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25 Chris Ogbonnaya RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/225 | Birthdate: 5/5/1986 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 5 | Salary: /images/football/nfl/players/170x170/517027.png | Owned/Started%: 4/1

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Browns announce final cuts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) The Browns released the following players on Saturday: WR Nate Burleson, LB Zac Diles, LB Jamaal Westerman, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, DB Josh Aubrey, DB Leon McFadden, DL Calvin Barnett, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, DL Justin Staples, OL Reid Fragel, OL Garrett Gilkey, OL Donald Hawkins, OL Alex Parsons, OL Abasi Salimu, QB Connor Shaw, TE/FB MarQueis Gray, RB Dion Lewis, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi and WR Willie Snead.

Chris Ogbonnaya out in Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) The Browns have waived veteran running back Chris Ogbonnaya, league sources have told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Ogbonnaya contributed a career-high 48 receptions for 343 yards last year and added 49 carries for 240 yards.


Several pitch in for Browns impotent offense on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The meager Browns offense Sunday against the Jets featured several meager individual performances. Included among those contributors was wide receiver Josh Cooper, who caught his first four passes of the season for 26 yards.

Also catching two were tight end Gary Barnidge (23 yards) and wideout Brian Tyms (12 yards). Wide receiver Greg Little grabbed one pass for 4 yards before being removed for dropping one in the end zone.

Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 8 yards on one carry and caught a pass for 4 yards.


Chris Ogbonnaya has 46 total yards in Week 15


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya had five carries for seven yards in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Bears. Ogbonnaya caught five passes for 39 yards, off five targets. 

Ogbonnaya didn't get his first carry until the 12:46 mark of the second quarter. Edwin Baker (who started) and Fozzy Whittaker got most of the early work. Baker had eight carries to Ogbonnaya's five, while Baker caught four passes to Ogbonnaya's five. It wasn't total touch domination from Baker, but he was clearly the preferred back in this game. 

Ogbonnaya now has 15 total rushing yards over the last two games, and has seen his usage fall off since fumbling in consecutive games (Weeks 11 and 12). 

The Browns face the Jets in Week 16. 


Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker are interesting Week 15 options


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/10/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya has seen his production decrease steadily over the last four games, dropping from a season-high 69 rushing yards in Week 11 to eight yards in Week 14. The drop was likely hastened by fumbles in consecutive games (in Weeks 11 and 12). 

Complicating Ogbonnaya's value in Week 15 is Willis McGahee's health and the presence of Fozzy Whittaker. The Browns have a dream matchup against the Bears, who have given up eight straight 100-yard games to running backs, with three backs running for 130 or more in the last four. And McGahee was concussed at the end of Sunday's game against New England.

While this would seem to open the door for Ogbonnaya, his recent production dip may point to an increased role for Whittaker. The Browns know what they have in Ogbonnaya; they have yet to give Whittaker more than nine touches in a game. And while Ogbannaya has pretty much doubled Whittaker's snap percentage, there's always the possibility that Whittaker slides into McGahee's role, while Ogbonnaya stays put in his. 

The simplest way for events to play out would be for McGahee to play in Week 15. But if he's out, it becomes a logical move (to start Ogbonnaya) versus a huge upside gamble (starting Whittaker) against the league's most permissive run defense. 


Several Browns make minor contributions on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Many bit players had a role in the dramatic loss for the Browns at New England on Sunday. Among them were running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya, both of whom caught three passes and rushed four times. The former managed 18 yards receiving and 6 yards rushing. The latter had 25 yards through the air and 8 on the ground.

The leading rusher was Willis McGahee, who ran for 33 yards on 14 carries. Adding receptions were Greg Little (2-14), Davone Bess (1-10) and MarQueis Gray (1-3).


Several Browns make their mark in Week 13 loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Browns wideout Greg Little has done little all year and he did little again Sunday outside of a 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. He finished with two catches for 9 yards.

Little was one of several minor contributors in the loss to the Jaguars. Fellow wideout Davone Bess added three catches for 28 yards while running back Chris Ogbonnaya ran seven times for 20 yards and managed two catches for 14 more. Running back Fozzy Whittaker rushed for 15 yards on seven attempts and snagged a 1-yard pass.


Chris Ogbonnaya fine Sunday when he hangs on to ball


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Those calling for Chris Ogbonnaya to receive more carries for the Browns did not get their wish on Sunday.

Ogbonnaya, who is averaging 6.3 YPC this season, ran just four times for 26 yards in the loss to the Steelers, but a critical fumble late in the second quarter led to a Pittsburgh field goal and 13-3 deficit. Ogbonnaya added two receptions for 15 yards.

