Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DEF position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
The Ravens are coming off extended rest and are usually successful against Cleveland. However, a road game against a conservative offense (Hoyer has not thrown an INT in his last four starts) is a tough spot to start them. Keep them on your roster, but if you must start them keep expectations tempered for this week.
Despite not having long time defensive mainstays linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed the Ravens were a decent NFL defense last season but average fantasy wise. Another year of seasoning for youngsters Matt Elam and Arthur Brown at safety and linebacker respectively should render more big plays. Baltimore returned both a kickoff and punt for a score last season so there is contribution to be had from their special teams as well.
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Unless the Ravens are able to successfully revisit expensive trade scenarios for Pro Bowl wide receivers like the Denver Broncos' imposing, trouble-prone Brandon Marshall and the Arizona Cardinals' disgruntled veteran Anquan Boldin. The Ravens are ...
There's no sense of urgency from the Ravens to replace Mason immediately. The team could look to add a free agent (such as Marvin Harrison) or explore a trade (for someone like the Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall or Arizona Cardinals' Anquan ...
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