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Week 17 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) DST #21
Projection 6.7 pts


Freddie Kitchens fired by Browns after one season

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Browns fired coach Freddie Kitchens.

Fantasy Impact

Kitchens reportedly believed he had the support of the organization but evidently did not. Cleveland was a popular preseason Super Bowl candidate but finished the year with a disappointing 6-10 record. That includes today’s 33-23 loss to the lowly Bengals. The Browns will now be searching for a head coach for the second straight off-season.

Cleveland defense struggles against Cincinnati

The Cleveland Browns defense turned in a disappointing performance against the Bengals in Week 17's 33-23 loss. Cleveland forced just one turnover and notched one sack in the loss.

Fantasy Impact

Cleveland's run defense was shredded by Joe Mixon, who gained a career-high 162 yards and scored twice. Several players appeared to not be giving full effort on the field. This unit has plenty of talent but has yet to develop into a reliable fantasy defense.

Matthew Terelle15 weeks ago
Cleveland defense struggles in loss

The Cleveland Browns defense struggled in a 31-15 loss to the Ravens in Week 16. Cleveland did not record a sack and was able to force just one turnover in the loss.

Fantasy Impact

Cleveland's defense actually held the Ravens scoreless until after the two-minute warning before halftime but it was all downhill from there. They should bounce back in Week 17's plus matchup against the Bengals.

Matthew Terelle16 weeks ago
Browns defense struggles against Arizona

The Cleveland Browns defense struggled to contain the Cardinals in a 38-24 loss in Week 15. Cleveland managed to force just one turnover in the loss.

Fantasy Impact

Cleveland was shredded by Kenyan Drake, who rushed for four touchdowns. Things won't get much easier next week against a white-hot Baltimore offense.

Matthew Terelle17 weeks ago
Cleveland defense scores TD in Week 14

The Cleveland Browns scored a defensive touchdown on a 61-yard interception by Denzel Ward in a 27-19 win over the Bengals in Week 14.

Fantasy Impact

That goes down as Cleveland's first defensive touchdown of the season. The Browns also managed to sack Andy Dalton twice in the win. They will take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals in Week 15.

Matthew Terelle18 weeks ago
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