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Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.
Rookie QB Colt McCoy gets the start vs. New England on Sunday with QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace on the mend with ankle injuries. McCoy (32-of-49 passing, 355 yards, one TD, two interceptions in two prior starts) faces a Patriots defense allowing 282.4 net passing yards per game. The big question is whether the Browns will attack with the pass or rely on the ground game.
Either way, TE Benjamin Watson, the Browns' leading receiver, is a solid play facing his former team. WRs Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie have been targeted less than expected in 2010, but they are starters, and the Pats' pass defense is not a strength, so they could be bigger factors than usual this week if Cleveland throws outside more than it has. However, that is no sure thing.
RB Peyton Hiliis (104 carries, 460 yards, five TDs) remains the Browns' most valuable player for fantasy owners and merits starting consideration against the Pats, who are allowing 101.6 rushing yards per game (3.9 yards per carry). Hillis has been targeted 34 times in the passing game this season and has caught 27-193-1.