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Cleveland Browns
Ralph Wilson Stadium | Sunday, October 11 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Bills 17, Browns 14
Buffalo Bills
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDerek Anderson
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 rush TD
He took over the starting spot and came very close to leading the Browns to their first victory, throwing the ball 48 times (269 yards w/ a TD and a pick) in their OT defeat vs. Cinci. He's not a terrible option in leagues that allow a flex position. His past fantasy success may not have been a fluke and he could be a real sleeper.
RBJerome Harrison
3 rec, 40 rec yards, 105 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Jamal Lewis went down. Backup rookie James Davis went down. The Browns have gone through RBs this season the way Brian Westbrook goes through Cortizone shots. Former 3rd stringer Harrison racked up 150+ total yards against the Bengals. Monitor Lewis' hamstring injury, but Harrison is a No. 2 option against the Bills 28th ranked run defense if he goes.
WRMohamed Massaquoi
6 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
The unheralded Massaquoi went nuts against the Bengals, with 8 catches for 148 yards. Look for him to continue to be a target for Anderson. Why mess with success, especially given Braylon Edwards antics? He's definite waiver wire pickup material- a guy that became a No. 3 fantasy WR with one great week.
WRJoshua Cribbs
2 rec, 25 yards
He's the most exciting player on this team but has turned into a fantasy non-entity. He had only two touches on offense but 223 total return yards against the Bengals. He's most valuable to fantasy teams that have the Browns' DST, but really, who would have the Browns DST?
WRChansi Stuckey
3 rec, 50 yards
Don't expect too much from Stuckey in his first outing with the Browns.
TERobert Royal
2 rec, 25 yards
He had 2 catches for 13 yards against the Bengals and is a low end fantasy TE option. Besides the fact that he doesn't catch a lot of balls, he splits snaps with Steve Heiden. Inadvisable option.
KBilly Cundiff
2 PATs
Replaced Phil Dawson who's been inactive the last two weeks. Not an advisable option on this poor team.
Defense
They hung tough against the Bengals, but are dead last in the league in yardage allowed. Even though a potential DTD is on the horizon every time Josh Cribbs touches the ball, they are an inadvisable option.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTrent Edwards
230 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Edwards was sacked 6 times and picked off thrice against the Dolphins. He started the season with two good games, but has soiled himself the last two weeks. Against the worst defense in the league, he is not a terrible flex option, but in general, may be on the verge of losing his job.
RBFred Jackson
3 rec, 35 rec yards, 65 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Split carries with Marshawn Lynch against the Dolphins, the league's 3rd best run defense. He had a much more effective afternoon than Lynch, going for 42 yards on 9 carries (compared to 8 carries and 4 yards for Lynch). Juaron has said that the two backs will continue to share carries. He's a No. 3 fantasy RB.
RBMarshawn Lynch
4 rec, 40 rec yards, 45 rush yards
Impotent as a runner against the Dolophins, Lynch was most effective as a receiver in his first game back from suspension, gaining 43 yards on 5 catches. He'll shake the rust off as he continues to play. Like the man he's splitting carries with, he's a No. 3 fantasy RB.
WRTerrell Owens
5 rec, 105 yards, 1 TD
T.O. has 8 catches for 158 yards on the season. That's only a tick better than Mohamed Massaquoi did last week. Expect him to bust out against the worst defense in the league after a decent 3 rec, 60 rec yards at Miami. He's still a No.2 fantasy WR.
WRLee Evans
4 rec, 50 yards
Evans had 3 rec for 60 rec yards against the Dolphins. It was his best game of the year. He only has 10 catches on the year and shouldn't be starting under any circumstances until he breaks out one week.
KRian Lindell
2 PATs, 1 FG
Lindell missed his first FG of the year against the Dolphins. He's a good kicker that would be a more advisable fantasy start if his team was better. He's a No. 2 fantasy kicker.
Defense
4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
Despite having had the smack laid down on them in Miami, after racking up 6 sacks and 3 forced fumbles against the Dolphins, the Buffalo D is not a terrible start this week against the Browns. A second tier, sleeper option if your regular D has a bye.
 
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