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Fantasy Football Fact Sheet: Week 4

Browns at Chargers, Sun.: 4:05 p.m. ET

  1. The Chargers have allowed a 120-yard rusher in each of the last two games and are allowing a league high 5.23 yards per carry to running backs.
  1. The opposing primary ball carrier has averaged at least 6.1 yards per carry against the Chargers in all three games this year.
  1. No opposing primary ball carrier has been held below 94 total yards against the Chargers and they are averaging 120 total yards and a touchdown per game. Duke Johnson has out-snapped Isaiah Crowell in each of the last two weeks.
  1. The Chargers have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in two of the three games this year and the Browns have thrown for multiple scores in two of their three games this year. No quarterback has hit 250 yards against the Chargers yet however.
  1. The Browns had two multiple touchdown passing games in all 0f 2014.
  1. Travis Benjamin saw a season-high 10 targets and ran a season-high 50 routes in Week 3. He has a touchdown in every game this year and is second at 2.9 Fantasy points per target, but faces a San Diego pass defense that has not allowed a single receiver to 50 yards this year despite facing Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green (who did score though).
  1. The Browns are allowing a league-high 154.67 yards rushing to running backs this year on 5.21 yards per carry, second-most in the NFL. Each group they have faced have produced between 153 and 156 yards rushing, which is an incredibly tight dispersion.
  1. The Browns have allowed at least one 90-yard rusher in every single game and the two true featured backs they have faced have hit at least 20 standard Fantasy points.
  1. The Chargers could be without three starting offensive linemen in Week 4.
  1. 37 of Melvin Gordon's 44 rushes have come in close games or with the Chargers leading. 27 of them have come in the first half of games. If the game goes as Vegas thinks it will, he should set his career high in carries against the Browns. Gordon still does not have a red zone opportunity, while Danny Woodhead has nine for the Chargers.
  1. Keenan Allen already has two games with 17 or more targets. In those two games, he has 27 catches for 299 yards and two scores. He faces a banged up Joe Haden who has already allowed 196 yards and a touchdown to Brandon Marshall and Amari Cooper.
  1. A secondary receiver has scored in every game against the Browns this year.

Three Bonus Facts

  1. Andy Dalton has thrown for multiple touchdowns in five straight games (longest such streak in the NFL) and six of his last seven. He has never followed up back-to-back three touchdown games with less than two passing scores.
  1. After failing to score a single touchdown in the red zone last year, Larry Fitzgerald already has four in 2015. His five receiving touchdowns lead the NFL and give him seven in his last nine games with Carson Palmer.
  1. The Broncos are the only team that has not allowed a wide receiver touchdown in 2015. The Vikings have not had a wide receiver score a touchdown in 2015.
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