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The Akron Beacon Journal suggests Jordan Cameron (shoulder) "probably has a good shot at playing" in Week 3 against Baltimore.

Cameron returned to a limited practice Wednesday after sitting out all of last week. "[My shoulder] feels good," Cameron said after the practice. "It feels better. ... I’m going to wake up in the morning, and we’ll take it from there." Cameron aggravated an August shoulder injury on a 47-yard reception in the Browns' opener. Cameron finished 2013 with 80 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, going to the Pro Bowl as a 25-year-old first-year starter. When healthy, he is an elite fantasy tight end.
Sep 17 - 8:26 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine doesn't expect Ben Tate (knee) to play this week.

Tate was never expected to play and is targeting a Week 5 return. Terrance West is locked in as an RB2/3 for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Sep 17 - 1:42 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's an improvement from last week, when Cameron didn't practice at all. Cameron remains questionable for Week 3, but is now on track to return for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
Sep 17 - 1:38 PM

Josh Gordon has pled guilty to DWI charges in Wake County, North Carolina, and been sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation.

He must also pay a $390 fine. The league's new drug policy mandates a two-game suspension for players who are convicted or plead out in drunk-driving cases, but Gordon's arrest occurred under the old policy. Per Profootballtalk, he'll only be subject to a fine, and won't have his current 10-game ban lengthened.'s Albert Breer reports Gordon has been "assured" that's the case. It means he's still on track to return in Week 12, and no longer has any outstanding legal issues. Now hopefully Gordon can stay on the straight and narrow.
Sep 16 - 1:49 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon will be able to attend the Browns' facility during his ten-game suspension.

The Browns reportedly pushed hard for Gordon to be allowed to attend meetings and work out in the team weight room, which makes sense because he seems like a young player in need of a constant support system. Fantasy owners can continue to cling to Gordon, but we suspect he'll end up getting dropped in most normal-sized leagues during bye-week crunches. He'll be eligible in Week 12.
Sep 15 - 5:05 PM

Speaking at Monday's presser, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Ben Tate (knee) "probably" won't return for Week 3.

Almost all signs suggest there's no "probably" about it, and that Tate won't suit up against the Ravens. Tate hinted last week that he's targeting a return after the Browns' Week 4 bye. Terrance West filled in ably against the Saints, and will remain in the RB2 conversation for as long as Tate is sidelined.
Sep 15 - 4:32 PM

Miles Austin caught six passes for 44 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' Week 2 win over the Saints.

With Jordan Cameron out, Austin (10) and Andrew Hawkins (12) combined to see 22 targets. Austin beat burn victim Patrick Robinson for an easy three-yard touchdown off play-action in the first quarter. He later had a big catch on the Browns' final game-winning drive, but also dropped a very catchable ball on a third down early on. Austin is an average talent at this stage of his career.
Sep 14 - 5:52 PM

Andrew Hawkins caught 6-of-12 targets for 70 yards in the Browns' Week 2 win over the Saints.

Hawkins has now seen 22 targets through two games, which is more than enough to put him on the fantasy radar. Unfortunately for Hawkins, Brian Hoyer missed him on a couple lengthy passes and under threw him on the final pass of the game that could have easily been a 39-yard touchdown instead of the 21-yard gain Hawkins made out of it. It set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning 29-yard field goal with three seconds left. Hawkins is worth owning in PPR.
Sep 14 - 5:39 PM

Isaiah Crowell rushed for 54 yards on 11 carries in Cleveland's Week 2 win over New Orleans.

Crowell caught one pass for an additional three yards. Terrance West got the start, as expected, but Crowell mixed in on the occasional third down and even split the load with West late in the game to lead the Browns on their game-winning field goal drive. Crowell was out-touched by West 21-12, but this is a good combo for the Browns while Ben Tate is out. Cleveland is deep at running back. Crowell is worth owning in 12-team leagues as a stash, but he's not reliable enough to start with West showing well as the starter in Tate's absence.
Sep 14 - 5:32 PM

Brian Hoyer completed just 24-of-40 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' Week 2 win over the Saints.

That's a pitiful 5.1 YPA average. Hoyer didn't do anything to help the Browns win this one; the Cleveland defense and running game earned coach Mike Pettine his first win. Hoyer missed badly on literally all of his throws down field, and has zero arm strength on passes outside the numbers. In Hoyer's defense, he didn't have much to work with with Jordan Cameron (shoulder) out. He targeted Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin a combined 22 times, finding Austin for an easy three-yard score in the first quarter. Hoyer's a back-end QB2 next week vs. Baltimore.
Sep 14 - 5:01 PM

Terrance West rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the Browns' Week 2, 26-24 win over the Saints.

West added 22 yards on two catches, making the start in place of an injured Ben Tate. The rookie isn't a special runner by any means, but he gets what's blocked and falls forward. West handled much of the early-down work for the Browns, with fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell handling some third-down action. West out-touched Crowell 21-12. Both players mixed in on the final game-winning drive, leading the Browns to victory. OC Kyle Shanahan's offense is built for running backs. West will likely get the start again in Week 3 versus Baltimore.
Sep 14 - 4:32 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is inactive for Week 2 against the Saints.

Cameron aggravated his AC joint injury in the opener against the Steelers and missed practice all week. The Browns are giving him a rest in hopes of having him right for Week 3. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will fill in at tight end. Also inactive for the Browns are OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), Ben Tate (knee), WR LaRon Byrd, CB Pierre Desir, NT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, and DE John Hughes.
Sep 14 - 11:34 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordan Cameron (shoulder, questionable) is not expected to play Sunday versus the Saints.

Cameron didn't practice at all this week, and was looking like an extreme long shot to play. If he can't go, Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will handle tight end duties for the Browns. Owners looking for a plug-and-play tight end can eye Dwayne Allen, Travis Kelce, and Delanie Walker as quality streaming options.
Sep 14 - 8:15 AM

Brian Hoyer picked up 208-of-230 passing yards throwing into the middle of the field in Week 1 against the Steelers.

Hoyer threw one pass to the right side of the field. He also attempted only three passes over 20 yards. It confirms he's checking down, as opposed to looking downfield. With Jordan Cameron (shoulder) questionable, slot WR Andrew Hawkins should see an increase in targets. Hoyer is a low-end QB2 despite a matchup with a Saints defense that gave up 448 yards to Matt Ryan last week.
Sep 13 - 2:25 PM

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Josh Gordon "has been notified" his suspension will be reduced from 16 to 10 games, "pending final approval" of the NFL's new drug policy. has now joined the Plain Dealer and ESPN's Adam Schefter in reporting Gordon's suspension will indeed be ten games, reduced from 16. The new substance abuse policy reduced the ban. PFT's Mike Florio reports Gordon will be subject to another two-game suspension stemming from his offseason DUI arrest, but Florio considers it "unlikely" that the additional ban will be enforced during the 2014 season. So Gordon's projected return date this year is November 23 against the Falcons. That's Week 12.
Sep 12 - 11:31 PM

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