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Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football Week 5: Fan Preview

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Note: The opinions expressed here are my takes on the Baltimore Ravens' key players during the 2012 fantasy football season. As always, use your best judgment and conduct your own research on who to start or bench each week. You know your individual team and/or league situation better than anyone else. All statistics and point totals are based on Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football standard scoring system.

Joe Flacco, QB

Flacco finished the week earning 23.64 fantasy points against the Cleveland Browns. This week he faces a Kansas City Chiefs' defense that has given up an average of 23.79 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Flacco has been strong the last two weeks and has a favorable matchup this week against Kansas City. Expect at least 17.00 fantasy points in this outing.

Ray Rice, RB

Rice finished the week earning just 9.60 fantasy points against Cleveland. This week he faces a Kansas City defense that has allowed an average of 20.23 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Look for Rice to return to old form this week earning at least 14.00 fantasy points.

Anquan Boldin, WR

Boldin had a strong week earning 13.10 fantasy points against the Browns. This week he faces a Chiefs' defense that has given up an average of 20.30 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. While he remains hit-or-miss from a fantasy perspective, he is a reliable option for Flacco. With that said, look for at least 8.00 fantasy points this week versus Kansas City.

Torrey Smith, WR

Smith had another strong week against Cleveland earning 15.70 fantasy points. He shares the favorable matchup against the Chiefs with Boldin this week making it safe to assume at least a 10.00 fantasy point game provided he keeps his momentum going.

Defense

Baltimore finished the week earning 12.00 fantasy points against the Browns. This week he faces a Kansas City team that has allowed an average of 12.00 fantasy points per game to team defense this season. Baltimore has a very favorable matchup against a team that has been giving up the fantasy points to team defense. Look for at least 10.00 fantasy points on the week.

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Paul Rados is an avid fantasy football participant and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados.

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