Braylon gains value after quarterback switch 

October, 1, 2009
10/01/09
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Say what you will about new, beleaguered and winless Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini, but the decision he made to switch quarterbacks this week, which some view as possibly shortsighted and reactive, does help fantasy football owners and the Browns. On Tuesday, when I thought popgun-armed Brady Quinn was still the Browns' quarterback, I didn't consider Braylon Edwards a top-25 wide receiver in our rankings. I placed him at No. 28, and he received that good a spot solely because the position is so decimated this week with byes, injuries and the like. In Week 3, Edwards was my No. 34 wide receiver.

On Friday, when our updated rankings are revealed, you'll see Edwards skyrocket to No. 15 in my set of rankings, ahead of Devin Hester, Kevin Walter and Santonio Holmes. Shortsighted and reactive? I don't think so.