|Offense||23rd||108.2 (17th)||203.2 (23rd)|
|Defense||11th||96.0 (6th)||232.3 (21st)|
|77||Banner, Zach||T||6-8||360||12/25/1993||R||Southern California|
|50||Bello, B.J.||LB||6-2||229||10/31/1994||R||Illinois State|
|93||Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||310||7/13/1994||1||Florida Atlantic|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||4||Alabama State|
|39||Currie, Justin||DB||6-2||212||9/19/1993||2||Western Michigan|
|27||Dayes, Matt||RB||5-8||205||9/3/1994||R||NC State|
|95||Garrett, Myles||DE||6-4||272||12/29/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|5||Gonzalez, Zane||K||6-0||202||5/7/1995||R||Arizona State|
|79||Gray, Geoff||G||6-5||315||11/8/1994||R||Manitoba (Canada)|
|83||Hazel, Matt||WR||6-1||195||1/23/1992||2||Coastal Carolina|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||2||Colorado State|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|41||Jordan, Michael||CB||6-1||200||10/21/1992||2||Missouri Western State|
|6||Kessler, Cody||QB||6-1||215||5/11/1993||2||Southern California|
|49||Keyes, Josh||LB||6-2||227||1/23/1993||2||Boston College|
|56||King, Deon||LB||6-2||220||7/2/1993||2||Norfolk State|
|7||Kizer, DeShone||QB||6-4||233||1/3/1996||R||Notre Dame|
|89||Lengel, Matt||TE||6-7||266||12/27/1990||2||Eastern Kentucky|
|63||Martin, Marcus||C||6-3||310||11/29/1993||4||Southern California|
|43||Nacua, Kai||DB||6-0||205||3/3/1995||R||Brigham Young|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||2||Penn State|
|85||Njoku, David||TE||6-4||246||7/10/1996||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|65||Ogunjobi, Larry||DT||6-2||305||6/3/1994||R||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-2||300||11/27/1991||2||South Florida|
|36||Smith, Derron||FS||5-10||200||2/4/1992||3||Fresno State|
|Smith, C.J.||CB||5-11||189||5/10/1993||2||North Dakota State|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||5||Boise State|
|86||Telfer, Randall||TE||6-4||250||5/16/1992||2||Southern California|
|54||Alexander, Dominique (IR)||ILB||6-0||235||4/20/1995||2||Oklahoma|
|64||Barker, Chris (IR)||G||6-2||300||8/3/1990||2||Nevada|
|59||Carder, Tank (IR)||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||6||TCU|
|51||Collins, Jamie (IR)||OLB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||5||Southern Mississippi|
|35||Jackson, Darius (IR)||RB||6-0||221||12/1/1993||2||Eastern Michigan|
|78||Johnson, Roderick (IR)||T||6-6||300||11/28/1995||R||Florida State|
|98||Meder, Jamie (IR)||DT||6-3||308||4/12/1991||3||Ashland|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel (IR)||DE||6-4||275||11/6/1993||2||Oklahoma State|
|73||Thomas, Joe (IR)||T||6-6||312||12/4/1984||11||Wisconsin|
|Gibson, Laurence||T||6-6||300||3/19/1991||1||Virginia Tech|
|Howard, Bug||WR||6-4||214||11/28/1994||R||North Carolina|
|McGill, T.Y.||DT||6-0||299||11/23/1992||3||NC State|
|Salako, Victor||T||6-6||335||11/4/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|Silberman, Ian||G||6-5||305||10/10/1992||2||Boston College|
Reiter ended last season on Injured Reserve after he tore his ACL, but he's since recovered and is looking to bounce back. He played in almost half of Cleveland's offensive snaps during the first preseason game and will likely be one of the team's top backups.
Shelton finished the week with a full practice after starting the week limited to avoid the injury designation. The 24-year-old was inactive for last week's loss to the Packers but should return to his starting role in Week 15.
With dynamic edge rusher Myles Garrett (ankle) sidelined for at least the next two weeks, the Browns will expect Orchard to take on a bigger role on the defensive line. However, he hasn't been able to practice at full capacity since injuring his groin, although his limited participation in the last two days lends some optimism for his Week 1 status.
Usually the second fiddle to Isaiah Crowell, Johnson actually out-carried his teammate for the first time in 2017. Thanks to a 59-yard run in the second quarter, Crowell had more success on the ground than Johnson, but it was the latter who found the end zone for the second straight week. Per usual, Johnson was heavily involved in the passing game, and has nine receptions on 11 targets for 81 yards over his last two matchups.
