Fantasy Player Projections

 
Ravens
Arrowhead Stadium
Sunday , Oct. 07 | 01:00 PM EST (CBS)
Chiefs
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

255 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

The Ravens have clearly turned Flacco loose. The Chiefs' pass defense was cut up by Philip Rivers and only forced five incomplete passes last week, but it avoided getting beat deep and only surrendered 209 total yards. The Chiefs have only picked off two passes all season, so expect Flacco to record at least 30 attempts.

RBRay Rice

Ray Rice

91 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 29 rec yards

Rice was bottled up against a swarming Cleveland defense, but the Chiefs haven't been great at stopping the run. Kansas City was pretty helpless against C.J. Spiller, and Rice is the best overall back the Chiefs have faced this season. Rice may also benefit from a banged up Glenn Dorsey, who is listed as questionable.

WRTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

7 rec, 99 yards, 2 rec TDs

Smith has been electric the past two weeks and Flacco will be looking for his top guy again. The Chiefs have surrendered 13 passing plays of 20 yards or more and two pass plays of more than 40 yards. Smith will probably be targeted downfield more than once and there is plenty of potential for him to have a huge day.

WRAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

5 rec, 46 yards

The first three games of Boldin's season were a bit ominous, as he only caught 10 balls for 118 yards and wasn't being targeted late in the game. But he charged back onto the scene last week with a nine-catch, 131-yard outburst. If Flacco throws often, Boldin will be on the receiving end of several of his attempts. The Chiefs are near the bottom of the pile when it comes to yards per completion allowed, so Boldin may have some space to operate.

TEDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

6 rec, 62 yards

Pitta failed to catch a pass last game, but he'd caught at least five balls in every game to that point and works exceptionally well over the middle. If Joe Flacco can create a couple of long drives, Pitta will be targeted on first and second downs.

KJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

3 PATs, FG

The hero of the New England game may have a bit of trouble in the traditionally unfriendly Arrowhead Stadium, but Tucker will have a few chances to knock through some extra points. Tucker is 9-for-10 on field goal attempts this season.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Ravens' defense is a famously ferocious unit, but it is 29th in overall pass defense and was significantly challenged by Trent Richardson on the ground in Week 4. But Matt Cassel has been struggling and it is difficult to see Jamaal Charles singlehandedly beating the Ravens the way he beat the Saints.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Cassel

Matt Cassel

192 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Last week's disaster against San Diego was the worst outcome for Cassel. The Chiefs were down 17-0 before the end of the first quarter and had to center their game plan around the pass far earlier than they probably wanted. Cassel may be able to pick apart Baltimore's struggling pass defense, but he's facing a unit that knows how to create turnovers. Cassel will be challenged with his seat warming.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

121 rush yards, rush TD, 7 rec, 53 rec yards, rec TD

Trent Richardson excelled last week against the Ravens, and Charles has shown flashes of being one of the best backs in the NFL. He can disappear and he can get injured, but the Chiefs will undoubtedly want to focus their offense around Charles given Matt Cassel’s struggles. Charles has been very strong the last two weeks and he will present a big challenge for the Ravens.

RBPeyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis

16 rush yards

It's unclear if Hillis is even healthy enough to play Sunday. In the event that he does play, he will probably struggle against the Ravens' front seven. It seems unlikely the Chiefs will want the ball in Hillis' hands instead of Jamaal Charles'.

WRJon Baldwin

Jon Baldwin

7 rec, 64 yards

The Chiefs' depth at receiver is virtually non-existent, so Matt Cassel will need to seek out Baldwin, who hauled in four balls for 50 yards last week. If Dwayne Bowe's status changes before the end of the week, Baldwin will be the go-to receiver.

WRDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 51 yards

Bowe's groin is going be a big problem, if he even plays. Bowe had a fantastic game against the Chargers (seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown), but it's hard to expect those same numbers if his groin is bothering him.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

3 rec, 19 yards

The Chiefs have not effectively used their tight ends this season, but Moeaki may see more balls depending on Dwayne Bowe’s injury. Moeaki has not been a priority for Matt Cassel, however.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Succop missed a field goal in the first week of the season, but he has been deadly since. He did not have an attempt last week and missed one of two attempts in his only other home game.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Chiefs have struggled creating turnovers this season, but they may get an interception since Joe Flacco has been throwing so often this season. The Chiefs could use an explosive performance since they have been so underwhelming to start the year.

 
 
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