Player Outlook
Brissett heads into the season as the backup to Sam Howell in Washington, which is why he'll only find a Fantasy home in deep two-QB formats with a late-round pick. He admirably filled in for Cleveland through its first 11 games, averaging 17.5 Fantasy points per game with 20-plus points in four starts. If given the opportunity to play for the Commanders, his chances at some solid games stem from his penchant for throwing deep, which he did on 13% of his attempts in 2022. It's reasonable to target him late in multi-passer leagues and patiently wait for him to get his chance in D.C. if second-year thrower Sam Howell struggles.

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2022 2608 12 6 243 2 19212
2021 1283 5 4 70 1 827.5
3y Avg. 1303 6 3 111 2 1017.8
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  • Commanders' Jacoby Brissett: Solid to finish preseason

    Brissett completed 10 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-19 preseason loss to the Bengals. Brissett started and played the first three drives in a game where both teams held out all their key players. The 30-year-old will back up Sam Howell when the Commanders open the regular season Sept. 10 against the Cardinals.
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  • Commanders' Jacoby Brissett: Set to face Bengals

    Coach Ron Rivera noted Friday that Brissett will start and play about a quarter and a half in Saturday's preseason finale against the Bengals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Once Brissett gets his reps in versus Cincinnati, his focus will shift to readying for the regular season as Sam Howell's top backup. As for who else is in line to see action for the Commanders on Saturday, Jhabvala suggests that only a select number of offensive starters are in line to play, but none on defense.
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  • Commanders' Jacoby Brissett: Set to back up Howell

    Brissett is slated to open the coming season as Washington's No. 2 QB, with coach Ron Rivera having named Sam Howell as the team's starter Friday, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports. Though Howell had been in a competition with Brissett since the start of OTAs, the report notes that the 2022 fifth-rounder had been taking almost all of the team's starting reps in practice, so the decision is not a surprising one. For his part, Brissett, who has 48 career NFL starts under his belt, provides the Commanders with a reliable insurance policy in the event that Howell suffers any injuries or struggles at all during the 2023 campaign.
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  • Commanders' Jacoby Brissett: Has confidence of coach

    Coach Ron Rivera cautioned reporters Tuesday that they shouldn't "sleep on" Brissett, who has done a "nice job" at training camp, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Rivera said back in June that Brissett was in the running for the starting job, even though Sam Howell had been getting all the first-team reps in spring practices. Howell is still dominating those reps during training camp, but at the very least Rivera is making it clear he's confident in his backup, which makes sense given that Brissett's track record places him among the better No. 2 QBs in the league. That reality combined with Howell's lack of experience gives Brissett a decent chance to make starts at some point this season even if Howell seems to have the Week 1 starting assignment all but locked up.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Gets win in final game as starter

    Brissett completed 23 of 37 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Browns' 23-17 overtime win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 27 yards. Playing what is expected to be his final game in the starting role before Deshaun Watson's Week 13 debut, Brissett went out on a high note. Although he wasn't as productive from a raw numbers standpoint as other games, Brissett handled himself reasonably well while taking four sacks from an aggressive Buccaneers pass rush. The veteran signal-caller then finished off his day in stellar fashion, recording completions of 17 and 45 yards to Amari Cooper on what turned to be the Browns' game-winning drive. If Watson remains free of injury the rest of the season, then Brissett will have wrapped up his time as a starter in 2022 with a 12:6 TD:INT alongside 2,608 passing yards and an additional 238 rushing yards.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Week 12 Waiver Priority List

    This will likely be Brissett's last start this season since Deshaun Watson is eligible to return from his suspension in Week 13, and hopefully Brissett goes out with a strong performance against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have allowed two of their past three opposing quarterbacks to score at least 23 Fantasy points, and seven of their past opposing passers have scored at least 19 points. Brissett just had a season-high 30 Fantasy points against Buffalo in Week 11 and has scored at least 18 points in three games in a row against the Bengals, Dolphins and Bills. He's also run for 69 yards in his past two outings. In deeper leagues, Brissett is a good one-week option and is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Stellar numbers in Week 11 loss

