The Browns organization hasn't had a fantasy performer as top-notch as receiver Josh Gordon in a long time. Gordon was recently quoted as saying that he'd like to be the best pass catcher in the NFL next season. His fantasy owners can't dispute that as a realistic goal given the way he's performed this season. Gordon has six touchdowns in the last six games. He was shut out of the end zone last week, so the chance of him scoring six points against the Steelers this week is pretty darn good.
The crazy thing about Gordon's success this year is that he's done it no matter who is playing quarterback. First it was Brandon Weeden, then it was Brian Hoyer and now veteran Jason Campbell is leading the charge. Campbell has been quite the surprise for fantasy owners at times this year but lately he's been inconsistent. Even in deep leagues, it may be wise to sit him out against Pittsburgh this week.
The Steelers got off to one of the worst starts in franchise history this year. Yet with some help this week and a victory over the Browns, they can still find themselves in the playoffs. Wide receiver Antonio Brown has a lot to do with that. He's the team's most valuable player by far. Though he may not be the best player on an owner's fantasy roster, he's certainly one of the more consistent options out there. He racks up catches and yards. He'll face off against Joe Haden this week, but is still worth playing in PPR leagues and formats that reward return yards.
When Ben Roethlisberger isn't looking for Brown, Le'Veon Bell figures to be a big part of the game plan against the Browns. The rookie running back has come into his own this year. He has a combined 50 carries, 181 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the last two weeks. Considering those numbers, there's no question Bell will be seeing a ton of action this week.