Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

In Week Six, Browns RB Peyton Hillis was held out of the endzone for the first time all season, but he did something else that surely had to please those with him on the roster: he was not a liability if you started him. Hills accumulated a respectable 90 combined rushing-receiving yards against the Steelers' vaunted defense. He's a solid starting option this week against New Orleans, which has allowed 106.0 yards per game on the ground and has surrendered four rushing touchdowns. Hillis has been limited with a thigh injury in practice this week but is expected to play. 

Browns TE Benjamin Watson continues to be a key part of the passing game. He caught six passes for 88 yards and a touchdown last week and was targeted nine times. He's a reasonable starting option and might merit a waiver claim in bigger leagues if you have injury concerns at the position. Browns reserve TE Evan Moore (4-84-0 in Week Six) has good speed and might be a name to watch if he starts getting consistent opportunities in the passing game. 

Browns WRs Mohamed Massaquoi and Joshua Cribbs each has a concussion, and it's unclear whether either will play Sunday. Chansi Stuckey (4-46-0 last week) could get more opportunities if Massaquoi and/or Cribbs is out but doesn't merit starting consideration in most leagues. 

Rookie QB Colt McCoy is in line to get another start with QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace recovering from ankle injuries. McCoy threw for 281 yards and a TD in his first-career start in Week Six. He could be an option in bigger leagues or two-QB formats, but in most other formats, he shouldn't be starting.