|Offense||23rd||135.0 (4th)||192.0 (27th)|
|Defense||21st||110.5 (20th)||263.0 (22nd)|
|93||Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||310||7/13/1994||2||Florida Atlantic|
|51||Collins, Jamie||LB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||6||Southern Miss|
|95||Garrett, Myles||DE||6-4||272||12/29/1995||2||Texas A&M|
|69||Harrison, Desmond||T||6-6||295||10/8/1993||R||West Georgia|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||3||Colorado State|
|34||Hyde, Carlos||RB||6-0||229||9/20/1990||5||Ohio State|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||4||Miami (FL)|
|Joseph, Greg||K||6-1||214||8/4/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|85||Njoku, David||TE||6-4||246||7/10/1996||2||Miami (FL)|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||DE||6-4||275||11/6/1993||3||Oklahoma State|
|65||Ogunjobi, Larry||DT||6-3||305||6/3/1994||2||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|23||Randall, Damarious||DB||5-11||196||8/29/1992||4||Arizona State|
|18||Ratley, Damion||WR||6-2||200||4/16/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|37||Rice, Denzel||DB||6-0||185||3/31/1993||2||Coastal Carolina|
|9||Stanton, Drew||QB||6-3||226||5/7/1984||12||Michigan State|
|5||Taylor, Tyrod||QB||6-1||217||8/3/1989||8||Virginia Tech|
|27||Thomas, Tavierre||CB||5-10||205||3/11/1996||R||Ferris State|
|92||Thomas, Chad||DE||6-5||278||10/12/1995||R||Miami (FL)|
|54||Vallejo, Tanner||LB||6-1||230||12/16/1994||2||Boise State|
|21||Ward, Denzel||CB||5-11||190||4/28/1997||R||Ohio State|
|71||Watford, Earl||G||6-3||300||6/24/1990||6||James Madison|
|84||Willies, Derrick||WR||6-4||207||10/17/1994||R||Texas Tech|
|97||Zettel, Anthony||DE||6-4||270||8/9/1992||3||Penn State|
|91||Jones, Lenny (IR)||DE||6-2||256||8/8/1991||1||Nevada|
|15||Louis, Ricardo (IR)||WR||6-2||215||3/23/1994||3||Auburn|
|40||Vitale, Danny (IR)||FB||6-1||245||10/26/1993||3||Northwestern|
|24||Wilson, Howard (IR)||CB||6-0||184||10/30/1995||2||Houston|
|96||Ekuale, Daniel||DT||6-3||300||1/13/1994||R||Washington State|
|71||Henderson, Zay||DT||6-1||305||12/6/1994||R||Texas A&M|
|McKever, Pharoah||TE||6-6||260||2/4/1994||R||Florida International|
|McKinnon, Jeremiah||DB||5-10||197||6/29/1993||1||Florida International|
|30||Meander, Montrel||DB||6-2||215||9/20/1994||R||Grambling State|
|25||Sankoh, Tigie||DB||5-11||214||11/4/1997||R||No College|
|10||Scott, Da'Mari||WR||6-0||205||8/8/1995||R||Fresno State|
|Sheldon, Brady||LB||6-5||220||2/23/1993||1||Ferris State|
The extent of Randall's heel injury has been left up to speculation. There's a real chance Randall won't be ready for Thursday's game, which could leave the Browns without their starting and backup free safeties factoring in that Briean Boddy-Calhoun (hamstring) is also questionable. Whether Randall partakes in practice over the next two days should provide a better indication of his status.
Gaines, who was a full participant in Friday's practice, is finally ready to play after spraining his knee in the preseason. Look for him to serve in a rotational role behind Denzel Ward and Terrance Mitchell this weekend.
It's been a slow start to the 2018 season for Johnson, who has just 11 total touches through the first two weeks. Johnson -- who signed a three-year extension totaling $15.6 million in June -- was expected to be a threat out of the backfield in both the running and passing game, though that has failed to come to fruition thus far. He'll look to get more involved Thursday against the Jets.
It's been a strong start to the season for Mitchell, who inked a three-year deal with the Browns this offseason. He's accumulated 11 tackles, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup while playing 80 percent of the team's defensive snaps.
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.
The Browns brought Joseph in for a workout Monday in the wake of Zane Gonzalez's brutal showing during Sunday's three-point loss to the Saints. Joseph, an undrafted rookie out of Florida Atlantic, went three-for-three with the Dolphins this preseason -- notably connecting on attempts from 48 and 54 yards -- and will now take over kicking duties for the Browns. It's not advisable to consider him a starting fantasy option out of the gate, though it's worth keeping in mind that Cleveland is tied with the fourth-most field-goal attempts through the first two weeks of the 2018 campaign.
