Thursday Night Football
Ravens @ Falcons
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Ok, let's get to tonight's tilt and break it down for fantasy purposes.
First, the Ravens...
He’s playing well and it’s a solid fantasy matchup. Start Flacco and enjoy!
We see more of a pass-first attack against the fairly stout Atlanta front seven. That said, Rice can beat them in many ways, so he is still a decent RB1 for week ten, he’s just not the top five RB that he usually is.
Not a great matchup for him but he should be getting cleanup duty if this game breaks the way we think it will. He’s worth a flex play if you need him.
Just a mega-deep flier, so keep him on the waiver wire.
He’s a solid WR1 this week, so keep him in there and reap the benefits.
He’ll be in his usual role and should be a solid WR3 if you need him.
He’s too erratic to trust so avoid unless you are way desperate.
He has a chance to help Flacco and the Ravens, but he is very unlikely to help your fantasy team in a material way. He’s a guy who can score long touchdowns, but unless he starts doing it regularly, he’s a lightweight version of Devery Henderson.
Flacco trusts Heap and TH has been involved every week though he was largely quite in week nine. He’s healthy enough to go tonight, so you can start him if you normally would. He’s a very solid TE2.
Not a bad play with a good offense and kicking indoors. Start him.
We like them this week with Roddy White banged up. Start them if you normally would.
And now let's look at Atlanta...
Not a great play with White ailing and Ed Reed healthy, but it’s a tough week for QBs with three of the top five passers on the bye. Ryan is a fringe QB1 but don’t expect too much.
You have to start him, but this is a tough matchup. He’s a fringe RB1 this week. He’s always a threat to score and he’ll get the bulk of the carries as long as the game is not out of hand.
If they go to the air, as we think they will be forced to do, he could have a nice day. He makes a nice reach flex play if you are in need.
You need to start him if he plays and we expect him to. He’s a wildcard player as we just don’t know how much he can do with his sore knee. Tons of upside to go with plenty of risk.
Might be worth a flier, but could also do nothing.
Fading and only worthy of a desperation flier.
Not a great matchup with Ed Reed on the scene, but Gonzo has been solid most of the year and his role should be large tonight with Roddy potentially limited. Start him if you normally would.
He’s a decent start indoors.
Not a week to play this unit. Baltimore is playing too well right now. You should be able to find a better option between now and Sunday.
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