BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns continue to be associated with records they would rather forget.
The only winless team in the NFL has six players who have attempted passes this season.
Here’s the answer: Yes. Effective this week, Montgomery is eligible at both wide receiver and running back. It’s important to note that once we add a position to a player’s eligibility, it cannot be removed that season. As such, the wide receiver/running back tag is staying for Montgomery for the rest of the 2016 season.
With that cleared up, here’s our Week 8 ESPN Fantasy waiver wire column.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (34.5 percent). With Doug Martin suffering a setback in his recovery for a hamstring issue, Rodgers has the starting job to himself in Tampa Bay. What has he done so far? Gone more than 100 yards on the ground in two straight games and handled 62 total touches. The volume is great, and so is the production, and the upcoming schedule isn’t something to be scared of. Rodgers is a must-add in all leagues and an RB2 right away.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings (26.0 percent). Asiata’s value is not rooted solely in the health of Jerick McKinnon, but it’s worth noting that the latter left Sunday’s game against Philly because of an ankle injury. If McKinnon sits, that thrusts Asiata right into RB2 territory for Week 8 against the Bears.
Have a company you’d like Glover Quin to put his money toward? Then your product had better have a purpose. “We like companies that we feel can change the world,” Quin said.
“I just want to get her intake,” Quin said. “Like, ‘Oh, I would never use that or I think that’s a great idea, you know. If somebody did something like that, it would be dope.’ See what she says about it because she has a good feel for stuff.”
After all that, if a deal excites him, he has four benchmarks he typically uses to decide if a deal makes sense.
While all of that is going on, just over a mile away the Cleveland Browns prepare for what might be their best shot at a win this season. They will host the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Browns enter Week 8 as the only winless team in the NFL and are No. 32 in ESPN’s Power Rankings, as well as No. 32 in ESPN’s Football Power Index.
Cleveland currently has a 69 percent chance to get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, according to FPI. That’s over four times more likely than the next-closest team, the San Francisco 49ers (15 percent).
To put that in perspective, at this time last year, the Tennessee Titans were the most likely team to get the top pick in the 2016 draft with a 17 percent chance. Their chances of getting that top pick, plus the chances of the next four teams behind them through Week 7 last year, still would have fallen short of the Browns’ chances at getting the 2017 top pick right now.