|Week 14 (MIN) - Average||17.0||63.7||0.3||3.7||19.7||0||8.8|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Dave Richard||17||71||0||3||21||0||9|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||18||71||0||4||27||0||9|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Nathan Zegura||16||49||1||4||11||0||11|
|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: 27|
|Red Zone Stats|
|30||80||4|| 63.8||9||5||10||0|| 16.4|
|12/07/2013||Keenan Allen, WR SD|
Doug Martin, RB TB
|Ray Rice, RB BAL|
Randall Cobb, WR GB
|12/07/2013||Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR IND|
Jamaal Charles, RB KC
|Ray Rice, RB BAL|
Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI
|12/07/2013||Ryan Mathews, RB SD|
Harry Douglas, WR ATL
|Ray Rice, RB BAL|
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
Rank Among Leaders
|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 can't keep it going |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/24/13) Ravens running back Ray Rice, who broke out for 131 yards on 25 carries last week at Chicago, went back to being the rusher who averaged 2.5 yards per carry in his first eight games Week 12 against the Jets. He had 16 carries for 30 yards and one catch for minus-3 yards.
Granted, the odds weren't in his favor. The Jets entered the game ranked No. 1 against the run and were geared to stop the run with neither side wanting to throw the ball on a windy day. Backup running back Bernard Pierce gained just 30 yards on his 11 carries, and wildcat quarterback Tyrod Taylor had 7 on his four.
Attempting to overcome a hip flexor injury that has limited him for much of the year, Rice will try to show that his Week 12 performance was more the fluke than his Week 11 performance when the Steelers come to town in Week 13.
|Rise of Ray Rice may be short-lived |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/19/13) After struggling to get anything going for the first 10 weeks, Ravens running back Ray Rice broke through with 131 yards on 25 carries Week 11 at Chicago. But that was against the Bears' 31st-ranked run defense, which has given up 133.9 yards per game. In Week 12, he'll be facing the Jets' first-ranked run defense, which has given up 73.2 yards per game.
The Jets limited the Bills' duo of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller to 40 yards on 25 carries last week. The last time they allowed more than 50 yards to a running back was Week 3, when Jackson put up 72 against them.
Of course, Rice is as much a pass-catcher as a ball-carrier, so he doesn't necessarily need to pile up the yardage to have a solid Fantasy performance. Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura are both betting against him, though, ranking him outside their top 24 at running back. Dave Richard is a little more optimistic, ranking him 20th.
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|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) |