Josh McCown, QB, Browns: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Josh McCown, QB, Browns

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #28 218.95 CLE Probable 13 years 36 6'4 218

2015 Outlook:  

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


Many football experts predict McCown will win the starting QB in Cleveland job. I don't agree. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave him a chance last year, but he went 1-10 while completing only 56.3 percent of his passes. He didn't have one game with more than two passing scores. In his 11 games, Josh threw for 2,206 yards with 11 TDs and 14 interceptions. In 2013, McCown flashed upside in the Chicago Bears' offense when Jay Cutler went down with an injury. McCown's success that year was driven by Chicago's offensive system and strong receiving personnel. The Browns barely throw to their running backs and have questionable talent at wide receiver and tight end. Manziel has a much better chance of keeping defenses honest due to his running upside. Josh is 17-32 as a starter through 12 NFL seasons. He'll be 36 in July. Even if he wins the starting job out of training camp, he won't keep it for the whole season. Josh has no fantasy upside in 2015.

Latest Update

Nov-28-15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play again this season

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been demoted to the QB3 on the depth chart. However, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo left the door open for Manziel possibly playing again this season. "As we all know, a six-game season in the NFL is a long stretch -- a very long stretch,'' said DeFilippo. "We're a long way from the end of the season. You don't close doors on anything. You never say never in this profession. To say that Johnny Manziel will not play again this season, I'm not ready to say that."

Fantasy Analysis:

This is such a mess in Cleveland. Now they lose no matter what happens. If Josh McCown goes down and they go back to Manziel, then they made an empty threat. If they don't, then Austin Davis is their starter and they have wasted yet another first-rounder on a quarterback. This has been a truly horrible franchise since rejoining the league.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/28 - Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play again this season
11/18 - Browns QB Johnny Manziel named starter for the remainder of the season
11/15 - Browns QB Johnny Manziel will start today
11/15 - Browns QB Josh McCown is expected to be inactive Injury
11/15 - Browns QB Josh McCown inactive Week 10 Injury
11/14 - Browns QB Johnny Manziel will likely start Week 10
11/14 - Browns WR Brian Hartline cleared to play from his concussion Injury
11/11 - Browns QB Josh McCown will start when healthy Injury
11/7 - Browns HC Mike Pettine will not decide if QB Johnny Manziel is the starter until next week
11/5 - Browns QB Josh McCown inactive for TNF Injury

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