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Falcons-Browns Fantasy Football Impact: Play Atlanta's Defense Like It's Sim City

Expect the running backs to take center stage in this game, and there are two good ones worth using in Peyton Hillis and Michael Turner. The former has scored a touchdown in each of the first four games of the season, while the latter has amassed double-digit scores in back-to-back years and only faces a mild threat to his workload from Jason Snelling.

Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez are two other must-starts among Atlanta players, while Matt Bryant is currently tied for the league lead with 10 field goals and merits strong consideration at kicker.

Matt Ryan seems to be in an attractive spot as well, as the Cleveland defense has given up a slew of passing yards and touchdowns the past couple of weeks. There’s really not a whole lot of options you can count on from the Browns’ side other than Hillis, though Josh Cribbs is a decent play in leagues that reward return yardage.

Jake Delhomme isn’t a recommended choice, but since the erratic quarterback has been known to give away the football at times, the Atlanta defense, which leads the NFL in interceptions, could be a good selection.

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