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How to watch, what to watch for Washington vs. Browns in Week 3

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The Washington Football Team and Cleveland Browns face off in Week 3 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.

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin looks on before the NFL football game between the Washington Football Team and the Arizona Cardinals on September 20, 2020 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns host the Washington Football Team in Week 3, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Both teams enter the game at 1-1, and both have some significant questions to sort out.

Cleveland got embarrassed in Week 1, losing 38-6 to the Ravens. They followed that up with a 35-30 win over the Bengals on Thursday Night Football, in a game that was more entertaining than most of us expected. The Browns offense broke out, although the Bengals defense wasn’t expected to offer much resistance. Baker Mayfield had a solid game, while Nick Chubb was the key on offense. However, the Browns defense struggled to put away the Bengals. While the final deficit was closed by a late touchdown, a decent offense is going to give the Browns trouble this season.

Washington stunned the Eagles at home in Week 1, but then got thumped in a Week 2 visit to Arizona. The opening win was thanks in large part to a great pass rush effort against the Eagles that sacked Carson Wentz eight times. A week later, they struggled against a mobile Kyler Murray. He rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns and was sacked three times. Dwayne Haskins hasn’t been bad through two starts, but he’s got a lot of work to do to take some steps forward from his rookie season.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, September 27
Time: 1 p.m.
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Washington: 16th overall — 30th offense, 1st defense, 21st special teams
Browns: 29th overall — 26th offense, 21st defense, 32nd special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Washington: +7, +255
Browns: -7, -295
Total: 44

Injury report

Washington

OUT: T Saahdiq Charles (thigh), LB Cole Holcomb (knee)

QUESTIONABLE: T Morgan Moses (hip), WR Steven Sims (toe)

Browns

OUT: LB Jacob Phillips (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (abdomen), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE :DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), CB Denzel Ward (groin), LB Mack Wilson (knee)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Washington

Terry McLaurin, Wide Receiver, $5,900

McLaurin is easily the most dynamic weapon Washington has to offer given its lack of a consistent running game. He torched the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 by tallying more than 100 receiving yards, and Cleveland has struggled defending the pass.

Logan Thomas, Tight End, $3,700

Thomas has been a pleasant surprise this year for Washington. He’s getting all his team’s targets at tight end and is one of one of the players most likely to score through the air. No McLaurin is the only Washington player worth paying up for, and Thomas is an inexpensive option who can return solid value with a few catches.

Browns

Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, $6,300

Beckham still leads Cleveland in targets and scored his first touchdown of the year in Week 2. The Browns haven’t utilized Austin Hooper much, and Beckham remains the top deep threat for Baker Mayfield. He hasn’t gotten to demonstrate a ton of YAC ability, but once his ability find space can raise his upside.

Kareem Hunt, Running back, $6,100

Hunt and Nick Chubb both scored two touchdowns apiece in Week 2, but Washington’s defensive line has done a great job against the run. I think the game script could favor Chubb because of his skills as a pass catcher out of the backfield.