Davone Bess Fantasy News

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:29am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has rarely had problems on the football field since entering the NFL in 2006.

At some points early in his career, though, it looked like there might be off-field issues that would stand in the way of prolonged success. Those have mostly faded into memory since Marshall arrived in Chicago and he told Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com that they won’t be popping up again in the future even though he knows that nothing will ever be perfect.

“I found that interesting that there is a thought about me reverting back. But I always tell people that’s just part of the journey, especially for a young man given so much freedom, so much fame, so much fortune,” Marshall said. “That’s part of the journey, to make mistakes. But the problem is you make your mistakes in the public’s eye. People look at me like, ‘Is this an act?’ I know you believe in me, but some people will say, ‘Is it an act?’ or ‘It’s only going to last for so long.’ But I’m actually growing, every single day. This is the new me. This is who I am. So there isn’t any reverting back. But I do make mistakes. I’m pretty much still in the same exact situation. I just look at life differently and my approach is different. There’s some things out there I still need to work on.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say Marshall has been an advocate for mental health issues in recent years and he’s trying to help former Dolphins teammate Davone Bess after Bess had a series of troubling incidents last year that have derailed his career. Marshall also talked about helping younger members of the Bears make their way into the professional ranks, something that didn’t seem like it would be part of Marshall’s portfolio a few years ago. From a fantasy angle, he's as safe a bet as they come at the position. He's currently ranked fourth among our WRs with an ADP of the early second round. We project him for 100 catches, 1,200-plus yards and 12 TDs.

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Bengals don't match Browns' offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:38pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals not matching Browns offer sheet for WR Andrew Hawkins.

Fantasy Impact:

Hawkins is good in the slot and he'll likely start there since Davone Bess is no longer with the Browns.

Browns sign RFA Andrew Hawkins to offer sheet

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:29pm

Nate Ulrich, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns have struck 4-year deal on an offer sheet with Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins, source says. He's a restricted free agent, so Bengals can match.

Fantasy Impact:

Hawkins is good in the slot and he'll replace Davone Bess there, assuming the Bengals don't match the Browns' offer. He may be a factor in PPR formats.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:33am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Browns announced this morning they were releasing troubled wide receiver Davone Bess.

Davone Bess arrested in Miami

Friday, January 17, 2014, 11:34am

CBS Miami - [Full Article]

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter Friday morning.

Bess, 28, was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport around 6:19 a.m. Friday.

According to the arrest report, Bess was walking down the concourse acting, “irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down.”

The arrest report said Bess was asked by law enforcement if he was alright and gave no response. BSO said Bess then took a cup of coffee not belonging to him and squeezed the cup until the liquid poured over the officers uniform.

Fantasy Impact:

The story only gets worse from there. Click through to read the full account. Bess may not play again given these antics. He's a solid possession receiver but his recent off-the-field troubles won't endear him to decision-makers around the league.

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 2:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns placed wide receiver Davone Bess on the reserve/non-football illness list and he will miss the final two games of the season, the team announced Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

Bess missed practice Thursday and Friday while dealing with a "serious family issue," according to The Plain Dealer. He was listed as questionable on the Week 16 injury report, the story said. Josh Cooper will likely replace Bess in the slot. The Browns could also move around Greg Little and Josh Gordon more to compensate for Bess' absence.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Browns WR Davone Bess (not injury related, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Bess has a serious family issue. Josh Cooper would likely fill the slot role if Bess can’t play.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm

Browns WR Davone Bess (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Davone Bess starting ahead of Greg Little in Week 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:21am

Nate Ulrich, Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski said Josh Gordon & Davone Bess will be starting WRs Sunday. Chud demoting Greg Little.

Fantasy Impact:

This move doesn't have big fantasy implications this week, but it's something to note as the Browns get Brandon Weeden back.

Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:25pm

Browns WR Davone Bess (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1. Bess is expected to start against the Dolphins and could produce with Josh Gordon sidelined (suspension).

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6:42pm

Browns WR Davone Bess (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bess is expected to start against the Dolphins and could produce with Josh Gordon sidelined (suspension).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7:17pm

Browns WR Davone Bess (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Bess is expected to start against the Dolphins and could produce with Josh Gordon sidelined (suspension).

Monday, August 5, 2013, 8:28pm

Sulia.com - [Full Article]

Good insight on WR Davone Bess today from Browns HC Rob Chudzinski during his PC:

“He is an unbelievable worker to begin with. He’s a student of the game. He really understands the game and understands leverage and how to run routes. He’s got good quickness. Everything that he does is right. He’s a leader by example and a great guy to have on our team.”

Fantasy Impact:

We have Bess third on the Browns depth chart, but with Josh Gordon's suspension to begin the season (2 games), Bess has a chance to get noticed. Still, he likely won't be a fantasy starter in most leagues and we rank him just 90th overall.

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:23pm

Tony Pauline, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns completed the anticipated trade with the Miami Dolphins for Davone Bess and rewarded him with a three-year extension. In exchange for Bess, the Browns moved down seven spots in the fourth round (104 to 111) and swapped their fifth-round pick (164) for a seventh-rounder (217).

Fantasy Impact:

Bess is expected to compete with newly signed David Nelson for slot duties. Nelson is coming off an ACL tear but is "close to being healthy." Expect Greg Little and Josh Gordon on the outside.

Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:56pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Rams WR Brandon Gibson agreed to terms with Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact:

Gibson gives the Dolphins a deeper WR corps that now includes Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Dustin Keller.