Fantasy Football 2020: Thursday Night Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 2

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Running Back. Cleveland Browns. Kareem Hunt. 1. player. 53.

Despite Nick Chubb being the RB1 in Cleveland, Kareem Hunt is a backup running back that fantasy owners can feel confident in starting on a weekly basis. Hunt actually outplayed Chubb in the Browns’ season opening loss to the Ravens, totaling 13 carries for 72 yards.

While Chubb will continue to be the starter, Hunt is going to get his and next up he gets a Bengals run defense that allowed 155 yards to the Chargers. With Baker Mayfield showing struggles, the Browns are going to rely on their run game and Hunt should be a huge playmaker in this Thursday night game.


Browns D/ST. 2. player. 53. . D/ST. Cleveland Browns

Yes, the Browns defense was trounced by the Ravens offense on Sunday, but Baltimore possess one of the best offenses in the NFL. The Bengals are nowhere near the offense that the Ravens are and the Browns have potential on the defensive side of the ball.

More importantly, the Bengals are riding with a rookie quarterback and that means mistakes are going to be aplenty. We saw Joe Burrow make a few rookie mistakes against the Chargers in week 1 and he’ll likely make at least 1 again this week.

Cleveland had 2 sacks last week and did much better against the rushing attack than many would have figured, so the chance for a bounce back week seems very likely for the Browns defense.


3. player. 56. . Wide Receiver. Cincinnati Bengals. A.J. Green

Times have changed and A.J. Green isn’t necessarily someone that fantasy owners will start every week. For week 2, however, he is someone you should fire up in your starting lineups.

Green led the Bengals in receiving against the Chargers, grabbing 5 catches for 51 yards. He didn’t find the end zone, but he should have more than enough opportunities to do so against a Browns secondary that allowed 3 passing touchdowns a week ago.