Gary Barnidge Fantasy News

Gary Barnidge reports to camp

Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:42pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns TE Gary Barnidge, recovering from offseason surgery, arrived to camp early as expected.

"(Barnidge) had the best doctor and he will be back and ready to go at training camp,'' head coach Hue Jackson said at the team's golf outing last month after announcing that his tight end underwent sports hernia surgery. "I'm glad that we're dealing with this now, so that we can get it behind us and get him back to where he needs to be. And me knowing him, he'll be champing at the bit way before time, but we'll slow him down and make sure he's ready to go.''

Barnidge said that he hoped to be ready by the start of camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Barnidge had the rare age-30 breakout season, posting 79 catches for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns on 125 targets. There are a lot of changes in Cleveland this year with a new head coach/offense and a new quarterback (Robert Griffin III), and given Barnidge's short fantasy resume, he's not a safe pick. But Tyler Eifert played well under Hue Jackson last year, so it's likely that Barnidge will be an integral part of the passing attack, especially considering the sorry state of the Cleveland receiving corps.

Browns TE Gary Barnidge undergoes sports hernia surgery

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:16pm

Scott Petrak - [Full Article]

Browns TE Gary Barnidge had sports hernia surgery this morning. Expected back for training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Barnidge had the rare age-30 breakout season, posting 79 catches for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns on 125 targets. There are a lot of changes in Cleveland this year with a new head coach/offense and a new quarterback (Robert Griffin III), and given Barnidge's short fantasy resume, he's not a safe pick. But Tyler Eifert played well under Hue Jackson, so it's likely that Barnidge will be an integral part of the passing attack, especially considering the sorry state of the Cleveland receiving corps.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Barnidge is expected to play through the ankle injury. He hasn’t been as productive with Johnny Manziel under center, but two of Manziel’s four starts came before Barnidge’s breakout in Week 3. In Manziel’s last two starts, Barnidge has 15 targets (19.2% of Manziel’s pass attempts). He posted 8-100-1 combined in those two games.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. This is a new injury for Barnidge, but the limited early-week practice indicates that he’ll be active on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is a new injury for Barnidge, but the limited practice on Wednesday indicates that he’ll be active on Sunday.

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 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took full practice reps again Friday. McCown will start in a nice matchup with the Ravens. His return to the starting lineup is good news for Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Travis Benjamin should see more targets as well.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play and is active on Sunday, but he’s keeping the starter secret to maintain a competitive advantage. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Johnny Manziel is “likely to start” against the Steelers.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took limited practice reps again Thursday. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play, and it looks like he’s moving in that direction. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took limited practice reps Wednesday. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play, and it looks like he’s moving in that direction. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (right shoulder, ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 8. McCown is expected to start per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. This is great news for Duke Johnson and Gary Barnidge, who have both thrived with McCown under center.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. He has five touchdowns and 35 targets in the last four games.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Barnidge should be able to play against the Rams. He has five touchdowns and 35 targets in the last four games.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Barnidge should be able to play against the Rams. He has five touchdowns and 35 targets in the last four games.

Gary Barnidge getting noticed

Monday, October 5, 2015, 1:48pm

ClevelandBrowns.com - [Full Article]

Four games into the 2015 season, and it’s already safe to say Gary Barnidge is having a career year.

It’s just not something the Browns tight end likes to discuss, especially when it’s in the wake of a tough loss like Sunday’s against the Chargers.

Barnidge tied his career high in receptions for a second straight week and made the rounds on Vine, Twitter and other social media platforms with a highlight-reel catch that helped the Browns tie the score late in San Diego. His 1-yard touchdown catch with a little more than 2 minutes to play was his second in as many weeks and provided yet another example of his sure hands on a day in which he caught everything that was thrown in his direction.

Fantasy Impact:

Without Barnidge’s six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, the Browns might not have been in a position to win the game with a few minutes left on the clock. Barnidge made all of his catches in the first and fourth quarters and every one of them came on Browns scoring drives. His 15-yarder on third-and-20 early in the fourth quarter came up short of the first down, but it made for a much more manageable 40-yard field goal attempt, which Travis Coons nailed, the story said. He's now on the fantasy radar as well, posting back-to-back huge statistical days with a total of 16 targets the last two weeks.

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