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Colts vs. Browns: How to watch, what to watch in Week 5

The Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns face off in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Is Odell Beckham Jr in a good position for a big week 5?

How will the Cleveland Browns follow up their 49-point outburst against the Cowboys? We’ll find out when they take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Since a blowout loss to the Ravens in Week 1, the Browns have scored 34 points in each of their past three games, all victories.

The Colts have their own three-game winning streak going, although they have done it in a different fashion. They won a defensive battle against the Bears, 19-11, in Week 4. That defense has held Indianapolis’ opponent to 11 points or fewer in each of the last three weeks.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Colts: #4 Overall — #24 offense, #1 defense, #4 special teams
Browns: #12 Overall — #9 offense, #17 defense, #27 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Colts: -2, -114
Browns: +2, +100
Total: 46.5

Injury report

Colts

OUT: T Anthony Castonzo (rib), LB Darius Leonard (groin)

QUESTIONABLE: LB Anthony Walker (ankle)

Browns

OUT: LB Tae Davis (elbow), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE: DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), S Karl Joseph (hamstring)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Colts

Jonathan Taylor, RB, $6,200

Taylor has yet to really explode as fantasy owners were expecting after Marlon Mack suffered a season-ending injury last month. He is still seeing a good amount of volume though, including 18 touches in Week 4. No running backs have surpassed 60 rushing yards against the Browns this season, but Taylor’s workload and talent keeps him in RB1 territory.

Philip Rivers, QB, $5,800

Rivers has yet to throw more than one touchdown in any game this season. But it’s a good bet that he’ll break that streak on Sunday. The Browns have allowed multiple touchdown passes in each of their games, including three scores to Joe Burrow in Week 2 and two TDs to Dwayne Haskins in Week 3. Rivers is worth a look, especially for Aaron Rodgers’ owners who need a one-week replacement.

Browns

Kareem Hunt, RB, $6,500

Hunt should definitely see more work while Nick Chubb is on injured reserve with a knee injury. However, he may not take over as a true workhorse; D’Ernest Johnson turned 13 carries into 95 yards versus the Cowboys. Although Hunt has been extremely productive thus far, attaining double-digit fantasy points each week, don’t expect him to take his game to another level versus the Colts’ strong defense.

Jarvis Landry, WR, $5,000

There is hope for Landry here. The Colts have had some leaks against slot receivers this year, most recently allowing the JetsBraxton Berrios to post a 4-64-1 line in Week 3. Following Odell Beckham Jr’s huge Week 4 performance, Indy should be diverting extra attention his way and possibly leaving Landry in advantageous one-one-one situations. There are worse ways to spend $5,000 in DFS.