It’s not hyperbolic to say that the Cleveland Browns are in desperate need of a win this week. The team is at the bottom of the AFC North and licking their wounds after a 15-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, they need to get healthy and start clicking offensively before the season is lost already. The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a tough loss to the New York Jets, but still have plenty of momentum going into Sunday. The team is 5-3 and has a real chance to make the playoffs for the first time under head coach Zac Taylor. With the Cleveland Browns heading to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Bengals, here are the player props you should take a look at.
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Baker Mayfield Over 235.5 Passing Yards
It might sound strange, but I’m liking Mayfield much more after the release of Odell Beckham Jr. The stats have all been laid out on how the QB performs much better without Beckham on the field, and it’s pretty clear that Mayfield and the offense feel like a weight’s been lifted off their shoulders. It wasn’t a good fit, now it’s time to move on. Now, the Browns face a passing defense that just allowed a backup quarterback making his first start to throw for over 400 yards. The move to part ways with Beckham might be just what starts turning things around for Mayfield and the offense.
Joe Mixon Under 61.5 Rushing Yards
I’m a big fan of Joe Mixon. He adds to the youthful energy you can feel from this Cincinnati Bengals team, and I have a feeling he’s going to tear up opposing defenses for years to come. However, I’m taking a pass on him this week. Cleveland’s defense has been stingy against the run this year, allowing just 84.8 yards per game. While Mixon is capable of big performances, I’m not seeing this against a surprisingly stout Browns defense.
Ja’Marr Chase Over 72.5 Receiving Yards
Here’s another young offensive stud that should be putting up stats in Cincy for a long time. Ja’Marr Chase is on pace for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, and it’s easy to see why. The former LSU star already has 786 yards and seven scores on the season. He’s clicking with quarterback Joe Burrow, and that’s going to translate to some big plays on offense. Cleveland’s secondary tends to be pretty hit or miss, so I’m going with Chase this week.
Jarvis Landry Over 55.5 Receiving Yards
Here’s another player that should benefit from the departure of OBJ. Landry has struggled with injuries this season, but his connection with Mayfield should be strong on Sunday. Landry was one of Mayfield’s go-to receivers in 2019 and 2020, and I think this is the week he shakes off the cobwebs against a weak secondary and puts up some yards. Take Landry to go over his yardage total in this potential shootout between AFC North rivals.