After four appearances this season, including a start in Week 6, Hogan was relegated to third-string quarterback behind DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in advance of Week 7. Subsequently, Hogan will reside on the inactive list for a second straight contest, though there's no guarantee he'll stay there considering head coach Hue Jackson's quick trigger finger this season.
Keyes had a short stint in LA, playing only two games with the Chargers before being let go. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams and will now look for a similar role elsewhere in the league.
Barker will be added to Cleveland's injured reserve if he goes unclaimed on waivers, which seems likely since he'll miss the entirety of the 2017-18 season. The 26-year-old lineman was signed this offseason to provide depth to the offensive line.
Tretter sat out the first two practices of the week, but toughed it out and got in a full day of work Friday. He'll suit up Sunday as a result, taking on his regular role as the starting center against one of the toughest defensive fronts in the league.
Taylor showed up on the injury report this week due to a foot injury, and didn't log a single practice session all week. The rest must have done him well, as the fifth-year cornerback will avoid the inactive list in Week 15. Presumably healthy, look for Taylor to start opposite Jason McCourty.
Jackson was waived Thursday after the 2016 sixth-round pick injured his knee. Unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team, he'll likely be stuck on injured reserve for the entire season.
Silberman will be eligible to sign elsewhere if he clears waivers.
Gordon continues to be DeShone Kizer's favorite target among the receiving corps, but the quarterback's lack of accuracy is limiting Gordon's value. The 26-year-old wideout has been targeted 28 times since making his return to the team, though he has just 12 receptions to show for it. Some of that blame falls on Gordon -- as he's been the culprit of a handful of drops -- but much of it should rest on Kizer's shoulders. Whether he's missing open looks or throwing into tight coverage, Kizer needs to do a better job of getting the ball into Gordon's hands in order for Gordon to be a trustworthy and consistent fantasy option.
King suited up for just four games this season, but he only played three defensive snaps. If he clears waivers, there's a good chance he returns to the Browns' practice squad.
Once again, the rookie signal-caller failed to impress his new general manager John Dorsey, and the notion that the Browns will use its likely No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback in next year's draft continues to grow stronger amidst Kizer's repeated struggles. The only touchdown by Cleveland on the day was set up by a long run by Isaiah Crowell, with Duke Johnson ultimately running in for a score. Other than that, though, Kizer failed to consistently move the ball, with the Browns finishing with just 266 yards of offense. Coach Hue Jackson is desperate for a win and has repeatedly said he has no patience of turnovers, so it'll be interested to see if Kizer is back under center in Week 16 versus the Bears.
Signed by the Browns off the Indianapolis practice squad Wednesday, Hazel wasn't expected to have a significant role in the passing game, even if he were healthy. He'll look to continue building rapport with his new team in the coming week.
Kirksey was all over the field Sunday, as he and the rest of the defense did a nice of job of shutting down Tennessee's running attack. The 25-year-old has racked up 27 tackles over his past two contests and is a reliable play in IDP leagues.
Cleveland had room on its 53-man roster after 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman (hand) was moved to injured reserve. Porter will slot in as a depth cornerback, but he'll probably see most of his snaps on special teams.
Carder, a special teams' captain last season, was competing with Joe Schobert for the starting middle linebacker role. He has played in 77 games with the team since 2012, but will now be sidelined until next season.
Ogunjobi was unable to return to full strength during the Browns' bye week, so he'll miss his second consecutive tilt due to the groin injury. Danny Shelton and Trevon Coley figure to assume their starting roles at defensive tackle once again.
Lengel gets the call-up from the practice squad and will step in as the No. 4 tight end on the depth chart. However, he isn't worth fantasy consideration at this juncture.
Howard was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina but was unable to make the team's final roster. He'll serve as an emergency option at wide receiver in Cleveland as part of their practice roster.
With Ogbah on the shelf for the rest of the 2017 season with a broken foot, Nassib -- a second-year defensive end out of Penn St. -- will be inserted into the starting lineup. Ogbah was tied for the team lead with four sacks, while Nassib has accumulated two of his own off the bench. He'll try to add to that against the Bengals on Sunday.
Garrett tweaked his left ankle during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and appeared bothered by the injury throughout the game. Three days later, however, Garrett showed no ill effects at practice, clearing the way for him to play Week 14 against the Packers. Garrett could be in store for a big day against a Green Bay offensive line that has surrendered 42 sacks this season, the second-most in the NFL.
