Browns coach Hue Jackson benched quarterback DeShone Kizer in a couple of games earlier this season and gave Kevin Hogan the start in another, but Kizer’s four turnovers against the Jaguars in Sunday’s 19-7 loss won’t lead to another change.
Jackson said immediately after the loss that Kizer will start against the Bengals on Sunday and the five games to follow because the Browns need to have as much data on Kizer as possible when it comes to addressing the position in the offseason.
The Browns feel they need to continue to see Kizer and let him play this season out to see exactly what they have in him for the future. As long as Kizer is healthy, it looks like he'll be under center.
CLE QB Kevin Hogan - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Houston Texans
Kevin Hogan will get his first start on Sunday for the Browns, replacing a struggling DeShone Kizer. Hogan has played three times this season, with his most playing time coming last week. He played quite well, throwing for two touchdowns (and one INT) and 194 yards while completing 16-of-19 passes. He also added 30 yards on the ground.
Hogan has shown promise in his last two seasons, including a 100-yard rushing game last year. We'll see what he can do with a full workload this week in a favorable matchup against the Texans. Houston has allowed a 300-yard game twice in the last three weeks, including eight passing touchdowns.
Hogan clearly carries a lot of risk as its his first career start, and the Browns' passing game has struggled this season. But he could be an interesting streaming option if you're in need. He offers value as a rusher, and has a good matchup.