Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 4 Hrs
Hawkins had five receptions on nine targets for a season-high 112 yards in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
It was a big bounce-back performance for Hawkins, who was held without a catch last week. Other than the aforementioned dud in Week 6, Hawkins has been targeted at least nine times in all five games. He'll look to score his first touchdown next week against Oakland at home.
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Hawkins failed to catch a pass on just two targets in Sunday's victory over the Steelers.
Hawkins was held without a catch for the first time this season, and his two targets are also surprisingly low, as he had tallied 41 targets over his previous four games. The Browns held the lead for the majority of Sunday's game, which likely helps explain the lack of significant production in the passing attack. If it's any consolation, no Cleveland receiver other than Jordan Cameron was able to haul in more than two passes. Hawkins will look to bounce back next week against a Jacksonville defense that is ranked dead last in the league in terms of passing yards allowed per game.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 14 Days
Hawkins caught three passes on a team-high nine targets, collecting 27 yards in Sunday's victory over the Titans.
Hawkins remains the go-to option for quarterback Brian Hoyer, but he was unable to do much from an efficiency standpoint Sunday afternoon. Chalk this up as an off-game for the slot receiver, who recorded a season-low in both receptions and yards. Although Hawkins remains a serviceable option in PPR formats, his lack of ability to find the endzone has limited his fantasy value so far in 2014. He should continue to flirt with double-digit targets, however, at least until Josh Gordon returns from suspension.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 28 Days
Hawkins caught seven passes on 10 targets for 87 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Hawkins continues to be the most frequently targeted weapon in the Cleveland offense, and is gradually turning into a worthwhile fantasy commodity, especially in PPR formats. His productivity will likely decline a bit when Josh Gordon returns from suspension, but until then, consider Hawkins as Brian Hoyer's go-to option in the passing game.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 1 Month
Hawkins had six catches on 12 targets for 70 yards Sunday against the Saints.
Hawkins has now been targeted 22 times (14 catches) in two games this season, as he has quickly developed a good chemistry with quarterback Brian Hoyer. He will likely continue to be the most popular receiver until Josh Gordon is reinstated, but that isn't for at least another eight weeks, giving Hawkins plenty of time to provide more value in most PPR leagues.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 1 Month
Hawkins caught eight passes on 10 targets for 87 yards Sunday against the Steelers.
Hawkins led the Browns in targets, receptions and receiving yards, as he tries to help fill the void left by the suspended Josh Gordon, who may actually have a chance to return this season. If Hawkins can keep up the solid target-rate, he could make for a decent PPR play.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 2 Months
Hawkins is listed as the starting wideout in place of Josh Gordon for Thursday's preseason finale, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hawkins will start his second straight preseason game opposite Miles Austin, suggesting that the starting job may be his for their Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. Despite his small 5-foot-7 stature, he's been able to impress the coaching staff during camp, and figures to be in line for a much more prominent role in the offense in the absence of Gordon. No need to reach too greatly for a guy like Hawkins in fantasy drafts, but if needed, he may end up a serviceable WR3, especially in PPR formats.
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Hawkins started Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
While thought of as a slot receiver, Hawkins may end up starting in two-wide sets, as he did Saturday night. Nate Burleson (hamstring) has yet to play this preseason, and Josh Gordon (abdomen) is still waiting on the final word regarding a possible long-term suspension. Also, a healthy Burleson wouldn't necessarily get the nod over Hawkins. Extra snaps would of course be a positive for Hawkins' value, which is quite a bit higher in PPR leagues. He caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown on five targets Saturday against the Rams, carrying an otherwise lifeless offense. As odd is it is to say this about a 5-7 receiver, Hawkins could emerge as the Browns' go-to guy sans-Gordon, though Miles Austin is also a candidate. Austin is the bigger player, but at this point in their respective careers, Hawkins is the better one.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 2 Months
Hawkins caught one pass for 15 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.
As expected, Josh Gordon and Miles Austin were the starters while Hawkins worked as the third wide receiver for the first-team offense. With Gordon likely facing an extended suspension, Hawkins may see quite a bit of playing time in two-wide sets, and appears to be on track for a significant role in the Cleveland passing game. While it's rather unconventional for a 5-7 receiver to line up outside in two-wide formations, the Browns may have their hand forced due to a lock of talent behind Gordon. It's also possible that Hawkins would still only be used as a slot man in three-wide sets, with Austin and Nate Burleson (hamstring) presumably the starters.
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 3 Months
According to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Andrew Hawkins is the only receiver to "distinguish himself" in Browns camp, so far.
Similar to what we read in the spring. Baby Hawk is going to see snaps all over the Josh Gordon-less Browns offense this season as a jitterbug playmaker. Brian Hoyer compared Hawkins' work ethic in the spring to Wes Welker's. Hawkins has more value in PPR as a volume pass-catcher. He's currently going in the late 13th round in fantasy drafts. Hawkins has some deep sleeper appeal.