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DeShone Kizer | Quarterback | #7

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/3/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 233
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (52) / CLE
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DeShone Kizer completed 16-of-30 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Browns' Week 17 loss to Pittsburgh.
So ends a coaching-sabotaged rookie year for Kizer, a second-round pick whom overmatched Hue Jackson asked to perform tasks Carson Palmer was executing in his mid-30s. A starter for less than two years at Notre Dame, Kizer predictably struggled in Cleveland’s complex, pass-first, isolation-route-heavy passing game, amassing a brutal 11:22 TD-to-INT ratio with near-weekly red-zone turnovers. Jackson benched Kizer repeatedly and further undermined him by trying to swing a backdoor trade for A.J. McCarron in late October. Kizer will enter 2018 as a still-toolsy prospect with shaken confidence. The Browns have two top-four draft picks and will almost certainly use one on a quarterback. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:27:00 PM

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DeShone Kizer completed 18-of-36 passes for 182 yards and two interceptions while rushing three times for eight in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Bears.

Kizer's rough rookie season continued as he notched his 26th and 27th turnovers of the season, which are the most in the NFL this season. His first interception came on a double move by Josh Gordon in which Kizer perfectly led Chicago's Kyle Fuller in the back of the end zone, halting any early momentum the Cleveland offense had going. Kizer will bring his rookie campaign mercifully to an end next week when the Browns head to Pittsburgh.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:39:00 PM

DeShone Kizer will remain the Browns' starting quarterback for Week 16 against the Bears.

Kizer has made precious little progress this season, taking a 9:19 TD:INT ratio into Week 16. 1-29 coach Hue Jackson simply made the decision it's worth giving Kizer maximum time under center as opposed to rolling with not-the-quarterback-of-the-future Cody Kessler. Kizer will almost certainly struggle mightily on the road against the Bears.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson did not commit to starting DeShone Kizer the final two games of the season.

Kizer was dreadful against the Ravens and committed three bad turnovers including his sixth red-zone interception of the season, which "leads" the league. Jackson has said Kizer will finish the season as the starter, but he left the door open for a benching after the game. "If the best decision is to move forward in a different direction, we will," Jackson said. "At the same time, I want him to finish this if he can. We will see." The coach also said he thinks it "is a fair question if [Kizer] will ever get it," which unfortunately is not the worst thing Cleveland's power structure has said to the media about their players in the last week. The Browns travel to Chicago on Sunday before ending their likely 0-16 season in Pittsburgh.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 10:11:00 AM

DeShone Kizer completed 20-of-37 passes for 146 yards with two interceptions while rushing seven times for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

Kizer has had many low moments in his rookie season, but Sunday was arguably his worst game of the season. His 3.9 yards per pass attempt were the second lowest he's had in a game this season and he had three horrendous turnovers. His first interception came in his own territory on an overthrow, the second a sack/fumble in his own end zone that was recovered for a touchdown and the final one was his league-leading sixth red zone interception where he floated a pass right into the hands of Brandon Carr. Kizer will be a lower-end QB2 option in Week 16 against a Bears team that has limited passing touchdowns on the season.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:57:00 PM

DeShone Kizer completed 20-28 passes for 214 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Packers.

This was by far Kizer's best game, but he did nearly all of his work early. Kizer completed 15-of-18 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. He hit Josh Gordon for an 18-yard touchdown over the middle on the Browns’ opening drive and tacked on a 7-yard shovel pass score to Duke Johnson before the half. He then led an 88-yard scoring drive in third quarter that was capped off by a 2-yard score to Corey Coleman to put the Browns up 21-7. Despite his best day as a passer, Kizer threw two awful interceptions, the latter of which came in overtime to set up the game-ending score by the Packers. On a third and two at his own 33-yard line, Kizer fled the picket backwards, attempted to spin and throw the ball downfield, only to get hit and have the pass go further in the air upwards than it did down the field, falling into Josh Jones' arms. Kizer has now been a fantasy QB1 in four of his past six games, but will only be a QB2 option Week 15 against Baltimore.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:22:00 PM

DeShone Kizer completed 15-of-32 passes for 215 yards with a touchdown and an interception, adding 46 yards rushing in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Chargers.

