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|Browns name Austin Davis the starter for Wk 13 -- Wed Dec 2 11:30 am --|
Manziel will be the backup
|Johnny Manziel isn't out of the doghouse just yet.
Browns coach Mike Pettine on Wednesday morning named Austin Davis the starter over Manziel for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium.
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: Josh McCown has been placed on IR with a broken collarbone. Manziel is being punished for reportedly lying to coaches about his off-field activities during the bye week. Davis went 7-for-10 for 77 yards, and a 42-yard TD in relief of McCown last week. He's a QB2 against the Bengals.
| Josh McCown has possible broken collarbone -- Tue Dec 1 11:15 am --|
Browns will chose between Austin Davis, Johnny Manziel
|Josh McCown is probably done for the season with a possible broken collarbone, a league source told cleveland.com. Options include veteran QB Austin Davis or the embattled Johnny Manziel. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: Mike Pettine was not very forthcoming with an answer about who he'll start in Week 13, though after his demotion punichment for Week 12, it might make sense to give Manziel a shot to earn back the trust of the brass. "We'll watch the tape and discuss that (Tuesday),'' said Pettine. "I'm not prepared to answer that just yet."
|Johnny Manziel loses starting QB job -- Tue Nov 24 3:45 pm --|
Josh McCown to start Week 12
|Johnny Manziel has been replaced by Josh McCown as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Tuesday. Two weeks after being named the team's starter, Manziel has been demoted to third string for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens after social media posts surfaced this week that showed Manziel allegedly partying last weekend in Texas. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Manziel 10-week rehab stint this off-season apparently didn't cure his partying ways. Manziel posted a 24-point fantasy day against the Steelers in Week 10 but will give way to McCown. The Browns face the Ravens on Monday Night Football this week.
| Johnny Manziel named Browns' starter -- Tue Nov 17 11:35 am --|
Josh McCown (ribs) benched; team on Week 11 bye
|Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) on Twitter:
"Scoopage: #Browns are making the switch to Johnny Manziel as starting QB for rest of the season @NFLonFOX" (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It appears the era of Johnny Football has officially begun. In what appears to be a lost season, with Josh McCown nursing a rib injury and the team on a Week 11 bye, this makes some sense. Manziel won't be deployable in standard formats, but two-QB leagues and DFS competitors should take heed.
| Manziel will start for Browns on Sunday -- Fri Nov 13 4:20 pm --|
McCown still limited in practice as he recovers from rib injuries
|The Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel against the Steelers on Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier, Browns coach Mike Pettine would not name a starting quarterback for what he described as competitive reasons. Pettine said Johnny Manziel took the majority of reps in Friday's practice and that Josh McCown was limited as he recovers from rib injuries. Pettine said earlier in the week that McCown would start if healthy. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Manziel is a mid-range QB2 this week with some upside, as the Steelers' pass defense is currently ranked 26th in the NFL.