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vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. PIT, Mon 7pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
98%
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173 of 177 experts
2%
Recommended by
4 of 177 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 27# 46-
Best Rank# 6# 23-
Worst Rank# 60# 64-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE vs. PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs CLEThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec23.218.6
Rec Yds264218.4
Rec TD1.91.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total125.091.0-
Avg Game7.85.7-
2019 Average7.85.7-
    
Misc 
    
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Marquise BrownDarius SlaytonAdd Player
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
FullTime Fantasy
09/29
#23#44-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
09/13
#26#43-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#28#45-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
09/13
#30#34-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#26#44-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#27#47-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/13
#30#43-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#24#52-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#30#46-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/10
#28#46-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#28#47-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#26#44-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/13
#15#51-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#27#48-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/13
#26#44-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#25#42-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#20#43-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#27#48-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#28#44-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#27#47-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
09/09
#22#43-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
09/13
#26#46-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
09/10
#25#46-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/13
#27#52-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
08/10
#21#45-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/13
#26#44-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#25#46-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
09/13
#8#33-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#11#44-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
09/13
#27#44-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#24#53-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#36#46-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
09/13
#22#42-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/13
#13#44-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/13
#30#55-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
09/10
#34#37-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
09/13
#29#36-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/10
#25#47-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/10
#33#39-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/09
#27#46-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/10
#28#44-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/13
#48#58-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
09/13
#27#43-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
09/13
#30#43-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/13
#32#46-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/13
#20#46-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
09/12
#25#44-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#25#43-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
#28#44-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#26#45-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/10
#26#47-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/12
#26#44-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
09/13
#22#46-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/13
#37#45-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#29#43-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#12#45-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
09/08
#24#43-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
09/10
#22#45-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#20#51-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
09/13
#28#48-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/13
#27#52-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#29#56-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/09
#27#42-
    
Wilmar ChavesW. Chaves
Hablemos de Football
09/12
#29#44-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/12
#18#50-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#26#46-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#36#43-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/13
#31#49-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
09/13
#33#51-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/13
#26#49-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#30#48-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#19#46-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
09/13
#24#46-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
#28#48-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/13
#37#44-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
09/13
#28#44-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#24#45-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
09/13
#27#38-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/13
#28#44-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
09/10
#26#35-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/13
#27#56-
    
Tommy MoliooT. Molioo
The Undroppables
09/09
#27#42-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#22#43-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
09/09
#34#44-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#26#45-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
09/13
#24#51-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
09/13
#28#45-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#36#44-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/13
#27#43-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/13
#29#46-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#26#46-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#22#44-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
#30#47-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#30#23-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#28#49-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#25#37-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#22#45-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
#25#42-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#31#51-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#27#49-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#27#40-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#34#42-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#27#37-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#28#43-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#27#36-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#26#45-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#51#37-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#9#49-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#20#54-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#28#45-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#28#46-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#32#37-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#29#51-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#25#45-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#16#45-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#30#38-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#6#45-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#27#44-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#28#45-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#23#44-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#18#45-
    
09/10
#13#44-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#35#42-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#31#64-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#30#47-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
09/13
#21#52-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#25#49-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#27#44-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#26#53-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#22-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#30-
    
