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Browns Fantasy Football: Week 17 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 17 fantasy football match-ups as the Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

(Key: Buy / Sell / Enticing)

  • QB Austin Davis - The last time Manziel faced the Steelers, he threw for 372 yards, but only had one touchdown late. Davis might be able to get some yardage against a poor Pittsburgh secondary, but Cleveland isn't deep enough at the receiver position to sustain drives to the point where Davis can put some touchdowns on the board.

  • RB Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson - The Steelers allow the 2nd fewest fantasy points to the running back position. Even though Isaiah Crowell has been on a tear as of late, it wasn't too long ago that he finished with 6 carries for -5 yards against the Steelers. Crowell is still affordable in FanDuel leagues, but there should be better options.

  • WR Travis Benjamin - Benjamin only has 87 yards receiving over his past three games. Pittsburgh's secondary is vulnerable, but Benjamin has been a bit banged up and there is no telling who Cleveland will rotate in at receiver this week. It's best to avoid all Cleveland receivers, despite the fact that the Steelers allow the most fantasy points to wide receivers.

  • TE Gary Barnidge - Barnidge is going to want to get over 1,000 yards receiving on the year and break the team record for most touchdown catches by a Browns tight end. He had 65 yards and 1 touchdown the last time these teams met; expect something similar this go-around.

  • K Travis Coons - The same-old story holds true for Coons -- he won't try many from beyond 50 yards, and both of the ones that he has tried have been blocked. Find another fantasy kicker.

  • DEF/ST Cleveland - Cleveland's secondary is too thin to cover Pittsburgh's receivers, and Roethlisberger can avoid any pass rush the Browns throw at him. When you combine those two factors, there shouldn't be any sacks or interceptions for the Browns to rack up.