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Ravens vs 49ers: Fantasy sit and start

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Well the Ravens injury report looks awful, so this is going to be an interesting game from a fantasy perspective. Both teams are 1-4, meaning that there are some opportunities for the Ravens offense to get things going against a weak49ers defense.

Sit:

Justin Forsett - Runningback

A of right now, Justin Forsett has yet to practice for the Ravens leading up to this game. If you need to set your lineups early or you want to get in on some FanDuel leagues early, I'd expect that Forsett won't be able to play and even if he can, he won't be at 100% with a hurt ankle. The 49ers run defense has been the only part of their defense that could be considered good. It's not great and if Forsett was fully healthy and Yanda was 100% to go with it, I'd give Forsett the nod, but just so many injuries at play in the running game to feel comfortable here.

Steve Smith Sr. - Wide Receiver

The man has the pain tolerance of a God, but four fractured bones in his back means that he has only practices sparingly this week. I wouldn't say that Smith will be out for sure, but I wouldn't want to start him as my wide receiver on his first game back even if he is able to suit up against the 49ers. It is a great matchup for Senior, but just like Forsett, so much is at play to where I doubt that he plays and even if he can, he won't be doing much.

Ravens - Defense

By now you have probably scrapped them from your roster and you wouldn't dare think of picking them up in a weekly league. This defense has been terrible even if it has been decent at getting pressure and stopping the run, when you let up nearly 500 yards to a 36-year old Josh McCown, you deserve to be benched. If this defense was even mediocre, I'd start them in a heartbeat since Colin Kaepernick has thrown only four touchdowns to five interceptions on the year, meaning that the Ravens will have their chances for big plays and a low score. But again, they gave up 33 points to the Cleveland Browns, so expect this to be a high scoring affair just because the Ravens apparently like gifting points this year.

Start:

Kamar Aiken - Wide Receiver

With Steve Smith Sr. out, Kamar Aiken has been picking his game up. He started the season off slow with a fumble and no consistency, but in the last two games, Aiken has compiled up 9 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown. With the 49ers defense being one of the worst in the league at stopping an airial assault, expect Aiken to have a good game. If he can carry over his effort from the first half of the Browns game where he put up all his yards (4 receptions for 78 yards) into a full 60 minute game, he could very well have over 100 yards and a touchdown on the Niners.

Nick Boyle - Tight End

Most people expected Nick Boyle to not even be on the team as the 2015 fifth-round selection was sitting behind second year tight end Crockett Gillmore and second-round pick Maxx Williams. Yet, the last few weeks with Crockett Gillmore out, Boyle has done well as a blocker and as a receiver. He hasn't had his breaking out game yet, but Crockett Gillmore looks like he might miss another game to a calf injury. With Boyle earning quarterback Joe Flacco's trust more and more, I wouldn't be surprised if he became a red zone target for the Ravens this week. The bonus here is that in weekly leagues on FanDuel, Boyle will run you only $4,500, leaving you more room for big ticket players elsewhere.