Player News - Browns

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Rashard Higgins played 52-of-77 snaps Week 3 against the Colts.

Higgins' two catches for 10 yards in Indy was a disappointment following his breakout, but his snap share suggests it is too early to give up on the young receiver. Higgins played the same number of snaps as Kenny Britt and tied for Ricardo Louis for third on the team with six targets. He more of a bench stash than legitimate play in standard-sized leagues, but he is someone worth holding onto if possible.
Sep 25 - 9:26 AM

Rashard Higgins caught 2-of-6 targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

The hot flavor of the week on the waiver wire after a big Week 2, Higgins was the second consecutive slot receiver to disappoint for fantasy against the Colts. His six targets were tied for third on the team. Higgins' Week 2 could've been a high-point for the season and remain an ancillary component to a limited Browns' passing game. He's nothing more than a deep play against the Bengals in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 6:06 PM

David Njoku caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Njoku scored for the second time in as many weeks, but was still out-snapped by Seth DeValve in the game 43-to-30. With seven catches for just 59 yards now on the season, Njoku is still best left on waivers despite the pair of touchdowns.
Sep 24 - 5:54 PM

Duke Johnson caught 6-of-7 targets for 81 yards with 21 yards and a touchdown on two carries Week 3 against the Colts.

Johnson's 19-yard rushing score in the second quarter was just the second rushing touchdown of his three-year career and his fourth touchdown ever. He has just six rushing attempts through three games, but Johnson's 17 targets on the season are now tied for the team lead. He'll remain a FLEX option in PPR formats next week against the Bengals.
Sep 24 - 5:47 PM

Kenny Britt caught 3-of-10 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss the Colts.

Britt was hardly efficient, dropping another pass this week, but led the Browns in targets in their first game without Corey Coleman. Britt reeled in an 11-yard touchdown, fighting through a pass interference call late in the fourth quarter. With Coleman out for several weeks, Britt should remain a cheap source of target volume, but will only be a flex option next week against the Bengals.
Sep 24 - 5:31 PM

Isaiah Crowell rushed 12 times for 44 yards with two receptions for 10 yards Week 3 against the Colts.

The 44 rushing yards are actually a season-high for Crowell as the Browns have steadily trailed on the scoreboard through three weeks, something that doesn't figure to change anytime soon. Crowell has now carried 39 times for 114 yards (2.9 yards per carry) through three weeks. At best, he is a flex option next week at home versus the Bengals.
Sep 24 - 5:22 PM

DeShone Kizer completed 22-of-47 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions while rushing for 44 yards and a score Week 3 against the Colts.

Kizer was plagued by eight drops from Browns’ receivers, but threw two interceptions inside of Colts’ territory that were completely on him. Although Kizer now has eight turnovers on the season, he still has shown the disconnect from real performance to fantasy output as he now has two top-10 scoring caliber weeks through two games. Kizer remains a volatile QB2 for fantasy with the rare ability to stream and consistently stream the defense he’s facing.
Sep 24 - 4:38 PM

Browns LB Jamie Collins (concussion) is officially inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

James Burgess will start for Collins at linebacker. This is positive news for Colts TE Jack Doyle. After allowing the second-most points to opposing tight ends in 2016, Cleveland has allowed a league-high 19 receptions and most fantasy points to the position to start the 2017 season.
Sep 24 - 11:45 AM

Myles Garrett (ankle) is inactive for the Sunday’s game at Indianapolis. WR Sammie Coates, LB Jamie Collins, QB Cody Kessler, OL Marcus Martin, OL Zach Banner and DT T.Y. McGill are also inactive for the Browns Sunday.

Garrett did do work on the field during the pregame warmups with his right ankle taped, so he’s getting closer to being ready, but the Browns are taking every precaution with the first overall selection from this year’s draft.
Sep 24 - 11:35 AM

Browns DE Myles Garrett (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

He has yet to make his season debut. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft did get in some individual reps in practices and could return in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:25 PM

Speaking Thursday, Kenny Britt said he had a "man-to-man" conversation with coach Hue Jackson about "stepping up."

Britt said Jackson has asked him to bring more energy "on- and off-the-field." Jackson acknowledged challenging the 29-year-old wideout, who has displayed embarrassing effort through his first two games as a Brown. Loafing, Britt has totaled two catches for 15 yards. He's seemed content to let Rashard Higgins, who was on the practice squad as recently as last week, take over as the Browns' No. 1 receiver. Britt has already reached now-or-never time with his new club.
Sep 21 - 3:17 PM

Browns WR Sammie Coates (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

He sat out Wednesday's session as well. Coates could have been in line for a bigger workload with Corey Coleman on the shelf, but it looks like he is going to sit out.
Sep 21 - 12:29 PM

Browns OLB Jamie Collins (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 3.

Collins was not able to practice on Wednesday, and there does not seem to be much optimism in the building he will be ready for Sunday's matchup against the Colts. James Burgess is expected to get the start in his place.
Sep 21 - 9:54 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Myles Garrett (ankle) has made "huge progress" in his recovery.

Garrett shed his walking boot and was seen riding a stationary bike during Wednesday's practice. The rookie is not going to play this week, but it is starting to look like he will hit the low-end of his 4-6 week timetable, giving him a chance to suit up in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 9:52 AM

Isaiah Crowell said he talked to coach Hue Jackson about getting him more carries.

Crowell has opened the season against a pair of tough run defenses in the Steelers and Ravens and has managed just 70 rushing yards on 27 carries (2.59 YPC) along with 33 yards on two catches. Jackson wants to get him the ball more, but we've heard him say this before. The good news is the schedule softens a bit with the Colts, Bengals, and Jets on deck for the Browns, even though the Colts are second in the league in run defense after two weeks.
Sep 20 - 12:49 PM


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