Last resort: The Browns lost in embarrassing fashion at home to the Jaguars in Week 13. And while Brandon Weeden made some costly errors, he wasn’t really the main reason they lost this time. Josh Gordon gave Weeden a big assist in his big day, but now Weeden is under concussion protocol, which means it’s very possible the team will start newly acquired QB Alex Tanney, who is better known for his entertaining trick shot mastery than any NFL success. Tanney is the only healthy QB on Cleveland’s roster right now, so if you happen to have any experience playing QB and aren’t predisposed this Sunday. you might want to send your résumé down to the folks in Berea, OH. Anyhow, I’d expect this QB uncertainty to have a huge negative effect on Josh Gordon. Look for his monster streak to taper off this week.
Cutler coming back? Jay Cutler is still dealing with an ankle injury, but he’s optimistic about making his return in Week 14 at home against the Cowboys on Monday night. Josh McCown started yesterday’s overtime loss to the Vikings. Both QBs are worth owning since both can produce effectively when leading the offense. Cutler is still ahead of McCown on the depth chart though, so now it’s just a matter of finding out which QB will get the nod. If you own Cutler and have McCown as a handcuff, congrats — all you need to do is wait to see which player gets the nod. If you own one or the other, stay on high alert in case the guy you own gets passed over.
So hip it hurts: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll declared Percy Harvin was “doubtful” to play on Monday Night Football. Ian Rapoport reports that Harvin had cortisone shots on his ailing hip on Saturday, per a source informed of his health. Harvin views himself as “out” for Monday. Upon hearing this, your first two thoughts were probably to wonder whether the Seahawks rushed Harvin back too early and then whether Harvin will have any fantasy value at all. The answer to ther foirmer question is “it sure looks that way” while the latter is looking more doubtful by the day. I’m starting to think Harvin is a lost cause from a fantasy perspective this year. He made some nice plays against the Vikings, but it just seems like an enormous gamble to keep him on your roster and start him during the upcoming playoffs. If he’s on your bench, fine. But keep scanning the waiver wire for some potentially more productive options.