Browns Fantasy Camp Storylines

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Wow, what can change in a year! The Cleveland Browns are looking at changes from the front office down to the skill positions. The Big Show, Mike Holmgren, is in town now as the President and the pot has been stirred. The Browns are kind of a question mark when it comes to fantasy football as there have been so many changes we won’t know what to expect until they hit the field.

Quarterback: Gone are the days when fans debated between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. The Big Show brought Seneca Wallace with him from Seattle and then made a move to pick up Jake Delhomme. During the 2010 NFL Draft the Browns brought in Colt McCoy (3rd round), possibly the QB of the future in Cleveland.

Motives were questioned at first when Wallace was brought in. He has been nothing more than a career backup since starring at Iowa State. The Browns were expected to make a move on the position, resulting in the signing of Delhomme. Not exactly what people expected with a franchise apparently starting over. The starting job at QB appears to be with Delhomme going into the season, but how long can he hang on? His career (and performance) is obviously on a downward slide. The question is who will take over for him later in the season? We advise staying away from the Browns QB situation unless in very deep leagues.

Running Back: Jerome Harrison blew up in the fantasy playoffs last season with 73 rushes for 434 yards and 4 TDs in weeks 15-16 combined. Some fantasy owners may be drafting based on this memory. Something readers should keep in mind is that despite this end to the season the Browns moved up in the 2010 NFL Draft to select Tennessee Running Back Montario Hardesty in the second round.

This has Running Back by Committee written all over it. It does not matter who gets the start on game day, these two backs are going to steal carries from each other. At the time of this piece, neither of these backs crack the Top 30 in Football Jabber’s Redraft Rankings.

Wide Receiver: Remember when we talked about the QB situation? It doesn’t get much better on the other end of those throws.  While the unit is lackluster there are potential sleepers to be found here if the offense does for some reason take off.

Josh Cribbs is the big name here, but will what he brings to the field help on your fantasy team? Not likely. Sure, some big weeks will help your team, but is it worth trying to figure out when those weeks will be? A roster spot may be better used on a Mohamed Massaquoi if you have to have a Browns WR. Brian Robiskie and Chansi Stuckey are likely to go undrafted.

Tight End: The Browns have brought in Ben Watson this offseason. Once an average TE play in fantasy circles Watson is considered a backup/desperate bye week TE at best on the Browns offense. Evan Moore will steal some time from him as the Browns would like to use him a bit to offset the WR woes.

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