NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 3 - Cleveland at Minnesota
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Week 3 Matchup: Cleveland at Minnesota

Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.6ppg and CLE Allows 18.0ppg (+ 15%)
Christian Ponder   13.8
Matt Cassel   13.2
Running Backs
Average 18.8ppg and CLE Allows 18.9ppg (+ 1%)
Adrian Peterson Out 15.0
Matt Asiata Pro 9.0
Joe Banyard   1.1
Jerome Felton Pro 0.5
Zach Line IR 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 22.8ppg and CLE Allows 21.1ppg ( -7%)
Cordarrelle Patterson Pro 7.3
Greg Jennings   7.0
Jerome Simpson   4.9
Jarius Wright   4.1
Lestar Jean   0.6
Tight Ends
Average 7.2ppg and CLE Allows 7.9ppg (+ 10%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.2
Rhett Ellison   2.4
Chase Ford   1.7
Allen Reisner Out 1.0
Kickers
Average 7.6ppg and CLE Allows 7.8ppg (+ 2%)
Blair Walsh   7.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.1ppg and CLE Allows 17.1ppg ( -15%)
Brian Robison   4.9
Linval Joseph   4.0
Corey Wootton   3.4
Kevin Williams   3.3
Everson Griffen   2.9
Fred Evans Pro 2.6
Tom Johnson Out 2.1
Sharrif Floyd   2.0
Chase Baker   1.5
Linebackers
Average 20.6ppg and CLE Allows 25.7ppg (+ 25%)
Chad Greenway   8.3
Audie Cole IR 7.4
Jasper Brinkley   4.3
Larry Dean Pro 2.5
Marvin Mitchell   2.4
Desmond Bishop IR 1.5
Michael Mauti   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.8ppg and CLE Allows 27.6ppg ( -10%)
Harrison Smith Pro 8.1
Captain Munnerlyn   6.7
Jamarca Sanford   6.0
Josh Robinson IR 5.4
Andrew Sendejo   5.0
Xavier Rhodes Out 4.3
Derek Cox   4.3
Marcus Sherels Pro 4.0
Robert Blanton   4.0
Shaun Prater Pro 3.3
Mistral Raymond   2.9
Kurt Coleman Pro 1.9

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Cleveland

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 17.0ppg and MIN Allows 22.8ppg (+ 34%)
Brian Hoyer IR 14.4
Running Backs
Average 13.8ppg and MIN Allows 20.2ppg (+ 47%)
Edwin Baker   11.6
Ben Tate IR 8.0
Willis McGahee Pro 4.7
Chris Ogbonnaya   4.4
Fozzy Whittaker   2.7
Wide Receivers
Average 22.9ppg and MIN Allows 28.1ppg (+ 23%)
Josh Gordon   16.2
Nate Burleson   5.7
Greg Little   3.7
Josh Cooper   3.0
Travis Benjamin IR 2.6
Andrew Hawkins   2.5
Tori Gurley   0.8
Tight Ends
Average 10.2ppg and MIN Allows 10.1ppg ( -1%)
Jordan Cameron Pro 8.9
Jim Dray   2.3
Gary Barnidge   2.1
MarQueis Gray   0.8
Kickers
Average 5.9ppg and MIN Allows 8.3ppg (+ 40%)
Billy Cundiff   5.9
Defensive Linemen
Average 12.0ppg and MIN Allows 16.8ppg (+ 40%)
Ahtyba Rubin   3.2
Desmond Bryant Out 3.0
Billy Winn   2.8
John Hughes Out 2.7
Phil Taylor Out 2.1
Armonty Bryant   1.7
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen   1.4
Linebackers
Average 25.7ppg and MIN Allows 25.4ppg ( -1%)
Karlos Dansby   11.2
Craig Robertson   6.4
Jabaal Sheard   4.4
Tank Carder Pro 4.3
Paul Kruger Pro 3.7
Barkevious Mingo   3.7
Quentin Groves IR 2.8
Eric Martin   2.0
Defensive Backs
Average 32.5ppg and MIN Allows 29.6ppg ( -9%)
Tashaun Gipson   7.2
Joe Haden Out 6.0
Donte Whitner   5.8
Buster Skrine   5.3
Josh Aubrey IR 3.4
Leon McFadden   2.8
Jordan Poyer Pro 2.1

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