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Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Date of Birth:  07/06/1994
Age:  28
Height  5'10"
Weight:   185
College:  Baylor
Drafted:  2016 | Round 1 | Pick 15
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR


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Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Chiefs are signing Corey Coleman.

The 2016 first-round pick by the Browns was out of the league last year, but he most recently spent 2018-2020 with the Giants—but due to injury, he hasn't played in a game since 2018. Still, the Baylor product is just 27 years old and is an interesting addition for the Chiefs. Coleman's explosiveness helped make him a first-round pick when he left school, and we'll see if he can stage a comeback and make an impact in Kansas City.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman has been suspended for six games.

Coleman will miss the first six games of the 2021 season, which may make it difficult for him to land with a team during the offseason. However, the 2016 first-round pick is still just 26 years old, so perhaps some team will take a flier on him in the spring or summer.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Giants released Corey Coleman from the practice squad.

It'll be interesting to see where the former first-round pick of the Browns lands, but he's off the redraft radar at the moment.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Giants have released Corey Coleman.

Coleman seemed to have a good shot at the No. 4 receiver role, so we’ll see if he ends up being brought back when other roster moves are made. The former first-round pick missed all of last season with a knee injury.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL.

The Giants just announced that Coleman suffered the torn ACL in yesterday's practice. This is just terrible news for the 2015 first-round pick of the Browns, especially because he had an opportunity to potentially carve out a starting role alongside Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate with the Giants. The Baylor product will turn just 27 next July, but this is a tough obstacle for him to overcome as he looks to make a big impact in the NFL. We wish Coleman the best of luck on his recover and hope to see him contributing to a team in 2020. For the Giants, they're now dealing with injuries to Coleman and Shepard (fractured thumb), so don't be surprised if they're in the market for a wide receiver soon.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Giants extended a RFA tender to Corey Coleman, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Coleman will remain with the Giants for 2019, as the team liked what they saw from the 2016 first-round pick in eight games with the team. Coleman didn't get a ton of time on offense with the Giants last season, but he has the talent to carve out more opportunities moving forward. He's just a dynasty-league hold for now.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman rushes once in loss to the Colts.

It went for five yards, and he didn't catch his lone target. Coleman will look to flash in the season finale and to vault him into 2019 success.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman catches one pass in Giants' loss.

Coleman gained eight yards on his lone reception against the Titans. The catch was a nice one in traffic for a first down. The former first-round pick will continue looking to get valuable playing experience these final two games of the season, but he's not a recommended fantasy option in redraft leagues.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught two passes for 43 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

Coleman was able to bring in both of his targets, including a 30-yard grab. The speedster probably won't have much of an offensive role next week if Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) returns as expected, so he's just a dynasty prospect at this point.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman did not catch a pass in Week 12.

Coleman had a drop on a slant route on his only target of the day against the Eagles. It was good to see Giants head coach Pat Shurmur give the former first-round pick encouragement after the drop, as that's probably what he needs as he looks to get his career on track and make a big impact. Coleman is not a recommended fantasy option outside of leagues that offer points for return yardage, where Coleman is doing a good job (he had a 46-yard return in the loss).

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman catches one pass in Week 11.

Coleman gained nine yards on his lone reception against the Bucs. He also continued to return kicks and did an excellent job with 134 yards on five returns. Aside from leagues that award points for return yardage, Coleman is just a dynasty-league option for now.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman makes first catch as a Giant in Week 10 win.

Coleman caught his only target for 11 yards, which came in traffic and converted a third down. The 2016 first-round pick also made an impact as the team's primary kick returner with a 51-yard return. Coleman isn't seeing enough snaps to warrant fantasy consideration, but he landed in a good spot to hopefully turn his career around, which he has the talent to do.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Giants promoted Corey Coleman to their active roster.

The Giants don't have a bonafide No. 3 wide receiver to go with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, so this is interesting. Coleman presumably showed enough in practice in the last week to get a shot on the 53-man roster, and there's a chance the 2016 first-round pick becomes a clear starter for the Giants moving forward. The talented Baylor product is not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup right now, but he's someone to hold in dynasty leagues.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Giants have signed Corey Coleman to the practice squad, according to Dan Duggan.

Coleman showed enough in a workout yesterday to get signed, and hopefully he can display some consistency in practice to get promoted to the active roster for a team that needs help behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. The 2016 first-round pick is still just 24-years-old, and Pat Shurmur's offense is a good landing spot for him to potentially get his career back on track. Still, he's unlikely to have redraft value in 2018.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Patriots have released wide receiver Corey Coleman from their practice squad, according to Field Yates.

