Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Man I love Ray Rice.
I can’t help it. There are few players in fantasy, especially at the running back position, that you can count on. And for me, Ray Rice is one of the most dependable players in the NFL. In each of the past four seasons, he’s gone over 1,100 yards rushing and has caught more than 60 balls. He also totaled 39 touchdowns, 25 of which were in the past two seasons.
The “big” knock on him going into the 2013 year is just how much the Ravens like Bernard Pierce. And the answer is a bunch. We saw Rice’s carries go down by almost 50 from 2011 to 2012 so that is worrisome but don’t be fooled. Rice is the man in Baltimore and will still see the lion’s share of carries.
Still though, I would draft Pierce just in case… because I like him a lot also.