Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/18/18 9:18am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has ended his leave of absence and has rejoined the team. General manager John Dorsey said Gordon will initially participate in meetings and conditioning and then will be eased into football activities.
Huddle Up: Gordon probably will not receive much preseason playing time but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when he is on the field and can be a solid No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Nick Chubb - RBPosted 8/17/18 8:20pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: With Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson also in the fold, Chubb is probably going to have a limited role this season. He's worth a late-round stash in redraft leagues in case of an injury, but his long-term prospects are much more intriguing.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 8/17/18 8:11pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde rushed nine times for 64 yards and a touchdown and lost five yards on his only catch in a 19-17 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Duke Johnson is going to cap Hyde's upside in PPR formats, but Hyde should see plenty of work on early downs and can be a strong RB3 in standard scoring.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 8/15/18 5:53am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor will be the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'I have not changed. I'm not going to change,' Jackson said. 'Tyrod Taylor's the starting quarterback here, and Baker (Mayfield is) the future of our organization.'
Huddle Up: Taylor may open the season the starter, but Mayfield had an impressive preseason opener. Time will tell how much of a placeholder Taylor is. He's a QB2 in fantasy.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/12/18 8:11pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway (ribs) was limited in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, because of a rib injury, head coach Hue Jackson said.
Huddle Up: Trouble seems to follow Callaway off the field, but he has the speed and athleticism to be a weapon on it. His upside makes him worth the gamble in the later rounds.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/9/18 11:41am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway is expected to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, even though he was cited for marijuana possession earlier in the week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It looks like Callaway will play as long as he does not face a punishment from the NFL. He is currently considered a starter and should still have a solid role in the passing game even after WR Josh Gordon reports to the team. He has a chance to be a late-round option in fantasy drafts but will be more valuable in keeper leagues.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/9/18 3:21pm ET
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said there is still 'no updated timetable' for WR Josh Gordon's return to the team.
Huddle Up: There's arguably nothing worse than hearing when a potential impact player has 'no timetable' right around fantasy draft season, which essentially puts Gordon in limbo as it pertains to average draft position. While the 27-year-old may still have the ability to carve out WR2 or WR3 value this year, he remains a risk right now due to the uncertainty of his return.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/9/18 3:39pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey and head coach Hue Jackson believe WR Antonio Callaway's story that he was not smoking when he received his marijuana citation on Sunday, Aug. 5, and that Callaway not telling the team could simply be a 'rookie mistake.'
Huddle Up: It's a peculiar conclusion from Cleveland's brain trust -- given how Callaway actually tested positive for it at the NFL Combine in February and was also cited for marijuana possession once before previously -- but good for his fantasy outlook nonetheless. The former Gators standout will be in a position to contribute right away with Corey Coleman no longer in town and Josh Gordon still sidelined. The talent is there but he's seemingly a risk to get in trouble for off-the-field behavior.
David Njoku - TEPosted 8/9/18 6:16pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught two of his three targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Njoku has all the physical tools, and with a year of experience and improved quarterback play, he could be poised to make a sizeable leap. He's one of the most intriguing TE2 options.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/9/18 6:26pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway hauled in three of his team-high seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in the club's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Despite his off-the-field issues, Callaway's stock should be sitting high right now, especially after torching the Giants' secondary in the preseason opener. He's an immense talent and if he can just stay out of trouble, Callaway could end up providing terrific value for those who land him on their squad. He figures to get a lot of targets his way, too, with Josh Gordon out.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 8/9/18 6:17pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor completed all five of his passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, en route to posting a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, versus the New York Giants. He also scrambled once for two yards.
Huddle Up: Taylor is going to be under center for the Browns in Week 1 and if he can play like he did in the preseason opener, he should remain there for the duration of the campaign. Don't forget, Taylor was very solid a year ago and lifted Buffalo to its first playoff berth in decades, so certainly don't count him out in terms of fantasy relevancy. At the very least, he could be a nice streaming option on certain weeks.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 8/9/18 11:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 11 of his 20 passing attempts for 212 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants on Thursday, Aug. 9. He added 13 yards on three carries.
Huddle Up: Mayfield looked like a player in his NFL debut. Even taking into account he was going against backups, the No. 1 overall pick made plays in and out of the pocket. We all know the 'plan' is to let Tyrod Taylor run the show in 2018 and then turn to Mayfield next year, but if Mayfield proves he's ready it could be tough to hold him back. This is a situation worth watching with Mayfield a potentially interesting late-round flier in single-year leagues.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/8/18 11:13am ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway was found to have ammunition and gun parts in his car during a traffic stop which also resulted in him being cited for marijuana and driving without an Ohio license.
Huddle Up: It remains uncertain if Callaway will be punished by the league, but it seems likely he'll have some sort of disciplinary action as the infractions pile up. It's hard to imagine he'll make his way out of this unscathed. Callaway has a chance to have some fantasy appeal in deeper fantasy leagues, but a suspension might stunt his growth a bit.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/8/18 3:14pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway traveled with the team for their preseason game against the New York Giants Thursday, Aug. 9, but it is not known if he will play. The team believes that Callaway has stayed clean and did not know what was in the car.
Huddle Up: Callaway could receive a punishment from the NFL at some point, but it looks like he will practice with the team for now. He was in line to start with Josh Gordon away from the team, but his status is uncertain at this time. He still has value in keeper leagues but is a risky option in standard leagues.
Antonio Callaway - WRPosted 8/7/18 1:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license in Ohio Sunday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Callaway will face any discipline for the NFL, so owners should monitor the situation. Callaway was in line to work with the starters while Josh Gordon is absent, but his status is uncertain at this point. Callaway has a chance to have some value in deeper leagues if he is not suspended.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/7/18 2:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will remain on the Reserve/Did Not Report list because he will still receive an accrued season despite being on the list. There is an exception to the rule if a player does not report because of an illness or hardship.
