Steve McNair, QB: Steve McNair might not have a breakout game this week, but it is definitely one of his better matchups this season. Heck, the Cleveland Browns are everyone's best matchup of the year. Now we know the Browns hung 51 on the Cincinnati Bengals, but they also allowed 45 and nearly lost on the last drive. As Jamison Hensley pointed out in the scouting report for this game, the Browns have given up 11 passing touchdowns this season -- most in the NFL. Safeties Brodney Pool and Sean Jones are biting on fakes a lot and are getting burned deep. McNair should have a decent day, but I think the Ravens will be run-heavy.
Willis McGahee, RB: Willis McGahee is starting to hit his stride in this offense, and I wouldn't be surprised if he is the most effective starting fantasy running back today. The only thing the Browns' defense, which is the second-worst in the NFL, has going for it is that it's at home. In his only previous game against the Browns, McGahee had two touchdowns and 105 rushing yards.
Mark Clayton, WR: Mark Clayton is starting to get on some fantasy nerves because he was expected to break out and has only caught six passes for 33 yards so far this season. If you are in desperate help at the position, you might need to drop him. If you have depth, keep him around. He is listed with a calf injury this week and might be limited to passing plays. Keep him on the bench until you see a good game from him.
Todd Heap, TE: Aside from McGahee, Todd Heap is likely to have the most productive fantasy day for this offense. As mentioned before, the safeties are really struggling and the secondary is desperately missing veteran Brian Russell, who helped everyone get lined up in the proper positions. Heap down the seam, Heap past the first down marker and Heap in the red zone will be available all day.
Derrick Mason, WR: Derrick Mason, tabbed as merely a possession receiver at the beginning of the season, is fourth in the AFC with 23 receptions. Once again, facing a feeble pass defense and probably rookie cornerback Eric Wright, this might be Mason's best opportunity to get a touchdown. No need to be down on him -- he's a good start this week.
Ravens Defense: The Browns have moved the ball effectively since Derek Anderson took over, but I have little faith in him this week. Both him and Jamal Lewis will get a shot at their former teams, and they will probably struggle. The Ravens have the top-ranked rushing defense, which doesn't bode well for Lewis. As for Anderson, he's not facing the Cincinnati Bengals or Oakland Raiders this week.