Player News - Browns

Date: Team: Pos:

Kenny Britt (knee, groin) is questionable for Week 7 against the Titans.

He's been limited in practice this week and is expected to face his former team. This is the kind of game Britt gets up for, putting him on the FLEX map.
Oct 20 - 12:25 PM

Browns CB Jason McCourty injured his ankle in Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 7 against the Titans.

It's very notable, as McCourty is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 cover corner out of 108 qualifiers after six weeks. His loss would be a huge boost to Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker, and the Titans' passing attack on Sunday. McCourty limited DeAndre Hopkins to two catches for 19 yards on three targets in Week 6, though Hopkins was able to secure a short touchdown to save his fantasy day.
Oct 20 - 12:22 PM

Kenny Britt (groin, knee) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

Britt is likely to play this week after sitting out Weeks 5 and 6 with knee and groin injuries. He's been an unmitigated disaster this year, absorbing just eight-of-23 targets for 121 yards and one touchdown. Even in a favorable matchup against the Titans (his former team), fantasy owners shouldn't go anywhere near Britt in Week 7.
Oct 19 - 4:18 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said first-round DE Myles Garrett (ankle) is nearing 100 percent.

Garrett has been on somewhat of a pitch count since coming back from a high-ankle sprain, but obviously has shown no ill effects from his injury with three sacks in his first two games. The 21-year-old out of Texas A&M looks like the real deal.
Oct 19 - 1:41 PM

Kenny Britt (knee, groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Hue Jackson said he expects Britt to play, and hopes he's "hungrier and healthier." Britt should be able to get up for this one. The Browns play the Titans, the team that drafted Britt in the first round in 2009.
Oct 18 - 3:33 PM

Coach Hue Jackson named DeShone Kizer the Browns' starting quarterback for Week 7 against the Titans.

There's some speculation the Browns benched Kizer in Week 6 at Houston to avoid a Kizer-Deshaun Watson matchup after the Browns passed on Watson, who is playing at an MVP level, in order to come back and take Kizer 40 picks later. Kevin Hogan was dreadful in his start, and Jackson is going back to the rookie Kizer. Kizer has far more upside as a thrower and runner, but he has to cut down on the turnovers and sacks taken for this Cleveland offense to get off the mat.
Oct 18 - 10:55 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to announce DeShone Kizer as their Week 7 starter against the Titans.

Kevin Hogan was a total disaster in his first career NFL start last week against the Texans, going 20-of-37 for 140 yards, one touchdown, and three picks. The Browns were again demolished 33-17, as Hogan was no upgrade on Kizer from Weeks 1-5. Cabot expects the Browns to now go back to the rookie Kizer and "ride with him as long as possible." The Browns are in serious trouble.
Oct 18 - 9:57 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson will announce his Week 7 starter at quarterback on Wednesday.

Kevin Hogan was scarcely better than DeShone Kizer in the Browns' latest dismal loss on Sunday. Jackson also claimed Kizer "learned a lot" by watching Hogan and the game unfold from the sideline. Whomever the Browns start at quarterback in Week 7 will have a nonexistent receiver corps and barely functional running game.
Oct 16 - 2:34 PM

David Njoku caught 2-of-6 targets for zero yards in Cleveland's Week 6 loss to the Texans.

His six targets matched the team lead and were a season-high, but Njoku was unable to turn the opportunity into usable results. Njoku has yet to catch more than three passes in any game thus far, leaving him in the streaming pile of tight ends for the foreseeable future until his opportunity grows and the Browns' quarterback situation improves.
Oct 15 - 6:37 PM

Ricardo Louis caught 3-of-6 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Texans.

He tied for the team lead in targets, but the targets, receptions and yardage were all low marks for Louis over the past three games. Louis had reeled in at least five catches in his previous two games, but was blanketed on Sunday by Jonathan Joseph. Louis draws a favorable matchup next week against the Titans, but with the Browns' quarterback situation in constant disarray, he's nothing more than a flex option.
Oct 15 - 6:25 PM

Duke Johnson carried five times for 40 yards while catching 3-of-4 targets for -1 yards in the Browns' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

A switch to Kevin Hogan was always a concern for Johnson's pass catching viability and that came to fruition on Sunday. This what the fewest yards from scrimmage Johnson totaled since Week 1. It was only a matter of time before Johnson came back to Earth a bit for fantasy purposes after scoring in three straight games, with two coming in the final two minutes. He's still Cleveland's best play maker on offense, but is still only a flex option in PPR formats for Cleveland's Week 7 game against the Titans.
Oct 15 - 6:14 PM

Isaiah Crowell carried 12 times for 58 yards, adding two catches for 15 yards in the Browns' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

It was the first time this season that Crowell has averaged over four yards per carry. As pedestrian as that yardage appears, Crowell has posted new season-highs in yards from scrimmage in back to back games. That's where the bar has been set through six weeks for the Browns' lead rusher. Until Cleveland can remain competitive in games, Crowell is nothing more than a flex option, but best left on benches for Cleveland's Week 7 game against the Titans.
Oct 15 - 6:08 PM

Kevin Hogan completed 20-of-37 passes for 140 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions while adding 36 yards on five rushing attempts in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Texans.

New quarterback, same results for the Browns. In his first career start, Hogan was nothing short of a travesty Sunday, consistently missing open receivers and sailing the ball all over the field. His first of three picks was returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Jonathan Joseph that put the Browns down 16-3. In typical Cleveland fashion this season, Hogan threw his lone touchdown with 1:03 left in the game to give Cleveland a respectable 16 point loss. Cleveland hosts Tennessee in Week 7 with the quarterback position undecided.
Oct 15 - 5:58 PM

Browns WR Kenny Britt (groin) is officially inactive for Sunday's Week 6 game at Houston. QB Cody Kessler, DB Reggie Porter, LB James Burgess, OL Marcus Martin, OL Zach Banner and DL. T.Y. McGill are alson inactive for the Browns Sunday.

Britt has been a free-agent bust thus far for the Browns, catching just 8-of-23 targets for 121 yards and touchdown through for games while missing the past two weeks due to injury. His absence clears a path for Ricardo Louis to continue to be a fantasy WR3. Louis has reeled in 10-of-17 targets for 135 yards over the past two weeks and has been targeted 24 percent of the time by Kevin Hogan, the most on the team.
Oct 15 - 11:35 AM

Kenny Britt (knee, groin) is expected to be a game-time decision Week 6 against the Texans.

Britt aggravated his groin injury on Thursday, but he was able to get in a limited practice on Friday, suggesting he has a good shot to suit up. That said, he is playing perhaps the worst football of his career and is not a realistic fantasy option. Ricardo Louis is the dart throw of choice in the Browns' receiver corps.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 15 - 8:40 AM


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