Corey Coleman Injury Updates

Giants WR Corey Coleman will miss the entire 2019 season after tearing his ACL in Thursday's practice. The former 1st-rounder was the favorite for #3 duties but will now hit free agency in 2020 coming off a serious injury. Rookie Darius Slayton, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard will now duke it out for that #3 WR job. None is worth a pick in fantasy drafts.

The Bills announced Sunday night that they've acquired WR Corey Coleman from the Browns for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman lost 13 games to injury over his 2 seasons in Cleveland after arriving as a 1st-round pick. Coleman dealt with weak QB play while posting a 42.7% catch rate and just-OK 12.8 yards per catch. In Buffalo, he should compete for the #2 WR role behind Kelvin Benjamin, who will hit unrestricted free agency in the spring. Zay Jones, a 2017 second-round pick, and veteran journeyman Jeremy Kerley figure to supply the primary competition. Coleman remains signed through 2019, with a team option for 2020.

Browns WR Antonio Callaway is back on the field after missing most of the spring with a groin injury. And he's been impressing. Callaway "tore up the defensive backs in 1-on-1 drills" on Thursday, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. He "looked fast and healthy." Callaway lasted into the 4th round of this year's draft due largely to character concerns. Some had him pegged as a 2nd-round talent. Cabot believes the rookie could push Corey Coleman for his spot on the depth chart. That battle becomes more and more interesting the longer Josh Gordon is away from the team.

Browns WR Antonio Callaway missed 7 of 12 offseason practices with a groin injury, per beat writer Nate Ulrich. He should be back at full health by the time Cleveland opens up training camp on July 26. The rookie will spend camp battling Corey Coleman for the #3 role behind Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry. Callaway will be given a chance to earn return duties, too.

X-rays confirmed that Browns WR Corey Coleman broke his hand in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. We haven't seen a timetable for return yet, but Coleman missed 6 weeks with the same injury last year. Expect something similar this time around. He could re-emerge as a fantasy asset over the 2nd half of the season but is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Coleman's injury is theoretically a big opportunity for Kenny Britt, but he's been invisible through 2 games. WR Rashard Higgins led the team with 11 targets, 7 catches and 95 yards in Week 2. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.

Browns WR Corey Coleman is dealing with a "sore hamstring," a source tells insider Mary Kay Cabot. It's in addition to the injury Coleman suffered in an OTA workout last week. The hamstring is particularly worrisome, though. Coleman was redshirted as a freshman at Baylor because of hamstring trouble, missed 3 games with a hamstring injury in 2014 and sat out the first 2 preseason games last year with a bum hammy. He also played through a groin injury in 2015 that eventually required sports hernia surgery. Durability is a real concern here. Coleman will be held out of the rest of spring workouts but is tentatively expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

The Browns might hold WR Corey Coleman out of action until training camp begins after a recent fall while going for a pass in an OTA practice, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. "Right now I'm going to keep him out for a little while and again, that was a tough spill for him,'' said Jackson. "A little tougher than I thought but he's making his way through. You know Corey. He wants to be back out there right now but I just think now is the time if a guy is kind of banged up a little bit to make sure they take care of him so that we get him back for training camp." It's not yet clear what kind of injury Coleman might be dealing with, but it also doesn't seem too worrisome for now. We'll keep an eye out for any updates as OTAs pass and we get closer to camp.

Browns WR Corey Coleman (hand) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's set to play against the Cowboys on Sunday after missing the past 6 weeks. Coleman racked up 173 yards and 2 scores in Cleveland's first 2 games, but those came with QBs Robert Griffin and Josh McCown. He'll be catching passes from Cody Kessler this weekend. Coleman is a risk/reward WR3.

Browns WR Corey Coleman broke his hand during Wednesday's practice. "The injury is being further evaluated in order to determine when he will return to play," the team said in a statement. Coleman will visit a specialist on Thursday to determine treatment and a timetable for return, per insider Nate Ulrich, but expect him to miss at least 4 weeks. His effectiveness beyond this will be in question considering a hand is pretty important to a WR. Whenever Coleman returns, he'll be vying for targets with WR Josh Gordon. And who knows who Cleveland's QB will be at that point. The rookie isn't a must-hold in leagues of 12 or fewer teams.

Browns WR Corey Coleman is “officially over” his hamstring injury, per team insider Tony Grossi. Coleman missed the 1st two preseason games, but he’ll suit up for Friday’s matchup with Tampa Bay. For now, he's a fringe WR3 with the upside for more.

The Browns are expected to sit WR Corey Coleman, as well as WR Josh Gordon, in their 2nd preseason game, according to Cleveland.com. Coleman has dealt with a minor hamstring injury in camp, though he returned from it this week. Consider this a precautionary move rather than reason for concern -- with both players. (Gordon just began practicing earlier this week.) We'd like to see Coleman get on the field for at least 1 exhibition, though that won't be a sticking point for his fantasy football outlook.

The Browns selected WR Corey Coleman with the 15th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Coleman isn’t a flawless prospect. He dropped 11% of his catchable targets the past 2 seasons, dealt with hamstring and hernia injuries and is coming from a spread, college-style offense. But Coleman put up massive numbers at Baylor, totaling 138 catches, 2,482 yards (18.0 YPC) and 31 TDs over the last 2 years. His 20 scores this past season led the nation and were the 9th most in NCAA history. He was a unanimous All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in college football. Coleman goes just 5’11, 194 pounds but plays bigger thanks to an elite 40.5-inch vertical. He clocked a 4.37-second 40 time at his Pro Day and earned a SPARQ score in the 94th percentile among WRs. From a size and movement standpoint, Coleman reminds us of Odell Beckham. He stands a good chance to emerge as Cleveland’s #1 WR this season. His 2016 fantasy production will hinge largely on what kind of QB play the Browns get. In dynasty rookie drafts, Coleman should be in the mix for the #2 overall spot.

Check out our scouting report on Coleman.

 
 
 

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