Austin Davis

#7 QB / Cleveland Browns / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 221 lb Age: 26 College: Southern Mississippi Bye 11,18,19,20,21

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Struggles against Steelers

    Davis threw two interceptions without a touchdown while completing 24-of-46 passes for 240 yards against the Steelers on Sunday. He also rushed for 22 yards on three carries, and lost a fumble. Davis failed to throw a touchdown while getting picked off three times in his two starts for Cleveland this season. The former Rams quarterback struggled mightily in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) this week, and his ineptitude allowed Pittsburgh to sneak into the playoffs.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Set to start in Week 17

    Davis will start in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) in Sunday's regular season finale against the Steelers, reports. With Manziel out this week, the Browns have signed Pat Devlin to back Davis up this weekend. While Davis remains a speculative fantasy play in Week 17 as the 3-12 Browns limp to the finish line minus wideouts Brian Hartline and Andrew Hawkins, working in Davis' favor is that he'll be taking aim at a Steelers' defense that is allowing an average of 278.2 passing yards per game to date. Only the Saints and Giants have allowed more.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: In line to start Sunday

    Davis appears in line to start Sunday's game against the Steelers with Johnny Manziel in the league's concussion protocol, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Davis has appeared in two games for the Browns in 2015, once drawing a start over Manziel and another time filling in for an injured Josh McCown. Over those two contests, he completed a combined 66.7 percent of his passes and accumulated 307 yards through the air. If Manziel is cleared to play, Davis will once again serve as the backup, but this scenario appears unlikely with Manziel being a late entry into the concussion protocol. Davis's last start was a lopsided defeat against Cincinnati in which he targeted the now-injured Brian Hartline (collarbone) a team-high 11 times. Tight end Gary Barnidge checked in with eight targets in that game, while undrafted rookie Darius Jennings drew seven looks. It's not entirely clear if coach Mike Pettine will go with a similar game plan against Pittsburgh, who own's the league's No. 30-ranked pass defense (278.2 passing yards allowed per game).

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    Browns going back to Johnny Manziel as starting QB

    Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start Sunday's game against the 49ers, the team announced Tuesday. With Josh McCown (collarbone) out for the year and Austin Davis coming off a terrible outing, the Browns will unsurprisingly turn back to Manziel for a four-game evaluation to close out the season. Manziel played pretty well in his last game before being benched for off-field transgressions, but the sum of his performance this season has still been mediocre. He has completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 7.3 yards per attempt, with five touchdowns and two interceptions, adding 90 yards on 17 carries. Manziel should have every opportunity to prove himself, as the weak Cleveland defense has consistently ensured that the team has to play from behind. There is some question regarding the health of top weapons Gary Barnidge (ankle) and Travis Benjamin (shoulder), but the Browns expect both to be ready for Sunday's favorable matchup with the 49ers.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Decision on Brown starting QB upcoming

    Head coach Mike Pettine said that Browns will make a final decision on the starting quarterback at the conclusion of a meeting on Monday evening, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports. Following a report on Monday morning that Johnny Manziel would return to the helm of the Browns' offense, Davis was the odd man out in the QB ranks, but Pettine's comments indicate that he remains in the mix for the job. If Davis sticks as the No. 1 signal caller, he'll bring along a 66.7 completion percentage, 307 passing yards, and one touchdown versus one interception in two appearances this season.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Back to bench

    Davis will be relegated to the Browns' second-string quarterback this week, since teammate Johnny Manziel has been named Cleveland's starter once again, ESPN reports. Davis' two-game stint as the Browns' starting quarterback will come to a close with him mustering 307 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a pair of losses. With Cleveland deciding to give Manziel the reins to their offense once again, Davis will return to his usual, more suitable backup role, thus shedding his fantasy value unless Manziel gets injured or falls out of favor again.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Doesn't throw a touchdown against the Bengals

    Davis completed 25 of 38 passes for 230 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. He also lost a fumble during the game. After admirably filling in for the injured Josh McCown last week against Baltimore, Davis was swallowed up by Cincinnati's swarming defense in his first start of the season. Davis is in an interesting situation with McCown now out for the season and Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's dog house. Still, given the fact that Davis has now turned the ball over seven times in his last three starts dating back to last season, it seems as though it's only a matter of time before Manziel is given another shot.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Will start in Week 13

    Davis will start Sunday against the Bengals. Former starting quarterback Josh McCown (collarbone) is out for the season, and Davis will get the nod over Johnny Manziel against the Bengals, and presumably beyond. Davis held his own in Monday's loss to the Ravens and even had the Browns in position to win, but the Ravens are out of the playoff hunt, and the Bengals currently own a three-game lead in the AFC North, so the competition will be quite a bit stiffer next time Davis takes the field.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Could step in as starter

    Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that he isn't ready to decide between Davis and Johnny Manziel for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. With Josh McCown (broken collarbone) ruled out for the season, Davis may have a shot to build on his solid fourth-quarter performance from Monday's loss to the Ravens. On the other hand, the team may want one last chance to evaluate Johnny Manziel, who was recently dropped from first to third on the depth chart due to continued off-field concerns. Either way, Cleveland's quarterback will be among the least attractive fantasy options in the league. Manziel at least has some upside because of his running ability.

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    Browns' Austin Davis: Impresses in relief Monday

    Davis completed 7-of-10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown after replacing teammate Josh McCown (collarbone) in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Ravens. Davis was preferred to demoted teammate Johnny Manziel after McCown went down during the fourth quarter, and impressed in his first action for the Browns. Not only did Davis complete 70 percent of his passes, but he also connected with Travis Benjamin for a 42-yard, game-tying touchdown with under two minutes left in Monday's game. With doubts surrounding McCown's availability going forward this season, it'll be interesting to monitor the Browns' quarterback situation, as Davis made a strong case to keep Manziel in coach Mike Pettine's doghouse Monday night.

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