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Fantasy week 7: Ravens Sit/Start

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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Crockett Gillmore

Crockett is still recovering from an injury, but he did play last week with some success. With the Cardinals pass defense a top unit, and very disciplined, the wide receivers will have some trouble producing, leaving much of the burden on the tight ends and running backs. With tight ends like Martellus Bennett, Tyler Eifert, and Owen Daniels on bye, Crockett is startable in most leagues. However, the Cardinals defense has been 9th against the pass this season, and allowed the least fantasy points to tight ends this season. Projected production: 70 yards, 1 touchdown

Justin Forsett

The Cardinals are not such an explosive offense, so the Ravens will likely be in the game until the end. Forsett will have to be effective as a runner and a receiver for the Ravens to have any success, and although this defense is top 10 against the run, Forsett and the offensive line have hit their stride. Forsett is currently riding a 3 week double digit scoring streak in fanrasy, and I expect that streak to continue. Projected production: 65 yds rushing,45 yds receiving, 1 receiving TD.

Steve Smith Sr.

The veteran wide receiver is going to very important this week, as the other Ravens receivers will have some trouble getting open against this secondary. I expect Smith to burn Peterson time and time again, as Peterson, although a top corner, likes to gamble. Projected production: 140 yds receiving.

Justin Tucker

The stud kicker is a must start every week, especially with the Ravens difficulty running the ball int the red zone.Projected production: 2 FGs, 2 XP


Baltimore Defense

This unit has been a sieve all season long, I am not even sure they should be rostered at this point. I personally dropped them in 1 league. The Arizona Cardinals will come out throwing, and with John Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, and Michael Floyd for QB Carson Palmer to target, I doubt they get too many stops. Projected production: 2 sacks, 1 int, 26 points allowed.

Joe Flacco

Flacco is going to have a rough ride this week, as this Cardinals secondary is talented and disciplined. Flacco should not be used except in very deep leagues or 2 QB leagues Projected production: 260 yds passing,  2 touchdowns, 3 interception.

Deep league Sleeper

Buck Allen

In deeper leagues, Allen is definitely rosterable. The big question is Forsett's health. I think Allen will see the field more than most weeks, but if Forsett is effective he won't have big numbers.