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Can The Cleveland Browns Help You In The Fantasy Football Playoffs?

It's time to take a look at which Cleveland Browns players could help you win your Fantasy Football league.

If you're in the fantasy football playoffs or if you're lucky enough to have made it into week one of your two week Championship, congratulations. But if we're looking up and down the waiver wire for a player to start in a pinch due to injuries or whatnot, there are viable options on the Browns. Obviously Peyton Hillis is owned, and someone probably owns Mohamed Massaquoi as well, but here are a few other names to keep in mind.

QB Colt McCoy-- Now, hopefully if you're in the playoffs you were doing better than starting someone like Donovan McNabb or Brett Favre. But if you're looking around and don't feel confident with a guy like Mark Sanchez, or you were scrapping by with Jason Campbell, Matt Hasselbeck, Kyle Orton, or any of the Arizona trainwrecks, you could do a lot worse than Colt. He threw for 2 scores and over 200 yards last week, and with the Browns likely playing from behind, despite the solid Ravens D, Colt should be looking to play mistake-free football, scramble for some rushing yards and hit his TEs on a regular basis. I'm not expecting great things, but it isn't out of the question to assume Colt can get you 10-12 points. Unless you're confident in Tim Tebow on the wire, McCoy might be the best option out there. I started him over Mark Sanchez last week in one of my leagues and was happy I did.

WR Brian Robiskie-- I hate saying it too, and this is a big risk, but Robiskie came up with a score last week, and has seen his numbers go way up lately (16 catches for 160 yards in his last 4). Now 4 for 40 isn't going to win you any leagues, but if you're stuck with injury problems (Malcolm Floyd anyone?), he's worth a speculative add if he can get in the endzone.

TE Ben Watson-- Chances are, your league is deep enough that Watson is already owned. But if he isn't, and you're TE position has taken a hit from losing a guy like Antonio Gates, Watson is a great add. He's been putting up big numbers, and has been even more valuable in a PPR league. If he's around and you could use the help (or you see that your opponent this week has a weak TE), snatch him up.

Browns D-- This is one I'm staying away from in one of my leagues, but it's a gut feeling. The Browns defense has had HUGE performances over the course of the year (New Orleans, Jacksonville, Miami), but they've also struggled mightily (Baltimore earlier this year, Pittsburgh and last week in Cincinnati). If you don't have a better alternative and you want to roll the dice on the Browns defense stepping it up, go ahead. But for me, I am staying away.

Remember, especially in those H2H leagues, sometimes it is one player who can be the difference in you winning a championship, so even though the matchups look poor and the record is bad, don't ignore the Cleveland Browns.

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