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Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Ravens vs Browns

Max Staley
J.K. Dobbins fantasy outlook makes him a great RB2 in Week 14.
J.K. Dobbins fantasy outlook makes him a great RB2 in Week 14. / Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The 7-5 Baltimore Ravens take on the surging 9-3 Cleveland Browns in an AFC North grudge match on Monday Night Football. Despite the difference in record, Baltimore enters this one as a 3-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 14 Ravens-Browns showdown.

J.K. Dobbins Fantasy

Start J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens: It probably took longer than it should have, but J.K. Dobbins has finally become the Ravens' lead back. He has seen double-digit carries in four of his last five appearances, averaging 59.4 rushing yards per game with 2 TDs in that time. The odds suggest Baltimore will be ahead in this one, and that could lead to a run-heavy game plan for the Ravens' No. 1 back. Facing a below-average Browns' run defense (No. 19 in DVOA), this looks like a great spot for Dobbins.

Jarvis Landry Fantasy

Start Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry has really come alive recently. Over his last two weeks, the Browns' top wideout is turning 10.5 targets into 8.0 catches for 102.5 receiving yards per game, scoring 2 TDs in that time. He's unlikely to maintain that efficiency against a defense as stout as Baltimore's, but Landry should be in line for plenty of volume here. And he's done a great job turning that into high-level production lately.

Mark Ingram & Gus Edwards Fantasy

Sit Mark Ingram & Gus Edwards, RBs, Baltimore Ravens: As mentioned above, this has really become Dobbins' backfield. Since returning from injury in Week 10, Ingram has yet to see more than 6 carries in any game. Edwards, meanwhile, is averaging 5.6 carries per game during that span (discounting Week 12, when he saw an increased role with Dobbins and Ingram sidelined). Neither back is seeing the volume you want for fantasy. And they're not anywhere near explosive enough to generate real production if they're stuck in limited roles.

Baker Mayfield Fantasy

Sit Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield is coming off arguably the best game of his NFL career, but he's still not someone you can trust in fantasy. His 27.3 pass attempts per game put him outside of the top-35 QBs. And aside from not turning the ball over, it's not like he's been efficient enough to overcome the lack of volume. On a per-game basis, Mayfield is QB28, putting him just one spot ahead of Drew Lock. Facing a top-10 pass defense by DVOA, this does not look like a good spot for the former Heisman Trophy winner – even if he is on a bit of a hot streak right now.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.