Chris Ogbonnaya Fantasy News

Browns RB Terrance West getting first team reps
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 8:08pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Running back Ben Tate has been participating in individual drills during the first two days of minicamp, but when it comes to 11-on-11 drills, Terrance West has been getting reps with the first team.

Last season, Tate battled through four cracked ribs much of the season to rush for 771 yards and four TDs in 14 games, including seven starts.

West has shown power through the first level and quickness when eluding defenders. The Townson product is expected to play a major role for the Browns offensively.

Chris Ogbonnaya has also taken reps with the first team.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll see how much first team work West gets once Tate returns, but he's one reason why we're not all that crazy about Tate's upside heading into 2014. Tate should be a decent RB2, but he's going to play for a mediocre offense, he's been injury prone, and he has a talented third round pick breathing down his neck.

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Willis McGahee ruled out vs. Bears
Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:15pm

Nate Ulrich, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns have ruled RB Willis McGahee out for Week 15.

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker will pick up the slack. We expect Ogbonnaya to lead the backfield in touches against a very shaky Bears rush defense, making him a Week 15 Sneaky Start. Whittaker could surprise as well.

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Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:12am

Akron Beacon Journal - [Full Article]

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said running back Willis McGahee suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker would see increased workloads if McGahee can't go in a nice Week 15 matchup against the Bears.

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Chris Ogbannaya could see an increase in carries
Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:49am

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

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.”

Fantasy Impact:

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

Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski said team is talking about RB Chris Ogbonnaya getting more carries.

Fantasy Impact:

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

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

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.