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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 Baltimore Ravens.

BUY

  • QB Josh McCown - Last year, McCown scorched the Ravens for 669 yards, 3 touchdown passes, and 1 rushing touchdown in 2 games. Back under center, he’s facing a secondary that has been a little revamped, but he could still have their number. He’s tied for the 34th-ranked player at $6,000. Even if he doesn’t have the best week among quarterbacks, if he has a decent output, you can invest higher in some running backs and receivers.
  • RB Isaiah Crowell - Crowell is the No. 34 ranked running back this week at $5,800. Last week, even in a game where he didn't seem to do a whole lot, Crowell logged 14.8 fantasy points. With the Jim Brown statue being unveiled this week, Crowell is motivated to have a big day and should continue to be the lead back at the goal line.
  • TE Gary Barnidge - Sorry for saying that Barnidge was a Buy last week, but his 0-catch, 2-drop day was a rarity, trust me! If there is any silver lining to it, his price tag dropped a tad, as he’s now the No. 8 tight end at $6,000. Barnidge will definitely benefit from McCown being under center, as he was the veteran quarterback’s favorite target last year.

SELL

  • RB Duke Johnson - Johnson is cheap at $5,400, but I think Hue Jackson is more focused on Crowell being the lead back right now. Johnson will still make some nice catches for first downs, but it won’t be of the variety that nets touchdowns for fantasy purposes.
  • WR Corey Coleman - With all of the Browns’ receivers, now we have the question of not knowing what their chemistry will be like with McCown under center. Coleman caught one bomb last week, but still dropped a pass early in the game. $6,000 is still cheap if you want to roll with him, but I’d find a more consistent player first.
  • K Patrick Murray - Find a kicker on a team with a more threatening offense until Murray shows he can still hit some long-range kicks.
  • DEF Cleveland - They didn’t register a turnover last week and allowed a rookie quarterback to lead multiple touchdown drives.

ENTICING

  • WR Terrelle Pryor - For the second week in a row, I’m naming Pryor an enticing player. He made an incredible catch last week, and is still only valued at $5,700. I won’t quite go the Charles Woodson route and predict an 1,800 yard season for Pryor, but it won’t be long before he’s a big-time fantasy player, and by then his price tag will have started to soar.