Fantasy Football Matchups to Exploit: Marquise Brown Against Cleveland Browns Secondary in Week 4
By Zach Brunner
In a season of big rookie performers already, one of the best has been Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown. After being a featured weapon in the new-look Ravens offense, he has a matchup to exploit for fantasy this week against the Cleveland Browns.
Through the first three weeks, the rookie has totaled 27 targets, catching 14 for 282 yards and two touchdowns. He has seen 22 of these targets in the last two games, and he has caught at least one pass of 30+ yards in every game. Brown's target total equals a target rate of 34.6 percent of his routes, which is second to only Keenan Allen this season.
Brown could be in for a big fantasy performance in Week 4, with the two top cornerbacks for the Browns being sidelined all week, looking doubtful to play Sunday.
With injuries to the Browns' secondary last week, the team gave up two 100-yard games to Rams' wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp. Cleveland's strength has also been its front seven, giving up just 89.0 rushing yards per game, which could lead to Lamar Jackson airing it out more often than not in this matchup.
When you consider those two factors, it could add up to Brown being in line for a solid day from a fantasy perspective.
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