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Ravens fantasy outlook vs. the Saints

Here's our fantasy football take for the Ravens this week.

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Start 'em

RB Justin Forsett: If the Ravens' offensive line can get the same kind of push the Bengals did a week ago, look out — Forsett could be in for a huge day. Bengals running back Jeremy Hill had 157 rushing yards against the Saints last Sunday. Forsett could once again run for over 100 this week, even on the road in an unfriendly environment.

WR Steve Smith: I know, he entered last week's bye in a funk, with a total of 87 yards in his previous three games. However, against the other three NFC South teams, Smith has averaged 105.3 yards per game. He knows these teams very well and should be able to have success against a secondary that ranks 24th in the NFL.

K Justin Tucker: No explanation needed.

Sit 'em

Ravens D/ST: There are a lot of better options out there this week. In addition to running an offense capable of putting up 20 points or more, Drew Brees is tough to sack. Turnovers and sacks won't come easy this week.

TE Owen Daniels: Unless you're desperate, it's wise to bench Daniels. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Saints have given up the fewest amount of points to tight ends. For whatever reason, the outside passing game is open while tight ends are unable to score many points.

Use caution

WR Torrey Smith: Smith has come on strong of late though this game seems to have more of a Steve Smith feel to it. That's not to say Torrey Smith could put up some stats and score a touchdown, however.


RB Lorenzo Taliaferro: In deeper leagues, Taliaferro could be a plug-and-play. He's not likely to get many yards but he could vulture a short-yardage rushing touchdown or two.

QB Joe Flacco: With the Saints' secondary vulnerable, Flacco could have a solid bounce-back game after the bye. Hey, if Andy Dalton can go from the worst game of his career to three touchdowns against the Saints, Flacco certainly can do the same.