Baltimore Ravens versus Arizona Cardinals Monday Night Football Real Money Fantasy League Picks 10-26-2015
The Arizona Cardinals are at home for Monday Night Football as they meet the Baltimore Ravens. NFL fantasy GM’s can tune to ESPN TV on October 26th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their rosters.
It has been a nightmare season so far for the Baltimore Ravens as they enter play with a record of 1-5. Last week they traveled west to face a down San Francisco 49ers team and were beaten by the score of 25-20. The Ravens pass defense was lit up as the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns. On offense the Ravens struggled in the red zone converting just 1 of 3 times. On the season the team is 29th and fourth worst in the NFL in passing defense as they allow 286 yards passing per game on the year. Baltimore is surrendering 27 points a game which is 26th in the league.
The Arizona Cardinals is a 4-2 football team. They have dropped two of their past three games after a 25-13 road defeat at Pittsburgh last week. It was on the back end of a back to back east coast trip. In their last home game the team lost 24-22 to the St Louis Rams. In the loss to the Steelers the Cardinals were able to move the football as they generated 469 yards of offense. Problem is the team had three turnovers and could not force any from Pittsburgh to finish with a -3 turnover margin in the game. A huge turnaround in the game was a late interception thrown by Carson Palmer as they were driving for the go ahead touchdown. Immediately on the ensuing drive the Steelers Landry Jones passed for an 88 yard touchdown throw to Martavis Bryant. The Cardinals knocked out Michael Vick but they allowed a third string in Jones to pass 8 of 12 for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Arizona is the second best scoring offense in the NFL as they averaged 33.8 points per game.
Baltimore Ravens QB:
The Ravens eight year veteran is hitting on 62.3% of his throws for 1605 yards with eight touchdowns and seven picks. In the loss to San Francisco last week Flacco threw the ball 53 times and completed 33 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. Flacco has thrown at least two picks in three of his six games this year.
Baltimore Ravens RB:
The Ravens running back has 457 rushing yards on the year with a touchdown. He is rushing for 4.4 yards a carry on the year. Forsett was off to a very slow start to the year in the first few weeks of the season. He has had a good month of October as he ran for 333 yards in the three games for 5.1 yards per rush.
Baltimore Ravens WR:
Steve Smith Sr.
The 15 year pro leads the club with 36 catches for 510 yards with three touchdowns. He had a nice game last week at San Francisco with seven catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 19.6 yards per catch against the 49ers. At 14.2 yards per reception this year he is near his career average in the final year of his career.
Arizona Cardinals QB:
Palmer is hitting on 64.8% of his throws on the year 1737 yards with 14 touchdowns and 5 picks. At Pittsburgh last week he hit in 29 of 45 passes for 421 yards with a touchdown and two picks. It was a tough pick late in the game that cost the Cardinals the victory in the game.
Arizona Cardinals RB:
The veteran running back is trying to salvage his NFL season after some poor numbers with the Titans and Jets the past few seasons. In 2015 he is running for 445 yards on 93 carries and two touchdowns for 4.8 yards per rush.
Arizona Cardinals WR:
Fitzgerald has caught 43 passes for 583 yards with six touchdowns. He is averaging 13.6 yards per catch which is over his career numbers.
NFL Monday Night Football Fantasy League Picks
QB: Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
RB: Justin Forsett (Ravens)
WR: Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals), Steve Smith Sr. (Ravens)