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Browns QB Baker Mayfield left Sunday's game against the Seahawks to get an x-ray on his left hip. He was able to return but was clearly operating at less than 100% the rest of the way. We'll keep an eye on this, but Mayfield and the Browns get a well-timed Week 7 bye.

Browns starting CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are inactive for today's game against the Seahawks. That marks the 4th straight game both players will have missed with hamstring injuries.

Browns CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with their hamstring injuries. Both players missed the past 3 contests, but both also returned to limited practices this week. Neither should be in your IDP plans even if active.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. But HC Freddie Kitchens wouldn't say whether Higgins will play against the Seahawks on Sunday, according to insider Scott Petrak. Higgins operated as Cleveland's #3 WR in Week 1, but WR Antonio Callaway is in the mix now. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are the only Browns who should be in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins is inactive for tonight's game against the 49ers. It marks the 4th straight game he will have missed because of his knee injury. We'll see whether Antonio Callaway can wrest #3 WR duties from Damion Ratley in his return from a 4-game league drug suspension.

Browns CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams will miss their 3rd straight games. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries and have yet to return to practice since going down. S Morgan Burnett is returning, though. He's active after missing the past 2 contests with a quad injury.

The Browns might get S Morgan Burnett back for Monday night's game against the 49ers. Burnett returned to limited practices Thursday and Friday and then a full workout Saturday, coming off 2 games lost to a quad injury. He's officially questionable. If you're looking to use him in your IDP lineup, make sure Jermaine Whitehead is available as a fallback. CBs Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward are also questionable again with hamstring injuries. Neither has returned to practice yet, though, after missing the past 2 contests. Expect both to miss another game.

Browns WR Jarvis Landry has cleared the concussion protocol, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. Barring a setback, Landry will play against the 49ers on Monday night. He's coming off a big 8-167 line but totaled just 10 catches for 161 scoreless yards over the first 3 games. Landry remains a WR3 in fantasy lineups.

Browns WR Jarvis Landry sustained a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Ravens. It ended a huge afternoon for Landry: 8 catches for 167 yards. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week.

As expected, Browns CB Denzel Ward (hamstring), SS Morgan Burnett (quad) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) are out for today's game against the Ravens. That's good news for WR Marquise Brown, QB Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore TEs.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Ravens. Damion Ratley will again serve as Cleveland's #3 WR.

The Browns have listed SS Morgan Burnett (quad), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. All 3 players missed the entire practice week, though, after sitting out last Sunday night's game against the Rams. We'd be surprised if any plays. Cleveland did, at least, get FS Damarious Randall back from his concussion. He practiced in full all week and didn't even appear on the final injury report. The situation of the secondary adds upside to Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson and WR Marquise Brown.

The Browns list WR Rashard Higgins (knee) as questionable for this weekend's game against the Ravens. He didn't practice on Thursday or Friday, though, so we're not expecting him to play. That'd again leave Damion Ratley as Cleveland's #3 WR.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Rams. Damion Ratley operated as Cleveland’s #3 WR with Higgins out last week.

The Browns will face the Rams tonight without their top 4 DBs. FS Damarious Randall was ruled out early as he continues to recover from a concussion that also cost him Week 2. SS Morgan Burnett (quad), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) all entered the day questionable but looked unlikely to play. The situation certainly helps the fantasy outlook for Rams QB Jared Goff and his pass-catchers.

The Browns have placed LB Christian Kirksey on IR with his chest injury. Kirksey is reportedly still getting opinions on how to treat the injury, which is believed to be a torn pectoral muscle

The Browns could be without their entire starting secondary for Sunday night's game against the Rams. They've already ruled out FS Damarious Randall for the 2nd straight game with a concussion. SS Morgan Burnett is questionable with the quad injury that knocked him out of last Monday's game. He missed practice all week. Starting CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams each got added to the injury report Thursday with hamstring issues that kept them out of Friday's practice. IDP owners should plan on using none of these players for Week 3. The whole situation, meanwhile, can only improve the fantasy outlook for Rams QB Jared Goff and his receivers. Eric Murray and Jermaine Whitehead would be the starting safeties here, while Terrance Mitchell, T.J. Carrie and Tavierre Thomas look like the top 3 corners if Ward and Williams sit.

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Browns TE David Njoku has been placed on IR with his broken wrist. That knocks him out for at least the next 8 weeks. Njoku can be dropped in fantasy leagues without an IR spot. Demetrius Harris should get the 1st shot to step in as Cleveland's lead pass-catching TE and is at least worth an add in FFPC leagues. TE Ricky Seals-Jones is also on the Browns' roster.

Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He figures to step back in as Cleveland’s #2 RB but isn’t a fantasy option.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. We’ll look for an update on his status on Sunday morning, but you shouldn’t be waiting on Higgins.

 
 
 

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