| Jordan Cameron not expected to play -- Sun Sep 14 7:00 am --|
|Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is not expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints due to a shoulder injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron missed practice all week. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray are likely to see more reps at the tight end position but neither is a recommended fantasy play.
| Cameron misses practice, questionable -- Fri Sep 12 12:05 pm --|
|Browns Jordan Cameron and Mingo are questionable for Saints with shoulder injuries. (Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron has missed practice all week but the fact the Browns have listed him as questionable means they believe there's an outside chance he will play. Still, you should be making other plans for your tight end position this weekend. Gary Barnidge would likely see increased opportunities but won't be on the fantasy radar.
| No update on Ben Tate, Jordan Cameron -- Mon Sep 8 4:45 pm --|
Injuries caused both players to miss time in Week 1
|HC Mike Pettine said he doesn't have injury updates on RB Ben Tate (knee) or TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder). (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Injuries that keep players from returning to game action that week typically do not bode well for their status the following week. Tate's injury-history is well-chronicled and should make Terrance West - if not Isaiah Crowell - attractive free-agent or trade targets this week. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge filled in for Cameron following his departure, but neither player is worthy of fantasy consideration.
|Josh Gordon to miss the 2014 season -- Wed Aug 27 1:35 pm --|
|Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season after the NFL upheld the Cleveland Browns star's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "I'd like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans," Gordon said. "I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn't exercise better discretion and judgment in my case." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Finally. You can cross Gordon of your re-draft cheatsheet for this season. The league will determine at a later date when Gordon is eligible to be reinstated. Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, and tight end Jordan Cameron will be the top three targets for the Browns' quarterbacks. Outside of Cameron, fantasy owners can avoid the Browns passing game.
|Cameron locked in as prime target for Browns -- Mon Jul 21 5:00 pm --|
Question marks at WR figure to make him go-to option
|There are three reasons for Jordan Cameron to be the most popular Browns player in fantasy leagues. One, his breakout 2013 season signaled his maturity as an NFL playmaker. Two, the teamís sorry situation at wideout makes Cameron a No. 1 read in the passing game. Three, heís playing to secure his future financially in his contract year. The key to Cameronís 2013 season was keeping himself on the field and out of the trainerís room. If he can do it again, he will lead the team in receptions, yards and touchdown catches. (ESPN Cleveland)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron represents something of a double-edged sword for fantasy owners in 2014. Will the fact that he is the No. 1 option in the passing game allow him to post receiver-like numbers? Or will the bevy of double teams, physical coverage, schemes or the Browns' run-heavy offense bring his production down? He should be a solid fantasy TE1 option in all redraft leagues, but his case is not as open-and-shut as it appears on the surface without Josh Gordon around.
|Cameron "impossible to cover" during spring -- Mon Jun 30 3:40 pm --|
Reportedly showing improved footwork and explosion
|Browns TE Jordan Cameron was impossible to cover in the spring. Maybe itís just mundane OTAs and minicamp. Or maybe Cameron, 25, is still improving as a dual-threat receiver who can line up anywhere; a scary thought. Last season, the Browns targeted Cameron 117 times. Only Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez saw more passes slung their way. Comparing the film, the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Cameron has shown improved foot work and explosion in the open field once he has the football. (ClevelandBrowns.com)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron could very well be improving as a receiver, but he's going to be hard-pressed to repeat last year's success given the likely year-long absence of Josh Gordon, which will allow defenses to focus all of their attention on him. It also doesn't figure to help him that QB Johnny Manziel will likely move ahead of Brian Hoyer at some point this season. One other note: five of Cameron's seven touchdowns last season came in the first four weeks.