Brian Hartline Fantasy News

James Jones to sign with Chargers

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:21pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

With Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus, the San Diego Chargers tested out potential replacements Tuesday.

They settled on James Jones.

The Chargers are signing long-time Green Bay Packers wideout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source aware of the move.

Rapoport reported earlier that the Chargers were hosting Jones and former Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline on Tuesday, per sources. In addition, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported former Lions receiver Lance Moore would also work out for the team.

Fantasy Impact:

It's clear the 32-year-old has lost a step, won't get much separation from corners and will rely on timing with the quarterback to earn any production in his 10th NFL season, the story said. With Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin look like they will start, so the Chargers might be comfortable using Jones as a veteran replacement in a limited role in 2016. However as we reported several times, it's not out of the question Allen gets time in the slot with Jones on the outside.

Browns cut WR Brian Hartline

Monday, May 23, 2016, 4:37pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

After selecting four receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns cut ties with a veteran.

The Browns released wideout Brian Hartline on Monday, the team announced.

The move shouldn't be a surprise. The 29-year-old receiver struggled to gain separation the past several seasons and was a below-replacement-level wideout on one of the shallowest pass-catching groups in the NFL. Hartline compiled 523 yards on 46 receptions, with two touchdowns in 12 games last season, his only year in Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns are making room for the four receivers they selected in the draft. They are in full rebuilding mode, so holding on to a 29-year-old receiver was not in their plans.

Brian Hartline placed on IR

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:48pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline has been placed on injured reserve with a broken left collarbone, ending his first season with Cleveland.

Hartline was injured Sunday in a 24-10 win over San Francisco. He made eight catches for 107 yards before he got hurt while being tackled in the second half. The Browns said he had surgery on Tuesday in Cleveland. Hartline, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, finished with 46 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:

Hartline's injury further depletes Cleveland's wide receivers. Andrew Hawkins has been sidelined with a concussion and Taylor Gabriel only recently returned from a head injury.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Hartline is expected to play through the hip injury. He has 32 targets in his last three weeks, but hasn’t been as productive with Johnny Manziel under center.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hartline is expected to play through the hip injury.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hartline has 22 catches in his last three games, though he hasn’t shown much of a rapport with QB Johnny Manziel this season.

Travis Benjamin injures shoulder

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

An early injury to Travis Benjamin left the Browns with three active and healthy wide receivers.

Benjamin fell on his shoulder after a first quarter incompletion. He tried to return, but later left the game and the team announced he was out shortly after the second half began.

Benjamin's injury left them with three active receivers -- Brian Hartline, Marlon Moore (a special-teams expert) and Darius Jennings (promoted from the practice squad on Saturday). But Moore injured his ribs in the second quarter and left the game in the third.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns started the game with four inactive WRs. Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel have concussions, and Terrelle Pryor and Dwayne Bowe were healthy scratches. It's perhaps a bit of good news Benjamin tried to return to the game, but obviously his status for Week 14 is up in the air.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Browns WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion, out) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 13. Brian Hartline should once again see a ton of playing time (and targets) given the current state of the Browns’ receiving corps. He has 18 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns (on 31 targets) in his last three games, and new starting QB Austin Davis targeted Hartline on five of his 10 pass attempts in Week 12.

Browns QB Austin Davis will start Week 13

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 11:55am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Browns just announced that Austin Davis will start for them Sunday at home against the Bengals, and that Manziel would be his backup.

“Austin took advantage of his opportunity on Monday night. He was prepared, played well and put us in position to win,” Pettine said in a statement released by the team. “He’s been great in the quarterback room all season and he has earned the right to start on Sunday. We expect him to play well.”

Related players: Johnny Manziel, Travis Benjamin, Brian Hartline, Gary Barnidge, Duke Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Davis came in with under nine minutes remaining and completed 7/10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. His targets included Brian Hartline (5), Travis Benjamin (3), Duke Johnson (1) and Gary Barnidge (1). The touchdown was a 42-yarder to Benjamin, who caught two-of-three targets for 58 yards and a score. Hartline caught three-of-five targets for 28 yards.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Hartline may be able to return this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Browns WR Brian Hartline (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Hartline may be able to return this week.

Browns QB Josh McCown INACTIVE, as expected

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:10pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Browns Inactives

Jayson DiManche LB
Joe Haden CB
Brian Hartline WR
Andrew Hawkins WR
Josh McCown QB
Jordan Poyer FS
Donte Whitner SS

Fantasy Impact:

Josh McCown is out, so Johnny Manziel gets the start. Travis Benjamin caught three touchdowns from Manziel in the first two weeks, but was only targeted seven times (total). It's also worth noting that Duke Johnson failed to catch a pass in the first two games while Gary Barnidge managed just four catches for 55 yards. These players are all still startable, but obviously the risk is much higher with the erratic Manziel under center.

TNF Injury Report: Browns vs. Bengals

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 5:42pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns

OUT
CB Joe Haden (concussion, ankle), WR Brian Hartline (concussion), WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion), QB Josh McCown (right shoulder, ribs), S Jordan Poyer (shoulder), S Donte Whitner (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE
S Tashaun Gipson (ankle), LB Nate Orchard (shoulder), LB Craig Robertson (ankle)

PROBABLE
QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow)

Cincinnati Bengals

OUT
T Andre Smith (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE
DE Carlos Dunlap (shoulder), LB Rey Maualuga (calf)

Fantasy Impact:

Josh McCown is out, so Johnny Manziel gets the start. Travis Benjamin caught three touchdowns from Manziel in the first two weeks, but was only targeted seven times (total). It's also worth noting that Duke Johnson failed to catch a pass in the first two games while Gary Barnidge managed just four catches for 55 yards. These players are all still startable, but obviously the risk is much higher with the erratic Manziel under center.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:28pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns starting receiver Brian Hartline was a surprise addition to the injury report Monday with a concussion Monday.

He's one of three Browns players who suffered concussions during Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Cardinals.

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