Marlon Brown, Jacoby Jones inactive, Ravens look thin for fantasy receivers

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens are decimated in their receiving corps. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ravens wide receivers Marlon Brown and Jacoby Jones are both inactive for Week 5's matchup with the Dolphins. With Torrey Smith locked in as the No. 1 wideout, Tandon Doss is next in line on the depth chart in Baltimore.

Brown has been nursing a hamstring injury that he tested out Sunday morning. Jones is still working his way back from a knee injury he sustained earlier in the year.

Fantasy impact: It looks like it's time for the Ravens to lean on Ray Rice once again. He needs to be more involved in the offense, if that wasn't evident after last week's loss to the Bills.

Baltimore will need Rice, and possibly some of Bernard Pierce, to help carry the load. Joe Flacco has been awful so far. This isn't a pass-first team. Torrey Smith's value goes up even more, but he was already in the WR1 range. Doss is not worth starting unless you're desperate.

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