The 2016 first-round pick was looking to get his career on track with New England, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. While Coleman should get another chance in the near future, he’s highly unlikely to have redraft value at any point this season.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Patriots re-signed Corey Coleman to their practice squad, according to NFL Network.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported this was close to happening earlier in the day, and Ian Rapoport says it's now official. The 2016 first-round pick is in an excellent spot with the Patriots, and he'll be able to develop on the practice squad with the chance to eventually work his way into a role as one of Tom Brady's targets. Coleman is worth owning in dynasty leagues.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Patriots are releasing Corey Coleman to make room for Josh Gordon, according to Field Yates.

The 2016 first-round pick is purely collateral damage to New England acquiring the former All-Pro, but it shouldn't take long for Coleman to find a new home. Of course, he was probably in the best possible place to rebuild his value, so this is a definite blow to his stock in dynasty leagues. The Eagles immediately come to mind as a fit.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Patriots are signing Corey Coleman, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This seemed bound to happen and isn't a surprise after New England released wide receivers Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen yesterday. The explosive 2016 first-round pick of the Browns lands in a good spot to get his career back on track after he was traded by Cleveland then cut by Buffalo this summer. It'll take some time for Coleman to get acclimated to the offense, so he's not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup in standard-sized redraft leagues. However, he is an obvious buy-low candidate in dynasty leagues as someone with the talent to eventually step up as a big-time target for Tom Brady.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Bills are releasing wide receiver Corey Coleman, according to Ian Rapoport.

A first-round pick of the Browns in 2016, Coleman was traded to the Bills earlier this month, but he didn't make enough of an impact to stick around. It's not a great sign considering Buffalo has one of the worst receiving corps in the league, but we still think the Baylor product has the talent to be a potential difference-maker in the right situation. He is still just 24, so another team will absolutely take a flier on him at some point in the near future. Coleman can be ignored in redraft leagues.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Browns have traded wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It's an undisclosed draft pick that Buffalo is sending to Cleveland in exchange for the 2016 first-round pick out of Baylor. Through two seasons with the Browns, Coleman caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 games while battling multiple injuries, and now he gets a change of scenery with the Bills and could immediately step in as a starter opposite Kelvin Benjamin. Coleman has a ton of ability as a former first-round selection; he'll look to get acclimated to the Bills offense and will have the rest of the summer to do so. It's a big stretch to expect Coleman to suit up in this Thursday's preseason game versus the Giants, but he should be ready to go for Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason. For the Browns, this could mean they expect Josh Gordon to return to the team soon; but either way, troubled-but-talented fourth-round selection Antonio Callaway could have a big role as a rookie. As for Coleman's fantasy value, it probably remains about the same—he remains a late-round flier.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman has stood out in training camp.

Coleman is entering a very important third season after dealing with injuries and some inconstancy in his first two seasons. Head coach Hue Jackson says he believes the former first-round pick's "confidence is growing" and that he has a better understanding of the grind now that he's been in the league for a couple years. Coleman notably was given a day off by the coaches in an effort to keep him healthy, but he declined it and wanted to keep working. With Josh Gordon away from the team, Coleman is getting plenty of opportunities with the first-team offense. He has the talent for a third-year breakout in 2018.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman has improved his diet this year.

New Browns receiver Jarvis Landry has taken the third-year receiver under his wing after he saw he was eating chicken fingers and fries. Coleman says he's now eating more fish and that it's "worked out" for him so far and that his body has changed. Coleman also says he's at 192 pounds, which is where he wants to be for the season. For as long as Josh Gordon is out, Coleman is going to get a ton of reps with the first team offense opposite Landry, so hopefully he takes advantage heading into an important year. The talent is there for the former first-rounder, and he has the potential to make an impact if he stays healthy.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley has advised Corey Coleman that it's a "make-or-break year" for him.

The former first-round pick is entering his third NFL season, and Haley said "he understands this is a big, big year in his career." Coleman's biggest issue has been durability, but he's also dealt with some drops in each of his first two seasons. This spring, the Browns added Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway via a trade and the draft, respectively, but Coleman should still have the inside track on a starting job opposite Josh Gordon in three-wide sets with Landry working in the slot. We have been fans of the Baylor product since he was in college, but a trade might be the best thing for his fantasy value with so many options on the Cleveland offense. Perhaps he will unlock his potential with less pressure in a talented skill-position group, but Coleman is nothing more than a late-round flier in redraft leagues and a hold in dynasty leagues.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman commits crucial drop in Week 17 loss.

Coleman caught one pass for 18 yards in a 28-24 loss, as his biggest impact came on the final drive of the game where he dropped a pass on fourth down to essentially end any chance of a victory and lock the Browns into a winless season. It's probably something that will haunt Coleman for a while, but he has the talent to bounce back and be a real factor for the team in 2018 and beyond. He needs to stay healthy, but the 2016 first-round pick is an upside pick late in fantasy drafts next summer.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman catches one pass in Browns' loss.

