Ranks reax: Big Ben lower than usual
The Browns don't do a lot well, but only two teams have been better at preventing fantasy points to quarterbacks than Cleveland. Against wide receivers, no team is in the same neighborhood; the Browns allow a mere 11.7 fantasy points per game there, a full two points fewer than the next team (which is, oddly enough, the Steelers). When the Steelers jump out to a two-touchdown lead, what impetus will there be for Roethlisberger to throw the ball 40 times? I just don't see it. The Steelers have won eight of their past nine games, including embarrassing the contending Cincinnati Bengals 35-7 in Week 13. The Browns are 4-8, and that record could easily be even worse. The Steelers have won 14 of the past 15 in this series, and the last three in Pittsburgh by an average of more than 20 points. This game is going to be a blowout, and fantasy owners should be prepared for the outcome statistically.
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