A major reason for his lack of work was that the Browns were forced to throw after falling far behind. Ogbonnaya will attempt to earn an increased workload by hanging on to the ball next Sunday against visiting Jacksonville.


Chris Ogbonnaya reps rise as ribs improve


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) The rising stock of Browns fullback Chris Ogbonnaya is not only a reflection of his increased production, but also his improved health. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner offered Thursday that his recovery from a rib injury played a role in him getting more reps Sunday in Cincinnati, per the Akron Beacon Journal.

The woeful lack of yardage gained by former starter Willis McGahee forced the Browns to increase the workload of Ogbonnaya, who is also their best backfield blocker and receiver. He rushed for 69 yards on just eight carries against the Bengals, raising his YPC on the year to 6.3, which would rank first in the NFL among running backs if he had enough attempts to qualify.

Ogbonnaya is now firmly established as the featured back as the Browns prepare to host Pittsburgh on Sunday.


Chris Ogbonnaya could rack up Fantasy points on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) Those looking for a hunch pick in Week 12 should look no further than emerging Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya. Several factors indicate he could be a fine Fantasy play on Sunday.

The first is that he is now the clear featured back and his reps should continue to increase. He rushed for 69 yards on eight carries last week against Baltimore and showed some breakaway ability his team so desperately needs with a 43-yard run.

Secondly, he is easily their premier pass-catching threat out of the backfield. Ogbonnaya has 25 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown in the last five games. The only drawback is that the Browns rank last in the NFL with one rushing touchdown - and Ogbonnaya was not the guy who crossed the goal line.

The third positive consideration is that Week 12 foe Pittsburgh has been brutal against the run. The Steelers rank 26th in rushing yards allowed (1,252), 29th in rushing touchdowns surrendered (13) and 22nd in rushing yards given up per attempt (4.2).

Ogbonnaya is no No. 1 option in any Fantasy league, but he is a strong No. 2 or flex play this week in even the deepest leagues.


Chris Ogbonnaya solid in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya was the team's No. 1 back in Week 11 against the Bengals, but he didn't see a ton of work in a 41-20 loss.

Ogbonnaya was very effective in the running game, but ended up seeing just eight carries in the game. He rushed for 69 yards, the bulk of which came on a 43-yard run in the first quarter.

Ogbonnaya was featured prominently in the passing game, as Jason Campbell looked to check down numerous times. He hauled in six of 12 passes  for 30 yards, though his fimble at the end of one reception led to a Bengals defensive touchdown.

The coaching staff said Ogbonnaya would be seeing a bigger role out of the bye week, and that proved true Sunday. He will likely be the team's top option out of the backfield yet again in Week 12 against the Steelers. 


Browns running backs able to take the field


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Browns running backs Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) and Willis McGahee (knee) are active for Week 11 against the Bengals, despite their minor injuries that followed thrm through the week in practice. 

Browns in good shape as they prepare for Bengals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) The Browns are healthy heading into their AFC North clash Sunday in Cincinnati. No starters are anything less than probable.

Included among the starters in that group are quarterback Jason Campbell (ribs), running backs Willis McGahee (knee) and Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) and defensive end Paul Kruger (finger). Also probable is nickel corner Chris Owens (finger).

Little-used tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) is out while backup offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (ankle) is questionable.


Browns in good shape as they prepare for Bengals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) The Browns are healthy heading into their AFC North clash Sunday in Cincinnati. No starters are anything less than probable.

Included among the starters in that group are quarterback Jason Campbell (ribs), running backs Willis McGahee (knee) and Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) and defensive end Paul Kruger (finger). Also probable is nickel corner Chris Owens (finger).

Little-used tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) is out while backup offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (ankle) is questionable.


Chris Ogbonnaya faces tough matchup with increased role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya is expected to see a bigger role moving forward, but that may not translate to a big increase in production, at least not in Week 11 against the Bengals.

Ogbonnaya has mostly worked as a secondary option in the running game, where he has thrived. The last time he faced the Bengals in Week 4, he ran the ball just five times, but picked up 27 yards. Unfortunately, the Bengals have largely enjoyed success against opposing running backs on the whole this season, allowing just 87.0 yards on 3.7 yards per carry on the season.

Ogbonnaya has clearly been the Browns' best back this season, but Fantasy owners shouldn't expect some big breakout with his role increasing. The Bengals allow the fourth-fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing backs, so start Ogbonnaya with caution. 


