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The Cleveland Browns D/ST struggled in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6. Cleveland was unable to force any turnovers and notched two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals met little resistance, rolling up 352 total yards in the win. Cleveland's defense has underperformed expectations through the first six games. They do draw an easier matchup against the Broncos in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns kicker Chase McLaughlin made two extra points in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: McLaughlin was not asked to attempt a field goal in the lopsided loss for Cleveland. The veteran has been accurate in his first season with the Browns, hitting all nine of his field-goal tries. He will face the Broncos in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper caught one ball for four yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Hooper continues to struggle in the Cleveland offense. He has caught just two passes over his past two games. Hooper can't be trusted for his Week 7 matchup against the Broncos on Thursday night.

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Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught one pass for six yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: NJoku was unable to follow up on his breakout game in Week 5, in which he went for 149 yards and a touchdown. He will be a low-end TE2 against the Broncos on Thursday.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins was unable to haul in any of his three targets in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Higgins had combined for 92 yards and a touchdown over his previous two games but he couldn't get anything going against Arizona. He will not be a strong fantasy play against the Broncos on Thursday night.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz also lost three yards on his lone carry. The rookie hadn't had a catch since back in Week 1. He will not be a recommended fantasy option on Thursday against the Broncos.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught 4-of-5 targets for 101 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Peoples-Jones brought in a 57-yard Hail Mary touchdown as time expired in the first half. He also caught an 11-yard score earlier in the second quarter. Peoples-Jones has nine catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns over his past two games. He will be a low-end flex in Week 7 against the Broncos.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught 5-of-8 passes for 79 yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham left the game before halftime to get a shoulder injury checked out but he was able to return. He managed to push through the injury to post his best game since Week 3 against the Bears. Provided his shoulder doesn't cause him any issues this week, Beckham will be a low-end WR3 against the Broncos on Thursday night.

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Cleveland Browns running back Demetric Felton caught both of his targets for 14 yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Felton could see an uptick in touches as the Browns lost Kareem Hunt to a calf injury in Week 6. With Nick Chubb also dealing with a calf injury, Cleveland could be down to Felton and D'Ernest Johnson in the backfield against the Broncos on Thursday night in Week 7.

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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carried the ball 14 times for 66 yards and added three catches for 12 yards in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Hunt suffered a calf injury on a non-contact injury in the lopsided loss. The good news is that head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that he doesn't believe it to be an Achilles' injury for Hunt. That being said, he is extremely unlikely to be active for his team's game against the Broncos on Thursday night. A trip to the short-term injured reserve could be in the future for Hunt. Cleveland may have to take on Denver with D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton as their top two running backs as Nick Chubb is also dealing with a calf injury and may not play on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson gained two yards on his lone carry and added a seven-yard reception in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson only saw two touches, despite Kareem Hunt leaving with a calf injury. Cleveland has a short turnaround as they play the Broncos on Thursday night. Both Hunt and Nick Chubb could miss that game, meaning Johnson could be the lead runner for Cleveland in Week 7.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 19-of-28 passes for 234 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a 37-14 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Mayfield also lost two fumbles. Even worse than the turnovers, he reinjured his troublesome left shoulder while trying to recover one of his fumbles. The veteran quarterback was spotted with his left arm in a sling after the game but he said that he will try to play through it. He doesn't have much time to heal as the Browns face the Broncos on Thursday night. Mayfield will be a QB3 in fantasy for that contest.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chubb could not practice all week due to a calf injury and was ultimately ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. The Browns reportedly are non-committal about placing Chubb on the short-term injured reserve, and he remains day-to-day. Browns RB Kareem Hunt (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a wrist injury. Hunt should have a vital role and becomes a surefire RB1 in Week 6 while Chubb is sidelined. Fantasy managers should check back on Sunday to ensure Hunt is active before inserting him into their starting lineups.

Category: Injury Updates


The Browns designated WR Jarvis Landry (knee) to return from injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cleveland now has 21 days to activate him to the active roster. He suffered an MCL sprain earlier this season but is now eligible to begin practicing again. His return, whenever it occurs, will be a boost to the Browns’ passing offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Browns pass-rusher Myles Garrett is officially active for Sunday’s game against Justin Herbert and the Chargers. He had been listed as questionable with knee and ankle injuries. (Source: Scott Petrak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garrett, 25, has made four starts this season, logging 19 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 13 quarterback hits. Meanwhile, has has recorded six sacks, which represents an NFL-most. He’ll cause significant disruption to Herbert on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Cleveland Browns tight end Harrison Bryant caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in a 14-7 win over the Vikings in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant was not a large part of the Cleveland offense, despite Baker Mayfield attempting a season-high 33 passes. Bryant will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 5 against the Chargers.

Category: Game Recaps


Browns OT Jedrick Wills Jr. has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears with an ankle injury. (Source: Daryl Ruiter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns need Wills Jr. on the field on Sunday. WIth fellow lineman JC Tretter also on the injury report, it wouldn't fair well for QB Baker Mayfield missing two of his top lineman and facing Khalil Mack and the Bears D/ST. Nick Chubb is a must-start regardless, but fantasy managers might want to think twice about rolling out Kareem Hunt as a FLEX.

Category: Injury Updates


Jadeveon Clowney missed the last two practices due to an illness (non-COVID). Clowney returned to practice on Friday. (Source: BrownsZone.com)

Fantasy Impact: Clowney logging a practice is great for IDP managers' confidence. The Browns' D/ST is facing off against the daunting Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, so having Clowney back is much needed for this defense.

Category: Injury Updates


The Browns are "optimistic" that cornerback Greedy Williams (shoulder) will be healthy enough to play during the team's Week 1 game against the Chiefs. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams appeared in 12 games during his rookie campaign back in 2019 but hasn't seen the field since then. He was ruled out for each of the Browns' first five games last season before ultimately landing on the injured reserve. Now, the 23-year-old projects as Cleveland's starting cornerback alongside Denzel Ward.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Browns WR Davion Davis caught 5-of-10 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Davis finished preseason with an impressive total of 12 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. However, he was recently suspended without pay for the first two weeks of the regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. He was allowed to take part in preseason, however, where he made a strong case for a roster spot on Cleveland. Davis is eligible to return to the active roster on September 20th after the team's Week 2 matchup against the Texans.

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