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Cleveland Browns Week 11 Fantasy Starts/Sits

Despite not scoring a touchdown last week, there are little signs that the Cleveland Browns offense is on the verge of improving. Pat Shurmur may or may not keep the Wildcat in the playbook this week, but the offense is getting Mohamed Massaquoi back and might also have Montario Hardesty available for limited work. Let's see if anyone on the Browns should be started for fantasy purposes this week.

  • QB Colt McCoy - I would bench McCoy for almost every fantasy situation. He is facing a pass defense that does not yield a lot of yardage, and then don't allow many yards after the catch either. McCoy did have a pretty solid game against Jacksonville last year, but whether that carries over is hard to say. The only way you should consider starting McCoy is if your regular starter is someone like Michael Vick and you're in need of a waiver wire pickup.
  • RB Chris Ogbonnaya - The Jaguars are a little more vulnerable to the run, but this is a week where Ogbonnaya will probably go back to struggling. I don't think he's going to have many opportunities against the Jaguars' defensive front, and there's a chance Montario Hardesty could take a few carries away from him.
  • WR Joshua Cribbs - Even though Greg Little had a lot of yardage last week, if you need a wide receiver due to a bye or injury this week, Cribbs isn't a bad option. The Jaguars yield a good amount of yardage on kickoffs, and with Cribbs' involvement in the offense last week, maybe the next step is him catching, rushing for, or throwing a touchdown.
  • TE Evan Moore - I wouldn't start him because of his lack of involvement in the offense, but he did have 3 catches for 69 yards against the Jaguars last year.
  • K Phil Dawson - The Browns have only been kicking field goals as of late, and Dawson is drilling them from 50+ yards. With Pat Shurmur showing no hesitation in settling for three, even when his team is down by multiple possessions, Dawson seems like a good start against a tough defense.
  • DEF Cleveland - I love the Browns' defense this week, partially because I think they historically happen to have a knack for forcing a lot of turnovers against Jacksonville. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the league offensively (right up there with the Browns), so they are a good start.