Brandon Weeden Sees Extended Action Against Packers: Fantasy Implications

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 16: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 16, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cleveland's Brandon Weeden led the offense through an entire half in Green Bay. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Browns left Brandon Weeden in to run the offense for the entire first half. The rookie finished the night 12 of 20 for 118 yards, primarily sticking to conservative, shorter passes.

Analysis: Weeden's first outing against the Lions was rough. He completed only a third of his passes and threw a pick in limited action. This time around, though, things looked much better. Cleveland clearly designed a much simpler plan for Weeden, and it worked relatively well for his second outing.

While he's still not blowing anyone away with his performances, Weeden is looking like the favorite after this one. Colt McCoy finished 4 of 6 for 58 yards while Seneca Wallace rounded out the group, playing the least amount of time. Pat Shurmur discussed treating this game like the dress rehearsal for the season, so if that was the case here, Weeden will be the quarterback to own...for now.

For more on Weeden and the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland.

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