Huddle Up: Gordon is expected to report at some point, but the timetable is still uncertain at this point. Gordon can be at least No. 2 fantasy receiver when he is on the field, but there is some risk with him because of his uncertain status.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/6/18 9:07am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to be moved from the Reserve/Did Not Report list to the Active/Non-Football Injury list in order to prevent Gordon from losing an accrued season toward free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gordon is still expected to return to the team at some point, but it is not known if he will report before the start of the regular season. He has shown he can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver when he plays, but owners will need other players ready to use in case Gordon misses more time.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 8/5/18 7:04pm ET
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to acquire WR Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a draft pick Sunday, Aug. 5, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Coleman was fighting to be the No. 3 receiver in Cleveland, and the move the Buffalo does little to change his fantasy outlook. He doesn't need to rostered in redraft leagues right now.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 8/5/18 8:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde was listed as the starting running back on the first depth chart Saturday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: Hyde may in fact start in Week 1, but with Duke Johnson likely to handle passing downs and Nick Chubb waiting in the wings, Hyde is a only a RB3 candidate.
Tyrod Taylor - QBPosted 8/4/18 7:38am ET
The Cleveland Browns are open to giving a contract extension to QB Tyrod Taylor, who is in the first season of a two-year, $30.5 million deal with the club. 'There may come a point where I call his representatives in October and say, 'Let's strike something up,'' general manager John Dorsey said to Kevin Clark of The Ringer. Dorsey went on to say that possible interest in keeping Taylor beyond the 2019 season would not necessarily mean QB Baker Mayfield wasn't pushing him for the starting job. 'Nah, let's deal with it when it happens,' Dorsey said.
Huddle Up: The 30-year-old Taylor will enter the 2018 season as the Browns' starter and has looked impressive in training camp. He will have more receiving weapons to work with in Cleveland than he had in Buffalo and should be viewed as a solid QB2 in most fantasy formats.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/4/18 1:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been in communication with WR Rashard Higgins, and Higgins said that Gordon is in good spirits. General manager John Dorsey said he still believes that Gordon will return to the team this season.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to continue to monitor the situation to see when Gordon reports to the team. He has shown that he can be a No. 1 fantasy receiver when he plays but is currently a risky option because of his uncertain status.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 8/4/18 4:17pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hamstring) is dealing with a sore hamstring and was limited in practice Saturday, Aug. 4, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: Coleman is giving rookie Antonio Callaway a good opportunity to surpass him on the depth chart. Coleman's fantasy upside is already low in good health. He'll barely be rosterable when Josh Gordon returns.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 8/2/18 6:46pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry has become the 'go-to guy' for QB Tyrod Taylor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Cabot said Landry has had an 'amazing' training camp.
Huddle Up: With Josh Gordon currently absent, Landry has had even more opportunities to build chemistry with Taylor. His workload could dip a bit in Cleveland, but he's still a low-end WR2 candidate.
David Njoku - TEPosted 8/1/18 2:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku continues to be plagued by dropped passes early in training camp, but QB Tyrod Taylor said the tight end has been better in run blocking. Njoku attributed the improvement to added weight and strength during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Njoku showed glimpses of brilliance last season, appearing in all 16 games while posting 32 grabs for 386 yards and four touchdowns. He has the potential to be a TE1 if he continues to work down his drops, but for now target him as a TE2 in most fantasy formats.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 7/30/18 9:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he's been 'really impressed' with WR Corey Coleman, adding that he thinks Coleman's confidence is growing.
Huddle Up: Being a former No. 15 overall draft pick, Coleman has been a disappointment in his first two seasons in the league, tallying only 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns combined. In his defense, though, he's also been limited by injuries, having missed 13 games, not to mention poor QB play. If he can finally stay healthy, Coleman has the ability to be an impact player, but thus far, he's been unable to prove he can stay on the field consistently.
David Njoku - TEPosted 7/29/18 8:25pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku had four drops during drills at training camp Sunday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Njoku has the athleticism to be a matchup nightmare, and despite the drops in camp, he should make progress in his second season. He's worth a flier if you need a TE2.
Corey Coleman - WRPosted 7/26/18 6:38pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway 'tore up the defensive backs in one-on-one drills' during practice Thursday, July 26, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Cabot believes Callaway could steal playing time from WR Corey Coleman.
Huddle Up: Callaway has excellent physical tools, but he had some red flags off the field that hurt his draft stock. A solid start to camp is a good sign, but he's only a high-upside stash in keeper formats for now.
Baker Mayfield - QBPosted 7/26/18 7:00pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield appears to have a better grasp of the playbook and is 'playing faster than in minicamp,' according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Huddle Up: Mayfield still isn't expected to open the season as the starter, but he could end up under center sooner rather than later if the Browns struggle early in the year. Either way, he's going to be given the reins of the offense at some point and is a must-own player in keeper formats.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 7/26/18 6:55pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry 'caught passes all over the field' during practice Thursday, July 26, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Huddle Up: Landry is expected to play more on the outside this year, which should boost his yardage total. It may also cost him some receptions, but he's Cleveland's most stable target and should be busy all year. Grab him as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3.
Hue Jackson - HCPosted 7/25/18 12:08pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor will receive most of the snaps with the first-team offense during training camp, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: The Browns have consistently said that Taylor will be the starter this season even though they selected Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick. Taylor was a solid quarterback with the Buffalo Bills and will have more weapons to work with in Cleveland. He has a chance to be a solid No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.
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