Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Cedric Tillman (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Saturday's wild-card contest against the Houston Texans. Tillman suffered a concussion in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and now will have to sit out for his first career playoff game. With Tillman out and Amari Cooper (heel) expected to return after missing the final two regular season games, Cooper, Elijah Moore and David Bell should operate as Cleveland's top three wideouts against Houston this weekend. The 23-year-old Tillman was seeing more involvement for the Browns down the stretch, but he still finished his first year in the NFL with only 21 catches for 224 yards and no touchdowns on 44 targets over 14 games.
Jan 11, 2024 1:04 PM EST
Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Cedric Tillman (concussion) was unable to practice with the team on Wednesday. Tillman suffered a concussion in the Week 18 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and is in danger of missing the first postseason game of his career this Saturday against the Houston Texans. Thankfully for the Browns, Amari Cooper (heel), who missed the last two games of the regular season, said he will return for wild-card weekend. If Tillman isn't given the green light to play Saturday, David Bell should serve as Cleveland's No. 3 wideout behind Cooper and Elijah Moore. The 23-year-old Tillman had a very limited pass-catching role in his first season in the NFL, going for 21 catches on 44 targets for only 224 yards without finding the end zone a single time.
Jan 10, 2024 4:20 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Cedric Tillman (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol and is not practicing on Tuesday, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN. The rookie apparently suffered the injury during the Week 18 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and he could be in jeopardy of missing the Wild Card bout against the Houston Texans. The third-round pick from Tennessee has hauled in 21 of his 44 targets for 224 yards in 14 games this season. However, his role only started to expand mid-season after Donovan Peoples-Jones was traded to the Detroit Lions. He has played no fewer than 61% of the team's snaps since Week 9, so his absence could propel David Bell and Marquise Goodwin into expanded roles. Amari Cooper (heel/rest) also isn't practicing on Tuesday, but there's no indication that he won't play.
Jan 9, 2024 3:02 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Cedric Tillman has caught 18 passes for 181 yards in his rookie season. Tillman could be in store for a larger role in Week 18's matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns have already locked up the No. 5 seed in the AFC and are planning to rest several key players in the regular-season finale. Amari Cooper (heel) has already been ruled out and Elijah Moore (concussion) is listed as questionable. It would be a bit of a surprise to see Cleveland rush Moore back into action after he suffered a concussion back in Week 17's Thursday night game. Tillman should conceivably operate as Cleveland's No. 1 wideout against a Cincy defense that is allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to the position this season. Assuming Moore doesn't play, Tillman sets up as an interesting dart throw in DFS tournaments on Sunday and can be used as a desperation flex in season-long formats.
Jan 6, 2024 10:12 AM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Cedric Tillman caught four of his five targets for 55 yards in a 29-12 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 12. Tillman finished second on the team in receiving yards while easily setting a career-high in receiving in the process. The rookie could be in store for an even larger role in Week 13 as Amari Cooper left during the second half with a rib injury and his status could be in danger for his team's upcoming contest against the Los Angeles Rams. If Cooper is unable to play, Tillman would slide into a starting role opposite Elijah Moore. He becomes an interesting waiver option in deeper leagues this week.
Nov 26, 2023 9:24 PM EST
The Cleveland Browns dealt wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday for a sixth-round draft pick in 2025. Rookie Cedric Tillman, who was the team's top pick in this year's draft in the third round, will now likely take over for Peoples-Jones for the remainder of the year. However, Peoples-Jones had only caught eight passes this year after catching 61 passes for 839 yards and three touchdowns in 2022. Peoples-Jones was on the field for 83 percent of the offensive snaps this year and had zero drops. The Browns have focused more on Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore, but it hasn't helped that quarterback Deshaun Watson has played in just three full games due to a shoulder injury. For now, Tillman is merely a dynasty/keeper stash.
Nov 1, 2023 12:22 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Cedric Tillman caught two of his three targets for 50 yards in an 18-18 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason action on Thursday. Tillman racked up both of his catches on Cleveland's opening drive, going for 14 yards on the fourth play of the game and then popping off an impressive 36-yard catch that put the Browns in the red zone. The third-round rookie has looked good this preseason and should see some playing time immediately when the regular season opens. For now, the Browns have one final preseason contest next week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Aug 18, 2023 5:56 AM EST