Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16: Johnny Manziel disappoints

The rookie couldn’t get anything going Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

The much-heralded debut as Cleveland Browns starting quarterback finally happened for Johnny Manziel Sunday, and he did nothing but disappoint. The quarterback couldn’t get the Browns to even a single point Sunday, as they lost 30-0 to the Buffalo Bills.

Manziel completed 10-of-18 passes Sunday for 80 yards with two interceptions. He also ran the ball five times for 13 yards. The Browns, who started the season 6-3, have lost three in a row and four of five to fall to 7-7 and basically out of any playoff race. The switched quarterbacks, going from Brian Hoyer to Manziel, in that stretch as well.

Fantasy impact: The wise play with Manziel all along was to give him a week to play before buying in in fantasy — there’s a reason the Browns were so loathe to move to Manziel, and we saw a good bit of that reason Sunday, as Manziel was inaccurate in the game and couldn’t get free to use his legs.

One game isn’t a deal-breaker, though, and if you invested in Manziel before Week 15, he should remain rostered in case he realizes some of his upside. Rostered, but not started under any circumstances.

December 15, 2014 by : Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

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