It’s seemingly more and more rare when we get a battle of a top wide receiver and a top defensive back, but that won’t be the case this weekend when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns as it’s expected Joe Haden will shadow A.J. Green in the hyped matchup.
But Green-Haden is so intoxicating and compelling—the best vs. the best—it overshadows everything Sunday. With the way Horton plays, Haden doesn’t figure to get all that much help over the top. For the most part it’s a one-on-one delight.
In their last two matchups, it could be claimed that each player won their one-on-one battle as Green was held below his normal gaudy numbers, but still produced respectable stats.
During their Week 4 performance, Haden held Green to a 7/51/0 line while Green was able to grab a touchdown during his 7/58/1 performance against Haden in 2012.
By no means is the matchup a delight for fantasy football players, though, for those without vested interest – it should be one of the premier one-on-one matchups of the season.