Detroit Lions vs Cleveland Browns
Why This Game Is Important: It will be interesting to see if the Browns win streak was all on Brian Hoyer or if this Browns team is actually talented enough to string a winning season together. Brandon Weeden’s career could already be on the line within the next few days. If the Browns go back to losing weekly, Weeden will be out after this season due to a talented quarterback class in the 2014 NFL Draft.
On Detroit’s side of the ball they will be looking to get their offense firing on all cylinders. Stafford, Bush and Megatron could put this offense in the top five, but they aren’t in full synch yet. Look for the Lions athletic defensive line to put tons of pressure on Brandon Weeden all day.
Why This Game Is Not Important: There is a good chance the Browns will go back to their losing ways with Weeden at the helm, but who knows maybe he will step up after riding the bench with his injury. The Lions are snakebitten. Even with some great players on both sides of the ball they can’t seem to consistently finish. They look great at times, but is there still some snake venom left in their blood?
Fantasy Players To Watch
Brandon Weeden, QB: This isn’t so much a fantasy player to watch as a “where and what do the Browns take in the 2014 Draft watch”. Weeden plays well and they will continue forward with him. If not, he will assume the role of backup to a rookie newcomer next season.
Reggie Bush, RB: Bush is a threat every week, but with that being said he can also be shutdown at times. I believe that the Lions coaching staff will put him in multiple looks again this week and Bush will be a good RB2 or a fantastic Flex in week six.
Josh Gordon, WR: The Lions do not have the most stellar corners, and Jordan Cameron will be the focus for the Lions defense. Gordon may get some big opportunities this weekend as one of Weeden’s more trusted targets. Set him as your WR2 or Flex this weekend.
Game Details: Sunday, 1 PM ET on FOX @ Cleveland