2017 Should Be an Interesting Season in Fantasy Football for the Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had a very up and down 2016, with the final straw of what could have been a playoff season being Steelers wide out Antonio Brown putting up the ball over the goal line on a Christmas Day letdown in Pittsburgh.

The team still had a pretty solid offense in the 2016 season, with many fantasy football players took advantage of it.

If you look at a Fantasy football for beginners for the upcoming season, you will see that many experts still have the Ravens having a ton of firepower, and a team that minus a few mistakes here and there should be able to get back to the playoff hunt of what they were in a season ago.

Here’s a quick breakdown of a couple of players that will for sure help your fantasy team, and some that you had better take a long look at for the season that is fast approaching come in about eight weeks.

Quarterback Joe Flacco

The man under center for the Ravens will again be the best offensive player on the team – Joe Flacco. The QB since his rookie season has been very good and very consistent, last season throwing for 4317 with 20 touchdowns. He was good for most of the season, and while he had some moments he’d rather want to forget, he’s still a solid number two quarterback or any fantasy team. Don’t go picking him too early (nothing before round 5-6), but if you do take him he can provide solid firepower for any fantasy team out there.

Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin

The newest addition to the Ravens this offseason, Maclin should be able to give Flacco another outlet, one that he should like very much once the veteran gets use to the Baltimore offense. Maclin last season in Kansas City, where it never seems he was a real fit, still had 44 catches for 536 yards and a pair of touchdowns. One would think that this season those numbers should just about double for the veteran, and with it look for him to be a mid-round pick in most fantasy football leagues.

Running Back Danny Woodhead

The signing of Danny Woodhead to the roster should give them a very strong weapon out of the backfield as well as on third downs. He’s a player who won’t rack up a ton of fantasy points on a weekly basis, but if you can catch him in the right matchups, he can be a very good asset to a team picked late. With over 1,000 total yards and eight-plus scores in his last two seasons when he was healthy, it’s not a bad idea to take a flier on Woodhead and study matchups of when he will have teams that don’t defend third down backs very well.

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