Edwards has yet to play in an NFL game in 2017, but has accrued 22 appearances across stops with four teams the past four seasons. The 27-year-old should fill a depth role for the Browns along the defensive line.
Through the first seven games of the season, Coley earned the second-highest share (62 percent) of the defensive snaps among Browns defensive linemen, which translated to 19 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. He's joined by fellow defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (groin) on the inactive list, thereby allowing Danny Shelton and Jamie Meder to man the starting spots at the position in Week 8.
Josh Gordon and Rashard Higgins have jumped past Louis on the depth chart, so much so that the second-year pro out of Auburn is having a tough time finding the field. The 23-year-old has just one reception over his past three games, and Sunday marked his second straight game without a target. Coach Hue Jackson has been fluid with his wide receivers all year long, so there's still hope Louis gets involved again, but his involvement would be limited to the No. 3 wideout spot if that should happen.
McGill logged one tackle in three games for the Browns this season. The Browns will replace him on the 53-man roster with offensive lineman Geoff Gray.
Alexander left Sunday's loss to the Bengals with the knee injury and was unable to return, and it looks like he'll be done for the remainder of the regular season. The Browns promoted Deon King from their practice squad Tuesday for added depth to their linebacking unit.
Telfer left Week 13 game against the Chargers with a suspected concussion, but head coach Hue Jackson later indicated the tight end was dealing with a separate injury. Whatever that injury was, it apparently wasn't significant, as Telfer's full practice puts him on track to play Sunday against the Packers. With just two receptions and no red-zone targets through 12 games this season, Telfer functions mostly as a blocker for the Browns.
Dayes was limited to special teams duty on Sunday. It's worth noting that the Browns' two lead backs carried the ball just 14 times total, while Cleveland passed with its rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer 47 times and ran him on another seven occasions. When the likes of Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson aren't getting touches, it's hard to see any room in the mix for Dayes.
A week after posting a season-high nine tackles, McCourty bested that effort against the Packers. The nine-year pro has 19 tackles over his last two contests and 51 for the year. He'll look to continue his hot streak Sunday against the Ravens.
Schobert played all 76 defensive snaps Sunday. The Wisconsin product now has nine or more tackles in seven of his last eight outings and continues to be a top IDP asset across all formats.
The rookie offensive tackle was injured during the preseason finale against the Bears and was subsequently placed on IR. The Browns' fifth-round pick (160th overall) was expected to back up and learn from Joe Thomas, but that will have to wait until at least the 2018 season.
Peppers started the week as a limited participant but faced no limitations Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The rookie first-round pick sat out last week's loss to the Packers but appears ready to return to his starting.
Burgess played 71 of 76 defensive snaps Sunday, tying his season-high and allowing him to post the second-best tackle total of his career. He'll have a tough Week 15 matchup against the Ravens and RB Alex Collins, who has been tough to tackle of late.
Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.
Smith sat out last week's loss to the Bengals, but he finished this week as a full participant to avoid the questionable tag. The 25-year-old has two tackles in two game since joining the Browns in early November.
Calitro agreed to terms with San Francisco after the team placed Malcolm Smith (pectoral) on injured reserve. In all likelihood, Calitro will see most of his duties on special teams if he makes the 53-man roster out of training camp.
Vitale had returned to practice Wednesday but was a limited participant, so he's certainly trending in the right direction with respect to being available for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers. The second-year fullback did not record a carry in nine games for the Browns last season, but he did notch four receptions for 27 yards.
Collins, who was spotted in Cleveland's locker room Wednesday with crutches and his right leg immobilized, was placed on injured reserve about three weeks ago and won't return this season. The knee operation likely means that Collins' recovery timetable will be measured in months rather than weeks, but the Browns are hopeful that the linebacker will be back to full strength for the start of the 2018 campaign.
The high-ankle sprain Meder suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars was likely to keep him sidelined for at least one game, so the Browns decided to shut down the reserve lineman for good in order to free up a roster spot for a healthy player. Meder finishes the 2017 campaign with 13 tackles across 10 games.
Crowell broke off a 59-yard run in the second quarter that set up Cleveland's lone touchdown of the contest, but the 24-year-old running back saw just four additional carries. His five rush attempts were a season low and his fewest since Nov. 6 of last year. The Browns were behind for most of the game, which forced DeShone Kizer to attempt 37 passes. As a team, they rushed just 19 times, seven of which came from Kizer. Crowell's limited workload will likely be short-lived, although he'll face tough competition next week against the Bears.
