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Matchup Edge: No Escape from LA?

Mario Puig

Mario is a Senior Writer at RotoWire who primarily writes and projects for the NFL and college football sections.

Cleveland vs. Jets

Open: 39.5 O/U, CLE -1.5
Press time: 40 O/U, PK


The Jets secondary is young at safety, but I'm not sure DeShone Kizer is in a state to compete against any particular NFL defense. I think the Jets can stop him a lot of ways; no matter whether it's sitting back with varied coverages and daring him to throw, nor if they decide to blitz a lot.

If the Jets blitz a lot, then screens and draws to running back and apparent top Cleveland receiver Duke Johnson might be the best way to make them pay for it. Actually, Johnson is Cleveland's best hope no matter how the Jets conduct themselves. With Kenny Britt doubtful, Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins are the top receivers for Cleveland. The former has more athletic talent, while the latter's skill set is probably better. It's hard to be optimistic about either if Kizer doesn't improve.

David Njoku is a dangerous red-zone threat if the Browns ever get there. I think

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