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Quarterback, Cleveland Browns

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (22)
College: Texas A&M
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 207 DOB: 1992-12-06 Age: 22

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 CLE 4 - 18 35 51.4 175 0 2 9 29 3.2 1 17.7 4.4
2015 CLE 6 - 76 128 59.4 933 5 2 17 90 5.3 0 75.7 12.6
2015 (Projected) CLE     84 140 60.0 922 5 5 19 86 4.5 1 80.7  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
The man formally known as “Johnny Football” has undergone a transformation this offseason. He’s ditched the theatrics, cut down on the buffoonery, and focused on football. Perhaps if he was as focused last offseason, he wouldn’t have put up one of the most disgusting rookie debuts in recent memory in a Week 15 stinker vs Cincinnati. But even his recent epiphany might not be enough to get him back on the field. Reports out of OTAs indicated Manziel is struggling with basic mechanics, as well as the playbook. When your opponents are Rice and Sam Houston State, you can get by with improvising and sheer athletic ability. When the Ravens or Bengals come to town you better be prepared, and he hasn’t been since he’s entered the league. The positive is he really can’t be worse than he was last year, and because he doesn’t have much ahead of him on the depth chart, he’s sure to play more snaps in 2015. There’s no doubt his athletic, dual threat upside make fantasy owners drool, and he certainly might flash in a spot start at some point this season, but let another owner make that gamble, and leave Manziel on the waiver wire.
Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Josh McCown
QB2QB2 Austin Davis
QB3QB3 Johnny Manziel
QB4QB4 Connor Shaw
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Josh McCown has possible broken collarbone
Browns will chose between Austin Davis, Johnny Manziel
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Dec 1, 11:15 am

Cleveland Browns
Josh McCown is probably done for the season with a possible broken collarbone, a league source told Options include veteran QB Austin Davis or the embattled Johnny Manziel. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FFToday'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
Josh McCown to start Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Nov 24, 3:45 pm

Cleveland Browns
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)

FFToday'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.

Injury Johnny Manziel named Browns' starter
Josh McCown (ribs) benched; team on Week 11 bye
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 17, 11:35 am

Cleveland Browns
Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) on Twitter: "Scoopage: #Browns are making the switch to Johnny Manziel as starting QB for rest of the season @NFLonFOX" (Twitter)

FFToday'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.

Injury Manziel will start for Browns on Sunday
McCown still limited in practice as he recovers from rib injuries
By: John Canario | Fri Nov 13, 4:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
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)

FFToday'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.

Injury Browns will start QB Manziel
Josh McCown out with rib injury
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 4, 11:00 am

Cleveland Browns
A day away from battling the undefeated Bengals, the wandering Browns are turning the offense over to Johnny Manziel. With veteran passer Josh McCown battling a painful rib injury, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Manziel would get the starting nod. (

FFToday's Take: The Browns will turn to Johnny Manziel to right the ship against state rival Cincinnati. Cleveland's lack of a consistent rushing attack will only make it tougher to move the chains through the air against a Bengals defense that has only surrendered nine passing touchdowns on the year. Travis Benjamin and Andrew Hawkins see their fantasy stock limited for another week.

Injury Josh McCown listed as questionable
QB dealing with shoulder and rib injuries
By: John Canario | Fri Oct 30, 5:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown, who left last week’s meeting with the St. Louis Rams after sustaining shoulder and rib injuries, could be a game-time decision against the Cardinals this Sunday, coach Mike Pettine told reporters Friday. McCown is officially listed as questionable, but according to a report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, he will play this week. Having completed 26 of 32 passes for 270 yards, McCown was replaced in Week 7 by backup Johnny Manziel after taking several hits from the Rams’ defense. If McCown is unable to go this week, Manziel would get the call. (SI)

FFToday's Take: It sounds as though McCown will play, but how effective he will be is hard to predict. If you have another option this week, it might be a smart to leave McCown on your bench.

Manziel to start for Browns in Week 2
McCown still not cleared
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 18, 11:30 am

Cleveland Browns
Quarterback Johnny Manziel has been given the nod as the Cleveland Browns starter for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, the team announced Friday. Josh McCown was not cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and is not able to practice Friday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: McCown (concussion) has yet to be cleared to play. Manziel has a decent matchups against the Titans defense but in reality he's nothing more than a risky QB2. Tennessee allowed 210 passing yards and 2 TDs to Jameis Winston in Week 1.

Injury Browns preparing as if Johnny Manziel is starter
Enigmatic QB likely getting the call in Week 2
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 15, 11:05 am

Cleveland Browns
The Browns are preparing to move forward with Johnny Manziel as the starting quarterback for Week 2. Josh McCown remains in the concussion protocol but attended meetings and watched film Monday, a day after suffering a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter. (Chronicle-Telegram (Ohio))

FFToday's Take: A league source said McCown felt good, but head coach Mike Pettine said the team began the week anticipating Manziel will get the start Sunday in the home opener against the Tennessee Titans. “If we have our starting quarterback in protocol … it’s an ideal situation that Josh would be back at the end of the week, but we have to plan otherwise that he won’t be available at least early for practice, " Pettine said. “We’ll see how it plays out. Johnny early in the week will get the starting quarterback reps.” Neither Manziel nor McCown is a recommended play in anything but the deepest of fantasy leagues -- one that would have to ignore turnovers and award extra points for pantomime and panache.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYJ L 10-31 13 24 54.2 182 1 1 5 35 7.0 0 16.6
2 TEN W 28-14 8 15 53.3 172 2 0 3 1 0.3 0 16.7
7 at STL L 6-24 4 5 80.0 27 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 1.9
8 ARI L 20-34 3 6 50.0 12 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0.7
9 at CIN L 10-31 15 33 45.5 168 1 0 4 31 7.8 0 15.5
10 at PIT L 9-30 33 45 73.3 372 1 1 3 17 5.7 0 24.3

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
2 NO W 26-24 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
13 at BUF L 10-26 5 8 62.5 63 0 0 2 13 6.5 1 10.5
15 CIN L 0-30 10 18 55.6 80 0 2 5 13 2.6 0 5.3
16 at CAR L 13-17 3 8 37.5 32 0 0 2 3 1.5 0 1.9

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