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Browns Fantasy Football: Week 2 Buy/Sell

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Let's take a look at which members of the Cleveland Browns should you buy or sell heading into your Week 2 fantasy football match-ups as the Browns take on the Tennessee Titans.

(Key: Buy / Sell / Enticing)

  • QB Johnny Manziel - Manziel's price tag this week is $6,500, which is the 26th-highest amount in the NFL. If you are trying to buy low at quarterback, Cousins should manage more than McCown. Last week, Manziel would have scored about 16 fantasy points in three quarters of play and little-to-no starting reps, but his three turnovers dropped him down to 8 fantasy points. Manziel is an moderately enticing for his rushing stats, but until he shows better command of the offense, you can probably find better value than Manziel.

  • RB Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson - Last week is an example that good value on the price tag doesn't always mean you should bite, as neither Crowell nor Johnson did anything productive. This week, their price tags got even cheaper -- Crowell is the 42nd-priced running back at $5,800 and Duke Johnson is the 48th-priced running back at $5,500.

    The Titans gave up a boatload of rushing yards in 2014 but are now playing in Dick LeBeau's defense. It's hard to say whether their run defense is improved since the team they stopped last week (Buccaneers) is probably the worst in football. Last year, the big-time runner for the Browns against Tennessee was actually Ben Tate (22 carries for 124 yards).

  • WR Andrew Hawkins, Brian Hartline, Taylor Gabriel, Travis Benjamin - Three of the Browns' biggest pass plays last week went to Benjamin, who the team should try to utilize even more this week down the field. Benjamin is the most expensive of the group ($5,000), but that is still very cheap in comparison. The other three receivers are $4,500 a piece.

  • TE Gary Barnidge - At $4,500 this week and last week, Barnidge would've only been good for 5.3 fantasy points last week. That's not going to cut it in FanDuel, and Cleveland targeted all three of their tight ends (four if you include the fullback).

  • K Travis Coons - Still tied for the cheapest amount at $4,500, Coons took the first step toward proving himself last week. Without a big target in the end zone, we might see the Browns settle for field goals this week to ensure drives don't get wasted and the defense can work the full length of the field..

  • DEF/ST Cleveland - The Browns should be green from a talent perspective at $4,600, but it was very discouraging to see none of their units click in Week 1 against the Jets. Marcus Mariota is a rookie, which should be a red flag for any defense to find ways to create turnovers, but the combination of Cleveland reeling from a bad week and Mariota looking very efficient means there are probably safer buys out there to guarantee you some more points than Cleveland's cellar.