Coleman was targeted six times by DeShone Kizer, but they only connected once for three yards. The second-year receiver could really benefit by getting something going heading into the offseason when the Browns face the Steelers next weekend.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman held to one reception in loss to Baltimore.

It went for 16 yards. Coleman remains a great dynasty option, but DeShone Kizer and the Browns offense isn't good enough for him to be a reliable fantasy play behind Josh Gordon over the final two weeks of the season. Cleveland takes on Chicago next Sunday.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman scores against Green Bay.

Coleman was targeted six times against the Packers, catching five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a short route at the goal line. If the second-year receiver can stay healthy, he and Josh Gordon could form a potentially formidable combo for the Browns. He gets the Ravens next week.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman doesn't catch a pass in Week 13.

Coleman was targeted a few times in the game, but he couldn't haul any in against the Chargers. The 2016 first-rounder isn't a great fantasy option if the Browns are going to feed Josh Gordon targets, but he's still a strong dynasty league player.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Coleman caught three passes for 64 yards, but he did most of his damage on a 44-yard reception in the first quarter. The 2016 first-round pick also dropped a would-be touchdown, but overall, his fantasy prospects are bright for the rest of the season. We'll see what kind of impact Josh Gordon has in his return, but Coleman could provide low-end WR2 value in the fantasy playoffs. He's just a FLEX against the Chargers next Sunday, though.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman plays well against the Jaguars.

In Coleman's first game since Week 2 after being on Injured Reserve with a hand injury, he caught six of 11 targets for 80 yards. This was about the toughest matchup possible in Coleman's first game back, so it's great to see him have a good performance like this. It looks like the second-year receiver should deliver at least FLEX value down the stretch, and he should be owned in all fantasy leagues moving forward.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Browns officially activated wide receiver Corey Coleman off IR.

On November 6, the second-year first-round pick was designated as one of Cleveland's players to return from Injured Reserve, and now he's back on the 53-man roster and eligible to play. He's been practicing with the team over the last couple of weeks, so Coleman should be ready to contribute this Sunday against Jacksonville. Coleman is a talented receiver that's worth a pickup in all fantasy leagues, but his matchup in his first game back is as difficult as it can get against the number one pass defense of the Jaguars—with potential snow in the forecast for the game.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Browns officially designated Corey Coleman to return form Injured Reserve.

Coleman, who has been out since Week 2 after breaking his hand, will officially play again this season. He's going to start practicing on a limited basis today after the team returns from its Week 9 bye week. Cleveland is really struggling at receiver, so it's possible Coleman emerges as a true number one down the stretch. The 2016 first-rounder clearly has the talent to make some big plays, but the quarterback situation for the Browns is a concern. All things considered, he's worth a flier for the second half of the season and is a recommended fantasy pickup if you have an available bench spot you don't know what to do with.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Browns have placed Corey Coleman (hand) on IR.

This was the expectation, as Coleman underwent surgery yesterday and will be out for an extended period of time. The second-year receiver is eligible to practice in six weeks and play in eight weeks. He's almost certain to be one of Cleveland's designated to return players, so expect to see him back on the field in eight weeks. The Browns receiver situation might not deliver any fantasy starters at the moment, but Rashard Higgins probably offers the most upside off the waiver wire with Kenny Britt seemingly in Hue Jackson's "dog house."

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

The Browns announced that Corey Coleman broke his left hand and will have surgery today.

Coleman also broke his hand last season in the middle of September, so the 2016 first-round pick will miss significant time for the second-straight year. He was out until early November last season, so expect a similar absence. Coleman should stay stashed on an IR spot if you have room there, as he was the clear top receiver for DeShone Kizer and a legitimate breakout candidate. In the mean time, Rashard Higgins might actually be the wideout to own for the Browns, but it might be best to avoid the situation altogether.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman is believed to have a broken bone in his hand, according to Ian Rapoport.

As Rapoport notes, a similar injury occurred last year at they time to Coleman when he injured his hand in practice. Last season, Coleman's hand injury forced him to miss six games, so it could be a similar timeline this time around. It's unfortunate the first receiver selected in last year's draft is having such bad luck with injuries to start his career.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman scores in season opener.

Coleman led the Browns in catches (five), yards (53), and was their lone receiving touchdown on the day. It was a good start for the breakout candidate, especially since his score came on a three-yard slant near the goal line. Coleman beat the Ravens for 104 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 of 2016, and he gets them next.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught four passes for 66 yards on Saturday night.

The second-year wideout was about the only thing working for Cleveland in their third preseason game, as DeShone Kizer locked onto him early-and-often. Kizer only completed six passes, so the fact that Coleman had four catches is a great sign for his 2017 outlook. Hue Jackson called a lot of single-read throws for the rookie, and Coleman was the beneficiary as the team's most talented offensive player. He's got blowup potential in the 12th round of fantasy drafts.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman catches both targets in exhibition against the Giants.

