Fantasy Player Projections

 
Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns Stadium | Sunday, September 19 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Chiefs 20, Browns 17
Cleveland Browns
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Cassel
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 1 INT
Cassel struggled in preseason and still has yet to look like the QB he was in New England. Still, this matchup should be one of his cushiest of the season.
RBJamaal Charles
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Charles has the potential to shred the Browns this week. That's assuming the coaches finally give him a full workload.
RBThomas Jones
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 40 rush yards
Jamaal Charles has looked much better throughout training camp, but you can't tell last season's third-leading rusher to ride the pine. Jones will see carries, and potentially more goal-line work, but Charles has earned his lion's share of touches.
WRDwayne Bowe
8 rec, 110 yards, 1 TD
Bowe has an opportunity to prove that last season was an aberration by lighting up the Browns.
WRChris Chambers
4 rec, 50 yards
Chambers thrived when Dwayne Bowe was out of the lineup last season. It remains to be seen whether there are enough passes to go around when both are on the field.
WRDexter McCluster
2 rec, 30 yards
It's hard to tell exactly how involved McCluster will be in the offense but the rookie can play tailback as well and seems to have solidified a starting role in the slot.
TETony Moeaki
2 rec, 25 yards
 He caught a touchdown in Week 1 so don't be surprised if Cassel targets him at the goal line again.
KRyan Succop
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Made 25-of-29 kicks as a rookie last season and numbers could be even better with the offense improving in the offseason.
Defense
4 sacks, 2 INT, 2 Fumbles
The Chiefs were run over by Jerome Harrison last season, giving up 286 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries. Not much has changed since that December showdown.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJake Delhomme
135 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 2 INT
As usual, there are much better fantasy QB options to choose from. If you have to start him, however, this is the week to do it.
RBJerome Harrison
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TD
He should be licking his chops against the league's second-worst run defense from last season. Harrison had 34 carries for 286 yards and three touchdowns the last time these teams met.
RBPeyton Hillis
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 80 rush yards
Hillis may have taken over as the team's top back. This will at least be a time share.
WRMohamed Massaquoi
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
With a strong running game to back him up, and a QB coming off a solid preseason, Massaquoi could put up hearty numbers against the Chiefs.
WRJoshua Cribbs
2 rec, 25 yards
The matchup against the Chiefs is good, but the fact that Cribbs has yet to prove anything as a receiver is not.
TEBenjamin Watson
3 rec, 25 yards
Watson is the best red-zone target on the Browns' roster, and could get looks in the end zone should the Browns move the ball agains the Chiefs.
KPhil Dawson
2 PATs, 1 FG
The Chiefs present one of the better matchups for a bad offense, so expect Dawson to get a few more field goal opportunities than usual.
Defense
1 sack, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
The Chiefs have a lot of young talent on offense that will present problems for a defense that was pretty awful against the run and the pass last season.
 
 
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