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A look into the best Ravens for fantasy football

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

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Fantasy football is a weird game where you need to draft a team that can put up the most points based on the league's setup. Everyone knows the top guys in football, but the Ravens always seem to be underrated for some reason. Today, we'll look into the best bets for fantasy football glory on the Ravens squad.

Justin Tucker - K

Tucker is one of the league's best kickers, bar-none. With a field goal percentage just under 90%, Tucker is bound to get you a bunch of points without costing you any on missed kicks. With the Ravens' new look offense, there should be more than enough chances for Tucker to score points. Add in that some leagues give out points for touchbacks and you could have a fantasy stud on your roster.

Justin Forsett - RB

Forsett came onto the scene last year with 1,266 yards and 8 touchdowns to be one of the top fantasy backs. Now the main back, Forsett should see his numbers increase just from that alone. With new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman adding in more throws to the running backs, Forsett could be a huge benefit in PPR leagues all at a relatively low draft selection. So many are expecting Forsett to come back down to earth now that he has had his banner year, but he still looks poised to continue with his 5.4 yard per carry average from last year.

Crockett Gillmore - TE

Much has been made about rookie tight end Maxx Williams being on the team and even making some noise for early consideration of the OROY award. However, many have forgotten about Gillmore and what he could do in the Ravens' offense. It is no secret that the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco love their tight ends and use them effectively in the seam, and based on Gillmore's touchdown Saturday night, he should be another in a long line of tight ends to beast it up. Since no one is thinking about Gillmore, he can be a late round steal that nets you top-10 points.

Steve Smith Sr - WR

Everyone knows about Steve Smith and his penchant for fighting as well as this being his last season in football. Many are continuing to doubt his talent and ability to be a force for the Ravens. If Saturday's 95-yard, 1 touchdown performance in the first quarter wasn't enough to quash those thoughts in your league, you can get a great WR2 in the mid rounds.

Kamar Aiken - WR

No one outside of Baltimore knows about this kid and that makes for the perfect sleeper pick. Aiken has gotten rave revues around Baltimore for his ability to run clean routes and fight for the football. I've personally seen him take it to the defense on several occasions and look forward to what should be the nastiest red zone threat on the team. I wouldn't draft him high or even expect him to be an every week player for your team, but he is someone I will be sitting on my bench until I know he will be a consistent playmaker for the Ravens.

Ravens Defense - DEF

So many people have written off the Ravens defense that you might be able to steal a top-5 defense in your league. With teams like the Chiefs, Texans and others getting more attention due to bigger name players, the Ravens look set up to have one of the better pass rush tandems as well as a secondary that can finally hold it's own. With a front-seven that is the best in the league, you can be sure that points will be hard to come by for opposing teams this season.