Colt McCoy Fantasy News

Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:04pm

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh more or less officially proclaimed that Colt McCoy is the team's No. 2 quarterback.

"I thought he played very well," Harbaugh said. "I feel good right now that Colt's the backup."

McCoy was hardly perfect Sunday. He threw a bad interception on his first series of the night. But when given the ball on three more offensive possessions, McCoy settled into a smooth groove and played his best football of the summer, producing a field goal and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact:

Earlier in the day, reports were the team was shopping McCoy, then other reports said he restructured his contract. He’s no Colin Kaepernick, so if he has to ever fill in don’t expect Kaepernick-like numbers as a plug-and-play replacement. The 9ers would likely have to completely change their offense.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:02pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

It seems the 49ers almost have to keep QB B.J. Daniels on the 53-man roster. If they expose him to waivers with the plan of bringing him back to the practice squad, some team will claim him. Because of his strong arm (he has the most arm talent on the team behind Colin Kaepernick) and his running ability, Daniels now has a legitimate chance to open as the No. 2.

Fantasy Impact:

He's competing against Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzien and neither have been very impressive up to this point.

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:14pm

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

It was another up-and-down day for Patriots QB Tim Tebow throwing the ball Sunday. He again struggled to pull the trigger in the pocket, often waiting 5-7 seconds before finally dumping the ball off. He also threw a bad pass over the middle in 7-on-7 drills that should have been picked off by Steve Beauharnais, but was dropped.

Tebow once again participated briefly as a receiver in the catch-and-run drills. It was interesting to see offensive assistant Brian Daboll, who had been working mostly with the offensive line, working personally with Tebow during some drills. Daboll got a lot out of Colt McCoy in Cleveland and Matt Moore in Miami.

Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:28am

ESPN Cleveland - [Full Article]

Browns QB Brandon Weeden was under siege from the moment Joe Banner took over as CEO and brought along friend Mike Lombardi as his top football lieutenant.

But when the transaction season ended, Weeden was still standing throughout OTAs and minicamps as the undisputed starter. Banner/Lombardi replaced Colt McCoy and Thad Lewis with Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. As a result, the QB roster was has been upgraded with legit NFL experience.

Fantasy Impact:

The article says don't be surprised if Hoyer passes Campbell for the QB2 spot, and it's also possible for the team to carry just Hoyer and Weeden at QB if Campbell falls to number-three. Coaches have always liked Hoyer's work ethic, the knock on him is he doesn't have the arm strength.

Anquan Boldin "top target" in 49ers' OTAs
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:56am

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

49ers WR Anquan Boldin caught several passes from Colin Kaepernick, including one during a two-minute drill at the end of practice. He also was the top target for the team's other three quarterbacks - Colt McCoy, Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels. In all, Boldin caught eight passes, one of them a touchdown snag between two defenders on a pass from Daniels.

Fantasy Impact:

Boldin and TE Vernon Davis are the two candidates most likely to pick up the slack left by the injured Michael Crabtree. It would not be surprising if Boldin led the team in targets. He hasn't cracked the 1,000 yard mark in the last three seasons, but when you factor in his last 16 games of 2012 (including the playoffs), Boldin caught 77 passes for 1,183 yards and seven TDs, and that even includes a goose egg against the Broncos in Week 15. He should be a nice value in the middle rounds.

Monday, April 1, 2013, 6:13pm

Jason La Canfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns have dealt QB Colt McCoy to the 49ers.

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:26am

Mary Kay Cabot, Browns.com - [Full Article]

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was asked who would start at QB for the Browns.

I still get the feeling the Browns would like to upgrade if they can. But their options are limited. The only quality veterans expected to be available are the three Matts: Matt Flynn, Matt Cassel and Matt Moore. Cassel isn't currently on their front burner and Moore is believed to have other destinations in mind. The draft class is generally viewed as weak, and with Colt McCoy set to make more than $2.3 million in 2013, he might get the chance to seek greener pastures. So for now, I think Brandon Weeden is still their best option, but they'll keep their eyes and ears open.

Fantasy Impact:

Weeden has a strong arm, which should fit nicely with Norv Turner's vertical passing attack. It's not easy to upgrade at QB so the Browns may give Weeden another year to progress.

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Trent Richardson could be a "spot player" this week
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 4:15pm

Chronicle-Telegram - [Full Article]

Browns QBs Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy didn’t practice again today with shoulder sprains suffered Sunday in the loss to the Broncos. Running back Trent Richardson also remained sidelined with an ankle sprain. Coach Pat Shurmur didn’t rule them out for the finale Sunday in Pittsburgh, but said if he knows they can’t play he will make the announcement before gameday, likely Friday.

