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Browns Fantasy Football: Week 1 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 1 fantasy football match-ups as the Browns take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

BUY

  • RB Isaiah Crowell - The Eagles were last in the NFL last year in run defense. Crowell is coming off of a good preseason, where the offensive line wasn’t getting pushed back for losses like they were a year ago. At $5,700, he’s a big-time bargain for the production he should output.
  • TE Gary Barnidge - Philadelphia’s linebacker unit isn’t their strong suit, and tight ends rack up a lot of touchdowns in Hue Jackson’s system. Barnidge comes in at $6,300, which is tied for the 5th-highest value at tight end.

SELL

  • QB Robert Griffin III - After a fair preseason, it’s just too early to put a lot of stock in Griffin during the regular season. He’s still without Josh Gordon, and the Eagles will feature a solid pass-rushing front.
  • RB Duke Johnson - Although he basically carries the same cost as Crowell at $5,600, I think Johnson’s production will be less valuable than Crowell this season as a receiver who doesn’t find the end zone very often.
  • WR Corey Coleman - There might come a time this season where Coleman has good fantasy value, but not yet. At $6,300, it’s not worth the flier for a guy who hasn’t had much in-game experience due to his hamstring injury this camp and uncertainty as to whether or not he can get over having the yips.
  • K Patrick Murray - He’s tied for the cheapest kicker at $4,500, but hasn’t kicked in a regular season game for two years.
  • DEF Cleveland - They are facing a rookie quarterback in Carson Wentz, but they looked so bad this preseason that I’d just stay away.

ENTICING

  • WR Terrelle Pryor - In the first two preseason games, Pryor caught two long passes from Robert Griffin III, one of which went for a touchdown. The reason he is so enticing this week is that his price tag is just $4,900. That basically allows you to take a chance on the low-risk, high-reward of Pryor, and allow you to overspend on one of the top tier players in FanDuel.