by Mark Leipold | Mon, Jul 31st 6:53pm EDT
Patrick Maks, staff writer for the Browns, reported that rookie seventh-round RB Matthew Dayes, "who put together a couple of nice runs, has caught Jackson's attention." (Cleveland Browns Website)
It's hard to say exactly what this means, but it's a good sign for his chances to slot in third on the depth chart. The position is pretty thin behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson. With Johnson possibly transitioning to the slot, Dayes figures to be a likely candidate to be Crowell's handcuff. If Dayes continues to flash through preseason, and Crowell misses time, Dayes could be in line for the early down work, with Johnson handling passing down duties. Dayes is worth monitoring in Dynasty or Keeper formats, as Crowell is an unrestricted free agent after this season, and is on a 1-year deal with nothing guaranteed. However, Dayes shouldn't be drafted in a 12-team redraft league.