Cleveland
Browns
Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium
6-10-0 Overall | 3-3 AFC NORTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense118.8240.420.9
Defense144.7233.824.6
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
L13-20
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Ravens
W40-25
Week 5Mon  10/7
@
49ers
L3-31
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Seahawks
L28-32
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Browns should meet regular season expectations and make the playoffs. But once the playoffs come around they could struggle. They are one of 3 teams with 18/1, 5.3% odds to win the Super Bowl. Their 3.3% chance is #8 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the AFC 6.9% of the time and are not a good value at 9/1, 10%. The Browns are averaging 9.3 wins per sim which makes them a decent bet to win over 9 games. At -110 the Browns are a good value to make the playoffs with a 57% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 5/4, 44.4%. They win the division in 35.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

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). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Tennessee Titans. 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 Nick Chubb who is projected to be the #7 RB. 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
91 Ankou, Eli DT6-332506/08/19944UCLA
13 Beckham, Odell WR5-1119811/05/19927LSU
--- Billings, Andrew DT6-132803/06/19955Baylor
75 Bitonio, Joel G6-432010/11/19917Nevada
--- Brown, Evan C6-230209/16/19962SMU
--- Bryant, Brandin DT6-228909/16/19931Florida Atlantic
89 Carlson, Stephen TE6-424012/12/19962Princeton
24 Chubb, Nick RB5-1122712/27/19953Georgia
--- Conklin, Jack T6-630808/17/19945Michigan State
51 Davis, Tae LB6-122408/14/19963Tennessee-Chattanooga
96 Ekuale, Daniel DT6-330001/13/19942Washington State
79 Forbes, Drew T6-530801/18/19972Southeast Missouri State
95 Garrett, Myles DE6-427212/29/19954Texas A&M
3 Gilbert, Garrett QB6-423007/01/19913SMU
7 Gillan, Jamie P6-120707/04/19972Arkansas-Pine Bluff
--- Goodson, B.J. MLB6-124205/29/19935Clemson
71 Gossett, Colby G6-533106/23/19952Appalachian State
--- Grace, Jermaine LB6-122311/08/19934Miami (FL)
--- Gustin, Porter DE6-526702/08/19972USC
56 Harvey, Willie LB5-1123001/09/19962Iowa State
49 Hassell, J.T. DB5-1120008/14/19952Florida Tech
--- Hilliard, Dontrell 5-112020Tulane
--- Hooper, Austin TE6-425410/29/19945Stanford
74 Hubbard, Chris T6-429504/23/19917UAB
47 Hughlett, Charley LS6-424805/16/19906UCF
34 Jackson, Robert DB6-220712/08/19932UNLV
--- Janovich, Andy RB6-123805/23/19935Nebraska
30 Johnson, D'Ernest RB5-1020802/27/19962South Florida
--- Keenum, Case QB6-121502/17/19888Houston
70 Lamm, Kendall T6-531006/05/19926Appalachian State
80 Landry, Jarvis WR5-1119611/28/19927LSU
--- Lewis, Donnie CB6-019507/21/19961Tulane
6 Mayfield, Baker QB6-121504/14/19953Oklahoma
52 McCray, Robert LB6-228003/24/19961Indiana
--- Meander, Montrel DB6-221509/20/19941Grambling State
39 Mitchell, Terrance CB5-1119105/17/19927Oregon
83 Montgomery, D.J. WR6-120111/17/19962Austin Peay State
--- Moore, J'Mon WR6-320505/23/19952Missouri
--- Natson, JoJo WR5-715302/01/19944Akron
85 Njoku, David TE6-424607/10/19964Miami (FL)
65 Ogunjobi, Larry DT6-330506/03/19944Charlotte
--- Olumba, Donovan CB6-220509/26/19951Portland State
--- Pridgeon, Malcolm G6-731001/20/19951Ohio State
18 Ratley, Damion WR6-220004/16/19953Texas A&M
29 Redwine, Sheldrick DB6-019611/06/19962Miami (FL)
98 Richardson, Sheldon DT6-329411/29/19908Missouri
4 Seibert, Austin K5-921111/15/19962Oklahoma
--- Sendejo, Andrew SS6-121009/09/198710Rice
--- Stanton, Johnny RB6-225009/07/19942UNLV
44 Takitaki, Sione LB6-123806/08/19952BYU
10 Taylor, Taywan WR5-1120503/02/19954Western Kentucky
77 Teller, Wyatt G6-431511/21/19943Virginia Tech
92 Thomas, Chad DE6-527810/12/19953Miami (FL)
20 Thomas, Tavierre CB5-1020503/11/19963Ferris State
64 Tretter, JC C6-430702/12/19918Cornell
54 Vernon, Olivier OLB6-226210/07/19909Miami (FL)
21 Ward, Denzel CB5-1119004/28/19973Ohio State
26 Williams, Greedy CB6-218512/03/19972LSU
51 Wilson, Mack LB6-123302/14/19982Alabama
66 Wright, Willie C6-330002/25/19961Tulsa
--- Young, Trevon LB6-425904/01/19952Louisville
99 Zimmer, Justin DT6-330010/23/19922Ferris State