    Brissett completed 28 of 41 passes for 324 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Browns' 31-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday. He also rushed seven times for 29 yards and lost a fumble. Brissett was clicking with Amari Cooper throughout the afternoon against a tough Bills secondary, hitting the veteran wideout on a team-high eight occasions for 113 yards and touchdown passes of 25 and seven yards. With the Browns falling progressively behind and unable to get anything going on the ground with Nick Chubb, Brissett finished with his second-most pass attempts and highest passing yardage total of the season, as well as his first multi-touchdown effort since Week 3. Brissett has one more game remaining in the starting role -- a Week 12 home matchup against the Buccaneers -- before Deshaun Watson (suspension) takes over in Week 13.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Browns-Bills game moved to Detroit

    Brissett and the Browns are now scheduled to play Sunday's game against the Bills at Ford Field in Detroit at 1 p.m. ET, after the NFL announced Thursday that the game has been moved from Buffalo due to the major snowstorm that's expected to strike Western New York this weekend. The change in venue can probably be seen as nothing but a positive development for all Browns players and their respective fantasy outlooks. Not only will the Browns now have the benefit of playing one of their road games at a neutral-site venue, but they'll have the luxury of playing in a domed stadium, where scoring tends to be higher. Additionally, the move of the Week 11 game to Detroit removes the potential headache fantasy managers might have faced in determining how the inclement weather might affect the passing and running games. Brissett is coming off a Week 10 outing against the Dolphins in which he carried seven times for 40 yards and completed 22 of 35 pass attempts for 212 yards and a touchdown.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Expected to face adverse weather

    Brissett and the Browns will have to navigate a forecasted snowstorm in Buffalo this Sunday, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The forecast calls for lake-effect snow from Thursday to Sunday, which could total three-to-four feet. That will present a challenge to throw the ball. Brissett was involved a similar game in 2017 in Buffalo when he was with the Colts. In that game, Brissett finished 11-of-22 for 69 yards while Frank Gore toted the rock 36 times. It behooves fantasy managers to monitor the situation and consider making alternative arrangements in terms of Cleveland's skill players involved in the passing game.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Pedestrian passing effort in loss

    Brissett completed 22 of 35 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Browns' 39-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed seven times for 40 yards. Brissett had a generally difficult afternoon while taking three sacks and a whopping 11 additional hits overall. The veteran interim starter made the best of a less-than-ideal situation that saw Cleveland have to go pass-heavy in the second half, connecting with nine different targets overall. Brissett also posted his second-highest rushing yardage total of the season to help supplement his production, but he'll draw another thorny matchup in what projects as his penultimate start when he and the Browns travel to Buffalo for a Week 11 matchup against the Bills
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Efficient in Halloween win

    Brissett completed 17 of 22 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown in Monday's 32-13 win over the Bengals. He added six carries for 12 yards and another touchdown in addition to losing one fumble. Brissett fumbled while taking a sack in the second quarter but guided the Browns to an 11-0 halftime lead despite that turnover. He then stretched that lead to 18-0 with a three-yard touchdown run on the first possession of the third quarter before putting the game firmly out of reach on the following series with a four-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper. Brissett has posted a 7:5 TD:INT through the air while adding two rushing touchdowns to lead the Browns to a 3-5 record heading into the team's Week 9 bye.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Week 4 Waiver Priority List

    Brissett has done a nice job the past two weeks against the Jets and Steelers, and he's averaging 19.0 Fantasy points per game over that span. He should have the chance for another quality outing in Week 4 against the Falcons, and Brissett should be considered a low-end starter in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues where available. He's averaging 21.3 rushing yards per game, and he's getting the ball to his playmakers in Amari Cooper and David Njoku. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAB in one-quarterback leagues. In Superflex and two-quarterback leagues, Brissett is worth up to 10 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Ineffective in preseason finale

