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Jerome Ford vs. Kareem Hunt: Who should you play in fantasy football? Are both viable options?

The Browns take on the Rams on Sunday in Week 13. We go over Cleveland’s backfield duo of Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt with fantasy football advice.

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The Cleveland Browns will travel to face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13 of the NFL season. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3 while airing on FOX.

Within this matchup, we’ll break down the fantasy prospects for the Cleveland Browns RB duo of Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt. Which is the better fantasy option? Should you start both?

Fantasy football start sit advice: Cleveland Browns RBs

Jerome Ford

Start. Since the Browns’ bye in Week 5, Ford is averaging 13.6 carries and 75.4 total yards with two touchdowns in that span. That’s reasonable production to be considered a week-to-week RB2 or FLEX play in fantasy. The matchup against the Rams (7th fewest fantasy points per game to RBs) isn’t great, but Ford should continue to see enough volume to be started in PPR and standard leagues.

Kareem Hunt

Sit. Hunt is averaging 11.3 carries and 42.6 total yards in his last seven games while scoring six touchdowns over that span. His fantasy success depends on whether or not he reaches the end-zone, which is something that he has failed to do in two straight games with Dorian Thompson-Robinson at quarterback. He’s still worth consideration as a FLEX play in Week 13, but it appears that Hunt’s fantasy upside isn’t as robust with the Cleveland offense currently sputtering.

Can you play both Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt in the same lineup?

Ford is more productive in terms of rushing yardage and usage in the passing game, but Hunt has been the primary touchdown scorer in this Cleveland backfield. We’ll give a slight edge to Ford as the better fantasy play in Week 13, but it’s close. You can start both Browns RBs in the same lineup, one as an RB2 and another as a FLEX play.