Brandon Jackson Fantasy News

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 3:04pm

Nate Ulrich on Twitter - [Full Article]

A league source confirms Browns have cut backup RB Brandon Jackson.

Fantasy Impact:

Looks like the Trent Richardson backup duties belong to Chris Ogbonnaya. The team also signed free agent RBs Dennis Johnson and Bobby Rainey in the last few days.

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:44pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cleveland has been awarded RB Bobby Rainey on waivers from Baltimore. Also, the Browns have added rookie RB Dennis Johnson, who was waived Saturday by Houston.

Rainey and Johnson join Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya as reserve options behind starter Trent Richardson. Both backs could conceivably contribute in the return game for Cleveland, too. Rainey (5-8, 212) and Johnson (5-7, 196) led their respective clubs in punt and kickoff return yardage in the preseason.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 9:30am - [Full Article]

The loss of the two tailbacks (Montario Hardesty and Dion Lewis) elevates Browns RB Brandon Jackson into the backup role behind Trent Richardson.

"Brandon is a reliable guy,'' said coach Rob Chudzinski. "I have no issues with Brandon. Trent will be the guy that we're counting on in a lot of different ways. We have to do a good job of keeping him fresh throughout the course of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing Brandon in the (Bears) game.''

The Browns cut FB Owen Marecic became expendable when Chris Ogbonnaya showed he could block for Richardson this preseason as well as play tailback.

Fantasy Impact:

Ogbonnaya could play a Mike Tolbert-type role in Norv Turner's offense given the lack of talent behind Richardson.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:47pm

Akron Beacon Journal - [Full Article]

Browns RB Dion Lewis will likely be placed on season-ending injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his fractured left fibula.

Fantasy Impact:

Lewis was in line to be the RB2 behind Trent Richardson. Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson will likely battle it out for those duties now.

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:43pm

Nate Ulrich on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns OC Norv Turner said he thinks RB Brandon Jackson has done good job & can compete for number-two spot. Said Chris Ogbonnaya good third down back.

Fantasy Impact:

With Dion Lewis out, a spot behind behind Trent Richardson appears up for grabs.

Montario Hardesty (knee), Dion Lewis (fibula) out a while

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:16pm - [Full Article]

The good news for Browns RB Montario Hardesty this week was that his injured right thumb wasn't broken, but dislocated. The bad news was that he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, and a source told that he'll miss the first two to three regular-season games.

Fantasy Impact:

Dion Lewis fractured his fibula in tonight's game, so backup duties will fall to Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson for the time being.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:40am

ESPN Cleveland - [Full Article]

Browns RB Montario Hardesty is still listed second on the depth chart at running back, but his injuries have enabled Dion Lewis, Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson to get in more work. Hardesty is in the final year of his rookie contract and you’d have to say his roster spot is in jeopardy.

Fantasy Impact:

Hardesty was banged up again when an errant, direct snap apparently injured his thumb. It appears Dion Lewis has taken control of the RB2 spot behind Trent Richardson.

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 7:24pm

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Browns RB Brandon Jackson is quietly having a strong camp. It wouldn't be a shock if he knocked Monatrio Hardesty off the roster. This staff remembers that Jackson rushed for 703 yards and caught 43 passes for the Super Bowl Packers in 2010. They view him as a solid, experienced back.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not clear if Jackson would be the RB2 or if that would be Dion Lewis, which the article says he has locked up a roster spot.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 3:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The backup to Cleveland RB Trent Richardson is likely yet to be determined, according to ESPN.

ESPN said don't be surprised if RB Montario Hardesty loses his roster spot. OC Norv Turner’s backs have to be able to catch the ball. Hardesty is a hard runner who has overcome numerous knee injuries and survived two head coaches. Through it all, he has been a liability as a dump-off receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to question that if Hardesty doesn't make it, can Chris Chris Ogbonnay or the 5-6 ½ Dion Lewis be counted on to ably replace Richardson in the event of another injury? The team also has Brandon Jackson on the roster. If you want to handcuff Richardson, it's a situation to pay attention to.

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:10pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The good news with Browns RB Trent Richardson is that, despite reports he would miss all of August recovering from injuries, there is every expectation the back will be taking reps when camp opens.

Will he appear to be more of a plodder? Will his yards per carry be where it needs to be? Will the wear and tear from his use at Alabama continue to manifest itself? And will he remain susceptible to nagging injuries?

Well, those are certainly valid questions to ask after his rookie season. And there is a reason the Browns have stockpiled running backs this offseason as well.

Fantasy Impact:

Montario Hardesty, Dion Lewis and Brandon Jackson are among the other backs the Browns have stockpiled. We have Richardson 10th among 4for4 RBs and his ADP is 1.8. He's no doubt a risky pick, but with new OC Norv Turner and the reports of the offense running through him, there are some positives.

Trent Richardson not expected to play

Friday, December 28, 2012, 10:59am

Tony Grossi, Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns beat writer Tony Grossi believes there is a "zero chance" that RB Trent Richardson plays this week.

Fantasy Impact:

Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya (and perhaps Brandon Jackson) will split the RB workload with Richardson out.

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 2:51pm

Browns Inactives
Jordan Cameron TE
Tashaun Gipson FS
Brandon Jackson RB
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen NT
Mohamed Massaquoi WR
Adrian Moten LB
Jarrod Shaw G

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:12pm

Browns Inactives
Ronnie Cameron DT
Josh Cooper WR
Brandon Jackson RB
Dimitri Patterson CB
Jarrod Shaw G
Raymond Ventrone DB
Usama Young FS

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:05pm

Browns Inactives
Eric Hagg S
Brandon Jackson RB
James-Michael Johnson LB
Thaddeus Lewis QB
Mohamed Massaquoi WR
Ryan Miller T
Alexander Smith TE

Fantasy Impact:

Travis Benjamin will start in place of Mohamed Massaquoi.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:29pm

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram - [Full Article]

Cleveland RB Trent Richardson as the primary running back and Chris Ogbonnaya in certain passing situations Sunday. Ogbonnaya was inactive Week 1.

Montario Hardesty was active but didn’t get an offensive snap for the second straight week. Brandon Jackson was inactive after serving as the third-down back in the opener.

“Ogbonnaya is a very dependable guy,” Shurmur said. “He carries the ball well. There were some pickups on protection that were good. Not to say the other backs can’t do that, but that’s how we used him yesterday.

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