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Willis McGahee ruled out vs. Bears
Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:15pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:12am
Chris Ogbannaya could see an increase in carries
Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:49am
Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday he and the staff would “refine” the running game during the week off and on Tuesday indicated that fullback Chris Ogbonnaya could receive a boost in carries.
Ogbonnaya is averaging 5.3 yards a carry this season but has only 19 carries. He has also been an option in the passing game and a special teams player.
Ogbonnaya has been dealing with a rib injury, and his health could determine how many attempts he receives per game.
“If he doesn’t feel any better than he did the other night, no he won’t [get more carries] because we need him on third down and we need him to be able to play 15, 20 plays a game,” offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. “If he’s healthy and recovered from where he’s beat up a little bit, then he’ll get more carries.”
Starting in Week 12, the Browns schedule (for RBs) is favorable for a month-long stretch, so if Ogbonnaya is seeing extra touches, he could be useful in PPR formats due to his established role on 3rd down.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2:29pm
Although in much less work, Ogbonnaya has out-performed Willis McGahee at least in terms of yards per rush (5.3 to 2.6). In a week where many fantasy teams could have bye week issues, Ogbonnaya is at least someone to consider in deeper leagues.
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:23pm
Browns beat writer Mary Kay Kabot said about the team's running game:
I do think Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker will continue to get more carries. The Browns are also counting on more production out of Willis McGahee if they can stop falling behind and having to abandon the run. I think Ogbonnaya is their best bet right now to break a few long runs.