Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
AFC North | 6-10-0
Avg PTS
20.9
Rank: 22nd
Avg Yds
359.3
Rank: 21st
Avg PYds
240.4
Rank: 20th
Avg RYds
118.8
Rank: 11th
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Posted 2/26/2020 2:48 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is planning to be slimmer and faster next year after he bulked up before the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Mayfield was a big flop in fantasy last season, and he'll have another chance to rekindle midrange QB1 value in 2020. He's a better buy at the back end of the midrange.
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Posted 2/25/2020 11:25 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is likely to have his fifth-year option picked up, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Huddle Up: Njoku had a down year in 2019, as he didn't seem to gel with former head coach Freddie Kitchens. He finished the season with just 41 yards a touchdown in four games played. A first-rounder in 2017, there's still plenty of hope for his future.
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Posted 2/25/2020 8:54 pm UTC
Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt will be tendered, according to Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry Tuesday, Feb. 25. Berry didn't say which level of tender Hunt would receive.
Huddle Up: Hunt excelled as a dual-threat complement to Nick Chubb over his eight games played in 2019. He totaled 464 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns and will be an RB4 or 5 if he sticks in Cleveland for the 2020 campaign.
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Posted 2/20/2020 10:09 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (core) should be completely recovered from his core muscle surgery in about a month, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like Beckham should be ready of offseason workouts as long as he does not suffer a setback. He will be working under a new offensive scheme next season but is still one of the top receivers in the NFL. He will be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues in 2020.
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Posted 2/20/2020 1:34 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) changed his mind and underwent hip surgery this week. He's expected to be back at some time in training camp.
Huddle Up: Landry's 83-1174-6 showing was one of the better showings of his career, and his 14.1 yards per catch was a career high. He's a low-end WR2 or a high-end WR3 in PPR leagues.
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Posted 2/19/2020 4:32 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield will work on his footwork with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Van Pelt said he's going to have him put his left foot up (last year, had his right foot up) in the shotgun. Van Pelt thinks that will help Mayfield be more fluid in three-step drop out of the gun.
Huddle Up: Mayfield was 16th in fantasy points at the position last year in what was a colossal bust of a season. He'll be drafted highly anticipating a breakout again this season, but there are at least seven or eight quarterbacks that should go ahead of him.
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Posted 2/12/2020 2:42 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett was reinstated by the NFL Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Huddle Up: Garrett had 10 sacks in as many games before his suspension, and he was a solid DL1 in IDP leagues. Look for him as a mid-to-low DL1 in IDP drafts in 2020.
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Posted 1/31/2020 6:17 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield talked about his personal disappointment with his 2019 season Friday, Jan. 31, including his 23 total turnovers (21 interceptions and two lost fumbles). 'I've never turned the ball over so many times,' Mayfield said. 'You can't win like that. That falls back on me.'
Huddle Up: Drafted as a top-five QB in a number of leagues, Mayfield was one of fantasy's biggest duds of 2019. He'll most likely be a QB2 pick this summer, and it's a pick that will come with ample upside for a potentially profitable turnaround.
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Posted 1/24/2020 6:37 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt's car was found to contain marijuana following a traffic stop Tuesday, Jan. 21, in which Hunt was issued a speeding citation in Ohio.
Huddle Up: Although Hunt wasn't cited for possession, he could face scrutiny from the league after sitting out the first half of the 2019 season due to a personal-conduct suspension. Without a ban, Hunt projects as a low-end RB2 entering next season.
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Posted 1/23/2020 2:46 am UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. will sit down with new head coach Kevin Stefanski Thursday, Jan. 23, to discuss Stefanski's plan for personal conduct. 'I'm looking forward to sitting down with Odell face to face,' Stefanski said. 'I haven't had the chance to do that yet and I get the chance to do that (Thursday). And at that point, that's when I can start laying out my expectations for Odell and all of our players.' Beckham was caught on video at the College Football Playoff Championship Game earlier this month appearing to hand out cash to LSU Tigers players, as well as appearing to slap a security officer on the butt in the locker room. Charges had been filed against Beckham for the latter incident, but they were later dropped.
