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Ravens fantasy outlook vs. the Steelers

Here's this week's fantasy football forecast for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Start 'em

WR Steve Smith: Smith caught six passes for 71 yards in the first game against the Steelers. I expect him to be the go-to guy against Pittsburgh in a physical contest.

RB Justin Forsett: Forsett is still the top guy in Baltimore's backfield, even if Lorenzo Taliaferro is taking some touchdowns away. Forsett is an even bigger threat in PPR leagues.

K Justin Tucker: A must-start in all leagues.

Sit 'em

WR Torrey Smith: Smith has been a nightmare for fantasy owners this year. Likely drafted in the fifth or sixth round, Smith has only 308 yards in eight games. He's just too difficult to trust.

TE Owen Daniels: Yes, Daniels caught two touchdowns last time. But he may not play this week, and even if he does, he won't be 100 percent.

QB Joe Flacco: Assuming this game winds up in the low 20s as these games typically do, Flacco won't have the opportunity to post big numbers.


RB Lorenzo Taliaferro: Taliaferro scored two touchdowns against the Bengals last week. He's appeared to have jumped Bernard Pierce on the depth chart and will likely be the goal line back moving forward. He could be a sneaky play this week.

Ravens D/ST: Much has been made about Ben Roethlisberger's game against the Colts — 522 yards, six touchdowns. However, outside of games against the Bengals, the Ravens have been excellent in scoring defense. In fact, the last time these two teams played, the Ravens held the Steelers to just two field goals. Many folks might be avoiding the Ravens defense this week. If you don't have a better option, keep them in your lineup.