New England's trade of a fifth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for Gordon, announced Monday, is now official. If Gordon isn't active for 10 games, the Patriots would receive a late-round pick back from the Browns. The wideout played 69 of 89 offensive snaps with Cleveland in Week 1, logging a 17-yard touchdown, but an incident during a photo shoot led to the Browns trading the 27-year-old. It's also notable that Gordon's hamstring injury, which kept him sidelined in Week 2, reportedly does not seem to be a cause for concern. With Julian Edelman (suspension) still out for two more games, Gordon has the talent to immediately bolster a depleted Patriots receiving group if he can learn his new team's offensive scheme and earn the trust of quarterback Tom Brady.
Sheldon, a linebacker out of Fresno State, is heading into his second season after appearing in two games last year for the Raiders. He'll be ticketed for a deep reserve and special-teams role if he's able to crack the Browns' 53-man roster in 2018.
Avery, who dealt with numerous injuries throughout the preseason, was able to fully practice this week. However, with Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert available, it's unclear how much playing time Avery will receive, even if the rookie is able to suit up for Sunday's season opener against Pittsburgh.
Kirksey has yet to practice since sitting out Week 2's game. Given that Cleveland faces a short week and Kirksey has not yet returned to practice, it seems unlikely that the starting linebacker will suit up against the Jets on Thursday. Gerard Avery and James Burgess stand to see an increased share of defensive snaps if Kirksey does not suit up.
Ratley has yet to make a big splash under the bright lights of preseason games. Behind closed doors at practice, however, Ratley has turned coaches' heads. With Corey Coleman no longer in the picture, Ratley has a chance to latch onto the roster and perhaps even make a name for himself in 2018.
Hyde was once again the bell-cow back Sunday, as rookie Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson accounted for just five carries combined. Though Hyde has yet to put up even average yards-per-carry numbers, the fact he's seeing essentially all the touches out of the backfield and has scored in the first two games of the season has made him valuable in almost all fantasy formats.
The Tulane product was able to crack his way onto the Browns' practice squad, where he'll have the chance to impress the Cleveland front office away from the spotlight. There have been guys who have carved out nice career paths after getting a start on a practice squad before, so even though the odds are slim, Hilliard still has an opportunity ahead of him.
Though Chubb wasn't involved in the offensive game plan save for his two carries, he looked impressive when he touched the ball, gaining six and eight yards, respectively. Barring an injury to starter Carlos Hyde, the rookie out of Georgia likely won't see much more work going forward than he did Sunday, but the potential is there, making him a must-own in dynasty formats.
Odenigbo is undersized for an end at just 258 points, and his lack of arm length will make it difficult for him to shed blocks. However, he is an impressive athlete with above-average metrics in nearly every Combine drill. Minnesota's depth up front means that Odenigbo has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.
Ogunjobi has taken down the quarterback in each of the team's first two games, giving the 6-3, 305-pound defensive tackle three sacks on the year. He, along with Myles Garrett on the end, have helped turn the Browns' defensive front line into a formidable opponent.
It was a quiet and uninspiring game for Taylor until he found rookie wideout Antonio Callaway -- who started for the recently released Josh Gordon (hamstring) -- for a 42-yard touchdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to boost his stats. The former Bills' signal-caller did a nice job spreading the ball around, connecting with seven different pass catchers while targeting Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and David Njoku seven times apiece. Taylor and the rest of Cleveland's offense will look to right the ship against the Jets on Thursday.
Corbett has gotten some time at left tackle during training camp, but head coach Hue Jackson has ultimately decided to have Bitonio protect the quarterback's blind side as Joe Thomas' replacement. Consequently, Corbett will now take Bitonio's spot at left guard.
It isn't clear when or how Jones got injured, but the defensive end is nonetheless planted on IR through the end of the league year unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Carrie tied for the team lead in tackles and took part in the Browns' three-sack performance by getting to Drew Brees for his first sack of his career. The 28-year-old was signed to a four-year deal this offseason and is expected to play a significant role in 2018.
Garrett had his way with the Steelers' offensive line by continually pressuring Ben Roethlisberger, which resulted in two strip sacks by the defensive end. If Garrett continues to be this dominant, it's only a matter of time before he's one of the best pass rushers in the game and an absolute force in IDP leagues.
