Browns name Brian Hoyer starting quarterback

The Cleveland Browns have announced that Brian Hoyer will be their starting quarterback. Neither Hoyer nor rookie Johnny Manziel has looked sharp in the preseason, but the move makes sense.

He was the clear leader from the beginning,” [coach Mike] Pettine said. “We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room.”

Assuming that Josh Gordon's season-long suspension is upheld, the Browns have one of the league's worst receiving corps sans Gordon.

Tight end Jordan Cameron should lead the team in receiving, but Andrew Hawkins could be a productive late-round option, especially in PPR formats, and Charles Johnson is a nice sleeper in dynasty (and really deep) leagues.

Opening the season against the Steelers, Saints and Ravens before their Week 4 bye (all NFL bye weeks), the Browns will be underdogs in all three of those games.

Especially if they begin the season with an 0-3 record, it wouldn't be a huge shock if the team decided to make a quarterback switch after their bye if that's the case.

DraftKings: Open an account and get a 100% deposit bonus (up to $600).






Check Out the Most Recent Posts on The Daily Blitz

FREE Week 9 Fantasy Football Contest: Win Our Shirt Oct 27, 2014
Jeremy Maclin sets career high with 187 yards and two TDs Oct 26, 2014
Sammy Watkins finishes with 157 yards and a TD Oct 26, 2014
Denard Robinson goes over 100 yards in second consecutive game Oct 26, 2014
Arian Foster rushes for 151 yards, scores three times Oct 26, 2014
Matt Forte racks up 168 YFS and a TD in blowout loss Oct 26, 2014
Rob Gronkowski finishes with 9/149/3 vs. Bears Oct 26, 2014
Tom Brady throws for 354 yards and 5 TDs Oct 26, 2014
Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Beazley Oct 25, 2014
Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Yanotchko Oct 25, 2014


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://eatdrinkandsleepfootball.com/blog-mt/mt-tb.fcgi/5018

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)






Our FREE Week 9 Fantasy Football Contest
Want to win one of our site's t-shirts for free?

>> Enter our free Week 9 contest.

(Spots in the contest are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis up until kickoff on Sunday.)