Ray Rice falls just short of 100 yards rushing in solid fantasy outing

Frederick Breedon

Ray Rice had 98 yards rushing with a touchdown on 25 carries to help the Ravens beat the Browns on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ray Rice had 25 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown to help the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rice was relatively quiet in the passing game, catching just two passes for six yards on two targets.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said during the week that the Ravens were going to try to re-emphasize the running game over the second half of the season. He stuck to his promise Sunday. Rice's 25 carries were a season high.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners in leagues with a points bonus at 100 yards rushing have to be frustrated that the Ravens couldn't give Rice just ONE more carry. Otherwise, Rice was solid on the day, thanks to a first quarter touchdown on an 8-yard run.

Rice remains a weekly must-start. The fact that he is a big part of the running and passing game makes him a safe option even against the leagues' stoutest run defenses. He has a prime matchup next week against an Oakland Raiders defense that was ripped to shreds by Doug Martin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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