Chris Ogbonnaya Fantasy News

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:38pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

The Panthers didn't waste much time filling their need for a healthy running back.

Carolina signed free-agent running back Chris Ogbonnaya Monday night after cutting Tauren Poole, who was signed last week and fumbled in his first and only carry in Sunday's 38-10 loss to Baltimore.

Ogbonnaya, a fifth-year player, was released by the Browns just before the start of this season. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft out of Texas by the Rams.

Ogbonnaya's most productive season came last year for the Browns. He rushed 49 times for 240 yards for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, and he caught 48 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown.

At 6-foot and 220 pounds, he has seen time at both fullback and tailback. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he was looking for a veteran running back who could help immediately in pass protection while also grasping the playbook quickly.

Fantasy Impact:

The RB situation not a pretty picture in Carolina. Darrin Reaves could see a lot of work if Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams can't go. Fozzy Whittaker could be next in line along with Ogbonnaya.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Browns will release tailback Chris Ogbonnaya, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

A fifth-year pro, the 28-year-old Ogbonnaya has appeared in 42 regular season games since joining Cleveland in 2011, rushing for 604 yards on 130 carries (4.6 yards per rush) and catching 95 passes for 695 yards and two TDs (7.3 yards per catch). Ogbonnaya (6-0, 225) has played fullback and tailback and can contribute in the passing game, all of which could help him garner interest elsewhere.

Fantasy Impact:

With Ogbonnaya and Dion Lewis set to be released, the Browns could be ready to keep rookie Isaiah Crowell as their third back behind Ben Tate and Terrance West.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:07am

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns running back Dion Lewis battled back from a broken leg that cost him all of 2013 only to be let go by the Browns Saturday on final cut-down day, a league source told Cleveland.com.

It means that rookie running back Isaiah Crowell from Alabama State might be safe in the battle for the third or fourth running back spot behind Ben Tate and Terrance West.

The Browns also still have Chris Ogbonnaya on the roster, and he has the versatility to play fullback as well.

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.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:50pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (concussion, knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. 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.

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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:28pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) missed practice again Thursday. If McGahee is out (and it looks like he will be), Chris Ogbonnaya would be a Sneaky Start against a very shaky Bears rush defense.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:08pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) did not practice Wednesday. If McGahee is out (and it looks like he will be), Chris Ogbonnaya would be a Sneaky Start against a very shaky Bears rush defense.

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.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:23pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. McGahee will play against the Steelers, though Chris Ogbonnaya looks like the better start moving forward. The team said it wanted to get him more touches heading into their Week 10 bye and that came to fruition in Week 11.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:48pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (knee) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. McGahee is expected to play against the Steelers, though Chris Ogbonnaya looks like the better start moving forward. The team said it wanted to get him more touches heading into their Week 10 bye and that came to fruition in Week 11.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:45pm

Browns RB Willis McGahee (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. McGahee is expected to play against the Steelers, though Chris Ogbonnaya looks like the better start moving forward. The team said it wanted to get him more touches heading into their Week 10 bye and that came to fruition in Week 11.

Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm

Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. The Browns said they would try to get Ogbonnaya more carries once he's healthy, though he's not 100 percent yet.

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:02pm

Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday. The Browns said they would try to get Ogbonnaya more carries once he's healthy, though he's not 100 percent yet.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm

Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday.