Predicted Score: Bengals 35, Browns 7
Cincinnati: Much like the Steelers last week, the Bengals should be in for a laugher in Week 2 against the Browns. And why notů The Bengals are 6-2 in their last eight meetings with Cleveland including a 30-0 shutout last November. Rudi Johnson should benefit, piling up numbers in the second-half with a big lead. All offensive starters for the Bengals should be in your lineup minus Shayne Graham who likely will play but is still bothered by a hip pointer and has yet to practice this week.
- Start: QB Carson Palmer, RB Rudi Johnson, WR Chad Johnson, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
- Consider: TE Reggie Kelley, Bengals D/ST
- Sit:K Shayne Graham
Cleveland: Its only Week 2 and the Browns seem in disarray. Their starting QB (Charlie Frye) was benched in the 2nd quarter and subsequently traded to the Seahawks earlier this week making Derek Anderson the interim starter until Brady Quinn is ready. And judging by the quick trigger of Romeo Crennel, Quinn may make his NFL debut in the Browns second offensive series this week. Winslow and Edwards remain fantasy starters as the Browns should be forced to throw most of the game as they try and play catch-up with the Bengals offense. You might consider starting Jamal Lewis, but only for a minute.
- Start: WR Braylon Edwards, TE Kellen Winslow
- Consider: RB Jamal Lewis
- Sit:QB Derek Anderson, WR Joe Jurevicius