The San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns square off on Monday Night Football to close out Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season. The 49ers lead the NFC West at 3-0, as one of the remaining two undefeated teams in the league. The Browns are 2-2 and sitting a half game back of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North.
Both teams entered the season with relatively high expectations. The Browns were a popular Super Bowl wager at many sportsbooks, but have only just started to get it together after stumbling out of the gate. The 49ers were dark horses last year before losing Jimmy Garoppolo to a torn ACL. They are off to a strong start in 2019, but need a win over the Browns to quiet the critics of their schedule to date.
The 49ers are a 4.5 point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The point total sits at 49, with both teams dealing with some notable injuries. The Browns will be without cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, while the 49ers are without cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and left tackle Joe Staley. Edge rusher Dee Ford and running back Tevin Coleman are both questionable, but expected to play.
This week brings with it plenty of fantasy football implications. Coleman is a notable one with the 49ers expecting him to return to their backfield for his first game action since Week 1. He joins Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert, with Jeff Wilson likely the odd man out. Meanwhile, Cleveland will have wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who cleared the concussion protocol over the weekend.
We’ll be tracking everything for the game, from odds to fantasy. Check back here throughout for everything that goes down in what should be a fun matchup of two teams with high expectations for 2019,