Cleveland
Browns
Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium
1-1-0 Overall | 0-0 AFC NORTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense8630518
Defense108224.523
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
vs
Redskins
W30-10
Week 3Sat  8/17
@
Colts
W21-18
Week 4Fri  8/23
@
Buccaneers
L12-13
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Lions
W20-16
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Titans
L13-43
Week 2Mon  9/16
@
Jets
W23-3
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Rams
NBC8:20pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Ravens
CBS1:00pm
Week 5Mon  10/7
@
49ers
ESPN8:15pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Seahawks
FOX1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 30/1, 3.2% (#14 best). Their 1.6% chance is #12 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the AFC 3.1% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. They are projected to win 8 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 9. Their playoff chances stand at 40.4% (18% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

At 1-1 they are below expectations. Based on the money lines, the Browns had an expected win percentage of 70%. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 64 units. They are 1-1 against the spread for a -10 loss. Their over-under record is 1-1. They overachieved last season. Their game odds projected to 6.5 wins. Their 7-8-1 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. They were very good against the spread going 10-6 for (+340 profit). More of their games came in under (8) than went over (7). Based on computer simulations they only have a 38% chance to beat the Rams in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are a below average scoring team based on points per game, despite having a much better yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Odell Beckham who is projected to be the #2 WR the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
55 Avery, Genard OLB6-025004/26/19952Memphis
13 Beckham, Odell WR5-1119811/05/19926LSU
75 Bitonio, Joel G6-432010/11/19916Nevada
86 Brown, Pharaoh TE6-625805/04/19942Oregon
42 Burnett, Morgan SS6-121001/13/198910Georgia Tech
38 Carrie, T.J. DB6-020407/28/19906Ohio
24 Chubb, Nick RB5-1122712/27/19952Georgia
63 Corbett, Austin G6-430609/05/19952Nevada
96 Ekuale, Daniel DT6-330001/13/19941Washington State
95 Garrett, Myles DE6-427212/29/19953Texas A&M
3 Gilbert, Garrett QB6-423007/01/19912SMU
7 Gillan, Jamie P6-120707/04/19970Arkansas-Pine Bluff
88 Harris, Demetrius TE6-723007/29/19916Wis.-Milwaukee
81 Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/07/19944Colorado State
25 Hilliard, Dontrell RB5-112020Tulane
12 Hodge, Khadarel WR6-22050Prairie View A&M
74 Hubbard, Chris T6-429504/23/19916UAB
47 Hughlett, Charley LS6-424805/16/19905UCF
40 Jefferson, Malik LB6-224011/15/19962Texas
30 Johnson, D'Ernest RB5-1020802/27/19961South Florida
58 Kirksey, Christian OLB6-223508/31/19926Iowa
72 Kush, Eric G6-431709/09/19897California (PA)
70 Lamm, Kendall T6-531006/05/19925Appalachian State
80 Landry, Jarvis WR5-1119611/28/19926LSU
99 Lawrence, Devaroe DT6-229510/13/19921Auburn
6 Mayfield, Baker QB6-121504/14/19952Oklahoma
67 McCray, Justin G6-331505/31/19923UCF
36 McGuire, Elijah RB5-1021406/01/19943Louisiana
39 Mitchell, Terrance CB5-1119105/17/19926Oregon
22 Murray, Eric SS5-1119901/07/19944Minnesota
85 Njoku, David TE6-424607/10/19963Miami (FL)
65 Ogunjobi, Larry DT6-330506/03/19943North Carolina-Charlotte
23 Randall, Damarious SS5-1119608/29/19925Arizona State
18 Ratley, Damion WR6-220004/16/19952Texas A&M
29 Redwine, Sheldrick DB6-019611/06/19960Miami (FL)
98 Richardson, Sheldon DT6-329411/29/19907Missouri
78 Robinson, Greg T6-533010/21/19926Auburn
53 Schobert, Joe MLB6-124511/06/19934Wisconsin
83 Seals-Jones, Ricky TE6-524303/15/19953Texas A&M
4 Seibert, Austin K5-921111/15/19960Oklahoma
50 Smith, Chris DE6-126602/11/19926Arkansas
44 Takitaki, Sione LB6-123806/08/19950BYU
57 Taylor, Adarius OLB6-023009/21/19905Florida Atlantic
10 Taylor, Taywan WR5-1120503/02/19953Western Kentucky
77 Teller, Wyatt G6-431511/21/19942Virginia Tech
92 Thomas, Chad DE6-527810/12/19952Miami (FL)
20 Thomas, Tavierre CB5-1020503/11/19962Ferris State
64 Tretter, JC C6-430702/12/19917Cornell
54 Vernon, Olivier DE6-226210/07/19908Miami (FL)
21 Ward, Denzel CB5-1119004/28/19972Ohio State
35 Whitehead, Jermaine DB5-1119503/12/19933Auburn
26 Williams, Greedy CB6-218512/03/19970LSU
51 Wilson, Mack LB6-123302/14/19980Alabama