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Coach Mike Pettine was noncommittal Monday when asked if Ben Tate (knee) would return as a starter following the Browns' Week 4 bye.

Pettine said the Browns are "eager" to get back Tate, but the performance of rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell has "made it tougher" to lean on Tate in the manner the team initially planned. They wanted to use Tate as an every-down back. Tate remains likely to retake the Browns' lead back role when healthy and should be owned in all leagues. West and Crowell's fantasy stock will both be very much touch and go when Tate returns.
Sep 22 - 4:54 PM

Jordan Cameron confirmed he did not aggravate his shoulder injury in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

Cameron appeared to be limited as he caught just one pass for 23 yards. "It's good. It held up and I'm just glad I got through the game," he said. Cameron should be close to full strength when the Browns come out of their Week 4 bye.
Sep 21 - 6:32 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.
Sep 21 - 6:05 PM

Terrance West rushed 12 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for five yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

He was outplayed by Isaiah Crowell, who averaged 5.0 YPC to West's 3.0. West's fantasy value from a forward-thinking perspective is shaky because the Browns go on a Week 4 bye, and Ben Tate is tentatively due back from his knee injury in Week 5. When Tate is healthy, West is unlikely to operate as more than a change-of-pace back. His value is somewhere between an RB3 and RB4.
Sep 21 - 5:59 PM

Miles Austin caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

His seven targets ranked second on the team behind only Andrew Hawkins' 10. Despite back-to-back stat lines of 6-44-1 and now 6-51-1, Austin will be tough for fantasy owners to hang onto entering Cleveland's Week 4 bye. As Jordan Cameron gets healthier, Austin's targets are likely to sink, perhaps considerably.
Sep 21 - 5:49 PM

Isaiah Crowell rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

He was far more efficient than Terrance West, averaging 5.0 YPC compared to West's 3.0, but was not involved in the passing game and handled one fewer carry than West. Crowell and West will now enter a Week 4 bye with Ben Tate (knee) tentatively due back in Week 5. Fantasy owners dealing with bye-week crunches may have to part with Crowell. He's the Browns' No. 3 tailback.
Sep 21 - 5:45 PM

Brian Hoyer completed 19-of-25 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

He added four yards on two scrambles. Continuing to operate as a game manager in Cleveland's run-based offense, Hoyer was incredibly sharp against the Ravens and is in no danger of losing his starting job to Johnny Manziel entering a Week 4 bye. Hoyer has as a 3:0 TD-to-INT ratio through three starts. He has taken only five sacks and is completing well over 60 percent of his passes.
Sep 21 - 5:41 PM

Andrew Hawkins secured 7-of-10 targets for 87 yards in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

Hawkins has opened the season with stat lines of 8-87, 6-70, and 7-87, racking up a team-high 32 targets. Hawkins should be viewed as a WR3 in PPR leagues until he slows down, but that's likely as Jordan Cameron gets healthier. Hawkins has not scored a touchdown yet this year, and it's hard to imagine him hitting pay dirt often at 5-foot-7, 180. The Browns have a Week 4 bye.
Sep 21 - 5:32 PM

Jordan Cameron managed one catch for 23 yards on three targets in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

Andrew Hawkins hogged 10 targets despite Cameron's return, although Cameron did look sharp on his 23-yard reception early on. He was also targeted once on an end-zone fade, drawing a pass interference call to set up Terrance West's one-yard touchdown. Still, Cameron was not a full-time player against the Ravens and is still trying to battle back from his August shoulder injury. The Browns' Week 4 bye comes at a good time for Cameron.
Sep 21 - 5:28 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Cameron ends up missing just one game with his sprained shoulder. Expect him to be relied upon heavily Sunday as the Browns "feature" Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin as starting wideouts and there are windy conditions in Cleveland. Cameron is a mid-range TE1. The Browns inactives: WR LaRon Byrd, CB Pierre Desir, CB Robert Nelson, RB Ben Tate, LB Eric Martin, NT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and TE Gerell Robinson.
Sep 21 - 11:25 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is expected to play against the Ravens.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora has a similar report. After sitting out Week 2 in an effort to get his shoulder some rest, Cameron will be back in the mix as a mid-range TE1 as the Browns' No. 1 pass-game option. The Ravens have allowed just nine catches for 88 yards to opposing tight ends through two games.
Sep 21 - 10:01 AM

Josh Gordon's suspension has been officially reduced from 12 to 10 games.

The NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a new drug policy on Friday. Gordon will be eligible to return in Week 12.
Sep 19 - 2:57 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Ravens.

Cameron remained limited in Friday's practice. He's still nowhere near 100 percent, and remains 50-50 to suit up this week. If he plays, Cameron will be a mid-range TE1 because he's the clear No. 1 pass-game option. But expect the Browns to try and pound the ball on the ground in what should be a close game.
Sep 19 - 1:15 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was "very limited" in Thursday's practice, and could go "either way" for Week 3.

The word comes from OC Kyle Shanahan. Public pessimism from the coaching staff is never a good sign. Cameron should be considered no better than 50-50 to suit up against the Ravens. If he does play, he'll be a mid-range TE1 at risk of re-injury.
Sep 18 - 3:33 PM

Jordan Cameron (shoulder) practiced for the second straight day on Thursday.

Cameron will likely remain "limited," but it keeps him on track to return against the Ravens. Cameron can be trusted as a TE1, but playing at less than 100 percent, he's more of a mid-range bet than top-five option.
Sep 18 - 1:58 PM

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