Can Hoyer lead Browns offense?

Browns to start third-string QB: Jason Campbell is second on Cleveland’s depth chart, but head coach Rob Chudzinski has decided to start Brian Hoyer when the Browns take a trip to Minnesota for Week 3. Browns GM Mike Lombardi seems enamored with Hoyer, but even the most incurable optimists will have a difficult time making a case that Hoyer will be a productive fantasy QB this week. The Vikings don’t even have to stuff the box and dare Hoyer to beat them in the air, because Cleveland’s running game hasn’t been productive either. The Browns have one offensive touchdown heading into Week 3. As poorly as Minnesota’s defense has played, that number may not change much after this week.

 

Fleener becomes Colts’ TE1: Starting tight end Duane Allen will head to season-ending IR, which makes Coby Fleener Indy’s primary tight end. And he is someone who is certainly worth picking up in just about every league format. Fleener had five catches for 76 yards and a score last week against Miami. They’ll face a tough Niners defense this week, but Fleener could end up producing another solid fantasy day, even if most of it comes during garbage time.

 

MJD expected to play: It may not matter in the long run, but Maurice Jones-Drew’s injury that he suffered against Oakland in Week 2 doesn’t appear to be serious. The Jacksonville offense will need all the help it can get to keep up with the Seahawks. Not much points to this being a competitive game, so as long as the Jags are going to throw the ball to try and keep up, MJD’s value will likely be reduced. It’s probably best to keep him on your bench this week, as I’m expecting no TDs and a ceiling of about 50 rushing yards.

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