Browns sign WR Brian Hartline

Dustin Fox, Twitter - [Full Article]

Breaking: Brian Hartline is signing with the Cleveland Browns.

Update: He signed a two-year, $6 million contract.

Fantasy Impact: 

After averaging 132 targets in the previous two seasons, Hartline's looks were cut in half in 2014 with the emergence of rookie WR Jarvis Landry. Hartline averaged 75 catches for 1,050 yards from 2012-2013, so he gives the Browns a functional, starter-caliber receiver. If this doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, it's because it wasn't meant to be. Hartline may be able to provide 70+ catches and 1,000 yards, but he only has 12 touchdowns in 92 career games, so he'll be more useful in PPR formats than in standard leagues.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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