Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

QB Brian Hoyer - Cleveland Browns

6-2, 215Born: 10-13-1985College: Michigan StateDrafted: ---

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News


Brian Hoyer impressed in very limited action last season. His two full games were outstanding, as he threw for 590 yards and five touchdowns in those games before tearing his ACL early in his third start. Hoyer won the preseason competition with Johnny Manziel and will start Week 1. How long he keeps the job, however, is in doubt. Hoyey is left over from a previous management regime - the same regime that drafted Manziel in the first round. Either quarterback could struggle without Josh Gordon, who was suspended for the entire 2014-15 season. (August 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 34, 26, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 32, 32, 32, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 40, 29, 38, 38, 46

Stats and Projections

2011 NE 3 1 1 22 0 0 4 -3 0
2012 ARI 2 30 53 330 1 2 1 6 0
2013 CLE 3 57 96 615 5 3 6 16 0
2014 PROJ-Dodds 5 81 136 * * * 7 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 7 71 120 * * * 6 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 5 105 183 * * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 4 93 153 * * * 8 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

In Your Leagues

If you were a Footballguys Insider, you would see all sorts of cool info here, like how Brian Hoyer ranks according to YOUR scoring system in ALL YOUR leagues.

All you have to do is enter your email address into the box below and click the "Send Now" button and we'll INSTANTLY send you your login and password. Once you've signed in, you'll get immediate access to the content you were trying to see plus more.

If you're already a Footballguys Insider, you're good to go -- just log in at the top of this page.

Enter Your Email Below To Become An Insider.

Cleveland Browns Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
The Gut Check No.292 - Vets Holding Their Breath
  Matt Waldman - May 4
Coaching Carousel: Kyle Shanahan
  Kyle Wachtel - March 27
The Gut Check No.305: Non-PPR Tiers and Strategy
  Matt Waldman - July 29
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review August 26, 2014
  Mark Wimer - August 26
The New Reality No.25: Preseason Observations Week 2
  Chad Parsons - August 22
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review August 20
  Mark Wimer - August 20
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review August 13
  Mark Wimer - August 13
Player Spotlight: Jordan Cameron
  Jason Wood - August 7
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review August 6, 2014
  Mark Wimer - August 6

Articles from around the web

Preseason Storylines
  John Halpin - August 19
C.J. Spiller hopes to take pressure off EJ Manuel
  Marcas Grant - July 22
Fantasy Power Rankings No. 26 - Cleveland
  Tyler Loechner - July 17
Training Camp Battles: Week in Review, Preseason Week 3
  Dale Lolley - August 26
Fantasy Football: Lions Joique Bell and 49ers Carlos Hyde are Must Own Handcuffs
  Ken Wang - August 26
Fantasy football 2014 draft preview: Players in contract years
  David Gonos - August 22
Training Room: Injury Updates on David Wilson, Broyles, Hoyer, Bradford & Dobson
  Russell Manalastas - July 2
NFL Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Battles
  Andrew Fiorentino - August 15
Key training camp battles to watch closely
  Marcas Grant - June 19
Daily Fantasy Playbook: Quarterback Strategy
  Chris Raybon - August 1

Latest News

Browns | Two-quarterback system? (Tue Aug 26, 09:47 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will open the year as the starter, but when asked about installing a package of plays for QB Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine said that it is tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two quarterbacks.

link to story   

Browns | Johnny Manziel has support (Fri Aug 22, 12:37 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has support from veteran Browns receiver Nate Burleson, who said, 'I'll just say this, Johnny's still the man.' Burleson also noted that he is pleased with head coach Mike Pettine's decision to start QB Brian Hoyer.

Our View: We're sure the rookie has support from other teammates, so this news comes as no surprise. Manziel may begin the season as a backup, but he's going to be the starter eventually. Likely around the halfway point of the season.
link to story   

Browns | Johnny Manziel could play later (Fri Aug 22, 10:17 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play with QB Brian Hoyer in a two-quarterback system later in the season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said a package for Manziel is on the table. Pettine said he didn't anticipate a platoon early in the season. Pettine also made it clear that Hoyer is on a week-to-week trial.

Our View: This Browns QB situation is still a mess. Neither quarterback looked good against Washington last Monday night. Hoyer is the starter, but Manziel could take over after the first month of the season. Using a QBBC during a game doesn't work, and we've got plenty of examples through NFL history (Craig Morton/Roger Staubach, Tommy Maddox/Shawn Moore, etc).
link to story   

Browns | Brian Hoyer named starter (Wed Aug 20, 08:42 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has been named the starting quarterback over QB Johnny Manziel. Head coach Mike Pettine wrote the announcement in an e-mail and said Manziel made great strides, but Hoyer had a decided edge.

Our View: This is not so much because Hoyer was good as it was Manziel not doing the things on and off of the field that would make the Browns feel comfortable starting him week 1. Manziel still has a QB1 ceiling for fantasy when he does take the field, but that might not be until at least October if Hoyer stays healthy.
link to story   

Browns | Johnny Manziel could be facing a fine (Tue Aug 19, 08:49 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could be fined for an obscene gesture he made toward the Washington Redskins' bench in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

link to story   

More News

2014 Schedule

1@ Pittsburgh Steelers
2vs New Orleans Saints
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Tennessee Titans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Jacksonville Jaguars
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens