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Brown vs Haden (1 Viewer)

ppierce

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Ok, who's rolling with Brown this week. I know the never bench your studs mantra but Haden locks up everyone.

 
I'm playing him in PPR. When they played the gets and cromartie was covering him (back when the jets passing defense was stout and cro was healthy) the game plan was to give him a bunch if screen passes. Hoping this turns out the same

 
Doesn't PIT move AB around or does he line up in the same spot every play? Also, would Haden follow AB around regardless of where he lines up or would Haden line up at his CB spot regardless of which WR lines up opposite him?

 
Doesn't PIT move AB around or does he line up in the same spot every play? Also, would Haden follow AB around regardless of where he lines up or would Haden line up at his CB spot regardless of which WR lines up opposite him?
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the answer is "Yes" to both questions.

 
Just a thought or two about Browns CB Joe Haden.

Consider that going into last Sunday's game facing Bengal WR AJ Green Joe had only given up the following:

- CB Joe Haden: The fourth-year player is the division’s top shutdown corner. Facing the top receiver every game, Haden has limited them to 25 receptions for 150 yards and no touchdowns. In the Browns’ last game, Haden got his first interception of the season. In the Week 4 game at Cleveland, Haden held A.J. Green to seven receptions for 51 yards.

Then consider Haden allowed those miniscule numbers before he went up against AJ Green Sunday. AJ Green was on a tear where he had posted these numbers the previous five games before he had to go against Killer-Joe.

AJ Green's receiving numbers the five games prior to being matched up against Browns CB Joe Haden:

@ BUF - 6 receptions 106 yards 1 TD

@DET - 6 receptions for 153 yards 1 TD

NYJ - 3 receptions 115 yards

@MIA - 11 receptions 128 yards

@BAL - 8 receptions 151 yards 1 TD

Over that span he averaged

- 6.8 reeptions

- 128,6 yards

- .6 TDs per game

When he faced Joe Haden he posted the following numbers:

- 2 receptions

- 7 yards

- 0 TDs

Not good but even worse than compared to what Joe did.

Joe had 2 interceptions and 1 TD on a pick-six.

 
I'm starting Brown, reluctantly, because the only other choices I have are Mike Wallace or Marvin Jones.

 
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My only other option is Josh Gordon, who also has a tough match up against Ike Taylor in the same game. I'm going with Gordon.

 
Haden shut Green down last week, but Green and AB have very different roles in their offense. AB is more of a screen pass, short pass WR, where he can make a play after the catch. I think AB will have similar numbers to what he has had all year.

 
My only other option is Josh Gordon, who also has a tough match up against Ike Taylor in the same game. I'm going with Gordon.
You have Josh Gordon as an option and you are debating starting him over Antonio Brown Sunday?

Gordon missed the first two games of this year but remarkably has accumulated 751 receiving yards in the eight games that he has played for an average of 93 receiving yards per game.

Add he's scored 2 TDs over the last three games.

Your call but it seems obvious to me.

 
Starting him in a ppr. Not expecting his normal output, a few screen passes, maybe an end around, a couple punt returns and he should still be a solid play. Luckily in most leagues this is the only week we will have to play him vs Haden, next game is week 17.

 

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