Cleveland Browns

AFC North

Updating a previous item, David Njoku suffered a broken wrist during Monday Night Football against the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The broken wrist is expected to keep him sidelined for at least a month. He is still seeking additional opinions to ascertain whether or not surgery is necessary. We will have a more complete picture of the length of his absence once he receives the medical advice.

Category: Injury Updates


The Browns defense put up a dominant performance against the Jets in a 23-3 win in Week 2. Cleveland managed four sacks and forced one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Myles Garrett picked up three sacks in the game to lead the way. The Cleveland defense played well, but it also came against backups Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk. They will have a much tougher test against the Rams in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns kicker Austin Seibert made all three of his field goals in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2. He also added two extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Seibert didn't attempt a field goal in Week 1 but it was good to see him hit all of his attempts on Monday night after a rough preseason. He has some upside on this Browns offense if he can keep hitting kicks. Cleveland faces the Rams in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris caught a four-yard pass in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Harris saw a full workload with David Njoku leaving during the first quarter with a concussion. If Njoku isn't cleared in time for Week 3's game against the Rams, expect Harris to play most of the game.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Damion Ratley caught two passes for 50 yards in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Ratley operated as the No. 3 receiver with Rashard Higgins inactive. The second-year wideout wound up finishing second on the team in receiving yards. He now has four catches for 67 yards through two games.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson carried the ball three times for eight yards and added three catches for 42 yards in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson played the No. 2 role behind Nick Chubb with Dontrell Hilliard dealing with a concussion. He would presumably do the same in Week 3 against the Rams if Hilliard doesn't get cleared in time.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry caught 3-of-7 targets for 32 yards in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Landry had a quiet game, with his longest reception of 25 yards coming with Odell Beckham Jr. on the sidelines getting checked out by the trainer. With Beckham in town, there is a legitimate concern for Landry's output going forward. He now has just seven catches for 99 yards through two games. He will be a WR4 in Week 3 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: He also added four catches for 36 yards in the win. Chubb's touchdown run was impressive as he weaved through the defense and broke a few tackles on his way to the end zone. Chubb now has 137 rushing yards, a touchdown, seven catches, and 46 receiving yards through two games. He will look to find the end zone again in Week 3 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught 6-of-10 targets for 161 yards and a touchdown in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham hauled in a 33-yard reception on the first drive and then ripped off an impressive 89-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. The star receiver now has 13 catches for 232 yards and a touchdown through two games. He will be a WR1 again in Week 3 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 19-of-35 passes for 325 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 23-3 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Mayfield got the win but the Cleveland offense still isn't firing on all cylinders. His touchdown pass was an 89-yarder to Odell Beckham in the third quarter. Mayfield now has 610 passing yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions through two games. He will face the Rams in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Christian Kirksey posted only four total tackles in a win against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Kirksey has not had a big game through the early goings of this season, as his teammate, Joe Schobert, has been the one posting double-digit figures. Kirksey looks to get back on track this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Schobert racked up ten solo tackles and three individual tackles, as well as one TFL.

Fantasy Impact: Schobert led his team for the second week in a row in solo and total tackles. He is among the best LB's in terms in of fantasy production and should remain in your lineups this Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Myles Garrett showed up on primetime, as he totaled five tackles, three sacks, and five QB hits.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett was playing on another level tonight and could have recorded an even more impressive line had he not been flagged so many times. Regardless, Garrett is an elite play with five sacks on the season and will look to add to that total against the Rams this Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins is inactive for the team's Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football due to a knee injury. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Higgins had been limited in practice this week with a knee injury, and the team is erring on the side of caution and keeping him out for Week 2.

Category: Injury Updates


Damarious Randall will not be playing Monday night against the New York Jets due to a concussion. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As the starting strong safety against the Tennessee Titans, Randall logged four solo tackles and one pass defended. Eric Murray and rookie Sheldrick Redwine will have to fill the vacancy on MNF against the New York Jets.

Category: Injury Updates


Dontrell Hilliard (concussion) won't play in Monday's game versus the Jets. (Source: Scott Petrak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hilliard only had one carry in Week 1 versus the Titans, but it was a four-yard touchdown run that vultured fantasy points away from Nick Chubb owners. With Hilliard ruled out, D'Ernest Johnson will work as the Browns' backup to Chubb.

Category: Injury Updates


Rico Gathers was cut by the Browns on Tuesday morning. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gathers was on the outside looking in for fantasy relevance. Obviously, without a team the tight end has no place on your fantasy roster. Even if he signs, he will likely stay irrelevant.

Category: Transactions


New acquisition Taywan Taylor is inactive for the Browns week 1 meeting with his former team, the Tennessee Titans. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Taywan could eventually earn a role in Cleveland, but due to recently joining the team he was likely to be a bit player in Week 1 even if he was active. He has an interesting skill set and could emerge with some fantasy value as the season wears on. If an injury strikes he will be a name to target immediately in deeper leagues.


ESPN's Field Yates is reporting that the Browns have signed Elijah McGuire to their practice squad. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McGuire was cut by the Jets Saturday and will look to find his way to an active roster spot this season as a backup.

Category: Transactions


The Cleveland Browns traded quarterback David Blough and an undisclosed pick to the Lions for an undisclosed pick on Friday. (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Fantasy Impact: Blough was not going to make the team in Cleveland, so he will now head up to Detroit as part of their quarterback corps. Drew Stanton will back up Baker Mayfield in Cleveland while Garrett Gilbert has a good chance to stick as the No. 3 QB.

Category: Transactions