Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/21/17 8:03pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt said he was challenged 'man-to-man' by head coach Hue Jackson to step up and be a leader for the receiving corps.
Huddle Up: Coming off a 1,000-yard campaign last year, Britt has two catches for 15 yards through two games in Cleveland. You may want to hang on to him to see if the injury to Corey Coleman boosts his production, but he shouldn't be anywhere near starting lineups in Week 3.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/20/17 9:58am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell reportedly asked head coach Hue Jackson about the lack of carries through two games, and said Jackson told him he wants to get Crowell the ball more often.
Huddle Up: In Jackson's defense, Cleveland has faced the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in the first two weeks of the season, and the Browns have been playing from behind most of the time. The Browns' next three opponents (Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets) should offer less resistance and figure to put the Browns in fewer negative game-script situations, so Crowell should start rolling soon. He remains a strong fantasy RB2.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/19/17 1:07pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis look to benefit the most from Coleman's misfortune. Kenny Britt is seemingly an afterthought in the Browns' offense now and should also be an afterthought in fantasy lineups. Higgins takes precedence on the waiver wire.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/18/17 7:20am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) is feared to have suffered a broken hand, according to a source. He'll undergo tests Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Coleman is a speculative WR5 and a broken hand would make him worth dropping except in dynasty formats.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/18/17 9:19am ET
Updating an earlier report, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) has a broken hand, according to a source.
Huddle Up: That's probably a four-to-six-week situation at least. Coleman can be dropped in non-dynasty formats. Sammie Coates didn't catch any of his four targets, but he may be seeing more come his way in the near term. He's worth a speculative waiver claim.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/18/17 11:38am ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) will undergo surgery on his broken hand, according to a source. Coleman's right hand is the same on he broke last season that caused him to miss six games. That injury did not require surgery, however. A timetable for his recovery was not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Rashard Higgins quickly took over as the Browns' top receiving threat in Week 2 with Coleman sidelined. Kenny Britt appears to be an afterthought in the passing game, so make Higgins a waiver wire priority heading into Week 3.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/18/17 5:23pm ET
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) underwent surgery Monday, Sept. 18, to repair the fractured bone in his hand and likely will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 19. Coleman will be eligible of come off the Reserve/Injured list after eight weeks if he is healed.
Huddle Up: Coleman dealt with a broken hand last season and missed six weeks, so he will miss a significant amount of the season even if he is not placed on the Reserve/Injured list. Owners in most leagues can drop him if they need to add another player off the waiver wire. Rashard Higgins should receive a bigger role in the offense and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Kevin Hogan - QBPosted 9/17/17 10:57am ET
Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (migraine) left the team's Week 2 game early because of a migraine and is considered questionable to return. QB Kevin Hogan has taken over as the starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Kizer's status after the game to see if he will miss any more time. Kizer was solid in Week 1 and should be the team's quarterback of the future but is only a low-end No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.
Sammie Coates - WRPosted 9/17/17 4:49pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Sammie Coates was targeted four times in Week 2 at Baltimore but he was held without a catch.
Huddle Up: The former Steelers speed burner has the potential to make a splash in the Cleveland offense, as there is plenty of opportunity with a hodgepodge at the position. But for now, Coates is only worth monitoring heading into Week 3 at Indianapolis.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/17/17 4:49pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman was targeted seven times in Week 2 at Baltimore but he was able to haul in just one ball for nine yards.
Huddle Up: Coleman has speed to burn, and he obviously has the eye of rookie QB DeShone Kizer before everyone else. But so far it has been a slow go for the offense. They'll look to break out in Week 3 at Indianapolis and Coleman could be a nice fantasy sleeper as a result.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/17/17 4:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt posted just one catch for two yards on two targets in Week 2 at Baltimore.
Huddle Up: Britt made his way back from a knee injury and he was expected to see his normal allotment in the offense. Right now he is an afterthought in the Cleveland offense and not worth using in most fantasy leagues.
David Njoku - TEPosted 9/17/17 4:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns rookie TE David Njoku hauled in three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 on the road against the Ravens.
Huddle Up: Njoku has shown a little promise so far in the early going, posting five grabs for 47 yards and a touchdown through two outings. He has a lot of upside, but right now he is simply a player worth just monitoring in most fantasy leagues at this time.
Seth DeValve - TEPosted 9/17/17 4:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve posted two receptions for 61 yards on four targets in Week 2 at Baltimore.
Huddle Up: DeValve shook free for the team's longest offensive play, a 49-yard catch and scamper. However, he is still not the Cleveland tight end to target for fantasy purposes. Rookie David Njoku has far more fantasy appeal and upside.
Rashard Higgins - WRPosted 9/17/17 4:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins finished with seven receptions for 95 yards on 11 targets in Week 2 at Baltimore.
