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Taylor Gabriel | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 167
College: Abilene Christian
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Browns WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.
Gabriel has started three games this season and played 338 snaps on offense, but has just 26 catches for 223 scoreless yards (8.6 YPR) after averaging 16.7 YPR as a deep threat last season. He's a fantasy non-factor. Nov 18 - 12:08 PM

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Taylor Gabriel secured 4-of-5 targets for 75 yards in the Browns' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

In a game where Josh McCown threw for 457 yards, four different Browns pass catchers topped 50 yards receiving and Andrew Hawkins finished at 49. Although Gabriel is an asset to Cleveland's offense as a quick, jitterbug-type rotational receiver, he lacks fantasy value commanding no more than five targets per game. The Browns face the Broncos' elite defense next.
Oct 11 - 5:33 PM

Browns WR Taylor Gabriel secured 4-of-5 targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Chargers.

Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins are sharing time in the Browns' receiver rotation behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline. Gabriel helps Cleveland's offense in spots, but doesn't get enough usage for true fantasy value.
Oct 4 - 8:02 PM

Taylor Gabriel secured 3-of-5 targets for 28 yards in the Browns' Week 3 loss to the Raiders.

Gabriel is sharing time with Andrew Hawkins behind Brian Hartline and Travis Benjamin. Gabriel is not worth a roster spot even in 14-team leagues.
Sep 27 - 5:42 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Taylor Gabriel has been the Browns' best receiver at OTAs.

"Very consistent," said Caplan of Gabriel. He posted a 38-633-1 receiving line as an undrafted rookie last season on 71 targets. A whopping 29.6 percent of his targets were 20-plus yards downfield, and Gabriel had an impressive 38.1 percent catch rate on such passes. Gabriel should have the upper hand on the Browns' deep-threat role behind plodders Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline.
Jun 12 - 12:43 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught 3-of-7 targets for 66 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.

Gabriel had a brief concussion scare after being hung out to dry by Connor Shaw in the end zone late in the second quarter, but he returned to the game after halftime. An undrafted rookie out of Abilene Christian, Gabriel came out of nowhere to post a 36-621-1 line for the Browns in 2014, doing most of his damage with Josh Gordon sidelined early in the season. At only 5-foot-8, 167 pounds, Gabriel is too slight to be a volume receiver, but he could carve out a role as a situational deep threat for the Browns in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel was held without a catch in Cleveland's Week 13 loss to the Bills.

Gabriel's lone target resulted in a Brian Hoyer interception. Gabriel was triple covered on play action. Gabriel has been a bright spot for the Browns this season, but the return of Josh Gordon has scuttled his WR4 value.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in Cleveland's Week 12 win over the Falcons.

The targets were Gabriel's fewest since Week 3. His WR4 value is taking a serious hit with the return of Josh Gordon. He's not a must own in 12-14 team leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel secured 5-of-13 targets for 92 yards in the Browns' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

Rookie GM Ray Farmer deserves a ton of credit for finding Gabriel out of Abilene Christian. He's given the Browns serious playmaking ability in the slot, complementing Andrew Hawkins. Both Hawkins and Gabriel will move down the totem pole when Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron return, however. Gordon will definitely play in Week 12 against Atlanta, while Cameron (concussion) is tentatively due back.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Starting in the absence of Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), Taylor Gabriel caught 3-of-5 targets for 31 yards in Cleveland's Week 10 win over the Bengals.

Gabriel also drew a defensive-holding penalty. Gabriel did his job, finding space in the middle of the field, but the Browns attempted only 23 passes compared to 52 rushes. Gabriel has been a nice find as an undrafted free agent, but his depth-chart placement and the Browns' offensive philosophy make him a tough sell as anything more than a WR5.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Browns WR Taylor Gabriel secured 5-of-6 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 win over Tampa Bay.

The impressive undrafted rookie got behind Lovie Smith's defense for a 34-yard touchdown bomb. Through eight games, diminutive Gabriel is on pace for 42 receptions, 808 yards, and a pair of scores. He's averaging 19.2 yards per catch. Although Gabriel's fantasy value is minimal or nonexistent, he's definitely given the Browns a lot of big plays in spots. He's been a great find by GM Ray Farmer out of Abilene Christian.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Browns WR Taylor Gabriel secured 2-of-3 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Raiders.

A gadget-type, rotational player in Cleveland's offense, Gabriel's explosiveness sometimes gives the Browns a spark off the bench. Unfortunately in fantasy leagues, his role is inconsistent and he carries no value in 14- or even 16-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Browns WR Taylor Gabriel secured 3-of-7 targets for 39 yards in Cleveland's Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

A situational player in Cleveland's offense, Gabriel shares time with Travis Benjamin behind starters Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins. Gabriel has great speed, but isn't consistently utilized on a run-first team, leaving him without re-draft fantasy value. He's also not a great Dynasty prospect at 5-foot-7, 170.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Browns rookie WR Taylor Gabriel caught 2-of-2 targets for 81 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

He was stuffed for -2 yards on two rushing attempts, but ripped off receiving gains of 70 and 11 yards on beautifully designed play calls by OC Kyle Shanahan. A pint-sized 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, UDFA gem Gabriel is an explosive gadget-type receiver. Cleveland has a bye week forthcoming.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught 2-of-6 targets for 13 yards in Cleveland's Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Gabriel's six targets were second only to Andrew Hawkins (10), but his yardage was tied for sixth amongst the Browns' pass catchers. A 5-foot-7, 170-pound undrafted free agent, Gabriel isn't a fantasy consideration.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:38:00 PM

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2Austin Davis
3Johnny Manziel
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Glenn Winston
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
WR11Travis Benjamin
2Taylor Gabriel
3Marlon Moore
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Brian Hartline
3Dwayne Bowe
WR31Brian Hartline
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Jim Dray
3E.J. Bibbs
LT1Joe Thomas
LG1Joel Bitonio
C1Alex Mack
RG1John Greco
2Cameron Erving
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Austin Pasztor
K1Travis Coons