Browns' Olivier Vernon (knee) not expected to play Thursday

Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Olivier Vernon (knee) is considered a long shot for Thursday's Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

What It Means:

James Conner (shoulder) and Jaylen Samuels would benefit if Vernon is ruled out for a second straight week. The Browns are just 27th in the NFL against the rush this season.

The Browns D/ST is 12th in numberFire's Week 11 fantasy rankings.