Huddle Up: Higgins was given an opportunity and he took full advantage. Could he be this season's Terrelle Pryor, coming out of nowhere and emerging as a fantasy regular on the Cleveland roster? No other Browns receiver seems to have stepped up so far. Monitor Higgins in Week 3 at Indianapolis.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/17/17 4:46pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed four times for 21 yards in Week 2 at Baltimore and he added three receptions for 59 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson had the highlight-reel catch of the week with a one-handed Odell Beckham-esque grab in open space, but that was about all Browns fans could be happy about in this one. He totaled 80 yards from scrimmage, however, and he could continue to see added touches if Isaiah Crowell doesn't kick it into gear soon. The Browns travel to Indianapolis in Week 3.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/17/17 4:46pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell ran 10 times for just 37 yards in Week 2 at Baltimore while he did not have any catches on his only target.
Huddle Up: Crowell entered the 2017 season with high expectations from fantasy owners, but so far he has been a complete bust. He'll need to do more to hold off Duke Johnson from carving into his touches. It's early, and he has time to atone with a favorable matchup in Week 3 at Indianapolis.
DeShone Kizer - QBPosted 9/17/17 4:40pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 15 of his 31 pass attempts for 182 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while also losing a fumble in Week 2 at Baltimore.
Huddle Up: Kizer left the game in the second quarter due to migraines. After being cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol, he was permitted to return in the third quarter. He said after the game that the headaches are hereditary and he received medication to quell the symptoms. It was an ugly performance, though, and he isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues in Week 3 at Indianapolis.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/15/17 12:31pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Britt probably will remain in the starting lineup this week and could receive a few targets in the passing game. He will be facing one of the better defenses in the Baltimore Ravens this week and can be avoided in all leagues.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/15/17 12:43pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Johnson likely will be used as mostly a receiver again this week and could see some snaps as a slot receiver. He can be a flex option against certain opponents but probably should stay on the bench this week against the Baltimore Ravens.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/15/17 4:57pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will receive some carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Johnson caught two passes in Week 1 but did not have any carries.
Huddle Up: Johnson probably will see a handful of carries during the game but is a valuable piece in the passing game. Owners may want to avoid Johnson this week because of his tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/14/17 12:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Hue Jackson has been non-committal on whether or not Britt will remain a starting wideout. Corey Coleman is the only Cleveland receiver worth starting and he is no more than a flex consideration. Keep Britt on your fantasy sideline.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/14/17 12:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Johnson's carries may be few and far between, but he'll have an important role in the passing game throughout 2017. He has more upside in PPR leagues, but he's not a recommended start this week against a stalwart Baltimore Ravens defense that pitched a shutout against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/13/17 12:26pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Britt's starting status is up in the air after a one-catch, 13-yard outing in Week 1. Cleveland is thin at wide receiver, though, so Britt should still have an integral role in the offense. For now, it's safer to keep him on the bench until we have further clarity on his usage.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/13/17 12:31pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (chest) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Johnson did not receive any rushing attempts last week, but he did catch two passes for 20 yards. Considering the fact that the Browns could very well be down in games and be forced to pass, Johnson should continue to be involved in the passing game. That being said, his lack of volume and uninviting matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens force him to the bench.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 9/11/17 12:01pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will remain a running back despite not seeing a carry in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Hue Jackson, who added Johnson is still 'very valuable for the run game and pass game.'
Huddle Up: It's not surprising Jackson received the question after plenty of preseason speculation Johnson would become the team's slot receiver. With the Baltimore Ravens next on the schedule, look for another game in which Johnson sees more time as a receiver than a running back. After that, however, the schedule lightens up a bit and should allow Johnson to see five to eight carries per game behind starter Isaiah Crowell, allowing him to be a serviceable flex option in PPR leagues.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/11/17 12:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt could be on the bench when the Browns begin their Week 2 game, according to head coach Hue Jackson. When asked if Britt would keep his starting job, Jackson simply said, 'Let's see where we go this week.'
Huddle Up: Hopefully you drafted Corey Coleman over Britt this year. DeShone Kizer seems to have a much better rapport with Coleman than any other Brown. That showed in the preseason and in Week 1. Don't let Britt go just yet, just bench him if you have better options.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 9/10/17 1:49pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman caught five passes for 53 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Coleman had a solid start to the season and will continue to see a decent amount of targets in the passing game as the No. 1 receiver. Coleman could be a flex option for owners against favorable matchups.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/10/17 1:45pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 33 yards on 17 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. He also caught two passes for 33 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Crowell struggled to find running room against the Steelers but will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. He could be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option next week because of a tough opponent.
DeShone Kizer - QBPosted 9/10/17 1:38pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 20-for-30 for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. He also rushed for 17 yards and one touchdown on five carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Kizer played well in his first regular season game and should continue to improve. He could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues but should stay on the bench next week when he faces a tough Baltimore Ravens defense.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 9/8/17 12:53pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Britt should be one of the starting receivers for the Browns in Week 1 and will have a solid role in the passing game. He will be working with a rookie quarterback this week but could be a flex option in deeper leagues since the team may be throwing often during the second half of the game.
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