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Zegura’s Fantasy Football Fact Sheet: Week 6

Posted Oct 12, 2017

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1. The Browns are allowing a passing touchdown on 7.1 percent of all passing attempts they face, worst in the NFL. They are also allowing a quarterback rating of 112.4, the highest in the NFL.

2. The Browns have allowed multiple quarterback touchdowns in each of the first five games this year. Deshaun Watson enters Week 6 having produced 10 total touchdowns in his two previous games and is throwing a touchdown on 8.25 percent of his passes, tops in the NFL.

3. The Browns boast the league’s fifth-ranked run defense, allowing just 76.6 yards rushing per game. They are giving up only 2.9 yards per carry, which is second-best in the NFL, and they have held a league-high 36.2 percent of the carries against them to no gain or negative yardage.

4. Lamar Miller has produced 87-plus total yards in four of his five starts this year, producing a top-24 finish in all four of those games. However, no runner has rushed for even 30 yards against the Browns the last two weeks and no one has rushed for 70 yards against them all season.

5. All three true stud wide receivers have produced Top 10 weeks against the Browns this year. DeAndre Hopkins has been a top-5 fantasy WR in each of his last two games and already has more touchdowns in 2017 (five) than he had in all of 2016 (four).

6. Will Fuller has scored twice in both of his 2017 games, totaling six catches for 94 yards and four scores thus far. No wide receiver duo has scored on the Browns in the same game yet this year.

7. No team has allowed more fantasy points to tight ends than the Browns, who have produced season-best days for Austin Seferian-Jenkins (11.9 points), Tyler Kroft (21.8), Ben Watson (13.1) and Jesse James (19.1) through the first five weeks of the season. Ryan Griffin is the top pass-catching tight end for the Texans with nine catches for 96 yards and a touchdown over the last three weeks.

8. Kevin Hogan has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes, averaged 9.9 yards per attempt and produced 377 yards and three touchdowns with two picks on his 38 attempts this year. Hogan has led a touchdown drive in all three games in which he has appeared and now he makes his first NFL start on Sunday against the Texans. Quarterbacks have produced multiple touchdowns against the Texans in three straight games (10 total) and are averaging nearly 27 FanDuel points per game against them.

9. Isaiah Crowell rushed for a season-high 60 yards against the Jets in Week 5 on a season-best 16 carries. Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette have both rushed for more than 100 yards against the Texans this year, but no one else has even sniffed 40 yards against them this season.

10. Duke Johnson Jr. has 80-plus total yards or a touchdown in four straight games as the true bright spot in the Browns offense. Over the last three weeks, Johnson is the team’s leading receiver with 21 catches for 250 yards and a touchdown.

11. Ricardo Louis led the Browns with 71 yards on five catches in Week 5. It was his second straight week with at least five catches, 60-plus yards and finishing as the team’s leading receiver in terms of yardage.

12. David Njoku now has three touchdowns on the season, which is tied for the NFL lead among tight ends. Two of those touchdowns have come from Kevin Hogan on just four targets. Njoku has caught all four of his targets from Hogan for 71 yards and two scores. A tight end has scored only once all yard against the Texans (Rob Gronkowski in Week 3), but tight ends have produced 25 catches for 314 yards and a touchdown against Houston in the last three weeks alone.

3 to Start

1. QB Kirk Cousins vs. SF: Cousins is coming on with 585 yards and five touchdowns passing in his last two starts. Coming off the bye week, he should be well prepared for a struggling 49ers pass defense that has allowed an average of 321 yards passing and an average of 20 FanDuel points per game over the last three.

2. RB Alvin Kamara vs. DET: Adrian Peterson is gone and the Saints emerging star is ready to shine. In Week 4, Kamara played 50 percent of the snaps and produced 96 total yards and a touchdown on 15 touches (10 receptions). Just last week, the Panthers running backs totaled eight catches for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Lions, who have struggled with pass catching backs thus far.

3. WR Keenan Allen vs. OAK: Allen has at least nine targets in every game this year and has received double-digit targets on four occasions already. Allen has more than 100 yards receiving in two of his last four games and the Raiders have allowed 12-plus FanDuel points to the opposing No. 1 in three of their last four games.

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