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Quarterback, Cleveland Browns

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (20)
College: Notre Dame
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 233 DOB: 1996-01-03 Age: 21
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#29 6 14.06

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
2017 CLE 5 81 159 50.9 851 3 9 28 126 4.5 2 79.2 15.8
2017 (Projected) CLE   216 372 58.1 2,715 14 11 67 236 3.5 1 221.4  

News From The Past 90 Days
Depth Chart
Browns going back to DeShone Kizer at QB
Rookie takes over after just one game on bench
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Oct 18, 10:40 am

Cleveland Browns
Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) on Twitter: "I expect DeShone Kizer to be reinstated as the #Browns starting QB today for the #Titans game, and they'll ride w/ him as long as possible" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well, that was fast. It looks like the Browns saw what they needed from Kevin Hogan to assure them that Kizer makes a higher upside play who gives them a better chance to win. While it's not official quite yet, this should help the fantasy value of Duke Johnson, who saw fewer opportunities with Hogan slinging.

Hogan replaces Kizer as Browns starting QB
Cleveland makes switch at QB
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 11, 8:30 am

Cleveland Browns
"I've made the decision to start Kevin Hogan this week," coach Hue Jackson announced in a release. "We've liked what Kevin has been able to do within our offense when he's been in there and he will start on Sunday because that's what we feel is best for our team at this point in time." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FFToday's Take: It doesn't sound like this is a permanent move for the remainder of the season so expect DeShone Kizer to make more starts this season for the lowly Browns. Hogan will face the Texans this week after completing 16-of-19 for 194 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT against the Jets. He'll be a low-end QB2 in Week 6.

DeShone Kizer looks like he's getting benched
Coach says demotion will help rookie long-term
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 10, 10:44 am

Cleveland Browns
Kevin Hogan hasn’t been named the 28th starting quarterback of the Browns since 1999, but all signs point to rookie DeShone Kizer staying on the bench. Coach Hue Jackson indicated Monday he’s leaning toward starting Hogan on the road Sunday against the Houston Texans when he explained Kizer would benefit from watching, regrouping and learning from the sideline. (Akron Beacon Journal)

FFToday's Take: “My decision is what is best for the team, what is best for our team to put us in position to win, also, what is best for DeShone,” Jackson said. “It’s not just for the team, but what is best for him just so that he can feel like, ‘OK, I am moving further along in this process, and I’m understanding what I need to do to be better.’ All of that will go into my decision." Sounds like Kizer can be safely dropped in 12-team redrafts, but he's certainly worth holding onto for dynasty leagues, if Hue Jackson the soothsayer is correct.

Corey Coleman enjoying rapport with new QB
Rookie DeShone Kizer and talented WR establishing connection
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 29, 10:28 am

Cleveland Browns
Corey Coleman said he's excited about the possibility of DeShone Kizer taking over as QB. The pair got off to a nice start Saturday against Tampa Bay in Kizer’s first start, hooking up on a 32-yarder down the sideline on third-and-4, an 11-yard slant on third-and-10 from the 1 and a 13-yard out on third-and-9. “It could be a very bright future for both of us if we keep on doing what we need to do,” Coleman said Monday. (Browns Zone)

FFToday's Take: Kizer, the No. 52 pick out of Notre Dame in April, was named the starting quarterback for the season. Coleman, the No. 15 pick out of Baylor in 2016, is expected to fill the role of No. 1 wideout. Both could make for some solid draft day values.

Kizer will start third pre-season game for Browns
Positioning himself to earn starting job heading into regular season
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 23, 9:00 am

Cleveland Browns
On Wednesday morning, Hue Jackson named DeShone Kizer, the No. 52 overall pick out of Notre Dame, the Browns' starting quarterback over veteran Brock Osweiler -- at least for the Tampa Bay game Saturday night. Jackson said in a statement that Kizer starting the dress rehearsal game positions him well to start the season Sept. 10 against the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium, where he'll likely become the 27th quarterback to start a game for the Browns since 1999. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FFToday's Take: While it's not official, it appears Kizer will be under center Week 1 for the Browns. Brock Osweiler has failed to score on any of his six preseason drives. Kizer doesn't provide much fantasy value, but his rushing ability could be a second option in 2-QB leagues.

Browns HC Hue Jackson yet to name a starting QB
Cleveland signal caller should be decided by Wednesday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 22, 9:25 am

Cleveland Browns
Hue Jackson said he's going to watch the tape to decide between Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer. "There were some things that I felt on the sidelines just being out there watching the game, calling the plays and watching how things happen. Like I told you guys, I hope by Wednesday of this upcoming week we will have a decision of where we are headed, and I think that is what we have to do." (

FFToday's Take: This is a tough situation, and without an established QB, neither portends to be all that successful in 2017. Still, the Browns could be playing from behind a lot and there could be some QB2 fantasy value at some point.

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.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 DeShone Kizer
QB2QB2 Cody Kessler
QB3QB3 Kevin Hogan
Browns Depth Chart

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT L 18-21 20 30 66.7 222 1 1 5 17 3.4 1 22.8
2 at BAL L 10-24 15 31 48.4 182 0 3 5 26 5.2 0 11.7
3 at IND L 28-31 22 47 46.8 242 2 3 7 44 6.3 1 30.5
4 CIN L 7-31 16 34 47.1 118 0 1 5 10 2.0 0 6.9
5 NYJ L 14-17 8 17 47.1 87 0 1 6 29 4.8 0 7.3

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