Nate Burleson, WR, Browns: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Nate Burleson, WR, Browns

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #90 288.78 CLE Probable 12 years 32 6'0 198 @Nate13Burleson
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2014 Outlook: Deep-league Only

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Rob Warner

Burleson signed a one-year contract with Cleveland after spending four mediocre years in Detroit. Burleson enters his 12th NFL season and has topped 1,000 yards just once (back in 2004 with Minnesota). The former 2003 third-round pick out of Nevada has 457 catches for 5,630 yards and 43 touchdowns over 135 career regular season games (Minnesota, Seattle and Detroit). He'll be 33 years old when the 2014 season begins and has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. Burleson fractured his left arm in early May (the same arm he broke in a car accident last season while trying to save a pizza from sliding off of his front seat). Despite the open competition for receptions in Cleveland, Hawkins and Austin are better fantasy options.

Latest Update

Jul-28-14 Browns WR Charles Johnson turning heads at camp

Johnson has impressed members of the Browns organization with his size, speed, and knowledge of the team's offense, according to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi. Johnson was signed by the Browns last October from the Packers practice squad. The team later learned that Johnson had suffered a torn ACL. Now rehabilitated, Johnson will seek to join a Cleveland WR corps spread thin by the suspension of Browns WR Josh Gordon.

Fantasy Analysis:

Before the knee injury, the 6'2" Johnson showed 4.38 speed and a 39.5" vertical at his pro day. It appears he has the physical tools to succeed as an NFL receiver. He also rehabbed from his injury with likely starting Browns QB Brian Hoyer, and the two reportedly developed some chemistry working out together. Right now Johnson is somebody who should be on the very remote periphery of your draft radar, as he seeks to make a Browns roster that includes veteran WR Miles Austin and WR Nate Burleson. Johnson is currently ranked 99th among WRs by FFToolbox.com.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/28 - Browns WR Charles Johnson turning heads at camp
7/25 - Browns QB Brian Hoyer expected to be Week 1 starter
7/22 - Charles Johnson is 'most intriguing prospect' among Browns WRs
7/21 - Browns WR Josh Gordon unlikely to be cut

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
15.12 FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
18.07 World Ranked Player #26 - #2 WR is pass happy offense so why not.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
20.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 - The most obvious pick I could make in the 20th round. I actually started considering him a lot earlier than that but am starting to figure out, nobody thinks Nate B has any worth. Count me the opposite. Good offense matched with an opportunity creates late round value. People have anointed Broyles just like last year everyone anointed Titus Young as the Lions #2. Don't sleep on Nate! This is one veteran that can bounce back from injury.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
18.03 FootballDiehards - My "ace in the hole RBs" -- Marcel Reece and Roy Helu are gone so it's time to regroup and look for guys capable of producing in a flex role. Burleson will be healthy and have a role (albeit minor) in one of the league's most prolific passing attacks.
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