- FirstEnergy Stadium
- Head Coach
- Freddie Kitchens
- Offensive Coordinator
- Todd Monken
- Defensive Coordinator
- Steve Wilks
- Special Teams Coach
- Mike Priefer
- Defensive Scheme
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been showing more explosiveness at organized team activities this week. He led the Browns in receiving touchdowns and finished third in yards in his rookie season in 2018, so there is plenty of upside remaining. He was a fourth-round pick in 2017 but missed the entire season. The Browns offense should be much more explosive this year with the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., but that might also hurt Callaway's upside in this offense. Callaway finished with 43 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns in 2018. The 22-year-old is certainly worth a late-round flier for receiver depth, but his ups and downs could continue this season.
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, the team's third-round pick, has drawn comparisons to former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who rushed for 1,327 yards and caught 53 passes as a rookie when Matt Nagy was the offensive coordinator for Kansas City in 2017. Montgomery should have a sizeable role in his rookie season and excels at catching passes out of the backfield. Expect Nagy to utilize Montgomery often in 2019 alongside Mike Davis and Tarik Cohen. Montgomery has a good chance to be one of the more productive rookie running backs for fantasy owners.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is believed to be interested in trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy following the draft. He led Tampa in quarterback hits (21) last year, and the Buccaneers could use running back Duke Johnson, who has requested a trade out of Cleveland. McCoy, 31, was the third overall pick in 2010 and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He had six sacks while playing 70 percent of Tampa's defensive downs (732 overall). With one year left on his deal, McCoy is set to make $13 million in 2019. Tampa spent their first five picks of the draft bolstering their defense.
The Cleveland Browns traded up with the Colts and selected Louisiana State cornerback Greedy Williams with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. At this point in the second round, this represents pretty good value for one of the best cornerback prospects in the draft. Williams is tall and athletic and has great instincts against the pass, but he'll need to improve against the run in order to become a complete player for Cleveland. He has the speed to stay with anyone on the sidelines.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said that running back Duke Johnson is "a member of this organization moving forward," and head coach Freddie Kitchens believes Johnson is a vital part of the offense. Johnson's trade request doesn't change anything, as of now. Cleveland would likely trade Johnson if they got the right offer, but it doesn't appear they're motivated to move him right now, especially with Kareem Hunt suspended for the first half of the season. The 25-year-old fell out of favor when Kitchens took over the offense last year and finished with a career-low 40 carries for 201 yards and no touchdowns on the ground. He also had a career-low 47 receptions for 429 yards and three scores. There could be a pass-catching role for Johnson behind Nick Chubb in the first half of the year if he stays in Cleveland, but fantasy owners probably won't take the bait.