Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Ravens
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo

Tony Romo

283 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 16 rush yards

The Bears got into Romo's head the last time he took the field. This week he'll line up across from Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, which means his turnover-heavy slide could continue.

RBDeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray

59 rush yards, 2 rec, 11 rec yards

We can't exactly blame Murray for his lackluster performances the past few weeks -- it's difficult to gain ground when there are no holes to run through. That said, we can't suggest starting him, either. The Ravens rank seventh in yards allowed per carry (3.5) and will make Murray pay each time he touches the ball.

RBFelix Jones

Felix Jones

7 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Jones has just three carries this season, even with DeMarco Murray struggling to move the ball. If Jones had more to offer, Dallas would give him the rock.

WRMiles Austin

Miles Austin

5 rec, 79 yards, rec TD

Austin is averaging less than 17 yards per reception and leads Dallas in touchdown catches. He has made plays when given the opportunity, which is something Dez Bryant cannot say.

WRDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 63 yards

Bryant is incredibly talented and mind-bogglingly flawed on the football field. The balance of the two produces a very average No. 2 fantasy receiver.

WRKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 31 yards

Eight catches in Week 1, nine catches in the Cowboys' three games since. Still want to call that a "breakout" performance?

TEJason Witten

Jason Witten

8 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

If Dallas took anything from its Monday night loss to Chicago, it was Witten's inspired performance (13 catches, 112 yards). Yep, he can still play. Shame on those who questioned Witten after his sluggish start.

KDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

2 PATs, FG

Bailey has suffered the most from Big D's rough start. He ranks 30th among kickers in points per game (5.3) and only Sebastian Janikowski and Josh Scobee have attempted fewer extra points.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

A roster full of playmakers has failed to make plays on the defensive side of the ball.Dallas owners can't decide which team stat they're more disappointed by: nine sacks or one interception.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

289 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Flacco is happy to be back in Baltimore this week. So far this season he has averaged 345.6 passing yards and thrown six touchdowns at home, and averaged 209.5 passing yards with one touchdown on the road.

RBRay Rice

Ray Rice

79 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 31 rec yards

Rice has averaged 22.7 touches over the past four weeks. Maybe it's more work than the Baltimore coaching staff would like to give the 5-foot-8 feature back; if so, the team may have reason to lessen the load this week. The Cowboys' front seven has kept most opposing rushers in check this year. Still, if Rice gets the ball, he'll produce.

RBBernard Pierce

Bernard Pierce

16 rush yards, 1 rec, 6 rec yards

Fantasy owners can expect Pierce to carry three to five times per game, depending on how the game unfolds. His production (5.3 yards per carry) matches what Ray Rice has done, only on a much smaller scale.

WRTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

6 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Smith ranks among the top 20 in receiving, and among the top five in yards per reception. An ankle injury may have been responsible for his sluggish performance last week, but he enters Week 6 fully rested and ready to challenge Dallas' talented cornerback duo.

WRAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

4 rec, 48 yards

Boldin's 213 yards over the past two weeks has fantasy owners questioning their judgment. Don't bother. Boldin has been a subpar fantasy performer the past few seasons; the 32-year-old receiver is still barely good enough to hold a spot on your roster.

WRJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 36 yards

Jones was a non-factor the past two weeks, as Anquan Boldin has assumed a larger role in the passing game. Jones stretches the field when he does touch the ball; it's just not often enough for fantasy owners to make note.

TEDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

6 rec, 59 yards, rec TD

Dallas has given up a touchdown to an opposing tight end in three of four games; in the other, Chicago's Kellen Davis caught three balls for 62 yards. We'd say that's reason for fantasy owners to have confidence in Pitta this week.

KJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

3 PATs, FG

Tucker has made three field goals in three of Baltimore's games this season. He owns one of the steadiest long legs in the game and should do well in what could be another tightly fought, defensive battle.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

What NFL defense wouldn't want to see Tony Romo on the schedule right now? The Ravens remain one of the league's most opportunistic units (12 takeaways) and will pull out all the stops to make life miserable for the Cowboys signal caller.

 
 
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