One week after tearing up the New York Giants at home, Anderson struggled mightily at Washington, completing just 14-of-37 passes for 136 yards and one TD. He missed several open receivers, but the Browns also had several dropped passes, which hurt his overall numbers. The Jaguars rank 23rd against the pass and have allowed 11 TD passes in six games, so he has a chance to produce good numbers this week. If he struggles again, he could be riding the bench soon.
Lewis continues to be the Browns' workhorse in the backfield as he now has 79 or more rushing yards in each of the last three games. He finished with 80 yards on 19 carries last week at Washington, but had his streak of two straight games with a rushing TD snapped. The Jaguars rank 17th against the run and have allowed only four rushing TDs this year, but Lewis will find a way to reach the end zone in Week 8.
One week after dominating the New York Giants on national TV, Edwards had one of his worst games of his career, dropping four passes at Washington and finishing with just four catches for 58 yards. He has been extremely inconsistent this year and has had just one game over 60 yards receiving this week. He needs to step up this week or the Browns will lose easily this week at Jacksonville.
Stallworth started his second straight game last week at Washington, but once again was a non-factor, catching just two passes for 24 yards. Keep him on your bench until he proves that he's a big part of this offense, which won't happen anytime soon.
Kellen Winslow returned last week after missing the previous game with a staph infection, but was suspended for this week's game because of his negative comments about the organization. Look for Heiden to fill in and perform like he did two weeks ago against the Giants when he had five catches for 59 yards.
The Browns rank 26th against the run, so look for the Jaguars to limit the number of passes they attempt this week. Keep this defense on the bench this week as picks will be minimal against David Garrard.
Garrard comes off the bye week healthy after throwing TD passes in each of his last three games without an interception. He has thrown for 200 or more yards in each of the last three games, but this week against a Browns' defense that ranks 7th against the pass and 26th against the run, his passes will be limited. Expect minimal production from Garrard as the Jaguars pound the ball on the ground.
In his last game before the bye week, Jones-Drew rushed 22 times for 125 yards and 2 TDs at Denver. Now against a Browns' defense that ranks 26th against the run and has allowed over 146 rushing yards per game, Jones-Drew should get 20-plus touches again. Look for another 100-plus yard rushing game from Jones-Drew as the Jags run 35-plus times.
Taylor has had 25 or less yards rushing in each of the last three games and just hasn't been a factor in the rushing game this year. But look for the Jaguars to run 35-plus times this week, with Taylor getting a few more looks. Still, he's just not a good fantasy play at this point.
With Matt Jones suspended for three games, look for Porter to have a more prominent role in the passing game. He's had just one catch in three games, however, and shouldn't be an instant starter just because of this new role, especially with the Jaguars featuring the rushing game this week.
Williams hasn't reached the end zone this year after scoring 10 TDs in 2008 and has been dropped by most fantasy owners. But now with Matt Jones suspended for three games, he should see a slightly increased work load going forward. Still, he's not a worthy fantasy play for Week 8 with the Jaguars featuring the running attack against the Browns.
Don't look now, but Lewis has TD grabs in each of his last two games. Even more remarkable is that he's averaged more than 20 yards per catch during both of those games. Granted, that was only on four catches, but it's pretty amazing for Lewis, who has dropped as many passes as he's caught this year. Look for this streak to end this week.
The Jaguars have only eight sacks in six games, but of their six interceptions two of them have been returned for touchdowns. They should get a pick or two this week against the struggling Derek Anderson.