Coleman had two receptions for 29 yards in the Week 2 preseason game. One catch was a nice leaping grab on a high pass from Brock Osweiler where Coleman was able to get both feet in bounds before he came down. It's great to see Coleman healthy and on the field, and he has some breakout potential in his second NFL season. He's a fine pick late in fantasy drafts.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught two passes for 11 yards in the preseason opener last night.

Coleman also rushed once for four yards. It's good to see the second-year receiver back on the field after battling some hamstring issues in the offseason. He is the Browns most explosive player on offense, and will be one of the better late-round receiver options in fantasy drafts. Coleman will have a good challenge next exhibition as Cleveland takes on the New York Giants.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Browns head coach Hue Jackson says Corey Coleman "looks like that old Corey."

The second-year receiver is healthy and was "active for the majority of practice and made his presence felt during team drills" in the team's first training camp practice today, according to Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com. Hue Jackson said Coleman looks "explosive" and they hope to keep him healthy and explosive heading to the regular season so he plays like they think he can. Remember, Coleman exploded on to the scene last year, catching five passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns against the Ravens in Week 2 before breaking his hand in practice the week after and never getting back on track when he returned in Week 9. The Browns definitely like Coleman, and that's why they made him the first receiver selected in last year's draft. Currently going outside the top 40 receivers, Coleman offers great upside as a potential number one receiver on an offense that should improve in 2017.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Browns receiver Corey Coleman is 100% for training camp.

The second-year receiver missed a lot of OTAs with a hamstring injury but says he's "ready to roll." In the spring, head coach Hue Jackson said he could've had Coleman play through the hamstring issue, but didn't want to force it. The first receiver selected in the 2016 draft is looking to emerge as the Browns' number one receiver this season. He's a player to watch throughout training camp and the preseason.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Browns receivers coach Al Saunders hopes Corey Coleman can stay healthy.

Saunders said he's "disappointed" that Coleman missed a lot of of training camp last season and offseason training this year because it's difficult for him to progress while missing time. Saunders did also say that Coleman has come "a long way" from last year, in terms of understanding the offense. The second-year receiver is expected to be good to go for training camp, and it'll be an important one as he looks to stay healthy and have a breakout season. Coleman offers solid upside this season as someone currently going outside the top 100 picks in fantasy drafts, but his ADP could rise if he looks good in the preseason.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Hue Jackson said the team might hold out Corey Coleman until training camp.

Coleman took a fall last week during OTAs, and they're being cautious by holding him out. Coleman is a potential breakout candidate in his second season, so hopefully he can be on the field and stay there for training camp.

Corey Coleman caught five passes for 40 yards in Sunday's season finale.

The 2016 first round pick finishes his rookie year with 33 catches for 413 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. Coleman started off hot with games of 2/69/0 and 5/104/2 to begin his career, but a wrist injury in practice that cost him six games derailed his season. Coleman will probably be projected as a late-round pick or undrafted in many fantasy leagues in the summer, but we will be higher on him than that.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught two passes for 15 yards versus San Diego.

The explosive rookie will look to have a good game next week to carry some momentum into the offseason. He's not an advisable fantasy option, however.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman has three catches for 24 yards for the Browns.

With the Browns offense struggling, Coleman isn't a great fantasy option. He gets the Chargers next week, which is a tough matchup, so keep him our of your lineup.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught three passes for 26 yards in the Browns' loss to the Bengals.

He also rushed once for one yard. Coleman is an explosive player, but it looks like his big game in Week 2 might be the highlight of his rookie year. The Baylor product was the target on RGIII's interception on a flea-flicker from the end zone, and can maybe get behind the defense at least once over the final three weeks. He's got the Bills next week.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman had three catches for 38 yards and a touchdown in Week 12.

Coleman had a beautiful double move to get wide open in the endzone for his touchdown. The play showed Coleman's great ability and explosiveness. He'll be a FLEX option in Week 14 against the Bengals, and could get a boost with the return of Robert Griffin III.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

Corey Coleman caught four passes for 39 yards in Sunday’s loss.

Coleman has games of 3/41/0, 3/17/0, and 4/39/0 since returning from his six-game absence, but he remains a must-hold in fantasy leagues. The rookie wideout went for 5/104/2 in Week 2 before injuring his hand the next week in practice, and Josh McCown was the starter then and is the starter again now after Cody Kessler got another concussion on Sunday. Also, RGIII and the return of his potentially elite deep ball would be a huge boost for the deep threat.

Corey Coleman | Chiefs WR

A quiet night for Corey Coleman against Baltimore.

Coleman had three catches for only 17 yards. It was a good matchup on paper for the Browns WRs, but they struggled to get anything going. Despite the quiet game, Coleman is very explosive and is a decent FLEX option next week against the Steelers.