RB Noah Herron - Cleveland Browns
|5-11, 230||Born: 4-3-1982||College: Northwestern||Drafted: Round 7, pick|
Week 15: at Arizona Cardinals
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Cleveland Browns have one of the NFL's most efficient rushing attacks this season, and the recent introduction of Kareem Hunt, who missed the early part of the season due to suspension and injury, bolstered an already strong unit. The team's starter Nick Chubb leads the way with 1,281 rushing yards on over 5.1 yards per carry this season, while Kareem Hunt has been able to spell him occasionally, sparing the second-year back from a damaging workload. The Browns' offense is a middle-of-the-pack unit in rushing volume, attempting the 17th-most rushes of any team in the NFL, but their rushing production ranks in the top-10 across the board elsewhere. Expect Hunt and Chubb to continue to split work in the coming weeks, with Chubb tallying the bulk of the rushing work and Hunt working more on potential passing downs. Arizona's run defense this season has defended the sixth-most volume of any team in the league, which accompanies their 3-9-1 record entering Week 15, as they have played from behind for the majority of the season. While they have capable run defenders throughout this unit, the volume of rushing attempts and 4.3 yards per carry allowed have fostered a fantasy-friendly environment for opposing rushing attacks. On the season, the Cardinals have allowed the 12th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. The strength of the Cardinals' run defense is in the trenches, where Chandler Jones, Terrelle Suggs, and Corey Peters headline their formidable front line. All three players grade as above-average run stoppers, but unfortunately, their linebackers struggle to fill rushing lanes and finish plays. While Jordan Hicks has shown improvement on this front, Haason Reddick grades as one of the league's weakest run-stoppers at the linebacker position this season. Lastly, in the secondary, Budda Baker, the second-year utility defensive back out of Washington, is key to Arizona's run-stopping efforts. His run-stopping talent is unmatched on this defense. It is worth noting that Baker's status for this weekend's game is in question, and if he is unable to go, his absence would be extremely damaging to Arizona's run-stopping efforts.
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Noah Herron's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Cleveland Browns Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
|15||@ Arizona Cardinals|
|16||vs Baltimore Ravens|
|17||@ Cincinnati Bengals|