• Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 4/16/18 6:26am ET

    Cleveland Browns exclusive rights free-agent WR Josh Gordon signed his tender Monday, April 16.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will be a WR2 with a whole lot of risk in fantasy this season.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR
    Posted 4/14/18 10:27am ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry officially signed a five-year extension Friday, April 13, worth $75.5 million.

    Huddle Up: Landy should be a big part of the passing game for the Browns this season and could work as a slot receiver most of the time. Owners in most fantasy leagues can consider Landry a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver next season.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR
    Posted 4/12/18 8:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry is close to finalizing a five-year, $75.5 million extension Thursday, April 12, which is expected to be done today. The deal will guarantee him $47 million.

    Huddle Up: Landry is coming off a 112-987-9 season that was pretty unheralded. He hasn't gone for more than 1,157 yards in a season, which keeps him as a good WR2 in fantasy.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB
    Posted 3/22/18 11:13pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor is not being considered a 'bridge quarterback,' according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'This guy is the starting quarterback on our football team,' Jackson said. 'There are no 'bridge' players. This guy goes out and gets this organization to winning and gets us to the playoffs or whatever all that is, none of you guys would be writing 'bridge' anymore.' General manager John Dorsey added that he wants 'long-term success with Tyrod.'

    Huddle Up: This indicates that Taylor should have plenty of job security, even with the Browns likely to use the No. 1 or No. 4 overall draft pick on a quarterback. And why shouldn't he? Not only did Taylor lead the Bills to their first postseason berth of the millennium, but he did so while registering another solid campaign, as evident in his 89.2 passer rating. He's also one of the better scramblers in the league, having recorded 14 rushing touchdowns over the last three seasons.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB
    Posted 3/15/18 12:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor will be the starter this season and he will have no competition, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: The question is does Jackson mean with the current roster or until they draft a rookie? Surely Taylor will have competition if/when the Browns draft a top rookie quarterback, but he would probably start the season in that case anyway. Either way, Taylor has some quality weapons on offense and arguably the best running ability among quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a fringe QB1 on his new squad.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB
    Posted 3/14/18 1:11pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was officially acquired by the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2018 third-round draft choice.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been a solid quarterback over the last few seasons and will have good receivers to work with next season. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues in 2018.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB
    Posted 3/14/18 1:04pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was officially traded to the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2018 third-round draft choice.

    Huddle Up: The Bills should be adding a quarterback in free agency or the draft, so it is not known who their starting quarterback will be at this point. Owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Buffalo quarterback situation.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 3/14/18 1:19pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell's deal is worth $12 million over three years, with $6 million guaranteed, according to a source. He has a cap hit of $2 million in 2018, then $5 million in both 2019 and 2020. The team could opt out of the deal after the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: Crowell joins a backfield which already is inhabited by Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, so it will be a battle for touches during the summer. The team isn't paying Crowell to sit on the bench, and you can expect he'll have a major role. Consider him a low-end RB2 or flex option with room to improve as he learns the system.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR
    Posted 3/14/18 1:58pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry was officially acquired by the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft choice and a 2019 seventh-round draft choice.

    Huddle Up: Landry probably will be the No. 2 receiver for the Browns this season and should be one of the focal points in the passing game. Owners in most leagues can consider Landry a No. 3 receiver in 2018.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR
    Posted 3/14/18 2:01pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry was officially traded to the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft choice and a 2019 seventh-round draft choice.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins have added Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola in free agency, so they likely will handle Landry's workload in 2018. Both Amendola and Wilson could be late-round picks in fantasy drafts, but Amendola may have a bit more value.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 3/13/18 9:19am ET

    Cleveland Browns exclusive-rights free agent Josh Gordon received a one-year tender worth $790,000 on Tuesday, March 13. He will not be able to negotiate with other teams as a result.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's options were limited as an exclusive-rights free agent, but this tender does give him the right to sign a long-term deal down the road. If he has truly moved past his off-field problems, he should have no problem doing so. He has long had fantasy WR1 upside, but owners would be wise to draft him more like a low-end WR2 or WR3 given his history.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 3/13/18 2:58pm ET

    Free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell (Browns) is signing a three-year deal with the New York Jets, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: It's a big addition for the Jets, but not one that exactly maximizes Crowell's fantasy value. He'll be splitting time with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire but should be New York's primary short-yardage and goal-line back. View him as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 3/12/18 2:41pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has been talking with the team about a new contract, but the two sides has been able to reach an agreement on money.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been an important player for the Browns over the last few seasons and will continue to have a big role even if they add another running back this offseason. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back in point-per-reception leagues and a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 3/2/18 12:04am ET

    Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said that he wants WR Josh Gordon to remain with the club 'for a long time,' adding that he's been having a 'really good offseason.' Jackson also believes Gordon 'is going to have a great year for us.'

