Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com reported that Weeden, who sprained his thumb, is uncertain whether or not he will play next week against the Minnesota Vikings.
#Browns Weeden (sprained thumb) said it's too early to tell if he'll be back for next week's game in Minnesota.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 15, 2013
If Weeden is forced to miss any time, that would mean that it's up to Campbell to start at QB. In the game against the Ravens, Campbell went just 1-for-4 with six yards.
Campbell provides an interesting fantasy option in bigger leagues where depth at quarterback is a real issue. As a backup with the Chicago Bears in 2012, he played decently in limited action.
|11/11 vs. HOU||11||19||94||0||0||70.9|
|11/19 at SF||14||22||107||1||2||52.7|
|12/9 at MIN||6||9||64||1||0||124.3|
Those aren't terrible numbers for a backup quarterback that was forced into games with a poor offensive line while also going up against two really tough defenses in the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers.
Obviously, the game to look at was against the Vikings. He only threw nine passes, but he was productive in that contest. This season, the Vikings have not done a good job defending against the pass, allowing over 600 yards and five touchdowns through the air while forcing three interceptions.
If you're in a deep league, it might be worth stashing Campbell in the off chance that he blows up against the Vikings and takes the starting job away from Weeden. Josh Gordon is due back in Week 3 from his suspension, and the Browns still have Trent Richardson in the backfield and Jordan Cameron as a new weapon. So Campbell should have some help.
If you're in a smaller league, however, it might just be best to let someone else take a flier.