Huddle Up: Beckham totaled 1,035 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his first season in Cleveland. Bigger things were expected, and the hiring of Stefanski should help lead to improvements for 2020. He remains a top-end WR1.
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Posted 1/21/2020 4:54 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) isn't expected to have surgery this offseason and will play in the Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: Landry had a career-high 1,174 receiving yards to go with 83 grabs and six scores. The 27-year-old played in all 16 games for the sixth straight year and will be a low-end WR2 option in drafts next year.
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Posted 1/21/2020 4:39 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (abdomen) underwent surgery to repair his core muscle Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Philadelphia. He dealt with the injury for multiple weeks during the season.
Huddle Up: OBJ had a miserable season by his standards after most likely being a top-five pick. It's not a lock that he returns to the Browns after considerable drama that comes along with his immense talent. He's a risky fantasy asset because of that, but he'll be a WR1 in drafts again next year.
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Posted 1/18/2020 5:30 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. likely won't face simple-assault charges for slapping a security officer's buttocks Monday, Jan. 13, as the officer has declined to press charges, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Browns -- and OBJ's fantasy dynasty-league owners -- are hoping this the final negative offseason headline the wideout generates for a good while and he starts focusing his energies on improving on his disappointing debut season with Cleveland.
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Posted 1/16/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is the subject of a simple battery arrest warrant issued by the New Orleans Police Department after Beckham appeared to slap a police officer's buttocks in the LSU locker room Monday, Jan. 13 following the College Football Playoff championship game.
Huddle Up: While this isn't the most serious of incidents, OBJ continues to make more headlines off the field than on it following his disappointing 2019 debut with the Browns (74 catches-1,035 yards-4 TDs). And if the trend continues, will the new Browns regime say enough is enough for a player brought in by the previous administration?
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Posted 12/30/2019 5:04 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) told reporters Monday, Dec. 30, that a timetable for his return from hip surgery would be six to eight months, making surgery a 'last resort.'
Huddle Up: The most optimistic recovery time would cause him to miss all the team's offseason work with a new coaching staff, while the most pessimistic return would wipe out most of his offseason and put him at some risk to miss the beginning of the 2020 season. Expect a decision to be made shortly one way or the other so he can avoid missing a game for the first time in his career.
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Posted 12/29/2019 5:00 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin, illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Beckham will see plenty of targets in the passing game and will have a favorable matchup. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/28/2019 1:44 am UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin, illness) is expected to play in the Week 17 game even though he is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Beckham will have a favorable matchup this week and should receive plenty of targets in the passing game. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Landry has been one of the most consistent fantasy receivers in the NFL this season and will have a favorable matchup this week. He should be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2019 6:49 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin, illness) sat out practice Friday, Dec. 27, with an illness and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 17 game at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Naturally, there's one final issue for OBJ owners to contend with after they've been put through his disappointing season so far. At least he's played in all 15 games so far, and we'll need to check the Browns' pregame inactives list Sunday morning to make Beckham isn't included.
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Posted 12/25/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Landry and the Browns have a great matchup Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He should be locked in as a WR2.
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Posted 12/25/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Beckham caught his third of the touchdown of the season in Week 16 while hauling in four of six targets for 44 yards. He's a strong fantasy option in the season finale in a great matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Posted 12/22/2019 11:41 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Ricky Seals-Jones caught one pass for 23 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. He was targeted two times during the game.
Huddle Up: The Browns have decided to bench David Njoku, so Seals-Jones has taken over the starting job. He could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end next week because of the favorable matchup but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 12/22/2019 11:33 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt caught four passes for 33 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. He also finished with zero rushing yards on three carries.
Huddle Up: Hunt has been involved in the running and passing game this season and should receive a solid amount of touches next week. He can be considered at least a flex option next week because of the favorable matchup.
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Posted 12/22/2019 11:28 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught four passes for 44 yards and one touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Beckham picked up his third touchdown of the season against the Ravens but has been held to under 50 yards in three of the last four games. He will see plenty of targets next week and should be a starter in all fantasy leagues.
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