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WR Corey Coleman - Cleveland Browns

5-11, 194Born: 7-6-1994College: BaylorDrafted: Round 1, pick 15

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 11): Coleman is becoming a stronger play with Josh Gordon on the other side to draw coverage and attention. He'll be worth a WR3/Flex look against Baltimore and Chicago the next two weeks.

Week 15: vs Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Good matchup. DeShone Kizer this year has been hit or miss and the first three quarters last week against the Packers might have been the best three quarters he has played all season. Kizer threw for 3 touchdowns while completing 71.4% of his passes on the day, but when it came to the fourth quarter he simply fell apart throwing two critical interceptions which ultimately cost the Browns the game. Josh Gordon continues to show that he is the best receiver on this team as he has led the Browns in receiving yards for both of his two games back and appears to give some stability to this pass offense that was seeking another playmaker alongside Corey Coleman. The Baltimore Ravens are desperately missing cornerback Jimmy Smith who is out due to a suspension. This is a secondary that was exposed last week by the Steelers giving up 506 yards and two touchdowns passing to the Steelers. With the suspension, to Smith, Maurice Canady and rookie Marlon Humphrey have been asked to play more. Humphrey did a great job last week primarily defending Martavis Bryant will likely be matched up against Corey Coleman this week, while Josh Gordon gets the opportunity to go up against the Ravens weakest cornerback in Brandon Carr. This could be a tremendous matchup for Gordon to have a breakout game.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 vs JAX 51 0 0 0 11 6 80 0 0 8
12 at CIN 63 0 0 0 8 3 64 0 0 6.4
13 at LAC 51 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
14 vs GB 39 0 0 0 6 5 62 1 0 12.2
15 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
15 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
15 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 14 vs GB (6 / 5 / 62 / 1 rec)

Coleman bounced back from a zero-catch game in Week 13, hauling in a two-yard touchdown and operating well opposite Josh Gordon. In the second quarter, he made a great diving catch on a low ball to pick up 20 yards. He followed that up with an 18-yard catch that brought the Browns down to the Green Bay seven yard line. Coleman was wide open as he found a soft spot in the Green Bay zone. His two-yard touchdown catch came in the third quarter. He was double covered but still managed to make the catch in the end zone before taking a big hit and holding onto the ball.

2017 Week 13 vs LAC (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Whether it be due to the return of Josh Gordon or the tough matchup against an excellent Chargers secondary, Coleman was held without a catch for the first time in his short NFL career. The second-year receiver had a few chances to get on the stat sheet throughout the game but just couldn't do much. He actually caught a ball for no-gain during the first quarter but the play was nullified by an illegal formation penalty on the offense. He later drew a deep shot down the field but the ball was thrown too close to the sideline. In the fourth quarter, Coleman was able to help his offense by drawing a 24-yard pass interference penalty against the defense. Hopefully Coleman will eventually benefit from the return of Gordon as defenses shift their attention toward him.

2017 Week 12 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)

Coleman got off to a nice start against the Bengals, hauling in a 44-yard pass on his team's second offensive possession. He burned the defender down the sideline and pulled in the easy grab. He saw another target in the second quarter but the pass was a bit high and was broken up by the defender. Later in the second quarter, Coleman caught a ball in the red zone, picking up eight yards to bring the Browns down to the Cincinnati three-yard line. The second half of the game wasn't as kind to Coleman as he committed a brutal drop in the end zone during the third quarter. Quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a perfect pass to Coleman in the middle of the end zone but Coleman bobbled the ball and allowed it to slip through his hands for an incompletion. It should have been a 29-yard receiving touchdown for him. Kizer later went back to Coleman in the third, overthrowing him on a deep target down the right sideline.

2017 Week 11 vs JAX (11 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec)

Coleman made his first appearance on the field since breaking his hand back in Week 2. He looked excellent, leading the Browns in targets, receptions, and yardage against an elite Jaguars secondary. He did most of his damage on short and intermediate routes but his presence instantly injected some life into a Cleveland receiving corps that had been struggling throughout the season. Kizer looked Coleman's way early and often, which bodes well for Coleman's rest of season outlook, especially in less foreboding matchups.

2017 Week 2 vs BAL (7 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Coleman had a tough day. Despite being second on the team with seven targets, he wound up with just one catch. He then was forced to leave the game with 13:15 remaining after coming down hard on his right hand following an in-air collision with a Baltimore defender. There's concern that he may have broken his hand on the play. That would be the same hand that he broke in 2016, which cause him to miss six games. Coleman's only catch came in the first quarter on a short pass. He thought he had a catch in the second quarter but it was ruled incomplete. The Browns challenged the call on the field, but the play was upheld. He saw an end zone target from Kevin Hogan in the third quarter but the pass was overthrown. He was closely covered on the play.

2017 Week 1 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 53 / 1 rec)

Coleman and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer continue to show nice chemistry together. Coleman and Kizer hooked up for several completions, including an impressive back-shoulder catch in the third quarter. Coleman also had what would have been a big gain erased by a pass interference penalty against the defense. Coleman did notch a receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter on a short-slant from three yards out. He took a huge hit at the goal line but was able to hold on for the score.

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Latest News

Browns | Corey Coleman posts 62 yards, TD (Sun Dec 10, 07:19 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman finished with five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers on his six targets.

Our View: Coleman came alive in this one and showed that he and Josh Gordon can present a very difficult task for defenses next year. He's still only a desperation play against the Ravens next week.
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