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Mayfield on why he’ll play in Week 14: ‘Mama didn’t raise a wuss’

Browns QB Baker Mayfield is dealing with a hand bruise but expects to play in Week 14. We break down the fantasy foot implications of his Wednesday practice report.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield returns to the locker room early after suffering an apparent injury to his hand against the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the second quarter at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, and Baker Mayfield is a bit banged up heading into the game. He was listed as limited on Wednesday with a hand injury, and did not pass during the part of the session open to the media.

Mayfield suffered a bruise on his hand last weekend in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Garrett Gilbert briefly replaced Mayfield before the team’s starter returned in the third quarter. Mayfield has had his hand wrapped but has repeatedly said he expects to play in Week 14.

Mayfield told the media his ability to play on Sunday is all about pain tolerance. When asked if he’ll be able to play on Sunday, Mayfield said, “Mama didn’t raise a wuss.”

Fantasy football analysis: Browns QB Baker Mayfield

The Bengals defense has given up the eighth most fantasy points to the quarterback position this season. Mayfield is a decent start against a bad Bengals defense, and a must-start for two QB leagues.