Paul Brown Stadium | Sunday, September 19 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Ravens 17, Bengals 10
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 1 INTFlacco's two lowest yardage outputs last season came against the Bengals. He's healthier, more seasoned and has better weapons at his disposal, but you may have a QB with a better matchup on your bench.
6 rec, 50 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TDRice was the only Ravens player to have any kind of fantasy significance against the Bengals last season, recording more than 130 yards of total offense and a touchdown in both contests.
20 rush yardsIf the Ravens reach the goal line, McGahee may get a look. Otherwise it's still the Ray Rice show.
4 rec, 55 yards, 1 TDBoldin again faces one of the NFL's stingiest secondaries for the second week in a row. The Bengals did not allow a Ravens receiver over 36 yards in two matchups last season. Boldin is option No. 1, but this still doesn't look like a great matchup.
3 rec, 40 yardsMason will always get a ton of targets, but he was held to just three receptions for 31 yards in his only appearance against the Bengals as the Ravens top option last season.
3 rec, 30 yardsAs the team's third receiver against a very good secondary, Houshmandzadeh isn't a good start this week.
2 rec, 25 yardsHeap would be a great red zone target if the Ravens didn't already have so many. Expect your average 3-4 receptions and hope for a touchdown.
2 PATs, 1 FGHeap would be a great red zone target if the Ravens didn't already have so many. Expect your average 3-4 receptions and hope for a touchdown.
3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleCedric Benson ran for 100 yards against the Ravens in both games last season, and the same front seven returns this year. The Ravens are always a stout defense, but some of their poorer performances of late have come against Cincinnati.
175 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTPalmer was serviceable against the Ravens last season, but hardly extraordinary. Roll with him if there is nothing better on your bench.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 70 rush yardsBenson enjoyed some success against the Ravens last season, rushing for 120 and 117 yards in two games last seasons, with a touchdown in each.
20 rush yardsIt's the same story, Scott has minimal fantasy significance unless Cedric Benson finds himself on the injury report.
6 rec, 80 yardsOchocinco put up 94 and 66 yards respectively in the Bengals' two games against the Ravens. Terrell Owens also needs to get his targets, but Ochocinco is still the man in Cincinnati.
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TDA physical Ravens secondary will make sure that Owens spends as much time on the ground as possible, but he'll still get his yards.
3 rec, 25 yardsThe Ravens secondary is good but thin. Gresham could enjoy some success as Carson Palmer's third or fourth option.
1 PAT, 1 FGThe Bengals may struggle to move the ball against the Ravens, which could hamstring Nugent's opportunities.
1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FumbleThe Bengals stymied the Ravens offense last season, holding Baltimore to 14 and 7 points in two outings. They'll see a new team on Sunday however, with better weapons at wideout and the same Ray Rice who shredded them last season.