Steelers: QB Paxton Lynch, RB Benny Snell Jr., DE L.T. Walton, TE Zach Gentry, OT Chukwuma Okorafor, CB Justin Layne, OLB Anthony Chickillo
Browns: S Eric Murray, DE Olivier Vernon, OT Kendall Lamm, WR Taywan Taylor, CB Robert Jackson, G Drew Forbes, DE Bryan Cox
The NFL is coming into the playoff home stretch, and Week 11 gets going with a big rivalry game. The Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC North showdown on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and airs on FOX and NFL Network. The game will also stream on Amazon Prime.
The Browns are 3-6 and hanging around the playoff picture by their fingertips. If they lose, they are not mathematically eliminated, but they will be all but eliminated from the playoff race. The Steelers are 5-4 and can get some leverage in the playoff race heading into the weekend. They enter Week 11 holding the second wild card berth and are tied with the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts.
We’re here to give you a hand however in preparation for the first game of Week 11.
Game Time/TV channel/Streaming
It’s an 8:20 p.m. ET start, which means inactives will arrive at 6:50 p.m. The game will air on FOX and be simulcast NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can stream the game through Amazon Prime.
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Neither quarterback has been playing great football this year, and the point total reflects shaky offenses. It sits at 40, which is tied for the second lowest point total at DraftKings Sportsbook. There are still a few fantasy must starts, and some decent additional options as fantasy leagues come down the stretch these final three weeks before the playoffs.
Strong start: RB Nick Chubb, RB James Conner, WR Odell Beckham, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
Decent start: RB Jaylen Samuels, WR Jarvis Landry, WR Diontae Johnson, WR James Washington, K Austin Seibert, K Chris Boswell
Sit: QB Mason Rudolph, QB Baker Mayfield, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, Browns D/ST, Steelers D/ST
Pick against the spread
The Browns are currently laying 2.5 points at DraftKings Sportsbook. This should be a low-scoring affair, and given the talent levels involved, should come down to the wire. I’m inclined to take the points with the Steelers. It’s hard to justify laying the points with the Browns against most teams. It’s probably safer to stay away from this game entirely, but if I had to pick a side, it would be Steelers +2.5. The point total sits at 40 for the game. I’m inclined to bet the over on such a low number.
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