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Baker Mayfield and Browns Offense Look Unstoppable After Preseason Week 1

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Browns are the darling team of the 2019 season. Big things are expected from them, and expectations won’t be letting up any time soon after watching Baker Mayfield lead the team on a near perfect drive. He finished 5-6 for 77 yards and capped the drive off with a 24-yard score to Rashard Higgins. Baker’s perfect 158.3 QB rating was very much earned as he looked like a surgeon dicing up Washington’s defense. Keep in mind, all of this was happening without his top two receivers in Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry. Instead, he was working the field with Higgins, Dontrelle Hilliard and Jaelen Strong. You can see why Mayfield is currently listed as our QB3 when he’s looking this good throwing to backups and benchwarmers.

The other big positive from the Browns’ preseason debut was the play of Nick Chubb. He wasn’t out there long, but when he was he made a positive impact. His only carry went for 12 yards and he caught another pass from Mayfield for 14 yards. The best part about Chubb’s future with the Browns offense is the recent trade of Duke Johnson to the Texans. Johnson was sure to take away some PPR receptions from Chubb, who now gets to run free as the Browns workhorse until Kareem Hunt returns from his 8 game suspension. With an offense this talented and promising, Chubb will find himself racking up points especially down by the goal line where they expect to be quite frequently.

We’re quite high on most Browns offensive players this year. We mentioned Mayfield as our QB3, while Chubb clocks in as RB10 and the elite receiver duo of Beckham and Landry as our WR3 and WR27 respectively. Plus, an expected jump from TE David Njoku (currently TE11) should have this team soaring towards fantasy goodness. Mayfield looked like the real deal in his one drive thus far. I know it’s preseason and we have to temper our expectations, but it’s hard not to get excited about the potential this offense can have moving forward.

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