|Week 15 (@DET) - Average||14.7||43.0||0||4.7||34.0||0||7|
|Week 15 (@DET) - Dave Richard||13||38||0||5||42||0||7|
|Week 15 (@DET) - Jamey Eisenberg||15||53||0||5||39||0||8|
|Week 15 (@DET) - Nathan Zegura||16||38||0||4||21||0||5|
|2013 Season - Average||251.3||1186.3||8.0||63.3||515.3||2.0||211|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||255||1166||7||70||538||1||200|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||242||1189||9||58||511||3||222|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||257||1204||8||62||497||2||212|
|Current Player Ranking: 30|
|Red Zone Stats|
|32||86||4|| 61.5||9||5||10||0|| 15.0|
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|12/11/2013||Ray Rice, RB BAL|
Brandon Pettigrew, TE DET
A.J. Green, WR CIN
|Andre Johnson, WR HOU|
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
Dennis Pitta, TE BAL
|12/11/2013||Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI|
DeSean Jackson, WR PHI
|Ray Rice, RB BAL|
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
|12/10/2013||Ray Rice, RB BAL|
Torrey Smith, WR BAL
Riley Cooper, WR PHI
|LeSean McCoy, RB PHI|
Steve Johnson, WR BUF
Dexter McCluster, WR KC
Rank Among Leaders
|Ray Rice facing fuming Lions' run defense |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/10/13) After going over 100 total yards for only the third time all season, Ravens running back Ray Rice visits an angry Lions defense Monday night.
Detroit gave up 299 rushing yards in the snow last week in Philly, a totally out-of-character performance. The Lions still rank 10th in defending Fantasy running backs. In Weeks 10-13, running backs averaged 1.8 yards per carry vs. Detroit. Before Philly's three rushing scores, Detroit had not allowed a running back to score on the ground since Week 4.
Rice is getting poor run blocking while averaging a career-low 3.0 yards per carry. He's not nearly as explosive or shifty as LeSean McCoy, who just ripped Detroit for 217 yards, two touchdowns and 7.5 yards per carry.
The best news for Fantasy owners comes in the passing game, where Rice has caught 11 balls for 80 yards the past two games. Consider him a low-end RB3 or flex Week 15.
|Ray Rice totals 109 yards Week 14 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) Ravens running back Ray Rice did his best to weather the snowy conditions Week 14 vs. Minnesota, rushing for 67 yards on 16 carries, which was his third-highest rushing output in 12 games this season. Rice added five catches for 42 yards, as he finished with 109 total yards.
Rice had trouble getting going in the first half when the snowfall was pretty heavy. He had just eight carries for 18 yards, but he performed much better in the second half when the weather improved.
Rice's best chance for a touchdown came late in the fourth quarter. He had a 6-yard carry down to the 1-yard line. Rice was then stuffed on the next carry for no gain. Two plays later, Dennis Pitta had a 1-yard touchdown catch.
Rice has gone three games without a touchdown. The Ravens are back in action Week 15 at Detroit.
|Time to roll the dice on Ray Rice? |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/3/13) Playoffs are kicking off in many Fantasy leagues Week 14 and if you made it this far with Ravens running back Ray Rice on your roster, then hats off to you. You have survived despite a disappointing season from what was likely your first-round pick.
Now that your season is still alive, do you trust starting Rice in Week 14 against the Vikings? It is an option seeing how running backs have performed well against Minnesota.
Running backs are averaging 20.8 Fantasy points per week, which is the fifth-highest average. Running backs are also averaging 96.8 rushing yards and 55.3 receiving yards per game against Minnesota, but in the last six games running backs are averaging 114.7 rushing yards. Running backs have also totaled 14 touchdowns (11 rushing) in 12 games.
The last time Rice had a favorable matchup against an NFC North opponent, he rushed for a season-high 131 yards Week 11 at Chicago. Fantasy owners will be hoping for a similar performance Sunday, but Rice hasn't been reliable this season because of offensive-line issues for Baltimore. Despite the favorable matchup, Rice is probably more of a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy running back Week 14.
|Ray Rice finds some room in passing game |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/29/13) Ravens running back Ray Rice struggled to get much of anything going yet again Thursday against the Steelers, in a 22-20 win in Week 13.
Rice finished the game with just 32 yards on 12 carries, though he did find more success in the passing game. Rice hauled in six receptions for a season-high 38 yards, including a long catch of 22 yards.
Rice appeared to be coming out of his season-long slump three games ago, but has just 62 yards on 28 carries in two games since. His next game is set for Week 14 against the Vikings.
|Ray Rice facing strong matchup Week 13 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(11/27/13) Ravens running back Ray Rice is looking at a strong matchup Week 13 against the Steelers.
Pittsburgh hasn't been able to limit opposing running backs this season, allowing 18.55 Fantasy points per game to backs. Through 11 games, the team has allowed 13 rushing touchdowns. The team has done alright limiting yardage, though, as only two running backs have gone over 100 rushing yards against the Steelers.
Rice isn't the best bet to get things going on the ground. Aside from his game against the Bears, Rice has had a tough time doing much for the Ravens. In his first meeting against Pittsburgh, Rice ran for 45 yards on 15 carries. He continues to be a risky proposition each week, even when he's looking at a solid matchup.
|Ray Rice should be in the conversation as a Top-10 pick, but not necessarily a Top-5 pick. True, he had another excellent season in 2012 when he totaled over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns and scored double-digit Fantasy points in 11 games. But toward the end of last year we saw Rice split reps with Bernard Pierce, so there's a little concern they could share a little more than we're used to seeing in 2013. Rice also didn't produce the huge numbers he did before the Ravens made a coordinator change as Joe Flacco sort of took over the direction of the offense. We wouldn't be as worried about those things as we would a hangover from the Super Bowl -- running backs tend to struggle posting big numbers in the season following a title game run. Rice had 331 carries and 69 catches over 20 games, which is a lot of work but nothing to get completely alarmed about (he had 411 total touches in 2010 and was fine in 2011). Roster shakeups due of injuries or salary cap issues have thinned out the talent Flacco will throw to as well, so there could be added emphasis on the run game week after week. Is he still one of the best players in Fantasy? Sure, but he's got a lot more company at the top of the running back heap than he did a year ago. We'd aim for Rice no higher than sixth overall in drafts. (Updated 8/6/13) |