Flacco made his NFL debut against Cincinnati in Week 1 and completed 15-of-29 passes for 129 yards in the Raven's 17-10 win. He's gotten much better since then and has now thrown at least one TD pass in six straight games. He threw for 183 yards and two TDs in Sunday's 36-7 win over Philadelphia and he should have a decent game this week. But look for the Ravens to run the ball often, making Flacco nothing more than bench fodder this week.
McGahee has been a fantasy killer these last two weeks, gaining a total of just 26 yards as he continues to be bothered by his ankle injury. He gained just eight yards in seven carries last week as he looked slow out of the backfield. The Ravens will run the ball 40-plus times this week against a poor Bengals' run defense, but the way McGahee is running the ball lately you may want to consider benching him for Week 13.
With McGahee slowed by an ankle injury, the rookie McClain carried the load last week against Philadelphia and gained 88 yards and scored a TD on 18 carries. Look for McClain to get plenty of carries again this week against a Bengals' run defense that ranks 24th in the NFL. He's a worthy play this week and he should find paydirt again.
The Ravens will use all three backs this week against a poor Bengals' defense that ranks 24th against the run, so look for Rice to get 8-12 touches this week. He's being used more often in passing situations as last week he gained 42 yards on three receptions and just seven yards on eight carries. Look for a similar work load this week and better results.
With the Ravens only completing 12 passes last week against Philadelphia, Mason was limited to just three catches for 40 yards. They didn't need to throw much last week thanks to the defense and they likely won't need to throw much this week, either. Mason will get his share of catches and could even find paydirt in an easy win.
Clayton scored his second TD of the season last week against Philadelphia on a beautiful 53-yard pass from Flacco. He finished with two catches for 76 yards and still isn't a worthy fantasy play each week, especially this week when the Ravens will control the game on the ground.
Heap has had one productive game all year, that coming in Week 10 against Houston. He was held to two catches for 26 yards last week vs. Philadelphia and won't likely top those numbers this week against Cincinnati.
Stover scored 10 points last week against Philadelphia, only the second time this year he's reached double-digits. He won't hit that mark again this week as he's a marginal play on the road at Cincinnati.
S Ed Reed set an NFL record last week with his 108-yard TD interception return as the Ravens intercepted four passes, forced one fumble and sacked the Eagle QBs twice. It was a dominating performance, one that could be repeated this week.
Fitzpatrick didn't play in the Week 1 loss at Baltimore, but he has settled in as Carson Palmer's replacement for the most part. He has thrown at least one TD pass in each of the last three games, including last week at Pittsburgh when he completed 20-of-37 passes for 168 yards and a TD. He now faces another top defense as the Ravens rank third against the pass, so keep Fitzpatrick on your bench for Week 13.
Benson has been the full-time starter these last five games and he has just one TD to show for it. He's averaging just 3.1 yards per carry and last week at Pittsburgh he was held to just 35 yards on 16 carries. It won't get any better this week as the Ravens rank fourth against the run, allowing just three rushing TDs the whole year. Forget about him this week.
The Ravens shut down WR Houshmandzadeh in the season opener, holding him to just three catches for 44 yards, and the Steelers did the same thing last week, holding him to four catches for 20 yards. He will face double teams all day long, which will make it another tough day for Housh and his fantasy owners.
One week after being suspended for insubordination, Johnson was back practicing with the team and he should start this week vs. Baltimore. The Ravens held him to just one catch for 22 yards in the opener, but they will likely double-team Houshmandzadeh all day long, making it possible for Ocho Cinco to find paydirt. In his prime, he had solid games against Baltimore, but he no longer is in his prime.
You know things are going bad in Cincinnati when the TE starts to lead the team in catches. Kelly had three catches for 41 yards last week at Pittsburgh, but he's still not a worthy fantasy play this week at Baltimore.