Baltimore Ravens: Week 5 Fantasy stock report
By Mike Reid
Happy quarter-pole day of the NFL season Ravens and fantasy fans! We are moving fast and furious this season as it is already into October for Week 5.
We now have 4 weeks of data to look back on and really examined what has happen so far this season and try to project it forward. For fantasy right now you have one of five possible records. Some of you are sitting pretty at either 4-0 or 3-1. Some might be in the middle of the pack at 2-2. Finally, some of you are at the bottom of the barrel at 1-3 or 0-4. For the ones that are sitting at the top your leagues it’s not the time to get too confident as you really must focus and keep the momentum going. And for those in them middle or at the bottom of your leagues there is still time for you, but not much. You are in win-now mode for the foreseeable future to get your seasons turned around.
Through 4 weeks the Ravens might be just 2-2, but that really has nothing to do with their offense. The Ravens lead the NFL in total yards and rushing yards per game. They are also tied for 1st in total points scored and points per game with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens offense has been a treat to watch this year. That also means the Ravens are one of the best fantasy offenses in the league, which I don’t think anyone could have predicted that through 4 weeks.
Since we are a quarter of the way into the season, the fantasy stock watch today is seeing how each of the big 4 Ravens players ranks at their respective positions and compare that to their pre-season rankings from August. All 4 have surpassed their projected rankings by a mile. The current and pre-season rankings below are based off ESPN’s .5 PPR scoring system leagues.