Browns Vs. 49ers: San Francisco Wins Again, 20-10

The San Francisco 49ers won their fifth-straight game, downing the Cleveland Browns, 20-10.

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Montario Hardesty Injury Update: Browns RB Suffers Moderate Tear Of Calf Muscle

The Cleveland Browns suffered a tough 20-10 loss Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and now have suffered a further loss. Running back Montario Hardesty left the game in the first quarter with a calf injury and it has now been revealed to be a moderate calf tear that will leave him out "some time."

Hardesty was filling in at the starting running back position for Peyton Hillis who has been dealing with his own hamstring issue. Hillis was deactivated for Sunday's game and remains day-to-day with his injury. Chris Ogbonnaya filled in for Hardesty after he went down and will likely be in line for more carries week nine against the Houston Texans.

Given Hardesty's injury and Hillis' own gimpy status, it would not be surprising to see the Browns bring in some running backs for workouts to fill out the depth chart. The Browns head to Houston this weekend and could find themselves playing from behind, particularly if the Texans get Andre Johnson back in the fold. None of the Browns running backs is a quality play at this point.

For more on the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Vernon Davis Injury Update: Arm Injury Slows 49ers Tight End

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis finished Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with a mere three catches for 27 yards, but he might have a bit of an excuse. Davis left the game at one point with an arm injury and returned to play with pain the rest of the way. According to Davis, he landed on his right arm wrong and dealt with some numbness and then pain.

Davis has been up and down this season and struggled to maintain his top ten tight end status. Prior to today he he had three touchdowns in two games and mixed in a 114-yard day before that. However, he hasn't had the week-in and week-out dominance that fantasy football owners are used to. The 49ers offense as a whole has been a bit up and down to date, but it remains to be seen if that will change as long as the team continues to win.

For now, the 49ers are getting back many of their offensive weapons, which does not bode well for consistent strong performances from any of them aside from Frank Gore. Davis remains a must start each week and just hope for some more consistency.

For more on the 49ers, check out Niners Nation. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Montario Hardesty Injury Update: Hamstring Places Brown RB On Sideline With Peyton Hillis

The Cleveland Browns struggled to get much of a running game going on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, and they were not helped by multiple injury issues at the running back position. Peyton Hillis was a scratch for the game as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. Expected starter Montario Hardesty left the game with a calf issue after only two rushing attempts. Hardesty will undergo an MRI on his calf on Monday to determine the extent of the damage.

After Hardesty went down, Chris Ogbonnaya took over and finished the game with 37 rushing yards on 11 attempts. The 49ers have been dominant against running backs this season and have not given up 100+ rushing yards or a rushing touchdown to a single running back all season. Furthermore, the team has not given up 100+ rushing yards to a running back since 2009. Not a good fantasy matchup week to week.

The Browns travel next week to face a Houston Texans squad that has been a bit inconsistent in defending the run. However, they also will likely have Andre Johnson back and if they run up a big lead, the Browns rushing attack may be negated. Of course, it remains to be seen who will actually be taking the handoffs next week. Peyton Hillis would be the favorite, but we'll know more as the week progresses.

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NFL Scores Week 8, Browns Vs. 49ers: San Francisco Continues Winning Ways Behind Frank Gore

San Francisco continued its stellar 2011 with a perfunctory victory over the lowly Browns in Week 8.

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Braylon Edwards Injury Update: Game Time Decision

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards will be a game time decision on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Edwards has been limited with a knee injury that had him do light work in practice this week. He's recovering from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Edwards will warm up on Sunday and then be evaluated by the stafff.

With Edwards having the dread game time decision designation and the fact that he's coming off knee surgery, it would probably be wise to stay away from Edwards this week until he's definitely a go. If Edwards doesn't play, look for Ted Ginn and Brett Swain to get a lot more playing time. With Ginn returning kicks, it's likely you'll see some Kyle Williams as well.

For more on the 49ers head over to our 49ers blog Niners Nation. For more information on Week 8 in the NFL and fantasy news, follow this StorySteam.

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Peyton Hillis Injury Update: Browns RB Likely Out

Peyton Hillis will travel with the Cleveland Browns to San Francisco as they take on a hot 49ers team. Despite traveling, Hillis is not expected to play. He's missed practice all week with a hamstring injury and is officially listed as questionable for the game. The last time Hillis missed practice all week and was listed as questionable, he was inactive.

With Hillis not looking to play, expect Montario Hardesty to get the starting nod. Hardesty should only be a fantasy option for you if you're in an emergency situation at running back. He's likely going to only get first and second down carries with Chris Ogbonnaya getting the work on third downs and obvious passing situations. Hardesty has 238 rushing yards on the season, but is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry.

For more on the Browns head over to our Browns blog Dawgs By Nature. For more information on Week 8 in the NFL and fantasy news, follow this StorySteam.

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Browns Vs. 49ers: TV Schedule, Game Time Announcers And More

The Cleveland Browns will visit the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in a cross-conference showdown. The Niners are seeking their fifth consecutive win.

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 8: Browns Vs. 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers host the Cleveland Browns this weekend. The Week 8 NFL picks and predictions gave a unanimous sweep to the team quarterbacked by Alex Smith, not Colt McCoy.

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 8: Browns Vs. 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are 9-1/2 point favorites over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The 49ers should be able to cover that and move to 6-1.

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Peyton Hillis Injury Update: Limited But Takes Browns' First Team Reps On Wednesday

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was limited in practice on Wednesday, but appears set to take the bulk of the carries this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Montario Hardesty will get some carries as Hillis' backup, but Hillis would be the fantasy start between the two of them.

Hillis has struggled for much of this year due primarily to injury issues, but also to some extent, his contract has been a bit of an issue. In four appearances this season, Hillis's one big game came at the Indianapolis Colts when he rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Outside of that game, he has combined for 117 yards and no touchdowns in three games.

This week does not bring calm to this situation as he faces a 49ers defense that is second in the league against the rush and hasn't given up a 100-yard rushing game since 2009. If you are trying to talk yourself into starting Hillis due to bye week, injury or general lack of depth concerns, there is always the possibility he could break out against them. Add in the fact that the 49ers have not given up a rushing touchdown this season and the situation is less than ideal.

If you picked up Montario Hardesty in recent weeks, do not waive him quite yet. He will shuffle back to being Peyton Hillis' backup, but given how Hillis' season has gone to date, I suspect Hardesty could find himself back in the starting lineup before too long. It may be injury, it may be ineffectiveness, but I think it happens at some point.

For more on the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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