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Quarterback, Cleveland Browns

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Draft: 2016 Round 3 (31)
College: Southern California
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1993-05-11 Age: 24
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#38 7 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 CLE 9 128 195 65.6 1,380 6 2 11 18 1.6 0 94.8 10.5
2017 (Projected) CLE   68 113 60.2 760 5 4 15 37 2.5 1 67.7  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
I'm not sure how long Cleveland will carry this many quarterbacks, but for the time being, I'm going to lump these three guys into one writhing mass of quarterback mediocrity. Kessler, the second year holdover from 2016 had a strange rookie season. He started the year off as the 3rd-string developmental quarterback, but was thrust into the lineup Week 3 after both RGIII and Josh McCown went down with injuries. The former Trojan ended up going winless in his starts and got battered around a bunch, but ended up not embarrassing himself in the games he was able to play in. He completed 65% of his passes and had a strong 6-2 touchdown to interception ratio. His limited work in 2016 earned him the starting role to begin 2017. If he can stay healthy, I think his experience, intelligence, and moxie will be able to hold off Kizer for the near future.

Speaking of Kizer, he's the long-term future of this franchise. He's likely to see snaps at some point this year, later than sooner if Cleveland has its way. He's got some work to do to be ready to lead an NFL team into battle, and I don't see the benefit of having him playing before he is ready. He had a bitter end to his college career, but has the physical gifts to be a starter in this league. If he's starting for this team things have either gone incredibly wrong (again), or he's accelerated far quicker than anyone imagined.

The Browns are playing the long game here at quarterback and I don't think Osweiler realistically fits into their plans. One of the bigger busts in recent free agent history, Osweiler is an NFL backup and nothing more. If the young guns show well, I wouldn't be surprised if he's cut toward the end of camp. That being said, no quarterback on this roster is worth re-draft consideration. There may be some very sneaky DFS league value on a week against a terrible defense, but that's as far as I'd go.
Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 DeShone Kizer
QB2QB2 Kevin Hogan
QB3QB3 Cody Kessler
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Brock Osweiler to start first pre-season game?
Cody Kessler struggling
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 6, 8:00 am

Cleveland Browns
As expected, Hue Jackson didn’t shake up the quarterback rotation in a light practice on Saturday. But he admitted he could announce one Monday and indications are that Brock Osweiler will be the new starter in the practice week and in the preseason opener Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It seems Cody Kessler has struggled during the early days of camp and DeShone Kizer still has some learning to do. The Browns are putting a lot of thought into this situation as Jackson said he would discuss the QB move higher ups in the organization. However ends up being the Browns starting QB Week 1, he will be low-end QB2 option in fantasy.

Kessler to get first crack at Browns QB job
Camp battle includes Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 26, 10:44 am

Cleveland Browns
Browns Cody Kessler will walk out there first," said Hue Jax. "He deserves a chance to walk out there first" (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer will also get their turn but Kessler get the first opportunity in camp. Ultimately the winner of this battle will have little fantasy value outside of two-QB leagues.

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
3 at MIA L 24-30 21 33 63.6 244 0 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 12.1
4 at WAS L 20-31 28 40 70.0 223 1 1 2 2 1.0 0 15.4
5 NE L 13-33 5 8 62.5 62 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 7.1
6 at TEN L 26-28 26 41 63.4 336 2 0 1 3 3.0 0 25.1
7 at CIN L 17-31 9 11 81.8 82 0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 3.9
9 DAL L 10-35 19 27 70.4 203 1 0 2 11 5.5 0 15.3
10 at BAL L 7-28 11 18 61.1 91 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 8.9
11 PIT L 9-24 7 14 50.0 128 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 6.6
16 SD W 20-17 2 3 66.7 11 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6

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