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AFC North Player Analysis
Mark Chamberlin,, Staff Writer

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Cleveland Browns)

QB Ben Roethlisberger: Roethlisberger has made a living feasting on the Browns defense for years. 2 qb league owners, start with confidence, ( 257 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 7 yds rush )

RB Le'Veon Bell: Bell looks slimmer and is moving better. You drafted him to start him and there is no reason to bench him given the opponent. ( 65 yds rush and 1 TD; 3 catches for 26 yds )

RB LeGarrette Blount: Trying to resist the low hanging fruit with this one, but the Blount jokes are too tempting. Okay, that was enough. Don't start him. I know, all that for no recommendation, right? ( 40 yds rush; 1 catch for 8 yds )

RB Dri Archer: He's electric, but he's not a starter. ( 5 yds rush; 1 catch for 6 yds )

WR Antonio Brown: Look for the Steelers to try to shift Brown to Justin Gilbert's side early and often, rookie exploitation to the n'th degree. ( 1 yd rush; 6 catches for 84 yds )

WR Markus Wheaton: Silver lining to the preseason week three abomination, Roethlisberger looked Wheaton's way...a lot. Not a starter yet, but a priority watch guy? Absolutely. Stash him. ( 1 yd rush; 4 catches for 43 yds )

WR Lance Moore: If he gets a lot of looks it's because Wheaton isn't ready. that's not a good thing for anyone except the Browns. ( 1 yd rush; 3 catches for 32 yds )

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey: ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

TE Heath Miller: Miller will find life more challenging as the Browns have upgraded their pass coverage vs tight ends,look elsewhere this week. ( 4 catches for 45 yds )

PK Shaun Suisham: A kicker of a team I expect to win is always marked, 'approve.' ( 3 XPs, 3 FGs )

Def Pittsburgh Steelers: This is a bad defense. We get it, the opponent is very enticing, but starting bad defenses against bad offenses is something you consider during the bye weeks. not week one. ( 1 TD, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )

Cleveland Browns (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

QB Brian Hoyer: The Browns have chosen a quarterback for week one. However, I use the word 'chosen' very loosely. Hoyer won this competition simply because Manziel isn't ready. It took three games and a series vs the Rams backups for a Hoyer led drive to find the end zone. Look elsewhere. ( 90 yds pass and 1 Int; 9 yds rush )

QB Johnny Manziel: There may or may not be a Johnny package, but all that will do is eat into Hoyer's already minimal value. He's a dynasty/2 qb league stash, only. ( 135 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 14 yds rush )

RB Ben Tate: If the Browns game plan works they will run some more. Whatever they need to do to keep the ball out of the air. This isn't the Steelers defense of old, so there is a quality number two play here. ( 67 yds rush and 1 TD; 3 catches for 21 yds )

RB Terrance West: He is a priority handcuff for Tate owners, but nowhere near the starting lineup. Yet. ( 35 yds rush; 2 catches for 12 yds )

RB Isaiah Crowell: ( 8 yds rush; 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Miles Austin: ( 1 yd rush; 5 catches for 74 yds )

WR Andrew Hawkins: The only Browns pass catcher that has looked like he knows what is going on this preseason, but not a starter this week. ( 4 catches for 54 yds )

WR Travis Benjamin: ( 1 yd rush; 2 catches for 19 yds )

WR Taylor Gabriel: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 4 yds )

TE Jordan Cameron: Cameron has had a very bad camp, so while we hesitate to hit the panic button this early, if possible we recommend looking elsewhere week one. Make him show it first. ( 4 catches for 48 yds and 1 TD )

TE Jim Dray: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 9 yds )

TE Gary Barnidge: ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

PK Billy Cundiff: The Browns should lose and their offense is lost, not a good recipe for a kicker. ( 2 XPs, 3 FGs and 1 missed FG )

Def Cleveland Browns: This defense could be filthy (in a good way), but the problem is the offense is just as filthy (in a bad way). Only start this unit when you expect them to win and this week is not one of them. ( 1 TD, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )

Cincinnati Bengals (vs Baltimore Ravens)

QB Andy Dalton: He's missing his number two target from last year and has a coaching staff trying to get the ball out of his hands more often. Last year was a mirage, don't start him, ( 216 yds pass with 2 TDs and 2 Ints; 12 yds rush )

QB Jason Campbell: ( 57 yds pass; 5 yds rush )

RB Giovani Bernard: Not a great week one opponent, especially given his sluggish August, but you're starting him anyway, don't get cute. ( 45 yds rush and 1 TD; 3 catches for 30 yds )

RB Jeremy Hill: You're not starting him this week, but you might be soon. Keep a careful eye on his workload. ( 40 yds rush and 1 TD; 1 catch for 10 yds )

RB Cedric Peerman: ( 1 yd rush )

WR A.J. Green: Green is the reason Dalton got paid, it's usually the qb that makes the receiver, but there are exceptions to every rule. ( 1 yd rush; 6 catches for 83 yds and 2 TDs )

WR Mohamed Sanu: The Jones injury offers Sanu one more shot to earn a meaningful role in this offense. ( 2 yds rush; 3 catches for 32 yds )

WR Dane Sanzenbacher: ( 1 catch for 9 yds )

TE Jermaine Gresham: The Ravens are a tough opponent, but the Jones injury offers an opportunity for him to earn a role early on and keep the second year player, Eifert, off his heels. ( 3 catches for 30 yds )

TE Tyler Eifert: Potential to be an everywhere eek starter, but he isn't there yet. Needs to prove to be more than just a red zone asset, which is not a bad problem to have, ( 3 catches for 32 yds )

PK Mike Nugent: These games are usually low scoring, so staying away would be wise. ( 3 XPs, 2 FGs and 1 missed FG )

Def Cincinnati Bengals: We want to see this unit under new leadership in action before we recommend deploying them as a weekly starting option. ( 1 TD, 4 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 Fumble )

Baltimore Ravens (vs Cincinnati Bengals)

QB Joe Flacco: You probably have to start him in two qb leagues, but that should be it. ( 214 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 7 yds rush )

QB Tyrod Taylor: ( 5 yds pass; 12 yds rush )

RB Bernard Pierce: On the plus side, you should know ahead of time whether he can go or not. The concussion is putting his week one status in danger, ( 43 yds rush and 1 TD; 1 catch for 5 yds )

RB Justin Forsett: The Rice suspension and Pierce concussion may offer an opportunity, but his workload is too hazy to be trusting him week one, ( 11 yds rush; 1 catch for 7 yds )

RB Lorenzo Taliaferro: More interesting long term than Forsett, but that doesn't mean anything week one, ( 9 yds rush )

WR Torrey Smith: If Pierce is out then smith could be in for a big week, a lot of targets to go around, ( 5 catches for 73 yds )

WR Steve Smith: I'm a sucker for veterans early in the season and he has developed an instant connection with Flacco. Start with confidence. ( 4 catches for 44 yds )

WR Marlon Brown: ( 3 catches for 30 yds )

WR Jacoby Jones: ( 2 catches for 20 yds )

WR Deonte Thompson: ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

TE Dennis Pitta: The Bengals don't have the greatest coverage options vs right ends, so Pitta could be in for a big week one, ( 5 catches for 49 yds and 1 TD )

TE Owen Daniels: ( 3 catches for 24 yds )

PK Justin Tucker: We expect this game to be low scoring, so we recommend looking elsewhere. ( 2 XPs, 4 FGs )

Def Baltimore Ravens: Andy Dalton minus Marvin Jones in a new offense is a recipe for a high risk/high reward play. We think there are better options, but this is not necessarily a poor one. ( 3 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 Fumble )

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