Ray Rice scores two touchdowns, restores confidence from fantasy owners

Mike Ehrmann

The Ravens got a much-needed contribution from their backfield ace during the team's 26-23 victory over the Dolphins. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ravens running back Ray Rice breathed new life into the teams of his fantasy owners during the team's 26-23 win over the Dolphins.

Rice missed the Ravens' Week 3 contest versus the Texans and carried the ball just five times in the ensuing game versus the Bills. With Marlon Brown and Jacoby Jones out with injuries, the Ravens relied on their feature back early and often -- and it worked out. Rice finished the game with 27 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns, and also added six catches for 28 yards in the passing game.

Fantasy Spin: Following a loss where Rice only received five touches, it's easy to see why Ravens brass wanted to get Rice more involved once again. Though he was not particularly efficient in his carries, the Ravens' commitment to getting him the football will always bode well for Rice's fantasy prospects. He has a nice matchup at home versus the Packers in Week 6, where efficient drives and clock chewing could comprise the Ravens' game plan in order to keep Aaron Rodgers and company off the field. Owners can start him with confidence.

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