a low-end QB2 and ideally ranks as a third slinger for 2014 fantasy football drafts. Hoyer could be a sneaky QB3 in such leagues that require that depth.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:05:22 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel talked with head coach Mike Pettine, who expressed concerns about Manziel's off-field behavior. Pettine said it was a "positive conversation" and that he doesn't feel as if Manziel's purported party activities will be a problem once the NFL season starts.
Fantasy Tip: Hopefully, the Manziel news starts to trend toward the quarterback battle he'll have with Brian Hoyer.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:46:28 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he's been fully cleared to participate in training camp, confirming Hoyer's belief that he wouldn't be limited.
Fantasy Tip: Hoyer played well before tearing his ACL last year, but it's unclear whether Hoyer or QB Johnny Manziel will start the season opener. Manziel has more potential while Hoyer has the experience. Neither one of them is a reliable fantasy quarterback at this point, but we'd draft Manziel before Hoyer.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:56:24 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he knows that he will be pushed by QB Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback job but is looking forward to competing during training camp.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:39:19 -0700
New York Giants owner Steve Tisch does not think Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel would fit the team's profile. "I would be concerned, but I think if you sort of look at the culture and the history of the Giants, he really doesn't fit the profile of, historically, of New York Giants football players," Tisch said. "We have a fantastic quarterback who I hope has another amazing season. I wish Manziel all the best."
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:10:39 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson supported Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel, saying he should be his own man when it comes to off the field activities. "Be your own man," Johnson said. "Do what you got to do. It's the offseason. That's when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life. I'm pretty sure once the season gets here, he'll be all right. He's going to focus in on football. But this is the time now to where he'll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do. Because once the season gets here, you really have no life. It's just football and football."
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:04:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he believes he will be the starting quarterback Week 1. "I want to play. That's what anybody wants to do. Anybody that's been a starter in the past, and been playing, they want to play," Manziel said. "To say I don't want to be the starter, that would be ridiculous. I absolutely want to start, that's my goal. Hopefully I can achieve that."
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:16:24 -0700
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam wants QB Johnny Manziel to tone it down, according to league sources. Haslam was reportedly bothered by a video of Manziel holding stacks of money to his ear pretending it was a phone.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:26:55 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he understands that QB Brian Hoyer is ahead of him in the competition for the starting quarterback job. Manziel said he is a rookie trying to learn stuff while Hoyer is a veteran in the league.