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12:10pm EDT 10/5/20

The Browns are placing RB Nick Chubb on IR with his MCL injury, HC Kevin Stefanski said Monday. That knocks Chubb out for at least the next 3 games, but it sounds like it might be longer. "It's a several week injury. We do expect him back this year," Stefanski said. Chubb is worth stashing on fantasy benches. His absence leaves Kareem Hunt as Cleveland's lead back -- and a RB1 in fantasy. D'Ernest Johnson played well with Chubb sidelined yesterday, carrying 13 times for 95 yards. But we're not expecting him to play such a large role going forward. Remember that Hunt was playing through a groin injury in Dallas. Johnson is still worth a speculative stash in deeper leagues, though.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Browns doctors expect Chubb to miss about 6 weeks.

Browns RB Nick Chubb suffered a right knee injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game in Dallas. He was in obvious pain but was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. We'll update Chubb's status as soon as we know more.

Update: Chubb has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Browns DE Olivier Vernon (abdomen) and CB Denzel Ward (groin) are active for today's game against the Cowboys. Neither is a high-level IDP option. Ward could be busy, though, against Dallas' high-powered pass offense. Cleveland is expected to start CB Terrance Mitchell opposite Ward, in place of the inactive Greedy Williams (shoulder).

Buffalo
11:10am EDT 10/4/20

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. That leaves Hunt as a risk/reward Week 4 fantasy play.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is expected to play against the Cowboys today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hunt only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don't expect him to be at 100%. That obviously adds risk to his fantasy profile, but upside remains in what figures to be a high-scoring game in Dallas.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. We’re expecting Hunt to play at less than 100% on Sunday, adding some risk to his fantasy profile.

Browns WR Odell Beckham (back) isn’t listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He was added on Thursday and limited in practice but returned to a full workout on Friday. OBJ brings extra upside this week with Cleveland likely to chuck it more as they try to keep up with the Cowboys.

Browns WR Odell Beckham was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a back issue. We don't have any other details right now. We'll see what OBJ is able to do in Friday's practice.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. His injury reportedly isn't serious, but he appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Cowboys. We'll see if he's able to get on the field tomorrow.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt was held out of Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. HC Kevin Stefanski labeled him “day to day.” Hunt was able to finish last week's win over Washington, so we're tentatively expecting him to play vs. Dallas on Sunday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Browns LB Mack Wilson is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. If he plays, it would be his season debut after missing the 1st 2 weeks with the hyperextended knee he suffered early in training camp. Even if Wilson is active, he'd make for a shaky IDP option. Wilson fill-in Jacob Phillips (knee) is out for the 2nd straight game. CB Greedy Williams (shoulder) has also been ruled out for the 3rd straight game. Fellow starting CB Denzel Ward (groin) is questionable. Ward came down with the injury in Thursday's practice and then sat out Friday, so he looks like a big question mark for the game. His absence would enhance the matchup for Washington lead WR Terry McLaurin. Cleveland has also ruled out DE Olivier Vernon (abdomen), and replacement Adrian Clayborn (hip) is questionable. Clayborn put in just a limited workout Friday after missing the previous 2 days.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that QB Nick Mullens will start Sunday's game against the Giants. QB Jimmy Garoppolo's status for Week 4 and beyond remains uncertain with that high-ankle sprain. Mullens played well in 8 starts back in 2018, but he's just a lower-end QB2 for Week 3.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that QB Nick Mullens "most likely" will start against the Giants this weekend. QB Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't been ruled out with his high-ankle sprain just yet, but it sounds like he'll miss at least 1 game. Mullens was solid in 8 starts back in 2018, completing 64% of his passes, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and averaging 285 yards and 1.6 TDs per game. He's just a QB2 in fantasy but should be able to keep this offense on schedule.

Browns LB Mack Wilson returned to practice Monday for the 1st time since hyperextending a knee on Aug. 18. "To see him back out there was really outstanding," HC Kevin Stefanski said, according to Browns Wire. "He brings energy." Expect Wilson to return to the starting lineup as soon as he's ready. We'll see how quickly he can get back to full-time snaps. He sports the most IDP upside among Browns LBs. CB Greedy Williams (shoulder) and CB Kevin Johnson (lacerated liver) also returned to practice Monday. Neither had taken the field since suffering injuries in August. Williams should reclaim his starting spot opposite Denzel Ward as soon as he's ready. Johnson was expected to serve as the team's 3rd corner. Neither will be much of an IDP option, but their returns should help Cleveland's defense overall.

Browns WR Jarvis Landry is active for tonight's game against the Bengals. Go ahead and use him as planned in your fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) is expected to play against the Bengals tonight. Landry is officially questionable, but Pelissero reports that his Tuesday absence from practice and limited participation Wednesday were "a precaution." We'll confirm Landry's status tonight, but plan to have him available for your fantasy lineup.

Browns WR Jarvis Landry is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Bengals. After missing Tuesday's practice with a hip issue, Landry returned to a limited workout Wednesday. We'll check his status when the inactives come out Thursday evening. We'd have trouble sitting an active Landry, though.

Browns WR Jarvis Landry did not practice Tuesday and was listed with a hip injury. That’s the area, of course, in which Landry has surgery late this offseason. We’ll see whether this was just a maintenance day in a short week. Cleveland hosts the Bengals on Thursday night

Buffalo
2:09pm EDT 9/14/20

The Browns have placed TE David Njoku on IR with a knee injury. He's out for at least the next 3 weeks. Njoku played 23% of the offensive snaps and saw 3 targets in the opener, so his absence is a slight boost for TE Austin Hooper.

The Browns and RB Kareem Hunt have agreed to a 2-year, $13.25 million extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Hunt is now locked up in Cleveland for the next 3 seasons. That, unfortunately, puts a cap on his fantasy ceiling playing alongside Nick Chubb, who's signed through 2021.

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