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Andrew Hawkins, WR, Browns

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #50 173.85 CLE Active 4 years 28 5'7 180 @YoungBabyHawk

2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)

Last updated on Jul-26-2014 by Rob Warner

Hawkins signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract this offseason after spending his first three seasons with the Bengals. In that time, the Toledo product totaled just 995 receiving yards (86 catches) and four touchdowns over 35 games. He is an undersized (5-foot-7, 180 lbs.) 28-year-old wideout, but could surprise with limited talent ahead of him on the depth chart. Hawkins' injury history is concerning as he has missed 13 games over his brief career. He has been starring in OTAs and that just might translate to success on Sunday. His ADP (177.10) limits him to being a late-round flier.

Latest Update

Nov-23-14 Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon will play 20-30 snaps today

Josh Gordon is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He was the most productive WR in fantasy last season. He is the Browns' best offensive weapon by far, and he will be making his season debut today versus the Falcons as his 10-game suspension has ended. But if you believe ESPN's Adam Schefter and his sources, Gordon's talents won't be unleashed to the fullest extent this afternoon. Schefter tweeted this morning that a league source has told him Gordon is expected to be on the field for only 20-30 plays in Atlanta.

Fantasy Analysis:

The Browns can give us the sense that they will be cautious with Gordon due to concerns over his conditioning or football shape -- he had not done any football activities with the team for almost three months before this week. But the Browns are in a (ahem) dog fight in the AFC North. They are technically in last place but are just a half of a game out of first at 6-4. Every game is critical for the Browns at this point, and I scoff at the notion that they will just ride with Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel when they've got a stallion in the barn waiting for the reins to be taken off.
When Gordon returned from his two-game suspension in Week 3 last season, he played 70 of the team's 73 offensive snaps. He caught 10 passes for 146 yards and a score. He added a 22-yard rush for good measure. I know two weeks do not equal three months away from the football field, but there have been no reports stating that Gordon is out of shape. I'd be shocked if he played fewer than 30 snaps against a very vulnerable Falcons defense. And even if that is true, you can bet Brian Hoyer will be looking for his All-Pro receiver whenever he is on the field. I think Gordon is a top-20 fantasy wideout today, an easy WR2 in all leagues.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/23 - Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon will play 20-30 snaps today
11/15 - Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (knee) a full participant in Friday practice
11/6 - Browns WR Andrew Hawkins to be game-time decision Thursday night Injury
11/6 - TNF injury report: Browns WR Andrew Hawkins inactive; Bengals RB Giovani Bernard out, as expected Injury
11/5 - Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) ruled OUT for second straight game Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
12.02 FFToolbox - Scott - My swing for the fences, "Are you a Wes Welker hiding in there?" pick. Hawkins is the most exciting WR of the Browns bunch right now, in a group that includes both Miles Austin and FFT Friend Nate Burleson. With Josh Gordon likely gone for the season, other than Cameron, the cupboard is bare. I could see Hawkins getting a nice amount of work.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
13.09 #5 World Ranked - Hawkins has looked great in OTA's and someone has to catch the ball in Cleveland. He's a good fit for the offense and can be a useful flex player.
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