09/13
#22#45-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#29#47-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#24#50-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#25#37-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#19#53-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#25-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#20#45-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#30#46-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#27-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#33#55-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#31#49-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#28#44-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#7-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#18#45-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#21#30-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#31#45-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#40#39-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#32#43-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#25#51-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#35#44-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#32#43-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#35#43-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#27#44-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#35#46-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#23#45-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#27#46-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#33#42-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#33#42-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#24#45-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#36#43-
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
09/12
#26-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#32#46-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#28#55-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#29#49-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#29#51-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#29#45-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#29#46-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#60#48-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#26#43-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#28#55-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#35#44-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#28#46-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#26#45-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#13#43-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#29#43-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/10
#16#44-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. PIT
Week 2 at HOU at CHI
Week 3 vs. KC vs. SF
Week 4 at WAS at LAR
Week 5 vs. CIN at DAL
Week 6 at PHI vs. WAS
Week 7BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 8 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 9 at IND at WAS
Week 10 at NE vs. PHI
Week 11 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 12 at PIT at CIN
Week 13 vs. DAL at SEA
Week 14 at CLE vs. ARI
Week 15 vs. JAC vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. NYG at BAL
Week 17 at CIN vs. DAL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 110.122.2
Week 24.23.3
Week 31.33.3
Week 48.64.8
Week 513.812.9
Week 65.79.8
Week 72.3
Week 86.35.6
Week 93.80.8
Week 101.49.3
Week 110.0
Week 1214.50.0
Week 139.91.4
Week 1411.03.1
Week 159.87.4
Week 168.52.6
Week 1716.12.2
Total125.091.0
Average7.85.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 169
Week 266
Week 367
Week 487
Week 51011
Week 664
Week 73
Week 829
Week 951
Week 1077
Week 113
Week 1282
Week 1381
Week 1468
Week 1579
Week 1648
Week 1784
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. PIT, Mon 7pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Browns' passing defense was surprisingly solid last season as they allowed the ninth-fewest points to wide receivers and Marquise Brown scored a combined 3 fantasy points in two games against them. Brown's snap counts should be very high every week this season and he should be improved in year two, but he's a boom-or-bust WR2 in most matchups. 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Brown hasn't played well against the Browns so far in his career. He posted just 6.2 PPR points against them in Week 4, and he added just 1.6 PPR points in Week 16. While he was playing hurt last season, he will likely draw Denzel Ward again, and the fearsome former first-rounder isn't a great matchup. Ward's 4.32-second 40-yard dash proves that he can match Brown's freakish speed. Vegas sportsbooks expect the Ravens to get ahead to a big lead, too, and a clock-focused game script would limit Brown's upside. Only start him if you must, as Brown is little more than an extremely low-end WR3 or WR4 to me this week. Brown is a boom or bust receiver, and this week feels like a bust to me. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After seeing 34 targets over the first four games last year, Brown saw just 37 of them over the final 10 games. Injuries mounted up and his performances suffered. Now, after a healthy offseason, we'll see what he's capable of. The matchup with the Browns should be a decent one, as they figure to go with a zone-heavy scheme under Joe Woods (if he carries over what the defensive backs did in San Francisco). Brown crushed zone coverage last year, catching 22-of-31 targets for 310 yards and four touchdowns. When targeting Brown in zone, Lamar Jackson posted a 142.3 QB Rating. On top of that, it appears that Greedy Williams will not be available for this game, as he's nursing a shoulder injury. The Browns cornerback depth chart is not deep. The Ravens have talked about throwing the ball a bit more this year, so knowing how well the matchup aligns for Brown, you should be starting him as a high-upside WR3. Does he come with some downside? Sure, but he offers game-breaking/week-changing upside. He should be a tournament favorite this week in a game that's projected for nearly 50 points.He was a lot like Daniel Jones last year, where he'd explode one week and then disappear the next. A lot of it came down to not seeing consistent targets, as there were five games where he saw fewer than five targets. With so many viable pass catchers in the offense, that's going to happen. The Steelers are not a team to rely on big plays against. They allowed just six plays of 40-plus yards in 2019, and half of those came in the first couple weeks before they traded for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. As a team, they allowed just 7.58 yards per target to wide receivers, which ranked as the seventh fewest in the league. Slayton will see a lot of Joe Haden and Steven Nelson, two cornerbacks who were lights out in coverage last year. They combined to allow just a 71.5 QB Rating in their coverage, including just 6.46 yards per target. As mentioned in the Shepard/Tate notes, the Steelers biggest weakness is in the slot, an area that Slayton doesn't go very often. He has one-play upside that Shepard and Tate don't, but I wouldn't bank on it against this defense. He's just a boom-or-bust WR5.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 When all of the New York Giants WRs are healthy, it's going to be very difficult to determine which ones to start. Slayton should draw coverage from Joe Haden this game, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy outlook. Slayton's a boom/bust WR4.