Cleveland Browns Stadium | Sunday, October 03 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Bengals 24, Browns 10
200 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTPalmer has been lackluster the past two weeks, completing 48.6 percent of his passes against the Ravens and Panthers. If he can't produce against the lowly Browns, you may be wise to shop around for another QB.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 105 rush yards, 1 rush TDHe has a ton of carries through three games, 65 to date, but his efficiency leaves much to be desired. Benson's 3.1 yards per carry won't get anyone excited, but the Browns have given up big chunks of yardage on the ground so far.
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDHe is still far-and-away the Bengals' most targeted wideout. Still, Ochocinco had just four catches despite 12 targets last week. He could struggle as long as Carson Palmer remains off the mark in the passing game.
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDOwens hasn't done anything really noteworthy this season, with a high of 57 yards in Week 2 and no touchdowns through three games. He has been targeted often, however, and the Browns secondary is awful.
3 rec, 25 yardsGresham, who pulled down four receptions for 59 yards last week, is on pace to record 69 receptions, something no Bengals tight end has done in almost 30 years.
3 PATs, 1 FGNugent is perfect for the season so far, going 8-for-8 on field goals including two 50+ yard attempts. The Bengals should move the ball against a bad defense, so Nugent looks safe to start once again.
3 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FumblesBengals' fans have to be happy with how their defense has performed the last two weeks, giving up just 17 points total between the Ravens and the Panthers. Against a woeful Browns offense they should be a solid fantasy option.
105 pass yards, 10 rush yards, 2 INTIf Delhomme can't play this week due to his ankle, then Seneca Wallace will get the start against the Bengals. Neither is worth much starting consideration.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDHillis rumbled for 144 yards and a touchdown against what was supposed to be a tough Ravens front seven. Feel free to elevate Hillis into your starting lineup regardless of Jerome Harrison's stats.
40 rush yardsHarrison sat out last week due to a thigh injury. If he's able to play, he may get double-digit carries. If not, Peyton Hillis will star. The run game is the only thing going right for the Browns, so keep an eye on this situation on Sunday.
3 rec, 40 yardsUnless he gets the ball deep down field, Massaquoi is virtually invisible in the passing game. He was shut out of a catch last week, and was thrown at just once. He'll face an even better secondary this week.
2 rec, 15 yardsHis five catches for 58 yards last Sunday provided hope that Cribbs is becoming a reliable pass catcher. Keep in mind Brian Robiskie was inactive with a hamstring injury, which likely led to more targets for Cribbs.
3 rec, 20 yardsWatson put in a second solid performance in a row last week, catching five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Signs are a good that he has staved off Evan Moore, but you may want to wait for more data before moving Watson into the starting lineup.
1 PAT, 1 FGDawson has made one field goal in just three attempts this season. While it can be difficult to project kickers consistently, a bad Browns offense doesn't give Dawson much of a chance to succeed.
1 sack, 1 INTThere really isn't much reason to consider the Browns this week.
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