Greg Little Fantasy News

Monday, July 29, 2013, 2:22pm

Akron Beacon Journal - [Full Article]

Plagued by dropped passes, inconsistent performances and flashes of immaturity in his first two seasons, Browns WR Greg Little seems to be carrying himself a bit differently than before.

“I just understand the profession of the business and the time that goes into preparation,” said Little, a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. “I understand what you put in is what you’re going to get out. It’s a long season, and we’re just going to prepare for this uphill climb and this journey."

Fantasy Impact:

Little is part of a young Browns offense that showed signs of improvement as the season went on last year. He ranks just 55th on our list and likely won't get drafted in a lot of leagues, but don't forget his name as the season goes on. He'll have a chance to step up as Josh Gordon will sit out a two-game suspension.

Monday, July 22, 2013, 7:06pm - [Full Article]

Browns WR Greg Little traveled to Oklahoma earlier this month to spend three days working out and running routes with quarterback Brandon Weeden. It’s the latest example of a young receiver -- one who’s been a lighting rod for fan criticism -- demonstrating his maturity and commitment to the team.

“I worked with a big group of guys,” Weeden said. “Obviously, (Josh Cooper of Mustang, Okla.) was out there. But it was good. It was good Greg came down. We got three really hard days of work. I threw until I couldn’t throw anymore and he ran until he couldn’t run anymore, so we got a lot of work in.”

Fantasy Impact:

Little could emerge as fantasy relevant as the Browns' WR2, especially early in the season as Josh Gordon serves his two-game suspension.

Sunday, July 14, 2013, 9:29am

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Browns beat writer Mary Kay Kabot said: RB Trent Richardson was already a big part of the passing game last season, finishing second to WR Greg Little with 51 catches for 367 yards and a TD. I think he'll factor in heavily again, as will some of the other backs.

Fantasy Impact:

We've heard many times that the offense will run through Richardson in Cleveland and that's barely keeping him in our top-10 RBs because he was hampered by injuries last season. We don't see a lot more passing game production for Richardson this year, calling for 53 catches and 379 yards. If he can stay healthy, he has the potential be a solid, late-first-round pick.

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:18pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Inconsistent but talented Browns receiver Greg Little has showed well in OTAs, but, as staffers there note, this team can't afford to make too much of anything accomplished in shorts and no contact.

Fantasy Impact:

Little certainly has the talent but hasn't shown enough to be a fantasy WR you can trust. Little likely won't get drafted in your league, but there is a lot of turnover at WR throughout the year so his progress is worth monitoring.

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:16pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Browns QB Brandon Weeden may not quite be in an "open" quarterback competition in the truest sense of the word. He enters camp as the starter, and it's his job to lose. But no one I've talked to would be stunned if his spot on the depth chart grows increasingly tenuous. He just may lose it.

Brian Hoyer's intellect and enthusiasm already has impressed the staff; he quickly absorbed Turner's playbook and concepts upon his late arrival to town after his release by the Cardinals.

And journeyman Jason Campbell has enough quality play and big throws in this league that he also poses a real threat to Weeden.

Fantasy Impact:

Weeden is ranked 27th among our QBs and likely won't get drafted in your league. He got off to a nice start last year but faded. The good news is this new coaching staff likes to push the ball down field and there is some talent at WR with Josh Gordon and Greg Little.

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:52am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Judging from the comments coming out of Cleveland -- from the owner down to the wide receivers -- the first impression of OC Norv Turner's offense is the aggressiveness of it.

“Everything is downfield, and you get taught pretty quickly that you have to be well conditioned to play fast and play at a high level,” wide receiver Greg Little said. “I just like the way Norv thinks. He calls more post and go routes than I’ve ever run before."

Said wide receiver Josh Gordon: "Defenses will be shocked to say the least with how much we're running downfield."

Fantasy Impact:

The new offense has helped to make Gordon a favorite breakout candidate in the middle rounds. There was a nine-game stretch from Week 5 to Week 14 where Gordon played like a fantasy WR2. He averaged 3.9-71-.56, which projects to #14 WR numbers.

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:23pm

Tony Pauline, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns completed the anticipated trade with the Miami Dolphins for Davone Bess and rewarded him with a three-year extension. In exchange for Bess, the Browns moved down seven spots in the fourth round (104 to 111) and swapped their fifth-round pick (164) for a seventh-rounder (217).

Fantasy Impact:

Bess is expected to compete with newly signed David Nelson for slot duties. Nelson is coming off an ACL tear but is "close to being healthy." Expect Greg Little and Josh Gordon on the outside.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:22pm - [Full Article]

The Browns believe Greg Little and especially Josh Gordon can make an impact in the new offense, which will stress more long passing than the previous West Coast offense. The new offense also should help QB Brandon Weeden, as he'll be throwing more often out of the shotgun. On paper, it looks promising.

Fantasy Impact:

There was a nine-game stretch from Week 5 to Week 14 where Gordon played like a fantasy WR2. He averaged 3.9-71-.56, which projects to #14 WR numbers. His speed is a good match for Weeden's big arm, so Gordon should progress in 2013. As for Little, he gained at least 48 yards and/or scored a TD in seven of his last eight games. It's good to hear that the Browns believe he can make an impact in the new offense.

Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:11am - [Full Article]

Reviewing the tapes from last season, the new Browns coaches were very impressed with the improvement of WR Greg Little. In the first five games, he had 11 catches and six drops. In the last 11 games, it was 42 catches and three drops. Little receives high grades for blocking and toughness. He seems to be a significant part of the plan for 2013.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Little has a strong hold on the WR2 job opposite of Josh Gordon. He averaged 4.4-57-0.4 in the last five games, which are #26 WR-type numbers. It's a small sample size, but Little isn't a bad fantasy WR5/WR6 at this point.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:51am

Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland - [Full Article]

I believe Josh Gordon is the Browns’ No. 1 receiver. I believe Greg Little is a No. 2 or No. 3, depending on whether they finally acquire a veteran. I think more speed (Mike Wallace?) on the outside would relegate Little to the slot, which would make a more formidable threesome.

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 6:48pm

Scott Petrak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns WR Greg Little (knee) is listed as probable for Cleveland’s Week 13 game versus the Raiders in Oakland. He’s not in danger of missing Sunday’s contest.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:46pm - [Full Article]

Browns WR Greg Little has earned the trust of HC Pat Shurmur.

“Greg kind of refocused on some things, and I’m glad he’s having some success,” Shurmur said. “He doesn’t always catch the most balls, but he’s a tough sucker. He’s blocking and you feel his presence out there.

“He’s gotten away from doing some of the things that I don’t care for, so he’s listening. He wants to be a good player, he wants to be a good pro. … As for Josh Gordon being here, any time you have players that are competing to get better within your group, I think it helps.”

Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:13pm

Browns WR Greg Little (illness, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 7. He has a good matchup with the Colts but has taken a backseat to Josh Gordon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:15pm

Browns WR Greg Little (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:06pm

Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 6. Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring, out) and Jordan Norwood (foot, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 6. Josh Gordon and Greg Little figure to get extra snaps again this week. Josh Cribbs could also be in the mix, though the Browns have been reluctant to use him.

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