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Coach Mike Pettine hasn’t closed the book on the competition that has captivated Cleveland and the NFL, despite naming Brian Hoyer the starter for Monday in Washington.
"All of our options are still on the table," Pettine said Friday regarding a Week 1 starter.
Captivated? Come on. That has to be a beat writer word there. While the novelty of Johnny Manziel is still there to a certain extent, the knowledgeable football fan and savvy fantasy owner know a bunch of lip service is what's coming out of Cleveland right now. With such limited complementary personnel, the Browns have no intention of throwing Johnny Football to the wolves. At least not in the first few weeks of the season. Maybe there's a quarterback change later on down the road, but only if Hoyer gets hurt or plays so poorly that a change is immediately warranted. Then, of course, there's Rex Grossman now, so that further complicates the situation.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Nationals 2-1 win over the Cubs on Monday.
Ramos hit his third home run of the season on Monday to go with a .285 average, 13 runs and 21 RBI. Health has been Ramos’s biggest hindrance so far in his career as he has appeared in more than 100 games just once since he entered the league in 2010 but that has not stopped the production as he has hit 10+ home runs three times since 2011 and boasts a per 162 average of 22 home runs and 87 RBI which would make him one of the top offensive catchers in baseball. Ramos owners should keep their fingers crossed that this is the year he plays a full season as they will likely end up with one of the top catchers in fantasy. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba