Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi (87) catches a touchdown pass on the final play of the game against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Cleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

Manziel’s one finger salute earned him the ire of the Washington faithful. The Redskins won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins

  1. Inaccuracy was the theme of the game last night for both Cleveland quarterbacks.  Both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer did nothing to establish themselves as the true number one quarterback for this team.  Aside from horrible accuracy,both quarterbacks did not exactly have support from the wide receivers either.  There were a lot of  dropped passes to go with the inaccurate throws.  Both Manziel and Hoyer we’re outplayed by Connor Shaw, as the quarterback race continues for yet another week.
  2. Ben Tate had a decent showing, running for 51 yards on 10 carries. If he can stay healthy, he will put up nice numbers.  Just keep in mind that he is injury prone and has never had a full workload.
  3. DeSean Jackson finally hit the field for the first time as a Redskin and did not disappoint. Jackson ended his night with two receptions for 34 yards and one dropped pass. The crowd roared every time he caught a pass, and he was Robert Griffin III’s  favorite target of the night with three targets.  With Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed in the picture drawing targets, don’t overdraft Jackson expecting him to match last season’s numbers.
  4. Alfred Morris finished with 29 yard on 11 carries, but more importantly he dropped an easy catch in the backfield. He could lose touches to Roy Helu as Jay Gruden loves his running backs to be proficient in the passing game.
  5. Johnny Manziel certainly showed that he has a lot of maturing to do with his ‘one finger salute’ to the Washington sideline.  The NFL is already watching him like a hawk, and I would expect at least a fine to come from this.  This kind of immaturity could land him on the bench at the beginning of the year.
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Tags: Alfred Morris Ben Tate Cleveland Browns Desean Jackson Johnny Manziel Washington Redskins

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