Fantasy Player Projections

 
Ravens
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Eagles
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

219 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Flacco proved again on Monday that, on occasion, he can put up a respectable fantasy total. His ability to take what's available to him should help him produce another solid performance against an Eagles defense full of playmakers.

RBRay Rice

Ray Rice

83 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 31 rec yards

Rice struggled a bit in games against NFC teams last year, averaging just 13.2 carries and 57.5 rushing yards per game against the NFC West. This week, however, Rice figures to see a hefty workload. Fantasy owners can expect between 20-25 touches.

WRTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

3 rec, 63 yards, rec TD

Smith is all about big plays (52-yard reception Monday night). Facing a stacked Philadelphia secondary this week, one big play or two could make all the difference.

WRAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

3 rec, 43 yards

Boldin was one of five Ravens receivers to catch a pass of 25 or more yards last week (his was a 34-yard touchdown). One thing to be cautious of: Against the Bengals, Joe Flacco only threw 37.5 percent of his passes to wide receivers.

WRJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 26 yards

Jones is coming off his best performance (three catches, 46 yards) since Week 10 of last season. That should speak volumes about whether he is one to keep a close eye on.

TEDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

2 rec, 30 yards

Pitta gained the early-season edge over fellow Ravens tight end Ed Dickson in Monday's win by posting a team-best 73 yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't hop on board just yet, however. The Ravens will continue to feature both players, and the Eagles do a good job of blanketing opposing tight ends.

KJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

2 PATs, FG

Tucker had a memorable first game for Baltimore, with three kicks of 39-plus yards (a 44-point night can do wonders for a first-year kicker). This week may not provide as many scoring opportunities; opponents attempted just 24 field goals against the Eagles last year, second fewest.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Ravens remain one of fantasy's most potent defenses. Ed Reed scored a touchdown last week and no one was the least bit surprised -- old hat. The Ravens could be vulnerable to Michael Vick's athleticism, but they have the personnel to stay step-for-step with Vick's weapons.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMichael Vick

Michael Vick

229 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 34 rush yards

Aggressive, attacking-style defenses like Baltimore actually suit Vick, as they allow him to move from the pocket and make plays on the go. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Deep down, we're guessing Vick's fantasy owners aren't all too excited about seeing him face the Ravens.

RBLeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

66 rush yards, 4 rec, 27 rec yards, rec TD

The Ravens allowed only 92.6 rushing yards per game last year -- second-fewest in the NFL. McCoy will make enough plays to matter for fantasy owners, but for the most part it will be a down week for the top three fantasy pick.

WRDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

4 rec, 59 yards

Jackson lives off the big play; the Ravens allowed just 6.4 yards per passing attempt last year, third lowest in the NFL. As much as we respect Jackson, we respect Baltimore's ability to keep receivers boxed in more.

WRJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

4 rec, 55 yards

Of Michael Vick's 56 attempts last week, 14 went to Maclin. It's a telling number for just how far Maclin has come since his offseason health scare a year ago.

TEBrent Celek

Brent Celek

4 rec, 47 yards, rec TD

With Baltimore focused on shadowing LeSean McCoy and staying stride for stride with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, Celek is bound to go unnoticed on occasion.

KAlex Henery

Alex Henery

2 PATs, 2 FGs

With the Eagles' offensive woes last week came a few woes for Henery, who missed one field goal attempt -- his first miss since October 2, 2011. A low-scoring contest against the Ravens should boost his confidence.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Unlike the offense, the Eagles defense has nothing to apologize for so far this season. Jason Babin returned to action and recorded a sack, and the secondary permitted a total of just 12 completions. Don't think this unit is the least bit intimidated by Baltimore's 44-point Monday night explosion.

 
 
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