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Browns-Ravens fantasy football fact sheet

Ravens at Browns, Sun.: 1:00 p.m. ET

  1. Last year, Josh McCown threw for 669 yards and produced four touchdowns total (three passing, one rushing) in two games against the Ravens. However, after one week, the Ravens are currently No. 1 in the NFL against the pass, allowing a league-low 111 yards through the air in their season opener. The Ravens allowed just 5.0 yards per attempt in that game, second fewest in the NFL. [
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  1. Only one quarterback in the last 10 has produced 20-plus Fanduel points against the Ravens.
  1. A running back has scored and produced at least 15 FanDuel points in four straight games against the Ravens. Isaiah Crowell had 87 total yards and a touchdown (the lone receiving score of his career) in the first meeting with the Ravens a year ago and posted 78 total yards and a touchdown in Week 1.
  1. In Week 1, Crow played 30 snaps and received 13 touches, while Duke Johnson played 23 and saw six touches.
  1. Gary Barnidge totaled 15 catches for 230 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens in two starts with McCown a year ago. Amazingly, Barnidge was the only tight end to top 75 yards against the Ravens in all of 2015 and he did it twice. Only one tight end has scored against Baltimore in the last seven games, but two of the last four have produced 10-plus FanDuel points.
  1. The Browns have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in four straight games and in nine of the last 10 and three of the last four quarterbacks to face them have produced at least 19 FanDuel points. Joe Flacco has not thrown for 200 yards with multiple scores at Cleveland since Week 8 of the 2009 season.
  1. Ryan Mathews' Week 1 rushing touchdown was just the second rushing score by a back against the Browns since Week 8 of last year. Terrance West (29 snaps, 12 carries and 32 yards) and Justin Forsett (35 snaps, 10 carries and 41 yards) split the rushing duties for the Ravens in Week 1.
  1. The Browns have allowed eight receiver touchdowns in their last four games alone and eight different receivers have produced 13-plus Fantasy points against them in that span.

Three Bonus Facts

  1. Jeremy Langford - The bellcow running back is a dying breed in the NFL, but if Week 1 is any indication, Jeremy Langford is one of the last of the mohicans. Langford played 55 of the 57 offensive snaps for the Bears and received 21 targets plus carries in the loss to the Texans, which he turned in to 63 total yards and a touchdown. Langford has now found the end zone in five of his six games as the primary back in Chicago and will look to make it six of the last seven against an Eagles D that surrendered 128 total yards and touchdown to the running backs of the Browns in Week 1.
  1. Eli Manning - If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Saints gave up more than 300 yards passing, one touchdown and two two-point conversions to Derek Carr in Week 1. Dating back to last year, quarterbacks have produced 20-plus FanDuel points in four straight and five of the last six against the Saints. With a full complement of weapons in Odell Beckham Jr., rookie Sterling Shepard (who scored in the opener) and Victor Cruz (touchdown and salsa dance in the opener) Manning has the firepower to be an elite Fantasy option more often than not.
  1. Delanie Walker - I thought that the way Walker was used in Week 1 was Mularkey, but that will change in Week 2. Walker and the Titans take on the Lions who just surrendered 88 yards, three touchdowns and a whopping 32.3 FanDuel points to the tight end position in their season opener. In the last six games against the Lions, five tight ends have topped the 13-point threshold.
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