Welcome to Week 14 of our Matchup Report where I try to highlight players who are in a favorable position for the upcoming week.
We only have a few more weeks remaining so hopefully we can keep the good vibes going.
Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon - It may seem like it's too early to hop on the Josh Gordon bandwagon, but he was immediately involved in the Browns offense in his first game back from a very long absence as he was targeted 11 times and finished with four catches for 85 yards. This also came against one of the best cornerbacks in football in Casey Hayward of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Gio Bernard - There is merit to fading Josh Gordon this week since this is only his second game back, the Browns are well the Browns and even with a strong price, it's not like he is a free square. However, it's nearly impossible to fade the chalkiest player of the week in Gio Bernard. At only $3,100 on DraftKings and $5,100 on FanDuel, the price is just too good to pass up. Bernard looked good on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers after Joe Mixon was sidelined with a concussion as he finished with 77 rushing yards on 13 carries and caught two passes. Mixon continues to be in concussion protocol which puts his status for this week in serious question. The matchup against the Bears this week for the Bengals is neutral as they aren't dominant against the run, but they also aren't awful. However, if Mixon is out, Bernard will get all the touches he can handle in the backfield.