Fantasy Player Projections

 
Raiders
M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday , Nov. 11 | 01:00 PM EST (CBS)
Ravens
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCarson Palmer

Carson Palmer

249 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Palmer has already matched his touchdown total from 2011, but has half as many interceptions. He is on pace to set career highs for completions and yards. If there is a reason for concern this week, it's that the Ravens have allowed just six passing touchdowns, tied for fewest in the league.

RBDarren McFadden

Darren McFadden

88 rush yards, 2 rec, 18 rec yards

McFadden is nursing a high-ankle sprain (as is his backup, Mike Goodson) and will head into the weekend as a game-time decision. The Raiders need McFadden on the field to have a chance. McFadden has added motivation to play: Baltimore has allowed an average of 184.5 rushing yards over its last four games.

RBMarcel Reece

Marcel Reece

32 rush yards, 4 rec, 48 rec yards

The Raiders' leading receiver a week ago could see an increase in production in Week 10 with Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both trying to overcome high ankle sprains. Reece only has one carry this season, so even if he is the only back active he may not run the ball much, but his down count (and catches) could make him an intriguing play for fantasy owners.

WRDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 87 yards, rec TD

Moore remains the Raiders' No. 1 receiver even though there may be some confusion following last week, when Rod Streater and tight end Brandon Myers led Oakland in targets. The Ravens helped Greg Little look good in Week 9; Moore should have a blast in Week 10.

WRDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

3 rec, 42 yards

It's a guessing game with Heyward-Bey, who is up one week and down the next. Denarius Moore and tight end Brandon Myers are given more opportunities, and this week the Raiders may run the ball more than usual (regardless of who is healthy) to take advantage of Baltimore's banged up front seven.

TEBrandon Myers

Brandon Myers

5 rec, 58 yards

The league's most under-appreciated fantasy tight end continues to march quietly through his breakout campaign. The 2009 sixth-round draft pick is on pace to catch close to 80 balls, and should catch a bunch this week against a Baltimore defense that was beat up by Owen Daniels and Jason Witten in October.

KSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

PAT, 3 FGs

The Ravens rank fourth in the league in field-goal attempts allowed (22) and are giving up 22.0 points per game. Forgive Janikowski for failing to come through in Week 9 and give him the green light this week.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

The Raiders are giving up 28.6 points and will be tested by a Baltimore offense that is both healthy and balanced. This could get ugly fast.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

283 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

All the talk about Flacco taking a step this season ... well, it was just talk. He's been the same play-it-safe game manager he's always been. This week, however, fantasy owners could see a different Joe. A date with the Raiders invites a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair.

RBRay Rice

Ray Rice

94 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 38 rec yards

It's become difficult for fantasy owners to predict Rice's workload week to week. This week there is no need to guess. The Raiders give up 4.6 yards per carry and are vulnerable to pass-catching backs. No matter how many touches he gets, Rice should be golden.

RBBernard Pierce

Bernard Pierce

21 rush yards

If Pierce sees more than five carries it will only be because Baltimore has a comfortable lead in the second half. Ray Rice is running well and the Ravens' passing game will see plenty of work in this contest.

WRTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

6 rec, 93 yards, rec TD

Smith has played much better at home this year than on the road, having caught four touchdowns over his last three games in M&T Bank Stadium. Also worth noting: The Raiders have given up 28 plays of 20 or more yards.

WRAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

4 rec, 47 yards, rec TD

There is enough love for both Boldin and Torrey Smith to do well this week. Last week Mike Williams and Vincent Johnson each caught touchdowns against Oakland, and earlier this year both Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker put on a show against the Raiders.

WRJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 31 yards

Don't worry about Jones' bum foot; worry about how the Ravens distribute the football. Excluding Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, Baltimore wide receivers have seen a total of 11 targets over the past four weeks.

TEDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

2 rec, 28 yards

At least Pitta has been consistent, gaining 33 yards receiving in each of the past three games. That's not an exciting number for fantasy owners, however. Joe Flacco's priority is now feeding Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, and as the season turns cold the Ravens will hand more work to Ray Rice and the ground game.

KJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

3 PATs, FG

Tucker's point total is a bit misleading. Nearly 40 percent of his points came in the first two weeks, but since then he has averaged 6.6 points per game. If stretched out over a full season, that latter total would put him well outside of the league's top 10 kickers.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Baltimore's run defense has become an easy target for opponents, as the unit has allowed five backs to rush for 90 or more yards in the past four weeks. Fortunately, the Raiders don't have a healthy back in their stable. This could be the Ravens' lucky week.

 
 
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