Brandon Weeden Shocks Fantasy World With Competence

Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass while feeling pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Jeromy Miles (45) in the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Brandon Weeden was...not terrible? We break down the fantasy implications.

Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden had a huge Week 2 bounce back from a miserable rookie debut. Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Weeden completed 26 of 37 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns. After the Browns fell behind 24-10, Weeden led a furious 2nd half comeback but came up short, as the team lost 34-27.

Fantasy Impact: Who was this guy, and where was he last week against the Eagles? Weeden's turnaround was almost like night and day. That, or it's a haunting indictment of the Bengals' defense. I wouldn't go rushing to pick him off the waiver wire yet, but he has a chance to actually be useful to fantasy teams this year. The Browns travel to Buffalo in Week 3.

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