    Huddle Up: There can be no denying Gordon's immense talents and the 26-year-old reminded everyone of that at times in his five games this past season following his reinstatement. While his overall numbers weren't of the spectacular kind, that could mainly be attributed to poor quarterback play, which the team will address as its top priority this offseason. Gordon is worth watching in all drafts for his WR2 potential.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 3/1/18 10:30am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer or a veteran quarterback could be starting for the Browns in Week 1 if head coach Hue Jackson has his way. Jackson said it would be best to not start a rookie quarterback right away, even if Cleveland chooses that player with the No. 1 overall draft pick. Jackson added that the Browns could pursue a quarterback in free agency.

    Huddle Up: The Browns are widely expected to indeed select a gunslinger with their first pick, but they do have the salary cap to pursue any free agent at any position, including Kirk Cousins. The bottom line is anyone not named Kirk Cousins who starts for the Browns should not be viewed as an every-week fantasy starter.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 2/22/18 12:08pm ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell is not expected to be retained. ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi believes the Browns' starting running back in 2018 will be a high draft pick.

    Huddle Up: Grossi is obviously implying that the Browns will be drafting Saquon Barkley with one of their two top-four draft picks. Assuming that comes to fruition, Duke Johnson will maintain his pass-catching role. Barkley would garner low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration while Johnson would remain in RB2 territory in PPR leagues.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 2/21/18 3:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason because he did not play in enough games this season for an accrued season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will not be allowed to talk with other teams, so he will be with the Browns for at least one more seasons. He recorded 335 yards and one touchdown in five games this season and should be a focal point in the passing game in 2018. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 2/8/18 9:57pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson finished with 74 catches for 693 yards, setting a new franchise record for receptions in one season by a running back. In addition, he logged 82 carries for 348 yards (4.2 per rush) on the ground. Overall, he had seven total touchdowns -- four rushing and three receiving.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has slowly but surely been trending up since being drafted in the third round out of Miami in 2015, and it's possible he accomplishes even more next year after setting career highs in receptions, receiving yards and targets. He's been a nice complementary back to Isaiah Crowell, who is set to become a free agent, so Cleveland's running game situation will be worth watching this offseason.

  • Joe Thomas - OT
    Posted 1/28/18 7:36pm ET

    Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said he wants the front office to use cap space to sign Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins.

    Huddle Up: Cleveland might not be the best landing spot for Cousins' fantasy value, but he'd have to throw early and often to try to keep the Browns in games. No matter where he plays in 2018, Cousins should at least be a low-end QB1.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/29/17 12:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (ribs, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Crowell should continue to receive a majority of the carries for the Browns and has had some success in recent weeks. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues in Week 17.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/29/17 12:58pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has done most of his damage in the passing game but still receive some carries in the running game. He should receive his normal workload this week and can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 3:04pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the Browns' top offensive weapons this season and should continue to be part of the running and passing game this week. He should be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 2:58pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (ribs, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Crowell should be able to play in Week 17 and will be facing a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has struggled at times against the run. He can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 3:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) took part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, on a limited basis.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the most trusted fantasy options for the winless Browns, but he faces a difficult matchup on the road against a Steelers team still fighting for home-field advantage through the playoffs.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 3:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder, ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Crowell is likely to see a majority of the carries against the Steelers, but they'll be facing a defense and team still battling for home-field advantage through the playoffs. It's not a particularly favorable matchup.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/25/17 2:50pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is fourth among running backs in catches (68) and receiving yards (618) with one game left to play this season.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been the lone bright spot for the Browns in a(nother) forgettable season and currently sits as the No. 12 PPR fantasy running back. Cleveland has had to pass a lot this year and Johnson has been the safety blanket for rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Isaiah Crowell is a free agent next offseason, which could aid Johnson's fantasy value depending on if he leaves and who the Browns add or don't add in the backfield.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 1:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon caught two passes for 19 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was targeted eight times during the game but was not able to be a big factor in the passing game. He should continue to receive a lot of targets next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers and could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:21pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught seven passes for 81 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 16. He also rushed for 20 yards on four carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the most productive players for the Browns this season and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He should be a solid flex option in most leagues next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:18pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Crowell received most of the carries during the game but was not able to find much running room. He likely will see a decent amount of carries next week but would not be more than a flex option in standard leagues.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 18-for-36 for 182 yards and two interceptions against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has gone three straight games with at least two interceptions and has struggled for most of the season. He should start again next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers but should be avoided in all leagues.

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