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Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play and is active on Sunday, but he’s keeping the starter secret to maintain a competitive advantage. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Johnny Manziel is “likely to start” against the Steelers.
Posted by Andy Rioux
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:27pm
Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Since Week 3, Gary Barnidge had been Superman in the eyes of many fantasy owners. Unfortunately, kryptonite in the form of Johnny Manziel destroyed Barnidge last Thursday night in Cincinnati. Barnidge caught two passes for 35 yards, his lowest output since Week 2, when he had just one reception. Coincidentally, Week 2 was the only other time Manziel had started this year for the Browns.
So fantasy owners have to cross their fingers Josh McCown gets back into the lineup this week. McCown is not exactly one of the NFL’s all-time greats, but he and Barnidge have great chemistry. While Barnidge has built up enough good will among fantasy owners to be a TE1 regardless of whether McCown or Manziel is the starter, his upside would be much, much higher with McCown.
2015 Strength of Schedule - CLE
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
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