Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Matchup Preview 11/14/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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The Steelers have won the last have won 4 straight games and are extremely hot coming into this game. Their defense has carried this team to many wins over the last few weeks. They are facing a Browns team that is also coming off a big win against the Bills. The Browns are still a questionable team though. Their offense has underperformed and their defense has not played well at all. They have a good chance to win against the Steelers, but it will be a close game. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns matchup page.
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Time: 8:20 ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, OH
Coverage: FOX, NFL Network
Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Ryan Switzer (Q) – Back, RB Benny Snell (D) – Knee, FB Roosevelt Nix (Q) – Knee, G Ramon Foster (Q) – Concussion, LB Anthony Chickillo (Q) – Ribs, LB Ola Adeniyi (Q) – Hip
Cleveland Browns: DE Olivier Vernon (Q) – Knee, S Eric Murray (Q) – Knee, TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Q) – Knee
Pittsburgh Steelers Analysis
In their win against the Rams last week, the Steelers offense was not very effective. They only had 42 total rushing yards and only scored 1 touchdown. However, the Steelers should have a better rushing attack against the Browns 25th ranked rush defense. James Conner is expected to return to action this week, so he should do well against the Browns defense. The running game has been lacking without him, and he is sure to get a lot of carries this week.
The receiving game may not be as good against the Browns. The Browns defense ranks 4th in passing yards allowed and the receivers have not been good for the Steelers in the past few games. James Washington had 6 receptions for 90 yards and 1 touchdown. However, he has not been productive for the rest of the season. Against the Browns, the Steelers will probably not be productive because the Browns rank 9th in fantasy points allowed to receivers.
Tight end Vance McDonald may be a good fantasy option in the coming weeks. In the last two games, he has had 7 targets in each game. The Browns rank 15th in fantasy points allowed to tight ends, which is quite favorable.
Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart
Cleveland Browns Analysis
Nick Chubb should have a great game against the Steelers this week. Though the Steelers defense ranks 3rd in fantasy points allowed to running backs, they have allowed some big games to good running backs recently. Last week, they allowed Todd Gurley to run for 73 yards on 12 carries. The week before, they allowed 89 rushing yards to Marlon Mack. Nick Chubb has been the focal point of the Browns offense and he should get a lot of carries.
Also, receiver Jarvis Landry has performed well in the last few weeks. He has had 23 targets over the last two games and scored a touchdown in each of his last two games. This makes him an incredibly great fantasy option this week. The Steelers rank 12th in fantasy points allowed to receivers, so he should have a great game. Odell Beckham could have a decent game as well, but Landry has been the top target over the last few weeks. Beckham has only had one receiving touchdown and 2 100+ yard games, so his ceiling is not very high. However, he is still a decent fantasy option this week.
Cleveland Browns Depth Chart
Daily Fantasy: Running Game
Nick Chubb (DK: $7,500, FD: $7,900) is a great option this week. He will get a lot of carries and is facing a Steelers defense that has allowed 221 rushing yards over the last two games. James Conner (DK: $7,700, FD: $7,100) should also do well in his return from injury. He should not be limited in this game and has a favorable matchup against the Browns rushing defense. A sneaky pick for this game is Jarvis Landry (DK: $5,700, FD: $6,400). He has had 23 targeted over the last two games and has a low salary on both DraftKings and FanDuel.