Robert Griffin III: Bench
Griffin is a frustratingly incompetent player on the football field and it translates to poor fantasy performances. This game looks like it’s going to be a blowout and if the Browns don’t get going early it wouldn’t be surprising if Griffin was pulled for Kessler or McCown, so Griffin isn’t a player to start in fantasy football this week.
Isaiah Crowell: Flex/Bench
With how stagnant this offense has been, there’s no guarantee that the Browns will score any touchdowns and once they get down they tend to abandon the running game. The Crow stays on the bench this week unless you’re starving for a starter at running back.
If you’re desperate for a start at running back, Crowell is a huge risk. He had 10 rushes for 113 yards last week so if he can repeat it that’s a healthy chunk of points from a RB. However, he’s been so inconsistent that most owners are going to feel better leaving him on the bench.
Duke Johnson: Bench
Johnson only got four carries last week and since Crowell had such a solid game the Browns are likely to keep Crowell as the primary back. No one in their right mind would play Johnson this week in fantasy football.
Terrelle Pryor: Flex/Bench
Pryor was an excellent start with Kessler or McCown under center, but the incompetence of RG III makes Pryor a very risky fantasy start. Reports have been coming out all week about the Browns coaching staff working with Griffin to build a greater rapport with the receiving core, but for now Pryor is a huge risk as long as Griffin is under center.
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Corey Coleman: Bench
Coleman’s fantasy narrative is similar to Pryor’s. Leave them both on the bench until Kessler or McCown comes back.
Gary Barnidge: Bench
Barnidge only seems to be a solid tight end start when McCown is starting, so leave Barnidge on your bench.
Cody Parkey: Bench
Each week there’s a big chance that the Browns are going to be shut out, and that combined with Jackson’s recent string of going for it on 4th downs means that Parkey is not a kicker you should ever be starting in a fantasy football game.
Browns Defense: Bench
No one is seriously starting the Browns defense in Week 15.