Ravens vs Panthers: Ray Rice PPR Stud? | Player Rankings
The Panthers and Ravens matched up in the third week of the preseason as these teams get geared up for the regular season. For a game that figured to possibly be a defensive grudge match, it was actually a game that made both starting quarterbacks look good.
Ray Rice has Eight Catches
Last week starting running back Ray Rice scored a touchdown at the goal line and fantasy writers went crazy as it looked like Ray might be the goal line man in Baltimore. For my money I was happy to see that Ray did receive an opportunity to score and did convert on the play but I never believe he would be the only runner to get touches in that area.
This week Ray flashed off his receiving skills as he had eight catches for 67 yards receiving. This will probably make PPR fantasy players giddy about what this guy can do in their scoring structure.
In the end I believe Rice will run some and will catch some and will even get opportunities to score during the season. The question really is can Ray put the total package together and be a every week producer this season.
At this point I still think Ray isn’t worth a starting spot even in PPR leagues because their are still to many hands in the pot running the ball.
Right now Rice is a good early backup player for your team but not a starter to begin the season.
Flacco and Delhomme Have Good Numbers
Both Joe Flacco and Jake Delhomme had good days against very capable secondaries to throw against. Out of the two it was Flacco I was most impressed with as he went 23 of 28 passing for 247 yards and a touchdown.
Flacco had no problems finding No.1 target Derrick Mason and when he needed to he checked down to Ray Rice underneath.
Joe was taking a lot of heat for not performing well early in camp but it looks like he has it going now and should start the regular season just fine.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com