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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 2 - 21 39 53.8 354 3 1 8 36 4.5 0 33.3 16.7
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 Johnny Manziel
QB3QB3 Austin Davis
QB4QB4 Connor Shaw
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.

Injury Johnny Manziel unlikely to play vs. Bucs
Misses practice again Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 26, 6:12 pm

Cleveland Browns
Johnny Manziel missed practice again with a sore throwing elbow on Wednesday. Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said there was no structural damage to the quarterback's elbow, but added it's looking like Manziel will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per the team's official website. "He's still experiencing a little soreness," Pettine said. "It hasn't bounced back. Err on side of caution." (

FFToday's Take: Josh McCown will enter the year as the team's starter with Johnny Manziel waiting in the wings to take over the starting gig. Now being kept out of action with a sore elbow, Manziel's fantasy stock remains relatively low for 2015. He has looked much better in the pocket and his effective scrambling capabilities add to his fantasy appeal if given a shot this year.

Despite strong play, Manziel not Browns' starter
Pettine says Josh McCown is "firmly the one"
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 21, 4:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns coach Mike Pettine reminded reporters on Thursday that there is no chance Johnny Manziel beats out Josh McCown for the starting quarterback role. “I'm not going to sit here and talk about trying to stir up a quarterback controversy,” Pettine said after the Browns 11-10 loss to the Bills. “Josh is firmly the one.” McCown threw two interceptions against the Bills and was sacked three times before leaving the game with a sore right finger, on which X-rays were negative. Manziel completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 118 yards with a 96-yard touchdown drive. He was sacked once and threw no interceptions. Pettine pointed out that McCown played against stiffer competition than Manziel, with Manziel facing mostly second- and third-team defenders. (SI)

FFToday's Take: Even though Manziel is the sexier fantasy option of the two QBs with his improvisational run-and-gun style of offense, his position on the Browns' depth chart eliminates any value he might have. Steer clear.

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

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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