Cleveland Browns news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:11:41 -0700
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell, who played just three snaps and had one carry for one yard in Week 8, is hoping he'll be more involved in the game plan in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Ben Tate played 31 of 56 snaps and had 15 carries for 26 yards last week, while RB Terrance West played 22 snaps and had seven carries for 11 yards. Crowell continues to lead the team in average yards per carry (4.9) and rushing touchdowns (four). He dropped two pitches and had a fumble in Week 6, but Crowell insists that he doesn't have ball-security issues.
Fantasy Tip: Crowell ($3,900; 6.8% of cap) has another great matchup against the Bucs this week, but he also had a great matchup last week, and didn't see any time. Crowell's value rests heavily on whether he can score, so he continues to be a dice roll, especially in this busy backfield.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:01 -0700
Cleveland Browns DE Phil Taylor (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 31, and has been ruled out. WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice and is questionable. CB Jim Leonhard (ankle), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), DE Ahtyba Rubin (ankle), OL Joe Thomas (rest) and CB K'Waun Williams (neck, shoulder) all fully practiced Friday, Oct. 31.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:50:32 -0700
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) didn't practice all week, and he won't be available to play in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also missed two games in 2012 and one last year due to concussions. TEs Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge will carry the load without Cameron playing. Dray has nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown this year, while Barnidge has five grabs for 54 yards.
Fantasy Tip: With prior experience with concussions, Cameron isn't a sure thing to play next week, either. Dray is the better fantasy play this weekend, but he's a lottery ticket at FantasyScore. The absence of Cameron could benefit Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin more in a friendly matchup against the Bucs.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) and DE Phil Taylor (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30. DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), S Jim Leonhard (ankle), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), DT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related), CB K'Waun Williams (shoulder, neck) and DE Billy Winn (quadriceps) participated fully.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cameron is expected to miss at least two weeks. Jim Dray should take over starting tight end duties in his absence and costs the minimal $3,000 on FantasyScore.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jim Dray will get the work at tight end this week, and could be a nice play in FantasyScore with a price of $3,000.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:48:19 -0700
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:38:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring), DE Phil Taylor (knee) and OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. DT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) was listed as a limited participant, while DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), SS Jim Leonhard (ankle), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), CB K'Waun Williams (shoulder, neck) and DE Billy Winn (quadriceps) were full participants in practice.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:20:34 -0700
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) still hasn't been cleared to practice and the timetable for his return is unknown. Speculation is that he may miss at least the next two games after suffering a concussion in Week 8. It was his third concussion in about two years.
Fantasy Tip: Jim Dray will start at tight end while Cameron is out and could be a sneaky value play on FantasyScore at the lowest price of $3,000.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:46:26 -0700
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:56:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cameron's status for Week 9 is uncertain, because he is coming back from another concussion. If Cameron misses the game, Jim Dray could get the start but likely would not be a starting option on FantasyScore even though he costs $3,000. Miles Austin, Anthony Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel could receive more work in the passing game if Cameron misses the game and could be flex options for owners.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:02:23 -0700
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:57:45 -0700
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could be on the field more if he could protect the ball better, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said part of the team's decision to stick with Ben Tate late in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders was because of Crowell's fumble issues. Pettine added that he would like Crowell to get more touches this week.
Fantasy Tip: Crowell is a risky option with his recent lack of volume and production, though he is a cheap option on FantasyScore at $3,900 and the fact that Pettine wants to get him the ball more is encouraging.
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