Brian Hoyer, QB, Browns
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2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-07-2014 by Rob Warner
The 28-year-old impressed in two starts last season before he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5 against Buffalo. Hoyer completed 60-percent of his passes over Weeks 3 and 4 (wins over Minnesota and Cincinnati), while averaging 295 yards per game. He tossed five touchdowns and three interceptions over those two contests and will have every chance to beat out Johnny Football in training camp. Hoyer is entering a contract year, so motivation won't be a concern, but he will likely have one of the more pedestrian receiving groups when Josh Gordon is suspended. The Browns also have the worst fantasy schedule for QBs with 10 games against defenses that were stout against the pass and just three favorable match ups (Jax - Week 7, TB - Week 9 and ATL - Week 12). With his job security and receivers lingering as major questions, a very difficult schedule, and the Browns expected to employ a run-heavy approach -- Hoyer remains unlikely to produce fantasy numbers even if he wins the starting job.
Editor's note: Hoyer is the man to beat for the starting job; however, does he really offer that much to the team? We saw very brief glimpses of his talent and it was up in smoke almost immediately due to injury. If Manziel is the real deal, there's no reason he should sit behind Hoyer for even one game.
Pat McManamon, who covers the Cleveland Browns for ESPN.com, says tight end Jordan Cameron will not play Sunday, but he did return to practice on Friday.
Cameron has missed four games this season due to shoulder and, more recently, concussion-related issues. He has posted 13 receptions for 250 yards and one touchdown on the year. With Cameron missing again, Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge will see the bulk of the action at tight end.
If you've held onto Cameron this long, what's another week? With him practicing Friday, it bodes well for him to return to the field for Week 13.
The Browns, who are in the thick of the AFC playoff picture at 6-4, will get a boost in the passing game this week with the return of WR Josh Gordon. If they can get past the Falcons and come out of Week 12 at 7-4, gettting Cameron is only going to boost Gordon's and QB Brian Hoyer's fantasy value. Once Cameron returns, he's got to be seriously considered as a TE1 in any format. The position is super-thin. Dray and Barnidge hold little to no fantasy value.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors11/21 - Browns TE Jordan Cameron returns to practice; will not play Week 12
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