Despite passing his physical and being activated from the PUP list in late July, it appears Thomas is not yet ready to test the issue in a game setting. If he's able to practice throughout the next week, the rookie defensive end -- who's expected to compete for a rotational role -- could make his preseason debut next Friday against the Bills.
Coley has been dealing with a high-ankle sprain since Aug. 2 and was originally considered as a long-shot to play in Week 1, though his return to practice -- albeit in a limited capacity -- boosts his odds to be on the field this Sunday versus the Steelers.
Louis' placement on IR comes as no surprise after it was announced he needed surgery on his neck. His 2018 season comes to an end early on. He'll be looking to recover and return to action in 2019.
Coming off a team-leading 144-tackle season in 2017, Schobert continued his productive ways Sunday and -- coming as no surprise -- once again paced the Browns in tackles. There's no reason this won't be a trend all season long. Next up for the Wisconsin product is a tough matchup with the Saints' high-octane offense.
Peppers was heavily involved on both defense and special teams, and seemed more comfortable than he was as a rookie, when the 2017 first-rounder averaged less than 3.5 tackles per game. Look for him to continue in the starting lineup going forward in addition to seeing reps as a return man.
Burgess did not play in Week 1 due to a concussion, but will now step in and be tasked with a large portion of stopping Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans rushing attack. He'll be replacing a quality IDP option in Kirksey, so even if Burgess can muster a fraction of Kirksey's production, he'll be a reasonable fantasy option in deeper formats.
Watford will attempt to latch on with Cleveland as a reserve lineman after being cut by the Bears just a couple of days ago, but he won't have much time to make an impression before the Browns have to whittle down their roster.
Harrison faces a difficult task Sunday, as he not only is projected to start his first career game, but also faces the challenge of filling the shoes of 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas at left tackle. The rookie will look to effectively handle T.J. Watt and the Steelers' pass rush.
Willies exited a rookie training camp practice last week with cramps, but he's apparently no worse for wear. The undrafted rookie out of Iowa is competing for a roster spot as a depth receiver and special teams player.
David Njoku continues to see the majority of targets at tight end, as Fells now has three receptions on three targets for 27 yards this season. Primarily a run blocker, the veteran isn't likely to play a major fantasy role anytime soon.
Stanton is the No. 3 quarterback in Cleveland, and the relative health of the team means a few healthy players need to be sidelined. Stanton isn't likely to see the field much this season, barring injury to Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield.
Vitale, who missed roughly a month of practice due to an unspecified calf injury, is likely stuck on IR through the end of the league year unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
You can't have a much better NFL debut than Ward, especially considering the fourth overall pick was matched up with Antonio Brown for the majority of the afternoon. He is the youngest player to record two interceptions in NFL history, but the rookie was more focused on the play that got away from him in the contest -- a 22-yard touchdown pass to Brown. "You always go into a game expecting to win," the cornerback said, "so it's frustrating." The gauntlet of talented receivers continues for Ward this Sunday, where he will match up with fellow Buckeye Michael Thomas.
Collins' availability for the start of training camp suggests he's back to full health after tearing the MCL in his right knee last November. A key cog among the defensive front seven, Collins should be one of the leaders for the unit in 2018.
Though the knee injury he picked up in Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Saints didn't force an early exit, Landry's practice reps could be capped throughout the week with the Browns facing a quick turnaround between games. Even if he remains limited in Wednesday's session, there's a good chance Landry will be cleared to play Thursday against the Jets. Through his first two games with Cleveland, Landry has served as the team's unquestioned top target, hauling in 12 receptions for 175 yards.
McKinnon landed on the Cowboys' injured reserve list prior to his rookie campaign in 2016, so the 24-year-old out of Florida International has yet to play a down in the NFL. He'll look to catch on with another team in hopes of providing depth in the secondary.
With Josh Gordon (hamstring) no longer a part of Cleveland's plans, Callaway drew the start opposite of Jarvis Landry against the Saints and made a memorable impression in his first NFL start. With just over a minute left in regulation, Tyrod Taylor hit Callaway for a 47-yard touchdown to give Cleveland the lead. It remains to be seen how involved Callaway will be going forward, however, as Rashard Higgins saw seven targets Sunday and dominated the snap count over the rookie in Week 1. Nonetheless, Callaway has the higher ceiling and could be a hot commodity on waivers this week.
Charles, who was a fourth-round selection by the Bengals in 2012, appeared in five games with the Chiefs last season, hauling in two passes for 53 yards on two targets. He'll add depth at tight end during training camp, as the team needed another body at the position following Seth DeValve's recent thigh injury.
