Overrated and Underrated Cleveland Browns Players Heading Into Fantasy Drafts
The Cleveland Browns are becoming an increasingly intriguing team from both an offensive perspective and equally regarding their players’ fantasy value. Brandon Weeden was arguably the worst quarterback in football this year but in this preseason has performed among the best. Throw in Norv Turner‘s wizardry when he’s confined to solely offensive coordinator, and suddenly the good skill players on The Cleve offense are surging up draft boards.
(The following analysis is based on FantasyPros.com aggregate average draft position drawn from major websites. The first number in parenthesis is ADP overall in a non-PPR format; the second is ADP by position. I am not saying these players will be terrible or amazing, just that I see them significantly outperforming or underperforming their fantasy value at the current ADP.)
Underrated: Greg Little (184, 61), Browns Team Defense (238, 22)
I’ve jumped on the Little ship this offseason (probably not a good name for its fantasy value) and will go down with it if that’s what it takes. Little’s had issues with the dropsies but shored that up over the second half of last season, going eight straight games without a drop despite normal target totals. And the other physical tools are definitely there in my opinion. I would have ranked him among my top 60 receivers and even top 50 for sure. New Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton did wonders with the Cards defense, and should benefit Cleveland in their defensive reformation.
Overrated: Jordan Cameron (131, 14), Josh Gordon (99, 38)
Cameron caught two touchdown passes the other night in preseason action but I’d still honestly take other more “proven they can do it, in bursts” tight ends with upside like Jermichael Finley or Fred Davis. Gordon’s already suspended for two games and is one wrong move away from missing a year. I also am a believer that Little will carve a bigger role during Gordon’s time out.
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