Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning

Eli Manning

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Manning had a rough day in Week 15 at Atlanta, throwing for just 161 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Before this game, Manning had eight touchdown passes in his past three games. Despite being ranked 21st in passing yards allowed, the Ravens have given up just 13 passing touchdowns this season.

RBAhmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw

55 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 15 rec yards

After missing Week 15 with knee and foot injuries, Bradshaw is expected to play against the Ravens. Even so, it's tough to bank on an injured Bradshaw during the fantasy playoffs.

RBDavid Wilson

David Wilson

40 rush yards, 1 rec, 15 rec yards

Wilson rushed 12 times for 55 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards at Atlanta in Week 15. With Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, knee) expected to return in Week 16, Wilson's fantasy value takes a considerable hit. Think of him as a flex option only in Week 16.

RBKregg Lumpkin

Kregg Lumpkin

12 rush yards

Lumpkin rushed nine times for 42 yards at Atlanta in Week 15. With Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, knee) expected to return, Lumpkin likely won't do much in Week 15.

WRVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

Cruz had three catches for 15 yards last Sunday at Atlanta in his second-worst fantasy outing of the season. He should bounce back against a Ravens pass defense that ranks in the lower third of the NFL in yards allowed.

WRHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Nicks caught three passes for 40 yards against the Falcons in Week 15. He's still dealing with a knee injury, which could affect him over the next couple weeks, but the Ravens are giving up more than 240 passing yards per game.

WRDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

3 rec, 35 yards

Domenik Hixon caught five passes for 80 yards against the Falcons Sunday, but he's still not someone to rely on in Week 16, ashe continues to work as the Giants' No. 3 wide receiver.

TEMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

5 rec, 60 yards

Bennett caught just one pass for 15 yards at the Falcons in Week 15. Despite the quiet game, he still has 11 receptions for 129 yards in his past three games. He's a borderline fantasy starter in Week 16 against the Ravens.

KLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes missed his only kick, a 30-yard field goal, in Week 15 at Atlanta. Over his past four games, Tynes has just five field goals, but he does have 13 extra points in that span. Keep him active despite the miss.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Giants had just one sack against the Falcons in Week 15, and they allowed a season-high 34 points. It was their worst fantasy outing of the season, and now they get Ray Rice and Co. in Week 16. Luckily, the Ravens are working things out on offense with a new offensive coordinator. Even so, it's tough to bank on this fantasy defense, which has just two sacks and two interceptions in its past three games.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

255 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Flacco passed for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 15 against the Broncos. Ravens fans may be angry with Flacco's play, but he's posted decent fantasy numbers, with 20 or more points in three of his past four games. The Giants are allowing more than 250 passing yards per game.

RBRay Rice

Ray Rice

90 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 24 rec yards

What a disappointing week for Rice's fantasy owners. He rushed 12 times for 38 yards and caught three passes for three yards against Denver for his worst fantasy week of the season. Expect him to rebound against a Giants team that allowed the Falcons to rush for more than 125 yards in Week 15.

RBBernard Pierce

Bernard Pierce

22 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Pierce rushed five times for 20 yards before leaving with a head injury against the Broncos in Week 15. The rookie has played well as Ray Rice's backup, but he's still not worth a look in fantasy lineups.

WRTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

4 rec, 45 yards

Smith caught just one pass for 14 yards before leaving the game with a concussion against the Broncos in Week 15. If he's able to play against the Giants, fantasy owners should think of him as a WR2/3.

WRAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

3 rec, 35 yards

The Broncos shut down Boldin in Week 15, keeping him without a catch on six targets. New offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell did nothing for Boldin's numbers and fantasy owners should consider alternatives in Week 16.

TEDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Pitta's fantasy owners are officially fans of the Ravens' new offensive coordinator. Under Jim Caldwell, Pitta had a career day with seven grabs for 125 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Broncos. With five touchdowns in his past six games, he's worth a start in all fantasy formats.

KJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

2 PATs, FG

Tucker kicked a 45-yard field goal and two extra points in Week 15 against the Broncos. He has scored 10 or more fantasy points in just four games this season, so target another kicker for your lineup in Week 16.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Baltimore had two sacks against the Broncos, but the Ravens were unable to force any turnovers. The Broncos ended up scoring 34 points against this formerly formidable defense. The Giants are coming off a shutout, so expect them to come out with guns blazing.

 
 
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