Fantasy Player Projections
Cleveland Browns Stadium | Sunday, October 04 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Bengals 17, Browns 10
Pos. Player Projection
QB Carson Palmer
190 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTThe former No. 1 pick tossed for just 185 yards in Week 3 and still hasn't returned to elite form after last year's elbow injury.
RB Cedric Benson
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TDWritten off by many fantasy pundits before the season, Benson is enjoying a career resurgence so far in 2009. Expect another solid performance against the woeful Browns.
WR Chad Ochocinco
5 rec, 70 yardsOchocinco has rebounded from last year's injury-plagued campaign, but remains an inconsistent option at wideout.
WR Laveranues Coles
4 rec, 50 yardsColes remains a favorable option in PPR leagues, but doesn't have much worth beyond that.
WR Andre Caldwell
4 rec, 55 yards, 1 TDThe No. 3 receiver is getting more touches than Chris Henry and making the most of them.
TE Daniel Coats
1 rec, 10 yardsHere's a guarantee: There are better options on your waiver wire.
K Shayne Graham
2 PATs, 1 FGGraham was robbed of a pair of extra-point conversions last week as Cincinnati went for two after both touchdowns. Karma like that should tell you everything you need to know.
2 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleThe Battle of Ohio should be a field day for the Bengals' defense.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Derek Anderson
130 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTAnderson replaced Brady Quinn at halftime of Sunday's loss to the Ravens and promptly fired three interceptions. So naturally the former Pro Bowler was named the starter.
RB Jerome Harrison
5 rec, 40 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 40 rush yardsWith injuries and old age starting to catch up with incumbent Jamal Lewis, Harrison's value as the No. 1A running back is starting to build. Still, he's no more than an average option on this absymal offense.
WR Braylon Edwards
4 rec, 40 yardsEdwards has yet to rebound from his miserable 2008 season. Owners can only hope the funk is not permanent.
WR Mike Furrey
3 rec, 35 yardsUneven performances have marked Furrey's season thus far. Not a recommended option in spite of last week's team-high 40 receiving yards.
WR Joshua Cribbs
2 rec, 10 yardsUnload Cribbs to the waiver wire and find someone, anyone to fill his place.
TE Robert Royal
1 rec, 5 yardsThe lone Cleveland player to catch a touchdown pass in 2009 probably won't be adding to his account any time soon.
K Billy Cundiff
1 PAT, 1 FGCundiff, who was released by Detroit earlier this month, was signed as a replacement for the injured Phil Dawson. He's not recommended in any format since the Browns simply don't score enough points.
1 sack, 1 INTCleveland's lower-end defense should be avoided at all costs.