Offensive coordinator Brad Childress said Richardson could be a “spot player” this week behind Montario Hardesty if he’s cleared to play. Richardson, who broke Jim Brown’s team rookie rushing record last week, is 50 yards shy of the 1,000-yard milestone.

Fantasy Impact:

All Browns players should be hands off in Week 17 as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Monday, December 24, 2012, 10:11am

Cleveland Plain Deeler - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden left the Browns locker room wincing in pain with a right shoulder injury Sunday night.

At this point, it looks like Weeden might sit out next week's finale in Pittsburgh.

Weeden (12-of-19, 104 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs) was knocked out of the game with 3:54 left in the third quarter when Von Miller exploded in on Weeden's right side and sacked him for a 9-yard loss. Weeden got up slowly, grimacing in pain and shaking his right arm. He walked off with the trainers and soon headed to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

According to the story, in the locker room, Weeden needed help from tight end Alex Smith in getting a pad off, and declined to elaborate on his injury. "I'm all right," he said. "I'll talk to you on Wednesday." The diagnosis is a shoulder sprain, and while it would seem unlikely Weeden plays Week 17 against the Steelers, he hasn't been ruled out. Colt McCoy would get the start but isn't really a great lineup option.

Monday, November 26, 2012, 8:37am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that QB Brandon Weeden suffered a concussion in Sunday's 20-14 upset win over the visiting Steelers.

Shurmur did not reveal the severity of the injury, but said he spoke after the game with Weeden and that the QB was "responsive."

"He's good," Shurmur said. "We had a good conversation. He's being treated for a concussion, but we'll see where that goes. Some guys come back quickly, some guys don't, so we'll just have to see where that's at."

Fantasy Impact:

Colt McCoy finished the game and would start if Weeden is unable to play Week 13. The Browns are at the Raiders in what is a pretty good matchup. Either starter would be a QB2 at best.

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:09pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Second-year tight end Jordan Cameron continued to shine. He caught touchdown passes from QBs Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace in red-zone drills.

Browns HC Pat Shurmur said TE Jordan Cameron will receive several opportunities to prove himself in preseason games.

“I think he needs to get lots of reps in the preseason games, and he will,” Shurmur said. “He’ll be a guy that can play the Y [receiver position] or the tight end position and then also the second tight end position in two-tight end sets. He’ll play quite a bit in the preseason for sure.”

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6:05pm

clevelandbrowns.com - [Full Article]

Some Cleveland Brown notes:

- WR Josh Gordon told reporters he didn’t feel he was all that behind from a mental standpoint, given that it was his first on-field action with the Browns.

- WR Travis Benjamin has clearly made significant strides since offseason workouts. The fourth-round choice from Miami consistently ran routes with greater precision than he demonstrated in rookie minicamp, full-squad minicamp, and OTA workouts.

- Brandon Weeden continued to look like the best thrower of the Browns’ quarterbacks. There was almost no comparison between the velocity and accuracy of his passes and those of the only veterans participating in the rookie camp: Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, and Thaddeus Lewis.

Browns sign other first round pick, QB Weeden
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

QB Brandon Weeden's start with the Browns won't be delayed.

The rookie quarterback signed a four-year, $8.1 million contract on Tuesday, one day before he and Cleveland's other first-year players have their first practice of training camp. Only three years of Weeden's deal are guaranteed, which was thought to be a sticking point during negotiations.

With Weeden under contract, the Browns hope to have finally solved a decade-long puzzle at quarterback. Although coach Pat Shurmur hasn't named Weeden his starter, the 28-year-old is expected to be with the first-team offense from the first snap of camp. Cleveland has had 16 different quarterbacks start games since 1999.

Fantasy Impact:

The team is expected to release Colt McCoy at some point, giving 28-year-old Weeden a chance to be the starter immediately. Weeden ranks 26th on our QB list. He most likely won't get drafted in your league as the Browns are expected to feature Richardson in their offense. He does have some potential at WR to work with, but he'll have a lot to prove before making fantasy lineups.

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 12:21am

The Sporting News - [Full Article]

Browns QB Colt McCoy doesn’t believe he’ll get a “fair shake” at the starting job and therefore sees the writing on the wall in Cleveland.

"We'll see, I don't know," McCoy told KXAN-TV. "There are a lot of things I can control and I'm controlling those things. The things beyond that I try to do my best to not worry about those and go out there and do what I do on the field, that's the most important thing. Beyond that, I can't do anything else."

McCoy, who theoretically is battling rookie Brandon Weeden for the Browns’ starting quarterback job, also talked about the turnover that has occurred among the Cleveland coaching staff.

"We've had some turnover in our coaches, we're on our third offensive coordinator but I felt like it went really well this spring," McCoy said. "I learned a lot, improved a lot and I think our team also got a lot better. We're a young a football team and we're going to be a lot better than we were last year but we'll see what happens with my situation."