Rankings based on top 16 QBs, 32 RBs, 48 WRs and 16 TEs
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Cleveland Browns (Browns Schedule)
Opponent Defensive Ranks
Miami Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 4th - TDs Allowed T-8th
Miami Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 14th – TDs Allowed T-8th
Cleveland Offensive Cast
Jake Delhomme (QB Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 57/95 – for 569 yards & 1 TD
If you’re starting Jake the “Turnover King” Snake on your fantasy team, you’re in more trouble than I know how to talk you out of.
Colt McCoy (QB Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 81/127 – for 975 yards & 3 TDs
McCoy will still be out with a high ankle sprain this week.
Peyton Hillis (RB Week 13 Ranking: No. 4)
2010 Season: 199 carries for 905 yards & 11 TDs || 46 receptions for 414 yards & 2 TDs
The Big Twinkie went ballistic last week putting up 194 total yards (131 rushing) on the Panthers with three TDs. He might never see those numbers again in his career, but he’s become one of the steadiest plays in fantasy and can’t be left on your bench no matter who the Browns play. At the very least, you have to expect a TD out of him seeing that he’s scored in every single week except one (Week six at Pittsburgh).
Josh Cribbs (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 17 receptions for 235 yards & 1 TD
Cleveland receivers were not worth using with Delhomme running the show.
Mohamed Massaquoi (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 23 receptions for 284 yards & two TDs
Chansi Stuckey (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 32 receptions for 296 yards & zero TDs
Brian Robiskie (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 16 receptions for 131 yards & zero TDs
Robiskie is the only one WR who seems to have any sort of rapport with Delhomme. In NO way does that mean you should even think about picking him up.
Ben Watson (TE Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 40 receptions for 474 yards & two TDs
Watson would be the only offensive character on the Browns I would say is worth taking a peek at besides Hillis, except for the fact that the Dolphins allow the fourth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year.
Miami Dolphins (Dolphins Schedule)
Opponent Defensive Ranks
Cleveland Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 19th - TDs Allowed T-21st
Cleveland Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 21st – TDs Allowed T-1st
Miami Offensive Cast
Chad Henne (QB Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 212/335 – for 2,447 yards & 11 TDs
Henne returned with a bang last week tossing for 307 yards and two TDs to beat Oakland on the road. He’s normally a much better player at home, so if you’re in need of a spot start, Henne isn’t a terrible call.
Tyler Thigpen (QB Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 23/41 – for 266 yards & one TD
Toss Thigpen back in the garbage where you found him if you haven’t done so already.
Ronnie Brown (RB Week 13 Ranking: No. 32)
2010 Season: 140 carries for 539 yards & three TDs || 21 receptions for 139 yards & zero TDs
By no means did I think Ronnie would have some sort of break-out year, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this bad. He did, however, put up his highest rushing total last week with 85 yards against the Raiders.
Ricky Williams (RB Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 112 carries for 496 yards & two TDs || 10 receptions for 67 yards & one TD
Ricky had himself a nice statistical day due to his 45-yard TD scamper at the end of the game last week. This does NOT mean you should all of the sudden consider using him on your fantasy team.
Brandon Marshall (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 58 receptions for 693 yards & one TD
Marshall came back to limited practices this week, though it’s unknown if he’ll play or how much he’ll even be involved if he does. Either way, the upside is limited so you probably shouldn’t risk it.
Davone Bess (WR Week 13 Ranking: No. 32)
2010 Season: 55 receptions for 600 yards & three TDs
With Marshall out last week, Davone put up the second most yards he’s had in his young career with 111 on six catches. It’s unlikely to continue, but Henne seems to like him, so stranger things have happened.
Brian Hartline (WR Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 43 receptions for 615 yards & one TD
Hartline has put up 70 or more yards in each of the last four games. If Marshall returns, the likelihood of that streak continuing goes down, but he’s still not a terrible play in deeper leagues.
Anthony Fasano (TE Week 13 Ranking: Not ranked)
2010 Season: 28 receptions for 393 yards & three TDs
Fasano isn’t involved enough in the offense to be worth taking a chance on.