    Brissett completed 13 of 23 passes for 109 yards and one interception in Cleveland's preseason game against Chicago on Saturday. Brissett has obvious limitations and a game like this is a reminder that his passing abilities are far below average among starters, but he still seems locked in as Cleveland's starter for the 11 games Deshaun Watson is suspended. Brissett will need to play better than this when the regular season starts, though.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Slated to start Saturday's game

    Brissett will start Saturday's preseason finale against the Bears, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Coach Kevin Stefanski declined to outline how long Brissett will play Saturday, but once the QB gets his snaps in, his focus will shift toward preparing for a Week 1 start against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen are competing for the Browns' No. 2 QB role behind Brissett, with Deshaun Watson in line to serve an 11-game suspension to begin the 2022 season. As Stefanski told Cabot, Dobbs is slated to follow Brissett versus Chicago, while Rosen also should subsequently log some snaps in the contest.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Making safe plays

    Brissett was on the field with the starting offense during Thursday's joint practice with the Eagles and was notable for making short throws during drills, Ashley Bastock of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Browns' offense takes on a different look without Deshaun Watson, whose suspension increased from six to 11 games Thursday, and there was evidence of how it will change with Brissett under center. He completed most of his passes and didn't turn the ball over but didn't take many chances deep. The passing game may be less daring or willing to force big plays, and there is an expectation that the offense will be a run-heavy unit. The differences between the two quarterbacks became apparent when Watson was on the field; he wasn't afraid to make big throws.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Works with first team Monday

    Brissett quarterbacked the first-team offense during 11-on-11 drills Monday, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. Brissett mostly has been working with the second unit during practice sessions, but the Browns need to prepare him for Week 1 of the regular season, knowing they'll likely be without Deshaun Watson for at least six games. Meanwhile, Watson was on the field with the second unit Monday. Brissett, who did not play in the preseason opener against the Jaguars, figures to make his debut this coming Sunday against the Eagles.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Not in line to play Friday

    The Browns have announced that Brissett is among the team's players not expected to play in Friday's preseason opener against the Jaguars. Other key players not in line to see action include top wideout Amari Cooper as well as running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. While Brissett is not expected to play Friday, Deshaun Watson is slated to start at QB for the Browns, with Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen also in the mix to see work versus Jacksonville.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Gets reps with starting OL

    Brissett worked with the first-team offensive line after Deshaun Watson operated behind the unit Saturday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports. As has been the case since camp started Wednesday, Watson was first in line behind the starting offensive front, but coaches reserved snaps for Brissett, who is expected to lead the team if/when Watson is suspended. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski acknowledged the potential suspension of Watson and an ensuing change in practice snap counts depending on the terms of the disciplinary action.
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  • Browns' Jacoby Brissett: Next man up behind Watson

    Brissett and Joshua Dobbs are left as the Browns' remaining depth options behind Deshaun Watson on the quarterback depth chart after Baker Mayfield was traded to the Panthers on Wednesday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. Though it had been presumed that Brissett would be next in line to start for Cleveland if Watson is suspended by the NFL, the possibility existed that Mayfield and the Browns could settle their differences following his request to be traded earlier in the offseason. Watson's hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association's jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, concluded this past Thursday, and while there's not a timetable for a determination on a possible suspension, a ruling on Watson's status ahead of the coming season could occur before training camp. Brissett, who signed a one-year deal with Cleveland in March, has started 37 games and made 60 appearances in total between stops with New England, Indianapolis and Miami through his first six NFL seasons.
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  • Dolphins' Jacoby Brissett: Serviceable in spot start

    Brissett completed 26 of 43 passes for 244 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday. He also rushed once for seven yards and lost a fumble. The veteran was called into action when Tua Tagovailoa was deemed a bit too risky a proposition to start the contest due to his finger fracture. Brissett performed reasonably well under the circumstances, although the pair of interceptions were a blemish. Brissett also encouragingly got Jaylen Waddle more involved downfield than in prior games, connecting with the talented rookie on eight occasions for 83 yards. The 28-year-old Brissett may be set for another start Thursday night against the Ravens if Tagovailoa is still considered too injured to helm the offense.
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