Andrew Hawkins Fantasy News
Browns sign Nate Burleson to a one-year deal
Monday, April 7, 2014, 11:28am
Burleson, who spent the past four seasons in Detroit, will provide the Browns with some depth and an experienced veteran who can help mentor young receivers such as Josh Gordon. In 2011, he won the Lions' Good Guy Award from the local sportscasters and Pro Football Writers Association and was a leader in the locker room.
The Browns also signed Andrew Hawkins to man the slot, so Burleson is likely to be the team's WR4 assuming they find a starter in the draft. If not, he is capable of starting opposite Gordon, though he doesn't offer much playmaking ability at this point in his career. Greg Little's days in Cleveland look to be numbered.
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Bengals don't match Browns' offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:38pm
Bengals plan to match Browns' offer to Andrew Hawkins
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:09am
It sounds as if Hawkins will be returning to the slot in Cincinnati. He showed playmaking ability in his second year (51-533-4), but struggled with a foot injury in 2013. He's already 28 years old.
Browns sign RFA Andrew Hawkins to offer sheet
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:29pm
WRs Mohamed Sanu, Andrew Hawkins active for Bengals
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7:15pm
Mohamed Sanu was very iffy all week, so he may not play a full complement of snaps. Marvin Jones would see extra playing time if Sanu is limited, and is a WR2/WR3 type after finding the endzone for three straight weeks. Andrew Hawkins is also active. He's mainly a slot receiver, so he may take the Bengals out of two-TE sets, limiting the upside of Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert.
Bengals activate Andrew Hawkins
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:58am
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 11:42am
The Bengals made a series of much-anticipated roster moves Wednesday morning as they set their roster for Sunday's opener at Chicago, including placing receiver Andrew Hawkins on injured reserve with a designation for a possible return later this season.
Hawkins isn't fantasy relevant at this point in the season, as rookie TE Tyler Eifert has likely taken his targets.
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:51am
Hawkins has a serious ankle injury. He's not much of a factor at this point, especially with Tyler Eifert emerging at the TE2 position.
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 10:32am
Last season, the Bengals’ most effective personnel package might have been one tight end, three wide receivers and one back with Mohamed Sanu and Andrew Hawkins complementing A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham. OC Jay Gruden said the plan is still to feature that package quite a bit, probably in nickel.
“It’s just that our base package will probably feature more two tight ends (including rookie Tyler Eifert), two receivers rather than one tight end two backs,” he said. “We can get everything in our running game in that personnel group. It’s taking out a fullback and putting in a heck of a pass catcher and hopefully a good blocker. We like to mix up our personnel groupings and keep defenses off balance hopefully and be diverse in what we do. Our goal is to get our best players on the field.”
If the Bengals can force defenses to go nickel on first and second down with two tight ends on the field as the Patriots do, running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard are going to see a lot of daylight. The key is Eifert being multi-dimensional—not just a pass catcher.
“If Tyler is a good blocker, that puts us in a good advantage in the run game,” Gruden said. “That’s what New England does so well. They get teams to match up nickel with them and they can run the ball effectively out of that two tight end set. They have an extra big body blocking. Tyler has a long way to go to prove he’s a good blocker. Training camp will help him. Coach [Jonathan] Hayes has been around tight ends for a long time and is a great tutor for him.”
Eifert is going to have a tough time getting enough snaps to be fantasy relevant as a TE2.
Mohamed Sanu done for season
Friday, November 30, 2012, 1:42pm
This will end Sanu's promising season. He'll be a sleeper heading into 2013 fantasy drafts. Andrew Hawkins could re-emerge as a viable fantasy option in deep leagues if he can stay healthy.