It’s all hands-on for the Cleveland Browns this week as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend. The Browns will be without start Deshaun Watson, as he will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. Rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson will get the start for the Browns. The playoff race in the AFC will go down to the wire and be extremely tight, so a win here will go a long way. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH.
Fantasy Football analysis: Browns WR Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore has caught 34 passes for 314 and a touchdown this season. Last week against the Ravens he caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Start or sit in Week 11 PPR leagues?
Sit. He finally caught his first touchdown of the year last week against the Ravens. He averages close to four catches per game on about six targets. He has been better recently, catching the passes thrown to him. But the yardage doesn’t match with the targets. Moore is projected to score 8.1 points in a PPR this week. Don’t take the risk of putting him in your lineup.
Start or sit in Week 11 standard leagues?
Sit. His highest receiving total for the year has been 59 yards, and that came in Week 6. He is only averaging 34 yards per game this season. He is projected to score 5.1 in standard-scoring leagues this week. Also, with Thompson-Robinson under center, targets could be at a premium, leaving Moore to get limited opportunities. Don’t take the chance on Moore, and look at other options if you have them.
Player(s) you would start ahead of Elijah Moore
If you don’t want to start Moore, take a look at Chargers WR Quentin Johnston, who finally caught a touchdown last week. In Week 10, he caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown. It’s been an up-and-down season for Johnston, but he and QB Justin Herbert were finally able to connect in the end zone last week. This could have been a turning point for Johnston on the season. Also, star WR Keenan Allen is a bit banged up and may not be as effective this week. He is to get 8.1 points in a PPR this week.