Chris Ogbonnaya to take reps away from Willis McGahee


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) It appears that struggling featured back Willis McGahee is about to have a diminished role in the Browns offense. Chris Ogbonnaya is in line for more carries, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

McGahee is averaging just 2.6 YPC to 5.3 for Ogbonnaya, who has been used primarily as a blocker and third-down pass-catching option. But the Browns are on pace to rush for just 1,304 yards this season, which would be their third-fewest since their return to Cleveland in 1999. McGahee ran for just 31 yards on 21 carries Sunday against Baltimore.

Rob Chudzinski said Monday he planned to "refine" the ground game and indicated an increased role for Ogbonnaya. He will have plenty of time to tinker - the Browns are on a Week 10 bye.


Chris Ogbonnaya contributes two key catches to Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya again didn't do a whole lot of running on Sunday, but he did contribute to their first win over Baltimore in six years.

Ogbonnaya caught three passes for 37 yards in the second half and finished with five receptions for 39 yards on six targets. And he snagged two for 26 yards and two first downs in the triumph-clinching final drive that ate up nearly all of the last seven minutes of the game clock.

He has emerged as one of the better receiving backs in the NFL with 28 catches this season. But he will only be able to catch passes in his backyard next Sunday as the Browns are on their bye week.


Chris Ogbonnaya OK for clash against Ravens


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya is set to play against Baltimore on Sunday despite a rib injury that had him deemed as probable.

Browns fine as they prepare for game against Ravens


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) The Browns are as healthy as they have been all season, as their Friday injury report reveals. They could field a 100 percent healthy team when they host Baltimore on Sunday.

Defensive end Billy Winn (quad) hasn't played since Week 3, but is listed as questionable, as is linebacker Quentin Groves (ankle).

The others are probable. They include defensive end Desmond Bryant (thumb), running backs Willis McGahee (ankle) and Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs), cornerback Chris Owens (finger) and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (wrist).


Chris Ogbonnaya has 27 total yards in loss


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya ran three times for 12 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Chiefs. He also had two catches for 15 yards. 

The Browns ran the ball just 15 times Sunday -- and three of those carries came from Jason Campbell. The 27 yards follow a 15-yard Week 7 performance, giving Ogbonnaya 42 yards in the two weeks following his 85-yard Week 6 breakout game. 

The Browns return home in Week 9 to host the Ravens. 


Chris Ogbonnaya's ribs not an issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya was able to suit up or Week 8 against the Chiefs, despite being listed on the injury report with a rib injury. 

Browns backs likely set for game against Chiefs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2013) Two key Browns running backs should be active Sunday in Kansas City despite minor injuries. Willis McGahee (knee) and Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) have been listed as probable.

Chris Ogbonnaya has tough Week 8 matchup


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/23/2013) Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya has been an erratic Fantasy performer the last four weeks, with two games of 10 or more Fantasy points and two of one or fewer. 

Week 8 brings a tough matchup against the Chiefs, who are brutal against both the pass and run, allowing just two touchdowns to running backs all season long. Additionally, the Browns' decision to start Jason Campbell should bring with it a whole new element of mystery, further dampening Ogbonnaya's Fantasy prospects. 

If this Campbell-led offense leads to a lot of checkdowns and passes in Ogbonnaya's direction, then his owners will know they have a weapon for future weeks. But for a tough game against one of the league's top defenses, Ogbonnaya is best left on the bench. 


Browns aided slightly by several offensive players


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Several Browns contributed a bit to a meager offensive effort Sunday in Green Bay.

Among them were running backs Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker. The former gained 15 yards on four carries while the latter added 11 yards on five attempts and two catches for 13 yards. MarQueis Gray lost two yards on one carry.

Also denting the scorebook through the air was Davone Bess with two catches for 11 yards.


Chris Ogbonnaya productive in Week 6 defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) The value of Browns all-purpose back Chris Ogbonnaya continued to grow Sunday against Detroit. He has become quite the outlet in the team's passing game.

Ogbonnaya tied Josh Gordon for the team lead with seven receptions for 61 yards in the loss to the Lions. He added 24 yards on five carries and is now averaging 6.2 yards per rush on the season. He was slowed considerably in the second half along with all of his offensive teammates with just six yards on three carries.

He did, however, contribute his second score in the last three games. Ogbonnaya tied the game at 7-7 early in the second quarter by getting wide open for a 4-yard flip from Brandon Weeden and coasting into the end zone.

Ogbonnaya and the Browns play at Green Bay next Sunday.