The Browns (8-3) are coming off of a 27-25 road win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. With the win, Cleveland clinched their first non-losing season in 13 years and currently hold one of the three wildcard spots in the AFC. The Browns got tremendous performances from Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry. Chubb notched his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 144 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Jarvis Landry led the way at receiver with a season-high eight receptions (11 targets) for 143 yards and a touchdown.
As for the Titans (8-3), they dominated the Indianapolis Colts last week by a score of 45-26, reclaiming first place in the AFC South. Tennessee received tremendous performances from the trio of Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Corey Davis. Henry had 178 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns. It was the fourth time in five games that the superstar running back reached the century mark. Brown, the second-year wideout, led both teams in receiving with four receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. The former Ole Miss receiver also had a special teams score late in the quarter.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6I
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Browns: #22 Overall — #16 offense, #19 defense, #27 special teams
Titans: #12 Overall — #3 offense, #28 defense, #30 special teams
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Nick Chubb, RB, $7,700
It would be malpractice if we did not mention Nick Chubb to start off this fantasy football breakdown. The 24-year-old running back has been playing like a top-10 RB and RB1 this entire season, when healthy. As previously mentioned, Chubb rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown last week, giving him five games of at least 100 rushing yards. This week, he’s facing a Titans defense that is allowing 115.5 yards per game and 19.3 fantasy points to opposing running backs. This is no-brainer, keep it simple and start Chubb.
Jarvis Landry, WR, $6,200
If Jarvis Landry is starting to hit his stride, this is not only good news for Browns QB Baker Mayfield, but also fantasy football managers everywhere. The WR2 turned WR1 produce his best performance last week against the woeful Jaguars’ defense. He should be able to duplicate this versus a Titans’ defense that has shown the ability to give up yards this season. Landry is a borderline WR2/WR3 play in Week 3, depending on your lineup.
Derrick Henry, RB, $9,200
Just like Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry is a no-brainer must-start every week. He is the straw that stirs the Titans’ drink and is their best player on offense. Last week, Henry demolished the Colts’ defense to the tune of 178 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first time he scored three touchdowns this season. This week, he’ll be facing a Browns defense that let James Robinson to run for 128 yards and a score in Week 12.
A.J. Brown, WR, $7,600
If Denzel Ward cannot play next Sunday, then we can already lock in A.J. Brown as one of the top-tier plays for fantasy. The second-year receiver has scored six touchdowns in his last six games, which includes a special teams score against the Colts. In addition to the touchdowns, Brown has been targeted 6.5 times in the last four games. We expect Brown to create a big play or two against this pedestrian Browns’ pass defense.