Game day update: When Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a season-ending injury earlier this season, many fans wondered what would happen to the Browns’ passing game. Well, Jarvis Landry answered the call last week with a fantastic eight receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. It’s just what the Browns’ offense needed against a poor Jaguars’ secondary.
On Sunday, Landry will look to build off this performance versus the Titans. In their last three games, Tennessee’s defense has only allowed one touchdown to opposing wide receivers. ESPN projects Landry, Rashard Higgins to score 8.6 and 5.9 fantasy points.
In Week 13, the Browns will take on a Titans defense that has allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing wideouts this season. They have allowed 11 receiving touchdowns to the position. The Browns primarily focus their offense around the run game, but it is imperative to mix it up in football and somebody must be on the receiving end of Baker Mayfield’s targets. Which of these receivers is most likely to be the go to guy and produce admirably for your lineup? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Browns WRs Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins
Jarvis Landry is averaging 10.9 fantasy points per game this season, but he nearly tripled that average in Week 12 as he had a monster game with eight receptions for 143 yards and one touchdown. This was easily Landry’s most impressive performance of the season, and fantasy owners will hope it’s the start of a new trend. Landry is averaging over six targets per game in an offense that doesn’t throw very often and and offense has lost their WR1 in OBJ. Landry could be the new WR1 in Cleveland and his decent target share and favorable matchup plant him in WR3/flex territory this weekend.
Rashard Higgins showed flashes of brilliance at times this season, but he has yet to put together a string of performances that would lead fantasy owners to rely on him in any given week. While Landry had a field day in Week 12, Higgins caught only one ball for 15 yards. Higgins clearly is somewhat of a boom/bust with more likelihood for a bust. He can be left on benches in Week 13, as there are likely better options out there.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Jarvis Landry as a WR3/flex
Sit Rashard Higgins