The Bears and Browns made some interesting moves in the offseason. Both teams brought on offensive-minded head coaches to take over. The Browns picked up Rod Chudzinski and have Norval Turner as their primary playcaller. Marc Trestman will take over for the Bears and should have his fingerprints on a lot of the offensive decisions.
Both teams are similar with two of the best receivers in football and should have success in moving the ball. Let's take a look at some of the players that are worth monitoring:
Could Brandon Marshall's hip injury cost him playing time? He's not going to suit up for this game, but there should be plenty of questions for the Bears on his status. He's missing time due to an appointment on his hip injury. Marshall had offseason surgery on and it was reported that he was unhappy about the team not taking the injury seriously. Marshall hasn't exactly been a model citizen, so there could be some concern here about a blowup. As long as he's healthy, he's still going to be targeted as much as any other receiver. He and Jay Cutler are almost always on the same page and B-Marsh has been in the top three for targets in his last three seasons with the QB. Even with the concern, he still shouldn't go past 20 in drafts.
Will the Jordan Cameron hype train keep rolling? Few players have went from unknowns to jumping up into the top 100 quite like Cameron has. Let's take a look at a graph of his ADP from fantasyfootballcalculator.com:
Obviously, his two-TD game in Week 2 caused a massive spike. Fantasy owners can be myopic and have a "what have you done for me lately" feel, but that's not the case here. Norval Turner has done too much for his tight ends in his career as a playcaller, so Cameron is next in line. What's more, with Josh Gordon out for the first two games, Cameron should be very busy.
What are the Browns going to do with their third-down back? Trent Richardson is going to be a very busy with Dion Lewis breaking his leg and going on injured reserve, ending his season. The Browns also lost Montario Hardesty for the season. It's going to be a big day for the duo of Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson. Silent G was the starter for the Browns back in 2011 due to injuries and even had a 100-yard game in November. There probably isn't enough allure for CO to be drafted as a handcuff unless it's a very deep league. At the end of the day, it's T-Rich all day, every day and he's a true RB1 workhorse.
Who else can catch passes for the Browns? Greg Little should get chances to catch passes, but hopefully he doesn't drop the ball. Stupid puns aside, the Browns should give him plenty of chances in this game to makes sure he can be the top option in the first two games. They take on the Dolphins in Week 1, so the weak secondary could make Little a spot-start option in very deep leagues. Travis Benjamin is also likely to help out while Davone Bess gets looks in the slot.
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