Cody Kessler had some trouble staying on the field last season, but he showed promise in the games he did play in. He limited his mistakes, throwing just two interceptions in eight starts, and was accurate with the ball, completing 65 percent of his passes.
His best performance came against the Titans, throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He was put in some tough positions as a rookie, but he’s had a full year of development to improve.
Kessler didn’t have a lot to work with last season, and he doesn’t have much this year, either. The Browns let Terrelle Pryor go but brought in Kenny Britt. The former Titans Rams wide receiver amazingly went over 1,000 yards last year, but there’s a reason he’s now a Brown.
There’s also a chance Kessler doesn’t keep this job for long. The Browns drafted DeShone Kizer in the second round and there’s a chance the rookie gets to play in 2017.
2017 Bottom Line
Not only is Kessler a poor option in a not-so-great offense, but he doesn’t even have stability as a starter. It’s hard to see much upside in Kessler this season. It’s best to avoid him in fantasy unless he miraculously becomes a viable option.