Cleveland Browns news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:40 -0800
Cleveland Browns CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and FS Tashaun Gipson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 16. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:06:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins has be fairly quiet over the last three weeks with 38 yards has the high during that span, but has been a big part of the passing game in some games this season. Hawkins costs $3,300 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option for owners looking to save some money at the position.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:52:17 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel remains an explosive playmaker, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan isn't giving up on the young quarterback after a rough outing in his first career start last week. "I feel the same about Johnny as I always have," Shanahan said. "Johnny is a playmaker. He's done that throughout his career. Nobody can argue with that at all. There were a couple times in that game he did make some plays. We weren't able to capitalize on it." However, Shanahan acknowledged that success for Manziel won't come immediately. The Browns also know that Manziel's three starts to end the season won't be enough data to know for sure if he's their QB of the future.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel will cost you $3,900 at FantasyScore this week. While he may put up better numbers than his atrocious first start, it may only be a marginal improvement. The Carolina Panthers can be beat, but it remains to be seen if Manziel has what it takes at the NFL level. It's smart to stay away in daily leagues.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:21:13 -0800
Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:20:38 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins' illness was undisclosed, so keep tabs on his status heading into the weekend. Usually a player is still able to play with an illness earlier in the week, unless it's serious. Assuming he plays, he's worth a flex start on FantasyScore at $3,300 against a subpar Carolina Panthers defense.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:53 -0800
Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:10:36 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel arrived more than five hours early to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, after struggling in his first NFL start in Week 15. Manziel was 10-for-18 for 80 yards and two interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel ($3,900) remains cheap at FantasyScore, but following his disaster last week, it's hard to put too much trust in the young quarterback as he takes his lumps in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers defense has been a good matchup for most teams all year, but it won't make starting Manziel in daily games much more appealing this week.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:21:14 -0800
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:42:21 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was held to just 107 yards of total offense in the Week 15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals defensive coordinator watched game tape of Manziel's two college losses to Louisiana State and Missouri in order to game plan for him. "Those were his worst two games in college," Guenther said. "You could see obviously what their plan was -- to keep him in the pocket or to move him to a side where he wasn't throwing." The Bengals prevented Manziel from going to his left.
Fantasy Tip: Will this be something the Carolina Panthers defense looks to do in Week 16? It could be, but it's hard to envision Manziel regressing from his performance in his first start. He remains a risky option at FantasyScore, but his floor should be more palatable against the Panthers.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:32:05 -0800
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:08:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Despite Sunday's disaster, the team committed to Manziel after benching Brian Hoyer after last week's game, so there is no turning back now. FantasyScore owners will not want to make the same mistake and should avoid using him.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:07:46 -0800
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:05:32 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel completed 10 of his 18 pass attempts for just 80 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 15 shutout loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also sacked three times and ended up with a passer rating of just 27.3.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel was a complete disaster for anyone who risked using him in the fantasy playoffs in seasonal leagues or were tempted by his low salary in FantasyScore. Perhaps this is why the Browns waited so long to give him his chance.
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