Brian Hartline, WR Cleveland Browns

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Brian Hartline placed on IR

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:48pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline has been placed on injured reserve with a broken left collarbone, ending his first season with Cleveland.

Hartline was injured Sunday in a 24-10 win over San Francisco. He made eight catches for 107 yards before he got hurt while being tackled in the second half. The Browns said he had surgery on Tuesday in Cleveland. Hartline, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, finished with 46 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:

Hartline's injury further depletes Cleveland's wide receivers. Andrew Hawkins has been sidelined with a concussion and Taylor Gabriel only recently returned from a head injury.

Scouting Report

Week 14 vs San Francisco

Brian Hartline led the Browns in receiving last Sunday when they were destroyed by Cincinnati, catching eight passes for 83 yards. Hartline was prolific in part because Travis Benjamin left with an injury, but over his last three games, Brian is averaging 7.3 receptions and 78 yards per game.

Nevertheless, Hartline has never been a big touchdown scorer and has a very low ceiling, even against a generally poor San Francisco pass defense. Benjamin should be back in the lineup and the potential return of Taylor Gabriel could also take some targets away from Hartline. Standard league owners should bypass Brian. He might be able to squeak out WR3 value in PPR leagues, making him a passable flyer for anyone in a bind.

2015 Strength of Schedule - CLE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
@NYJ
24
TEN
14
OAK
8
@SD
17
@BAL
4
DEN
15
@STL
9
ARI
3
@CIN
32
@PIT
BYE17
BAL
3
CIN
11
SF
6
@SEA
7
@KC
32
PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1NYJ2200510.000000-50/7170%
2TEN0003-0000-20/4941%
3OAK5960719.200000-46/7561%
4SD17017.000000-3/714%
5BAL15035.000000-46/8852%
6DEN0003-0000-40/7951%
7STL322037.330000-46/7561%
8ARI4322108.000000-51/6381%
9CIN------------
10PIT6770912.830000-44/6964%
11BYE------------
12BAL8740129.250000-65/6994%
13CIN88301110.380000-61/6397%
14SF810701013.380000-46/7859%
15SEA------------
16KC------------
17PIT------------
Totals4652327711.3700000.00518/85061%

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