Monday, March 31, 2014

NFL's Greatest Fantasy Football Franchises: Baltimore Ravens No. 26

The Baltimore Ravens rank in at number 26. Are you noticing the trend? Fantasy points do not come easy in the AFC North. It's even harder when the team has only been around since 1996. Despite the roadblocks, the Ravens finished 2nd in the AFC North on our countdown.

Team Fantasy Points: 1750.08

QB1: Vinny Testaverde (1996) - 291.98 Fantasy Points

In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy and getting drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL Draft, Vinny Testaverde also threw for over 4,000 yards in 1996.

HB1: Jamal Lewis (2003) - 311.10 Fantasy Points

Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003, including a memorable 295 yard performance in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

HB2: Ray Rice (2011) - 296.8 Fantasy Points

It wasn't that long ago that Ray Rice was a dominant fantasy option. The dual-purpose back racked up 2,068 yards from scrimmage and scored 17 times in 2011. We would avoid Rice in 2014.

WR1: Michael Jackson (1996) - 204.1 Fantasy Points

Vinny Testaverde and Michael Jackson went to work in 1996. Jackson totaled 1,201 yards and 14 scores.

WR2: Derrick Alexander (1996) - 163.9 Fantasy Points

Yes. Vinny Testaverde's 1996 was that good. His second option, Derrick Alexander, made the list as well with 1,099 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.

TE: Todd Heap (2005) - 136 Fantasy Points

The Stormin' Mormon, Todd Heap, caught 75 passes from Kyle Boller and Anthony Wright for 855 yards and 7 scores.

FLEX: Willis McGahee (2007) - 191.80 Fantasy Points

Willis McGahee's first year in Baltimore was his best year. He rushed for 1,207 yards and 7 touchdowns. Fairly pedestrian, but worth a flex spot on a team with little history.

K: Matt Stover (2001) - 163.00 Fantasy Points

Matt Stover displayed his knack for the long kick in 2001 making 6 of 7 from 50 yards or more.

26. Baltimore Ravens - 1750.08

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