M&T Bank Stadium | Sunday, October 10 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Ravens 17, Broncos 10
230 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTOrton reached 50 passing attempts for the second straight week against the Titans and will likely continue to approach that number as long as Denver's running game remains anemic. Expect the Ravens to force Orton to throw this week again.
30 rush yardsMaroney took on the bulk of the rushing load last week, but his 11 carries for 6 yards did nothing for fantasy owners. Once Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) is healthy, expect Maroney to cede the majority of rushing attempts.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 25 rush yardsBuckhalter was stymied on the ground last week, carrying six times for three yards. He did score a touchdown through the air. Still, once Knowshon Moreno comes back from a hamstring injury, Buckhalter should return to the bench.
7 rec, 70 yardsGaffney's numbers -- five catches, 51 yards -- were much more modest following his huge Week 3 performance. He remains a viable fantasy option within a prolific passing attack, but it appears tate Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd will be the primary targets.
6 rec, 50 yardsRoyal stuck it to every fantasy owner who benched him after his 23-yard Week 3 dud by catching eight passes for 113 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee. Like all of the Broncos' receivers, good luck predicting his week-to-week production.
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDThomas' 97-yard performance in Week 2 looks more like an outlier than a norm, so far. Kyle Orton seems to pick a new favorite target on a weekly basis, however, so don't sleep on Thomas just yet.
2 rec, 20 yardsThe tight end position isn't what it used to be in Denver, especially not with so many receivers to throw to. Graham has just 10 receptions for 56 yards on the season.
1 PAT, 1 FGPrater went 4-for-4 on field goals last week, continuing his perfect streak for the season. The Ravens defense should pose a bigger challenge than the Titans', which could limit Prater's opportunities.
1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FumbleBaltimore's offense isn't very scary as a whole, but there should be a better defensive matchup to play this week. The Ravens may have to play a hobbled Ray Rice and Willis McGahee, which would make defending the run game much easier.
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTFlacco looked poised last week against a tough pass rush. It was a significant improvement over his disastrous start against the Bengals in Week 2. If Ray Rice and Willis McGahee are both limited this week, Flacco will have to air it out.
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 75 rush yardsRice was active last week despite suffering a bruised knee against Cleveland. Coaches gave him a very limited workload however, with just eight carries. He should see more work against the Broncos, but may not yet be 100 percent.
40 rush yardsMcGahee took the lion?s share of carries last week with Ray Rice coming off a knee injury. He had 14 carries for 39 yards before leaving the game with an injury. If he's healthy this week, he could again be in line for a fair number of carries.
3 rec, 50 yardsBoldin again saw a lot of targets last week, and it bodes well that his quarterback played reasonably well against a very strong defense. He should be a safe weekly starter going forward, though Champ Bailey and the Broncos loom this week.
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDMason led the team with 80 yards on six catches last week. Still, Anquan Boldin saw more targets and is still the de facto No. 1 in Baltimore. Mason is still valuable, but don't expect this kind of production on a weekly basis.
3 rec, 35 yardsHoushmandzadeh finally made some noise last week, catching three passes for 49 yards and the game-winning touchdown. He's still the third or fourth option in the passing game, but last week's game proves that his quarterback has more confidence in him.
2 rec, 25 yardsHeap saw his typical middle-of-the-road production last week. He's worth a look with bye weeks starting. Otherwise, he's better left on the bench.
2 PATs, 1 FGCundiff went 1-for-2 on field goals last week, missing from 46 yards. He has been a somewhat steady, but mostly unspectacular kicker throughout his career, and an undynamic offense doesn't afford him a ton of opportunities.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleThe Broncos' passing offense has been prolific through four games, and will give an overperforming Ravens' secondary a big test this week. There will be lots of interception opportunities too, however.