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Ravens fantasy advice: Start/sit/sleepers

Take a look at this week's Ravens fantasy advice.

Even with the Jets being a solid run defense, Ray Rice is a must-start this week.
Even with the Jets being a solid run defense, Ray Rice is a must-start this week.
Jonathan Daniel

Start 'em

RB Ray Rice: Here's where it's dicey. He's here because he had a big game against Chicago and because you drafted him in the first round. But don't expect 131 yards and a touchdown. The Jets have a tough run defense and the Bears have one of the worst. But Rice very well could wind up with 45 yards and a score this week.

WR Torrey Smith: The Jets have been susceptible to the deep ball this year, which plays into Smith's wheelhouse. One concerning factor, though, is the fact that Joe Flacco and Smith haven't been able to connect much on the deep pass this year. If Flacco gets some time this week, that could finally happen.

Ravens D/ST: The Jets have been a turnover machine at times, which should play into Baltimore's hands. Geno Smith has been up-and-down all season and could be good for a few turnovers once again.

K Justin Tucker: This game could wind up being a field goal contest between Tucker and Nick Folk. Tucker has been as consistent as any kicker this season and could wind up with another multiple field goal day.

Sit 'em

QB Joe Flacco: His decision-making and lack of consistency is the main reason to bench him, even if his receivers have some favorable matchups.

RB Bernard Pierce: Rice had a big game last week against a bad run defense. Pierce looked horrible as he continued to dance around in the backfield. He's been a big disappointment from a fantasy perspective this season.


TE Dallas Clark: The Jets haven't defended the tight end well this year and Clark is Baltimore's best receiving option at the position at the moment. With the Jets expected to key the run, Clark could wind up being a plug-and-play for those in need of one in the last week of byes.