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Browns Fantasy Football: Start / Sit Advice in Week 13 vs. Buffalo

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Let's take a look at which members of the Cleveland Browns should you start or sit heading into your Week 13 fantasy football match-ups as the Browns take on the Buffalo Bills.

(Key: Start / Sit / Enticing)

  • QB Brian Hoyer - The Bills give up the 5th fewest fantasy points in the NFL. Only one quarterback has netted over 20 or more fantasy points against them this year, and that was the red-hot Tom Brady. Hoyer is also coming off of a performance with three interceptions, and red zone passing touchdowns have become non-existent for him. Stay away from Hoyer this week.

  • RB Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell - Last week proved that Crowell looks to be the team's leading rusher, although at the end of the day, West still had more carries and either back could really be used down at the goal line. The Bills aren't an impossible team to run against, but if you're going to take a shot on one of these two guys, Crowell finds the end zone more.

  • WR Josh Gordon - The guy nearly caught 200 yards in his sleep last week. The Bills have only allowed one 100-yard receiver this season, but don't be surprised if Gordon is near that amount by halftime. That is not a dig at the Bills' defense whatsoever, but a testament to how good Gordon is. With the amount of targets he had last week, Gordon is a must-start for fantasy purposes.

  • WR Andrew Hawkins - If you are in a PPR league, Hawkins is valuable, he usually gets about 5-6 catches for 90 yards and could always add a bonus touchdown. His yards after the catch ability with Gordon on the field were on display last week.

  • TE Jim Dray, Gary Barnidge - The Bills allow the 4th fewest points to fantasy tight ends, and Jordan Cameron is out another week. Stay away from Dray and Barnidge.

  • K Billy Cundiff - Although Cundiff has four field goals last week, winds in Buffalo are expected to reach 18 MPH and there is a 35% chance of rain. Cundiff might have an average week, but find a kicker who is a more sure bet in better weather conditions.

  • DEF/ST Cleveland - The Bills have a great defense, but their offense doesn't match it in terms of quality. They try to reduce mistakes, but give up a fair amount of sacks and don't score a lot of points. If you take out the two games in which the Jets' defense was awful against Buffalo, in their other most recent 7 games, the Bills are allowing an average of over 11 fantasy points per game. Missing Karlos Dansby and Tashaun Gipson prevent the Browns' defense from being a must-start, but if you're looking for a waiver wire pickup at the last second, Cleveland isn't a bad choice.


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