Report: Browns to start DeShone Kizer at QB

DeShone Kizer appeared to do enough to win the Browns’ starting quarterback job on Saturday night, and Browns coach Hue Jackson is set to make it official on Sunday.

Mary Kay Cabot of reports that Jackson has chosen Kizer over Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler, and Kizer will start the season against the Steelers on September 10. Jackson will inform the team today and then announce the decision publicly, according to the report.

The rest of the Browns’ quarterback depth chart remains unclear. Cabot reports that fourth-stringer Kevin Hogan, who played well on Saturday night, may not only make the roster but even leapfrog Kessler on the depth chart.

Fantasy Impact: 

We currently have Kizer 25th on our chart. Obviously you can expect some growing pains with the rookie QB, but should have more upside than Brock Osweiler would have provided. Kizer could help owners on his feet, as we project him to run 62 times this year and could end up stealing a few rushing TDs. He has low-end QB2 and streaming value.

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