Coach Hue Jackson said he's, "going to put the best five players out there" on the offensive line, and while Bitonio has started at left guard in all 47 games in which he has appeared, the Browns are confident he can smoothly make the transition. Shon Coleman had been practicing at left tackle since training camp began but was demoted to the second team after struggling, and Greg Robinson (concussion) has been sidelined since the second day of practice. General Manager John Dorsey will continue to look at outside options to fill the left tackle role, but, for now, Bitonio will be the guy. Rookie Austin Corbett is projected to take Bitonio's place at left guard.
DeValve was sidelined during Week 2's game, and has yet to participate in practice this week. It's unlikley that DeValve will play against the Jets on Thursday, so Orson Charles should serve as Cleveland's No. 3 tight end behind David Njoku and Darren Fells.
Njoku was targeted seven times for the second consecutive week, though the tight end again failed to do much with his plethora of looks. His longest catch went for eight yards and he seems to be just a short-yardage option, despite his athletic ability to get down the field. More targets could be coming Njoku's way to make up for Josh Gordon's (hamstring) absence.
Smith logged 57 snaps on defense Week 1 against the Steelers and was able to turn that into three tackles (one solo). Ogbah still played 27 snaps in that outing, so look for Smith's workload to increase slightly.
Mayfield played the entire first half and led the Browns to 17 points on five drives. He completed 35 of 61 passes (57.4 percent) for 501 yards (8.2 YPA) this preseason, with two touchdowns, an interception and 11 carries for 34 yards. Tyrod Taylor will get the Week 1 start, but Mayfield's solid work in August may leave the 29-year-old on a short leash.
Hubbard started just 14 games in a four-year stint with the Steelers, but the Browns hope his arrival will be steady insurance in case 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas (triceps) decides to retire.
Vellejo was recently waived by the Bills as part of roster cutdowns, but he'll now join a Cleveland linebacking corps in need of depth after the release of Mychal Kendricks.
Colquitt, who looks healthy after undergoing a knee procedure this offseason, is competing with Justin Vogel for the punting job in Cleveland. Vogel was the better performer Friday in most punting categories, but this job battle could be far from over.
With the Browns on a short week, there was very little chance Ogbah was going to be able to make a return for Week 3. He is still nursing a sprained left ankle from the season opener, but it looks like the defensive end is making some progress. Look for updates on Ogbah's status to come next week when Cleveland resumes practicing.
Zeitler has been sidelined since the beginning of August with the calf issue, but he appears to be ready well ahead of the regular season. The 28-year-old right guard should be ready to break in his five-year, $60 million contract with the Browns come Week 1.
Boddy-Calhoun only managed two limited practices this week, which weren't enough for the Browns to sign off on the cornerback returning from a two-game absence. It's expected that Mike Jordan will serve as the Browns' No. 3 corner with Boddy-Calhoun sidelined again.
Kindred held down the starting job at strong safety throughout the 2017 season, but Peppers is expected to see an expanded role in his second year as a pro. Training camp and the preseason will likely decide which of the two opens the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense, but both figure to have a key role in coordinator Gregg Williams' retooled unit this season.
Regardless of Monday's practice, coach Hue Jackson said Joel Bitonio remains the team's starting left tackle, and that the team was just working on different offensive-line combinations. Robinson is still expected to begin the season in a reserve lineman role.
Kalis was waived by the Colts due to injury in 2017 and was picked up by the Redskins before their last regular-season game. Kalis is still fighting for a spot on Washington's final roster heading into the 2018 season.
Rice is entering his fourth year in the NFL but didn't appear in a regular-season game in 2017, though he did spend time on the Colts' practice squad during the second half of the season. He slots in as the 10th member of the Browns' current cornerback corps and faces an uphill battle to secure a roster spot in advance of the 2018 campaign.
Wilson, a 2017 fourth-round selection, will miss his second consecutive season after requiring surgery Tuesday to repair a torn left patellar tendon. Even if Wilson returns to full strength for the start of the Browns' offseason program next spring, missing two years of development time could hurt his chances of winning a roster spot.
Though Antonio Callaway drew the start Sunday, Higgins saw three more targets than the rookie and seemed to be favored by quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Higgins figures to play a prominent role in Cleveland's offense now that Josh Gordon is no longer in the picture, so performances like this could become the norm for the 23-year-old. Jarvis Landry is still expected to get the bulk of the targets, but Higgins -- a former fifth-round draft choice -- could be in line to finally have a breakout season.