Willis McGahee a non-factor in game, fantasy

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Only a few days into his Cleveland Browns tenure, McGahee did virtually nothing in Sunday's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Only a few days after signing with the Cleveland Browns, Willis McGahee was a virtual non-entity in Week 3. He rushed eight times for nine total yards against the Minnesota Vikings as the Browns won 31-27.

McGahee's long rush was for nine yards, meaning outside of that play he rushed seven times for zero net yardage. Though it was a virtual no-show for McGahee, he did have twice as many carries as any other Brown, with Bobby Rainey's four carries second on the team.

Fantasy impact: It was hard to expect much out of McGahee, who was out of football as of Wednesday. Anyone who started him in fantasy had to have been truly desperate.

That said, there is reason to believe he will have some semblance of value going forward. Someone has to be able to run the ball for the Browns, and it's clear at this point that the Browns don't think Rainey or Chris Ogbonnaya will be that someone, so fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere as well. While McGahee won't make it to RB1 territory, and probably not RB2 - heck, he might not ever be a solid flex - better days are ahead.

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