2010 NFL Preview: Cleveland Browns

Jun 8, 2010

The Browns finished on a high note winning their last four games of 2009. Jerome Harrison ran hog wild (561 yards and 5 TDs in the last three games). They brought in a trio of QBs (Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, and Colt McCoy) and Mike Holmgren as team president, but they still have a long way to go both in reality and in fantasyland.

 

Fantasy Playoffs Schedule:  Difficult
Who on the Browns are you actually counting in the fantasy playoffs regardless of who they play? That said, it’s still a pretty bumpy road. They start off OK playing Buffalo on the road. That has the makings of a low-scoring bad weather game. Then they head out to Cincinnati and return home to face Baltimore.

 

Five Star Fantasy Options
None

 

Four Star Fantasy Options
None

 

Three Star Fantasy Options
Jerome Harrison – Yes, he finished strong, but it came against the Chiefs, Raiders, and a left-for-dead Jaguars team. No way I’m counting on Harrison as even a #2 fantasy RB in 2010. I don’t really even like him as a RB3.

 

Two Star Fantasy Options
Benjamin Watson – The receiving corps leaves plenty to be desired. Watson is a big target with good hands and athleticism. He’s worth a look as a TE2.

 

One Star Fantasy Options
Jake Delhomme – Delhomme will likely be the starting QB, but he’ll probably split time with Seneca Wallace before eventually giving way to McCoy so he can get some experience.

 

Montario Hardesty – Surely you don’t think Harrison can carry a full load. He had just 77 carries in his first three years before toting the rock 194 times last year. If Harrison gets nicked up, Hardesty could steal the job and has some value.

 

Mohamed Massaquoi, Josh Cribbs, Chansi Stuckey, Brian Robiskie – Maybe someone will emerge from this group and become the primary receiver.  I wouldn’t take any of them as anything other than a WR5. If I had to choose, Massaquoi would be my top choice.

 

Browns Defense/Special Teams – The best bet for Cleveland’s DST is for Cribbs to break some returns. That’s not exactly a sure bet. Look elsewhere.

 

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