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Ravens fantasy outlook vs. the Bengals

Here's this week's fantasy recommendations for Ravens players.

Rob Carr

Start 'em

WRs Steve Smith and Torrey Smith: In Week 1, Steve Smith caught seven passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Torrey Smith has seemed to break out of his funk the past two weeks, catching three touchdowns. The Ravens should be able to post some points this week, even though the game is on the road.

RB Justin Forsett: Forsett leads the league in average yards per carry at 5.8. He's a threat in the receiving game as well. Though Bernard Pierce has gotten two touchdowns in the past two weeks, Forsett is still the one to start.

K Justin Tucker: It's just a formality that he's included on this list. Of course he's your every-week kicker.

Ravens D/ST: This one comes with a caveat. If A.J. Green is unable to play, the Ravens' defense should be able to keep the Bengals off the scoreboard. With Green, Cincinnati is able to do so much more. Still, in the Week 1 game, the Bengals only scored 23, which is the most points allowed this year.

Sit 'em

RB Bernard Pierce: He's gotten two touchdowns as the big back but has been unimpressive otherwise. Pierce has averaged 2.3 yards per carry the past two weeks. If the Ravens get down to the 1, Pierce is the likely ball carrier. But that's the only way he's going to put up points.


QB Joe Flacco: If he posts a big game, he'll be moved from this category for good. While Flacco shouldn't be expected to throw for over 60 passes this time around, he could find himself airing it out against a banged up Bengals secondary. So Flacco could be in for a solid game statistically.

TE Owen Daniels: In Week 1, Dennis Pitta caught 10 passes. Assuming the Ravens are able to run the ball effectively, Daniels won't see those kind of targets. However, he's the third option in the passing game at the moment and has done a pretty good job thus far.