Before last week few people outside of Kansas City or Cleveland had this game marked on their schedule, bu ta stunning win changes perceptions.
Are the Chiefs a real football team in 2010? It’ll be interesting to see how they stack up against the Browns in Cleveland.
Just like we did for last week’s projections, 2009 statistics factor in significantly but Week 1 provides added depth. Again, this is no perfect model. There are many improvements that could be made but we had relatively good accuracy with it last week despite the flaws. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.
If the projections hold true, the Chiefs win this one 20-17.
It’s worth watching how the Chiefs use Dexter McCluster. He is a game-changer. It’s difficult to project him for a big game now, but by the end of the season he might be the No. 2 fantasy option (behind Jamaal Charles) in Kansas City.
Speaking of Charles, the Chiefs and Browns are both projected to rush for about 130 yards. That’s good news for Charles who was able to keep Thomas Jones from stealing too many of his fantasy numbers last week. Not so for James Harrison, who split evenly with Hillis. Eric Mangini, why do you do this?
Jake Delhomme is officially doubtful with an ankle injury, but Seneca Wallace has been taking all of the first-team snaps. The Browns starting quarterback should not be part of your lineup thought process, but for those of you in deep start-2-QB leagues, Wallace is the man in Cleveland this week.
The Browns threw to nine different players last week, including Wallace. If that continues it will hurt the value of those Browns sleeper receivers. Also hurting them this week: It’s a great matchup for Ben Watson and Evan Moore.
Matt Cassel, KC: 16-29, 169, TD, INT, 5 rush yards
Seneca Wallace, CLE: 19-34, 125, TD, INT, 5 rush yards
Jamaal Charles, KC: 80 yards, TD, 3 catches, 30 receiving yards
Jerome Harrison, CLE: 90 yards, 2 catches, 10 receiving yards
Peyton Hillis, CLE: 30 yards, TD, 1 catch, 5 yards
Thomas Jones, KC: 40 yards
Josh Cribbs, CLE: 10 yards
Dexter McCluster, KC: 5 yards, 4 cataches, 50 receiving yards
Tim Castille, KC: 1 catch, 5 yards
Dwayne Bowe, KC: 4-30, TD
Mohammed Massaquoi, CLE: 5-45
Chris Chambers, KC: 2-40
Brian Robiskie, CLE: 2-10
Chansi Stuckey, CLE: 1-5
Ben Watson, CLE: 5-30, TD
Tony Moeaki, KC: 2-15
Evan Moore, CLE: 1-5
Ryan Succop, KC: FG, 2 XP
Phil Dawson, CLE: FG, 2 XP
Chiefs: Sack, INT, Fumble recovery
Browns: 2 sacks, INT