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Thursday Night Showdown!


NFL Breakdown from CheatSheetPros!

QUICK NEWS & NOTES:

I didn't think I would have time for a quick breakdown of the Showdown game but getting this out late afternoon so hopefully it helps everyone out! In the screen shot disregard the "Custom Model" and "YPP Line" as with only 1 skewed game of the season I just put an "X" on them. Good luck!


GAME BREAKDOWN:

We have two banged up teams facing each other and hopefully we can get a higher scoring game. CLE is missing two starting CBs and CIN is missing a couple of their interior defensive linemen. Through the first week both teams rank 12th and 13th in pace playing just a few plays per game over league average. The teams are also 23rd and 20th in first downs per game at 19 and 20 while the league average through 1 week of the season is 22.7. CLE had a horrible matchup vs. BAL last week where they got demolished 38-6 by Lamar Jackson & company. Nick Chubb didn’t play the 4th quarter and that is where 50% of the touches from Hunt came from. OBJ had a solid 10 targets but only caught 3 of them for 22 yards. CIN played the Chargers with Tyrod Taylor under center and lost a tight came 16-13. Joe Burrow tossed for 193 yards and 0 TDs but rushed for 46 and a score saving his fantasy day. Mixon took 19 carries and Gio only had 1. A.J. Green led the team in targets with 9 and caught 5 for 51 yards and then Boyd / Uzomah and Gio were all tied at 5 targets and 4 catches. CIN pass defense did well keeping Taylor to 16 of 30 for 208 yards and no TDs but they were crushed on the ground. They gave up 84 yards on 19 carries to Ekeler (4.4 ypc) and another 60 yards on 12 carries (5.0 ypc) to Kelley.

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER:

NICK CHUBB – CINCY is going to be without Geno Atkins tonight and they gave up 155 rushing yards last week. Chubb didn’t play any 4Q snaps last week and this is a chance for him to come out hot. Look for 100+ yards and a TD!

A.J. GREEN / TYLER BOYD – I love both of these guys tonight and they are both in all my showdown lineups. CLE is missing 2 starting CBs and they were one of the worst teams at covering the short pass. This is great for Tyler Boyd! CLE gave up a whopping 270 yards in the air last week in a tough matchup. Tyler Boyd was covered by Chris Harris last week who is a phenomenal CB and tonight he will get a rotation of back up corners and hopefully go nuts!

JOE BURROW – I like the WRs for CIN so looking at the QB is a no brainer. He also gives you rushing upside with his legs and is great for the captain spot.

ODELL BECKHAM JR – He got a whopping 10 targets last week and is disgruntled with his QB. Hopefully he can do something more with those targets tonight. CIN wasn’t strong at covering the deep ball and this is where OBJ could strive!

AUSTIN HOOPER – No David Njoku tonight so Hooper should grab a few more looks. The rumor was Baker to Hooper was an excellent hookup in camp especially in the red zone.

HARRISON BRYANT – He is replacing Njoku and only $200 on DK so if you are looking for a punt play he may just be the guy.

SPORTS BETTING PICK:

CINCY +6 over CLEVELAND

Thanks for reading,

Haze

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