Brandon Weeden, QB, Cleveland Browns
School: Oklahoma State
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
The Cleveland Browns rolled the dice on a late-20’s quarterback out of Oklahoma State in Brandon Weeden during last year’s NFL draft in hopes that they could go against the grain and find a bargain to lead their offense into battle. While he wasn’t overly impressive, he did put up almost 3,500 all-purpose yards while tossing 14 touchdowns, which is nearly a 1 per game average. Definitely not great numbers by any means, but for a rookie, pretty solid. Unfortunately for him, the Cleveland brass didn’t like everything that they saw with him in 2012 and they are hoping that he shows a bit more fire in wanting to become the man who the organization leans on for the next several years this off season.
Whether that happens or not really won’t affect his fantasy football ranking much though. All that he really provides is nothing more than a stop-gap possibility for your lineup if you are in a real pinch during a bye-week. Other than that, he shouldn’t be drafted in any fantasy format beyond the really extreme, deep leagues.