Currie, who previously appeared in one game for Cleveland earlier this season, will rejoin the team to provide added depth at safety with starter Jabrill Peppers (knee) doubtful to play Sunday against the Packers.
Though Coleman appears to have cleared concussion protocol after logging a limited practice Friday, he's not in line for many snaps as the team's backup offensive tackle.
Bitonio looks to be on track to play Sunday against the Steelers after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.
While DeValve and rookie tight end David Njoku usually split playing time, the former was actually out-snapped by blocking tight end Randall Telfer, as well. This could've been due to the game script and playcalling by coach Hue Jackson, but this is definitely something to keep an eye on going forward. The 24-year-old tight end has 28 receptions for 351 yards and a touchdown in his second year out of Princeton.
Just one day after returning from a finger injury, Brantley is out again. Thankfully, the team thinks he'll be fine and expects him to return soon.
For the first time in his NFL career, Njoku finished a game without at least one reception, ending a remarkable streak of 13 consecutive matchups with a catch. The rookie tight end out of Miami has been quiet during the last few weeks, with just one reception on five targets. Josh Gordon's presence has eaten into Njoku's targets, but because Cleveland is usually playing from behind, there still should be plenty of opportunities for the 21-year-old to finish the season strong.
While starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin nurses a hamstring injury, the Eagles will promote Smith as a depth option in the secondary.
Since Josh Gordon made his return to the field in Week 13, Coleman has taken a back seat in the offense. The second-year wideout out of Baylor has only managed to haul in six of 13 targets for 78 yards during that timespan, while Gordon has been targeted a whopping 28 times, including 11 targets versus the Ravens. Coleman was expected to break out after a rough rookie year, but a broken hand forced him to miss a significant chunk of the season, and he has yet to build a strong rapport with quarterback DeShone Kizer.
Rounds, an undrafted rookie out of Tulane, spent the preseason with the Bears, averaging just 2.3 yards per carry on 36 attempts. The Browns will oversee Rounds' development on the practice squad for now, but even if he gets promoted to the 53-man roster at some point, he's unlikely to have much of a role in Cleveland's offensive game plans.
When Kizer left the game with a rib injury, Kessler was called on to replace the rookie, though the former USC quarterback ultimately failed to move the ball as well as his teammate. He was sacked three times during his seven plays of action while completing just one pass. Kizer is confident he'll be able to suit up Sunday against Jacksonville, meaning Kessler will once again be destined for backup duties.
Though the wideout was active for the first time since Week 11, Coates was relegated to sideline duty and finished the game without playing a single snap. Even with the Browns waiving Kenny Britt, Coates is still buried on the depth chart, and that doesn't figure to change in the near future.
Colquitt has booted 54 punts this season, landing 16 inside the 20 yard line for an average of 48.9 yards per punt. Kicker Zane Gonzalez has taken over the punting duties and will continue to until Colquitt can return.
Ogbah is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future to repair a fractured right foot, which he sustained in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. The second-year defensive end, who was enjoying a productive campaign with 29 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games, is expected to require 3-to-4 months to heal up from the procedure.
Zeitler is expected to start at right guard Sunday, but don't be surprised if there's some sort of extra protection for his thumb.
Williams' dismissal likely paves the way for fellow wideout Corey Coleman (hand) to return from injured reserve in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Since turning in back-to-back four-reception outings in Weeks 5 and 6, Williams had seen his role within the Cleveland passing attack fall by the wayside, earning one total target over the Browns' subsequent three contests.
Boddy-Calhoun didn't log any practice time this week, which tagged him with a doubtful status for the Week 15 showdown. Fortunately for the Browns, regular starter Jamar Taylor (foot) is suiting up for the contest.
Kindred broke his ankle in Week 13 last season and ultimately ended 2016 on injured reserve. His participation in OTAs suggests he's since been cleared by team doctors to return to football activities.
Though the Browns were surprisingly able to move the ball against the Packers, none of Cleveland's drives resulted in a field-goal attempt. Gonzalez has just one attempt over the last two weeks and shouldn't be considered in any fantasy format.
Wilson, who broke his kneecap in rookie minicamp, was never removed from the preseason PUP list. He won't be eligible to return to game action until Week 7.
Higgins has officially supplanted Ricardo Louis on the depth chart, as he once again played a plethora of more snaps Sunday. Still, despite playing over 50 percent of the plays on offense, DeShone Kizer never looked his way. Most of Kizer's targets were directed toward Josh Gordon, and it may be tough sledding for Higgins going forward.