Brandon Weeden Fantasy News

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:37pm

CBS Cleveland - [Full Article]

After nearly 5 months of rehab from a torn right ACL, Browns QB Brian Hoyer is ready to prove himself yet again to a new coaching staff led by Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer, knowing full well that they are considering replacing him with a rookie quarterback in May.

Fantasy Impact:

Hoyer threw for five TDs in two-plus games before getting hurt for the season. The Browns had liked him heading into last year, but needed to give Brandon Weeden a chance as the starter. But when Weeden got hurt, Hoyer moved past QB2 Jason Campbell on the depth chart to start against the Vikings in Week 3. Hoyer threw 3 TDs that game but also 3 INTs. However, there's a new coaching staff in town and the Browns appear poised to draft a QB in April, so the former Tom Brady backup is going to have to earn the job.

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Monday, March 17, 2014, 5:33pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cowboys have signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year deal, per source.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:40pm

Michael Silver, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns will release 2011 first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden on Monday, according to a league source.

Beat: Cordarrelle Patterson could have a 'monster' season
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:50am

Minnesota Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson also had four receiving touchdowns to go along with three rushing and two on kickoff returns. He was eased into the game plan and proved to be just as dynamic in the final month of the season as former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Patterson could be in line for a monster sophomore season with Turner as his offensive coordinator given how Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon led the league last year in receiving yards with Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.

Fantasy Impact:

Patterson is very raw as a route runner and needs to develop quickly in that facet of the game if he's to have the type of season that many are predicting. Patterson was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17 in his rookie season. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. His TD rate will be difficult to maintain, but he should see a jump in touches in 2014.

Beat: Josh Gordon will continue to 'tear it up' in new offense
Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:13pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Beat writer Mary Kay Cabot was asked how WR Josh Gordon will fare in new OC Kyle Shanahan's offense.

"If Gordon fares as well as seven-time Pro Bowler Andre Johnson in Shanahan's West Coast-oriented scheme, the reigning receiving yardage leader (1,646) will continue to tear it up. With Shanahan as Texans' coordinator in 2008-09, Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in both years (1,575 in 2008) and (1,569 in 2009). He also led the league in receptions in 2008 (115). During those two seasons combined, Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards (3,144) and ranked second in receptions (216).

So more trips to Honolulu should be in store for Gordon, who flourished in the vertical passing game last season."

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon actually outscored Calvin Johnson in PPG (16.2 vs. 15.8) and finished as the top fantasy receiver in 2013 despite missing the first two games due to suspension. He’d be a no-brainer top 5 wideout heading into 2014 if not for his history of off-field issues, a change at offensive coordinator and continuing issues at quarterback. If he can finally get some consistency at QB (and stay out of trouble), the sky is the limit for this kid. It’s pretty amazing what he did with Brian Hoyer, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden throwing him the ball.

Browns very likely to draft a QB
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 10:56am

ESPN Cleveland - [Full Article]

Browns QB Brian Hoyer’s return from October ACL surgery is planned for April. He may enter the offseason as the starter. The odd men out will be Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. Weeden has a $920,000 guarantee for 2014, which makes a trade unlikely and a release probable. Campbell’s 45 percent play time triggered a $1 million escalator to his 2014 base salary. That brings his 2014 salary to $3.25 million – surely too high for a backup who complained about cold weather and admitted he pressed over the final four losses.

Fantasy Impact:

This underlines just how undependable the Browns QB situation was in 2013. It's amazing that Josh Gordon was able to do what he did given all the changes at the position. He and the entire Browns offense would benefit from some stability under center. Unfortunately, the organization let OC Norv Turner go after only one season. The Browns are a near shoo-in to pick a QB early in this year's draft.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 9:38am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, the Browns signed QB Caleb Hanie to fill out the depth chart. The former Bears and Broncos backup has been out of the league since he was cut by the Ravens this summer.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden suffering concussions, the Browns may have to turn to Alex Tanney, so Hanie will help to fill the roster and provide a backup. The team is hoping at least Campbell will be ready to go for Week 14.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:41pm

Nate Ulrich on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski said QB Jason Campbell (concussion) has been cleared for activity, but not practice yet. Said he's feeling better.

Fantasy Impact:

Brandon Weeden's status is up in the air after a concussion Week 13. If Weeden and Campbell are both out, Alex Tanney looks like he would get the start against the Patriots on the road.

Brandon Weeden reports concussion symptoms
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 8:53pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday and he did that despite playing at least part of the game with a concussion.

It's not clear when Weeden suffered the concussion, but he told the team after the game that he was suffering from concussion like symptoms, according to Cleveland.com.

Weeden was only starting against Jacksonville because last week's starter, Jason Campbell, suffered a concussion of his own against Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact:

If Weeden and Campbell can't go in Week 14, the Browns could be forced to start Alex Tanney next week against New England. Tanney was signed from the Cowboys practice squad on Nov. 26 and is the only other quarterback on the roster.