Browns vs Bengals Fantasy Football Worksheet, Week 14

The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 14 Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon game.

ClevelandRank@CincinnatiRank
6Spread-6
20.75Implied Total26.75
24.210Points/Gm267
2527Points All./Gm21.313
675Plays/Gm65.78
60.87Opp. Plays/Gm60.75
5.515Off. Yards/Play5.710
5.619Def. Yards/Play5.415
48.26%8Rush%39.09%23
51.74%25Pass%60.91%10
43.97%21Opp. Rush %43.13%18
56.03%12Opp. Pass %56.87%15
  • The Bengals are 0-4 against the Browns with Joe Burrow as their starting quarterback.
  • Since these teams met in Week 8, the Bengals have scored on a league-high 51.2% of their possessions.
  • 38.7% of the drives against Cleveland have reached the red zone or scored prior, 27th in the league.
  • 72.9% of the offensive yardage by Cincinnati has come via passing, fourth in the league.
  • 42.1% of the Cleveland offensive yardage has come via rushing, fifth in the league.
  • The Browns are third in the NFL in explosive rushing yardage (1,019 yards) while the Bengals are 29th (400 yards).
  • Nick Chubb leads the NFL with 35 runs of 10 or more yards while the Bengals have 26 as a team (28th).
  • The Bengals are third in the league in non-passing fantasy points per game (83.0) while ranking sixth in non-passing points allowed per game (53.0).
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Quarterback

Joe Burrow: Burrow carved up Kansas City on Sunday, completing 80.6% of his passes for 9.2 yards per pass attempt. He threw a pair of scores (with a third one dropped) while adding 46 yards and his fifth rushing touchdown of the season. 

Burrow has now been first or second in weekly scoring in four of his past seven games, throwing 16 passing touchdowns to just three interceptions over that span. 

One of the games in which was not a QB1 scorer over that period was when these teams played in Week 8. Burrow was the QB22 (13.5 points), throwing for just 6.6 Y/A. Burrow was sacked five times in that game (he has been sacked just five times since) and has been sacked 10 times in his two meetings between these teams the past two seasons. 

Burrow is playing too well to dip into streaming for and has a high ceiling against any opponent, but Cleveland has only allowed three QB1 scoring weeks this season, while facing Burrow, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Tom Brady over their past nine games. Tua was the only one of those to log a front-end scoring week and the only one to throw more than two touchdown passes.

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