We knew the Bengals offensive line was going to have issues, but nobody could’ve predicted just 2.9 yards per carry for Mixon.
He totaled just 29 yards on 17 carries against the Browns the last time they played, which doesn’t give you much confidence in this matchup, but knowing he’s going to get at least 18 touches, he belongs in the RB2 conversation.
Oh, and Johnson also has just as many rushing touchdowns as Crowell.
Of the two, I’d prefer Johnson as he has the higher ceiling and this game-script should fit his role very well.
Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard: If you’re looking at the stat sheet every week, it’s understandable why you’d be down on Mixon, because his numbers are putrid.
He’s yet to top 62 rushing yards despite totaling at least 13 carries in five of the last eight games.
Because of that, he needs to be considered as a WR3 who’ll have limited scoring opportunities in this offense.
Consider him a high-end RB3, while Crowell is still in the RB3 conversation with his volume.
The passing touchdown to rushing touchdown ratio is one of the best for opposing quarterbacks, at 20 to 6.
Consider Dalton a safe QB1 this week and one that can be used in DFS cash games.
The last time he played the Bengals while at home, he totaled just 118 yards on 34 pass attempts without throwing a touchdown. Their implied team total is 15 points in this game. Blake Bortles can ruin a perfectly good streak, eh?
Every week, I look forward to updating my spreadsheet that shows the Browns had allowed multiple passing touchdowns in 28 of their last 35 games, but Bortles failed to add to that list, making it 28 of their last 36 games.