• Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 2/22/18 12:08pm ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell is not expected to be retained. ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi believes the Browns' starting running back in 2018 will be a high draft pick.

    Huddle Up: Grossi is obviously implying that the Browns will be drafting Saquon Barkley with one of their two top-four draft picks. Assuming that comes to fruition, Duke Johnson will maintain his pass-catching role. Barkley would garner low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration while Johnson would remain in RB2 territory in PPR leagues.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 2/21/18 3:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason because he did not play in enough games this season for an accrued season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will not be allowed to talk with other teams, so he will be with the Browns for at least one more seasons. He recorded 335 yards and one touchdown in five games this season and should be a focal point in the passing game in 2018. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 2/8/18 9:57pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson finished with 74 catches for 693 yards, setting a new franchise record for receptions in one season by a running back. In addition, he logged 82 carries for 348 yards (4.2 per rush) on the ground. Overall, he had seven total touchdowns -- four rushing and three receiving.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has slowly but surely been trending up since being drafted in the third round out of Miami in 2015, and it's possible he accomplishes even more next year after setting career highs in receptions, receiving yards and targets. He's been a nice complementary back to Isaiah Crowell, who is set to become a free agent, so Cleveland's running game situation will be worth watching this offseason.

  • Joe Thomas - OT
    Posted 1/28/18 7:36pm ET

    Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said he wants the front office to use cap space to sign Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins.

    Huddle Up: Cleveland might not be the best landing spot for Cousins' fantasy value, but he'd have to throw early and often to try to keep the Browns in games. No matter where he plays in 2018, Cousins should at least be a low-end QB1.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/29/17 12:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (ribs, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Crowell should continue to receive a majority of the carries for the Browns and has had some success in recent weeks. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues in Week 17.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/29/17 12:58pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has done most of his damage in the passing game but still receive some carries in the running game. He should receive his normal workload this week and can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 3:04pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the Browns' top offensive weapons this season and should continue to be part of the running and passing game this week. He should be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 2:58pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (ribs, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Crowell should be able to play in Week 17 and will be facing a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has struggled at times against the run. He can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 3:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) took part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, on a limited basis.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the most trusted fantasy options for the winless Browns, but he faces a difficult matchup on the road against a Steelers team still fighting for home-field advantage through the playoffs.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 3:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder, ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Crowell is likely to see a majority of the carries against the Steelers, but they'll be facing a defense and team still battling for home-field advantage through the playoffs. It's not a particularly favorable matchup.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/25/17 2:50pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is fourth among running backs in catches (68) and receiving yards (618) with one game left to play this season.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been the lone bright spot for the Browns in a(nother) forgettable season and currently sits as the No. 12 PPR fantasy running back. Cleveland has had to pass a lot this year and Johnson has been the safety blanket for rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Isaiah Crowell is a free agent next offseason, which could aid Johnson's fantasy value depending on if he leaves and who the Browns add or don't add in the backfield.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 1:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon caught two passes for 19 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was targeted eight times during the game but was not able to be a big factor in the passing game. He should continue to receive a lot of targets next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers and could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:21pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson caught seven passes for 81 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 16. He also rushed for 20 yards on four carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been one of the most productive players for the Browns this season and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He should be a solid flex option in most leagues next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:18pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Crowell received most of the carries during the game but was not able to find much running room. He likely will see a decent amount of carries next week but would not be more than a flex option in standard leagues.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/24/17 1:06pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 18-for-36 for 182 yards and two interceptions against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has gone three straight games with at least two interceptions and has struggled for most of the season. He should start again next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers but should be avoided in all leagues.

  • Corey Coleman - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 1:29pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman caught one pass for three yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Coleman has been held to under 20 yards in three of the last four games and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues next week.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/22/17 1:19pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has received at least 10 touches in three of the last four games and is having some success as a receiver out of the backfield. Johnson could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues but is not a must-start option.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/22/17 1:15pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Crowell will receive most of the carries for the Browns this week and has played well over the last month. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in standard leagues.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/22/17 1:00pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions over the last three games and will be facing a solid Chicago Bears defense. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/21/17 12:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Crowell should be able to play in Week 16, but owners will need to check on his status later in the week to make sure. He has rushed for 193 yards in the last two games and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/21/17 12:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be on track to play against the Chicago Bears and should continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He can be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues this week.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/21/17 12:27pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Kizer was added to the injury list Thursday but does not appear to be in any danger of missing Week 16. Kizer has struggled for most of the season and should be avoided in all leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/21/17 5:55pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson became the first running back since retired RB Herschel Walker (1986-88) to record at least 500 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons in the league after his performance in the team's Week 15 game Sunday, Dec. 17, against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has settled in as a decent FLEX option for most leagues, garnering at least 10 touches in just about each of his outings. He's a threat to score in a variety of ways, hence why he has three rushing and three receiving touchdowns apiece, but sometimes game flow can minimize his impact. Johnson's ceiling isn't huge, but he's generally been steady.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB
    Posted 12/20/17 12:13pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) had a limited status in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Crowell has stepped up his game the last few weeks, averaging 82.25 yards on the ground in that span. Unfortunately, he has not found the end zone since early November and cannot be trusted as more than a flex.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/20/17 12:18pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Aside from a touchdown last week, Johnson has been relatively quiet of late as Isaiah Crowell has ramped up his own play. He is still a fixture in the passing game, and with the Browns needing to pass a lot to stay in games, Johnson remains a low-end RB2 to flex option on PPR formats.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/18/17 11:43am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer will continue to be the starting quarterback, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Much of Kizer's rookie campaign has been forgettable, including the Week 15 shellacking at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. Kizer surrendered another three turnovers in the loss but Jackson is sticking with his quarterback in another lost season for the Browns. The rookie can safely be dropped if he hasn't been already.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB
    Posted 12/17/17 2:35pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer went 20-for-37 for 146 yards and two interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. He also rushed for 35 yards on seven carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kizer has thrown at least two interceptions in six games this season and has 19 interceptions on the season. He probably will start the final two games but should be avoided in all leagues.

  • Corey Coleman - WR
    Posted 12/17/17 2:52pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman caught one pass for 16 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Coleman has been a bit inconsistent for owners this season but has been targeted at least six times in three of the last five games. Owners probably will be able to find better options to use in Week 16 and can avoid Coleman.

  • Josh Gordon - WR
    Posted 12/17/17 2:49pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon caught five passes for 47 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has received 28 targets in the three games since being added to the roster and will continue to see plenty of targets in the last two games. He can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver next week against the Chicago Bears.

  • Duke Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/17/17 2:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown on seven carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. He also caught five passes for 40 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been more of a factor in the passing game this season but did lead the team in rushes against the Ravens. He probably will receive around 10 touches next week against the Chicago Bears and could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

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