Veteran quarterback Jason Campbell has come out of nowhere this season to gain fantasy relevance. With teammates Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden both sidelined for the foreseeable future, one due to injury and the other due to ineffectiveness, Campbell has really grabbed the bull by the horns. In two starts this season, Campbell is averaging a shade over 277 passing yards per game and has five touchdown passes. What's more impressive is that he has yet to turn the ball over. His emergence as a starter has changed the dynamic of the Browns receivers. Campbell has helped reignite the seasons of Greg Little and Davone Bess, both of whom had good games against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.
That said, there's no doubt who are the best pass catchers on the team. Wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron still lead the way for the Browns. Cameron only has a total of five catches in the last two games, but when he faced the Bengals back in Week 4, he caught a season-high 10 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. Fantasy owners can only hope that Cameron gets back on track in Week 11.
Andy Dalton has struggled the last two weeks for the Bengals. Just don't tell that to wide receiver A.J. Green. Green was able to make an incredible catch against the Baltimore Ravens at the end of the game last week to send the contest to overtime. It was a Hail Mary pass that was tipped by multiple players and Green was able to maintain concentration and come up with the ball as it hovered over his head for a 51-yard touchdown. He was targeted 15 times in the game and now has at least 100 yards receiving in five straight contests.
On the ground, the Bengals will rely on rookie Giovani Bernard to lead the way. He managed a steady 4.1 yards per carry on just 14 rush attempts against the Ravens last week. Although he does have the ability to change directions quickly and has exhibited flashes of speed throughout the season, Bernard is more valuable in PPR leagues. He caught everything thrown to him last week, totaling eight catches and 37 yards including his seventh touchdown of the season. The rookie rusher managed 75 total yards against the Browns in Week 4 but should improve on that number as he's played more like a dependable starter in recent weeks.