This was a matchup where we expected to Kizer to struggled passing the ball and that held true as he has now failed to complete over 60 percent of his passes in every game since Week 1. Despite continuing to struggle with accuracy, Kizer played a clean game until the final two possessions, which both resulted in turnovers. Down nine points with five minutes left in the game, Kizer was hit and fumbled at the Chargers 15-yard line on a play where he scrambled out of the pocket and was oblivious to a closing Joey Bosa from behind. Despite the pedestrian output passing and the turnovers, Kizer's rushing ability alone has him on the board as a streaming option next week when the Browns host the Packers.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 08:34:00 PM

DeShone Kizer completed 18-of-31 passes for 268 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions while rushing nine times for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Bengals.

Kizer left the game for one drive in the second quarter as he was being evaluated for a concussion, but returned to throw for a season-high in passing yardage. Kizer and the Browns moved the ball steadily all game, but repeatedly stalled out in the red zone, including a dropped touchdown pass by Corey Coleman that resulted in a field goal. Kizer had a 3-yard rushing touchdown on a fourth and goal in the fourth quarter to pull the Browns within a touchdown. That rushing score gave him five on the season, matching Dak Prescott for the lead among quarterbacks. Believe it or not, but Kizer has now been a fantasy QB1 in three of his past four games due to his rushing ability. The Browns head to Los Angeles to play the Chargers in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Browns QB DeShone Kizer has been cleared to return to the game after being evaluated for a possible concussion.

Kizer left the game to start the second quarter, missing the opening the drive of the quarter, but has returned to the game.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Browns QB Deshone Kizer is being evaluated for a concussion.

Kizer went into the tent and then to locker room to start the second quarter and his return is questionable. Cody Kessler has taken over at quarterback for the Browns.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said he will stick with DeShone Kizer as his starting quarterback the rest of the season.

Kizer had another turnover-filled game against the Jaguars on Sunday, but Jackson is not going to send him to the bench like he did several times earlier in the season. "Where we are right now, I need to continue to see him," Jackson said. "I want to walk away from this season knowing exactly what DeShone Kizer is top to bottom. He deserves that." As long as Kizer is under center, the opposing defensive unit will be a good fantasy option. That will be the Bengals this week.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 08:44:00 AM

DeShone Kizer completed 16-of-32 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Browns' 19-7, Week 11 loss to the Jaguars.

Kizer also lost two fumbles, the second of which the Jaguars housed for a game-sealing score. The first should have also been housed, but referee Pete Morelli's crew made an awful call, blowing the play dead. Kizer was truly, truly dreadful, air mailing passes — including both his interceptions — while showing close to zero pocket awareness. It's what he's done all season, but coach Hue Jackson said afterward he will stick with Kizer for Week 12. Be sure to tee up the Bengals' defense against the Browns.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 04:37:00 PM

DeShone Kizer (ribs) wasn't listed on the Browns' final injury report for Week 11 against the Jaguars.

Kizer began the week limited at practice but advanced to full sessions on Thursday and Friday. Already a weekly threat to be benched, Kizer will be running into a buzz saw Sunday against a punishing Jags secondary.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:30:00 PM

DeShone Kizer (ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Kizer suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Detroit but only missed a handful of snaps. He should be ready to roll come Sunday. Kizer won't be on the fantasy radar this week in a difficult matchup with Jacksonville.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 04:27:00 PM

DeShone Kizer completed 21-of-37 passes for 232 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in Week 10 against the Lions.

He added seven carries for 57 yards and a rushing touchdown. It was easily one of Kizer's best games, with the interception not coming until the last play. Kizer's passing TD was his first since Week 5. This was a needed breakout, but it wasn't enough to pull the upset. Kizer briefly left with a rib injury before returning on the final drive. He'll get a tougher matchup with Jacksonville in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:14:00 PM

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QB1DeShone Kizer
2Cody Kessler
3Kevin Hogan
RB1Duke Johnson
2Matt Dayes
3Darius Jackson
4Kelvin Taylor
5Josh Rounds
GLB1Duke Johnson
2Matt Dayes
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Matt Dayes
FB1Dan Vitale
2Marquez Williams
WR11Josh Gordon
2Ricardo Louis
3Matt Hazel
4Kasen Williams
5Bug Howard
WR21Corey Coleman
2Rashard Higgins
3Sammie Coates
4C.J. Board
WR31Rashard Higgins
TE1David Njoku
2Seth DeValve
3Randall Telfer
4Matt Lengel
5Gavin Escobar
LT1Joe Thomas
2Spencer Drango
3Roderick Johnson
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Joseph Cheek
3Chris Barker
C1J.C. Tretter
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Austin Reiter
3Geoff Gray
RT1Shon Coleman
2Zach Banner
3Victor Salako
K1Zane Gonzalez