Cleveland at New England

 
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  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    332.2
    377.8
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    249.9
    255.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    82.3
    122.8
    Points Per Game
    19.2
    26.8
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    33.3
    36.8
    Time of
    Possession
    28:46
    29:10
    Browns
    Patriots

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    306.8
    362.2
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    207.8
    224.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    98.9
    138.2
    Points Per Game
    24.8
    21.8
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    41.6
    43.6
    Browns
    Patriots
  • Cleveland Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/13/16DLDesmond BryantChestOUTBryant is likely done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Bryant's timetable for return is set at 4-to-6 months. Bryant led the Browns with six sacks, along with 24 solo tackles and nine assisted tackles. While Bryant is out, rookie Carl Nassib may be next in line to start at left defensive end.

    (Updated 07/13/2016)
    07/11/16TEGary BarnidgeAbdomenPROBABLEBarnidge (abdomen) plans to be ready before training camp.

    Barnidge underwent surgery less than a week ago on a sports hernia but plans to come into training camp ready to go. The leader in receptions last season for the Browns said he specifically planned the timing surgery. "It was just an opportunity to get it all done and I won't miss any time. That was the purpose of it, so we would get all of this done and then I would be ready to go for training camp and it wouldn't pop in season", Barnidge said Wednesday before Browns' practice.

    (Updated 06/08/2016)
    07/11/16LBArmonty BryantSuspensionSUSPENDBryant (suspension) will participate in the Browns' offseason program despite being suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, Cleveland.com reports.

    Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.

    (Updated 03/21/2016)
    04/30/15WRJosh GordonSuspensionSUSPENDThe Browns may still have interest in retaining Gordon if he is eventually reinstated from his league suspension, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Previously suspended by the NFL for two games in 2013, 10 games in 2014 and then the entire 2015 season, Gordon was denied reinstatement in April amidst reports of a failed drug test due to a diluted sample that also contained traces of marijuana. His repeated violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy might make it a tough sell when he's eligible to apply for reinstatement again on Aug. 1, but Gordon does at least have a few factors working in his favor, namely that his latest failed drug test actually came up short of the league's required threshold for a marijuana sample. He's also passed dozens of drug tests since entering the league, and he hasn't had any reported legal issues since entering rehab in the aftermath of a July 2014 DWI. Although the Browns have made it clear they aren't banking on Gordon's presence for 2016, the franchise's new regime might be willing to give him a shot if the NFL signs off on it. Even if things eventually work out in his favor, Gordon could miss games at the beginning of the season, as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell often takes weeks (or even months) to decide such matters. In the meantime, Gordon still can't participate in team activities.

    (Updated 07/20/2016)
    New England Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16WRDanny AmendolaKneePROBABLEAmendola, who underwent an offseason procedure on his left knee, as well as a procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, relayed Tuesday that he feels "really good" at this stage, ESPN.com reports.

    The wideout noted that he "had a couple minor procedures done after the season," with an eye toward heading into the upcoming season "feeling as fresh and ready as (he) can." Amendola's latest comments seem to reinforce the notion previously put forth that his injuries were "minor" and "not a long-term" concern. Though he didn't participate in the Patriots spring practices, and his status for the start of training camp is unclear, Amendola's Week 1 availability does not seem to be in danger at this time.

    (Updated 06/28/2016)
    07/11/16RBLeGarrette BlountHipPROBABLEAs training camp approaches, ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that Blount (hip) "bears watching as it relates to his roster status."

    Blount, who didn't practice with his teammates this spring as he bounces back from hip woes, is back with the Patriots on a team-friendly one-year deal, so as long as he is able to re-prove his health in camp, we suspect that he'll have a solid shot to reclaim his role as the team's top "big back." If Blount ends up being slowed at all, or injuries impact the Patriots' backfield depth in general as the summer rolls along, it remains possible that team could elect to add further competition to the mix, thus making Blount's status worth monitoring in the coming weeks.

    (Updated 07/20/2016)
    07/11/16DBMalcolm ButlerKneePROBABLEButler missed the Pro Bowl due to a sprained knee, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. "There was a play on third down [in the AFC championship game] when I made a tackle or something like that and bent my knee back," Butler said Friday in San Francisco. "It swelled up pretty bad. I didn't feel it during the game because of all the adrenaline pumping. When we got back, it swelled up pretty bad, and the team just decided it was a good thing to sit me out."

    Butler became instantly famous with his game-winning interception of Russell Wilson in last year's Super Bowl, and the loss of Darrelle Revis in free agency elevated him to the Patriots' No. 1 cornerback. The pseudo promotion worked wonders, as Butler notched 67 tackles (56 solo), 15 passes defended, and two interceptions while regularly drawing the opponent's top wide receiver over the course of his second campaign. While his recovery effort won't include surgery, rest and regular icing sessions have been his regimen to date.

    (Updated 02/05/2016)
    07/11/16WRAaron DobsonAnklePROBABLEJeff Howe of the Boston Herald suggests that Dobson "was the most productive receiver on the field" during the Patriots' recent minicamp.

    Of course, that assessment must be absorbed with the knowledge that key wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola have not been able to practice, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear that a healthy Dobson has made a good impression to date in advance of training camp. With newcomer Chris Hogan and draftee Malcolm Mitchell presumably locked into roles with the Patriots in 2016, Dobson will need to contend with the likes of Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, Devin Lucien and DeAndre Carter for slotting on the team's crowded wideout depth chart.

    (Updated 06/15/2016)
    07/11/16WRJulian EdelmanFootQUESTIONABLEThough Edelman is progressing in his recovery from a Jones fracture in his left foot, he remains unsure when he'll be full-go on the field, the Boston Herald reports.

    That said, per the report, things are "trending in the right direction" for the wideout, who noted Saturday that he's "feeling a day better than yesterday" and "feeling a second better than the last second." At this stage, the expectation is that Edelman will be available when the Patriots play in Week 1, though with QB Tom Brady set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, Edelman and the rest of the team's receiving corps are on track to catch passes out of the gate from Jimmy Garoppolo.

    (Updated 07/17/2016)
    07/11/16RBDion LewisKneeQUESTIONABLELewis (knee) participated in Monday's voluntary OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

    While Lewis' level of participation was not specified, it was notably his first appearance at practice since undergoing surgery in November to repair a torn ACL. Assuming no setbacks, it would appear as though Lewis has a good shot to be healthy in advance of Week 1, at which time he'd presumably work in tandem with power back LeGarrette Blount. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, Donald Brown, James White, Tyler Gaffney and D.J. Foster are in line to jostle for depth slotting in the team's backfield.

    (Updated 06/13/2016)
    07/11/16TEMichael WilliamsKneeOUTWilliams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.

    As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.

    (Updated 06/09/2016)
    04/27/16QBTom BradySuspensionSUSPENDBrady announced Friday he is no longer proceeding with the legal process regarding his involvement in "Deflategate", ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

    Brady's request for a second hearing was denied by the Second U.S. District Court of Appeals on Wednesday, leaving the star quarterback with little optimism that his four-game suspension would ever be overturned. Without appealing to the Supreme Court, Brady will be sidelined while Jimmy Garoppolo leads the Patriots' offense for the beginning of the season. Expect Brady to be back on the field when New England takes on the Browns in a Week 5 matchup.

    (Updated 07/15/2016)
 
 
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