Heinz Field | Sunday, October 03 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Steelers 20, Ravens 13
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTFlacco proved again last week that he can be very effective when there is no pass rush in his face. The Steelers will come after him hard on Sunday, so temper whatever expectations you have for Flacco.
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 50 rush yardsA bruised knee suffered against Cleveland last week puts his Week 4 status in doubt. If Rice can play, he'll face a Steelers' front that has given up just 89 yards rushing on the season.
20 rush yardsIf Ray Rice can't play on Sunday, McGahee's fantasy value gets a major boost. Pat yourself on the back if you picked up McGahee on draft day as a handcuff for Rice.
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDBoldin went wild against a woeful Browns defense, racking up 142 yards and three touchdowns on eight receptions. The Steelers will mount a better resistance, but Boldin so far looks like a weekly fantasy starter.
3 rec, 40 yardsMason still gets his target, but Boldin erased any doubt as to who was top dog in the receiving corps with his monster performance last week. Mason could produce for you when you have bye week issues, but should stay on your bench otherwise.
3 rec, 30 yardsHoush saw just one target last week and has two catches on the season. He's clearly a last resort for Joe Flacco in the passing game.
3 rec, 25 yardsHeap continues to be a consistent target in the passing game. He won't put up monster numbers, especially if the offense continues to stall, but he'll produce like low-end starter should.
1 PAT, 2 FGsOutside of a miss from 51 yards last week, Cundiff has been perfect. His offense will need to find some more consistency before he can be considered a weekly fantasy option, however.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleBaltimore's defensive reputation took a major hit last week after giving up 144 yards rushing to Peyton Hillis, but with Charlie Batch in at quarterback for Pittsburgh the Ravens have a chance at redemption.
170 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTBatch will get the start against the archrival Ravens. He did throw three touchdowns last week, but expect the Steelers to stick to the ground game against Baltimore.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDMendenhall rumbled for 143 yards last week, and did it on only 19 carries. He should be licking his chops against a Ravens front that gave up 144 yards rushing to Peyton Hillis.
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDBen Roethlisberger's return in Week 5 will do wonders for Ward's fantasy value. Until then, owners will have to hope he finds the end zone because he won't see many receptions.
3 rec, 50 yardsWallace had just three receptions last Sunday but he made them count, posting 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He'll continue to be feast or famine, especially if the offense sticks to the running game.
4 rec, 40 yardsMiller's numbers are down this season, and should stay down at least until Ben Roethlisberger returns in Week 5.
2 PATs, 2 FGsReed didn't get many opportunities last week in a rout of the Buccaneers, but a defensive struggle against the Ravens should provide him with plenty of chances.
3 sacks, 2 INTThe Steelers look like one of the league's top defenses so far and they will face a Ravens offense that has only been able to move the ball on the Browns so far.
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