Cleveland Browns Stadium | Sunday, September 19 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Chiefs 20, Browns 17
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 1 INTCassel 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.
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TDCharles has the potential to shred the Browns this week. That's assuming the coaches finally give him a full workload.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 40 rush yardsJamaal 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.
8 rec, 110 yards, 1 TDBowe has an opportunity to prove that last season was an aberration by lighting up the Browns.
4 rec, 50 yardsChambers 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.
2 rec, 30 yardsIt'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.
2 rec, 25 yardsHe caught a touchdown in Week 1 so don't be surprised if Cassel targets him at the goal line again.
2 PATs, 2 FGsMade 25-of-29 kicks as a rookie last season and numbers could be even better with the offense improving in the offseason.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FumblesThe 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.
135 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 2 INTAs 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.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TDHe 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.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 80 rush yardsHillis may have taken over as the team's top back. This will at least be a time share.
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDWith 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.
2 rec, 25 yardsThe matchup against the Chiefs is good, but the fact that Cribbs has yet to prove anything as a receiver is not.
3 rec, 25 yardsWatson 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.
2 PATs, 1 FGThe Chiefs present one of the better matchups for a bad offense, so expect Dawson to get a few more field goal opportunities than usual.
1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FumbleThe 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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