Baltimore Ravens versus Oakland Raiders NFL Fantasy Football One Day League Draft Preview
The Oakland Raiders will be hosting the Baltimore Ravens for NFL pro football for late afternoon action. Fantasy football draft GMs can tune to CBS on Sunday September 20th at 4PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.
The Ravens opened up play in week one traveling to Denver and the team had a very good defensive performance. Baltimore limited the Broncos offense to just four field goals for the game. A pick six thrown by Joe Flacco proved the difference in a 19-13 road defeat. It was a shame for the Ravens to drop this game as they held the Broncos offense to just 69 rushing yards and 150 through the air. The Denver run game sputtered to less than three yards a gain. The Ravens offense didn’t produce as well with just 173 yards for the game.
There was some optimism for the Oakland Raiders as they opened up their 2015 campaign. Their young quarterback Derek Carr was showing the signs of a good future in the NFL. Their revamped defense showed some positive signs. But the play on the field from week one had a lot to be desired as the Raiders were not competitive in a 33-13 home loss. Oakland went into halftime hopelessly down 24-0 and after three quarters it was 33-0. The Raiders didn’t score until late in the game when it was out of reach.
Baltimore Ravens QB:
The Ravens signal caller had a poor week one performance as he connected on 18 of 32 balls for 117 yards with two picks and no touchdowns.
Baltimore Ravens RB:
A 1000 yard rusher in 2014, Forsett in week one had 43 yards on the ground on 14 attempts for just 3.1 yards a carry. He did have a long of 20 yards and had four first down gains.
The rookie out of USC wasn’t generating much buzz in camp. There are hopes he can provide some big plays in the Ravens run game since Ray Rice has departed. Allen had nine carries for just 30 yards with his longest run being for eight yards.
Baltimore Ravens WR:
It was a sad performance for the entire receivers in week one. Marlon Brown led the club with two receptions for 25 yards.
The veteran had a poor game in his final year as a pro. The 15 year veteran caught two balls for 13 yards and had a key dropped pass near the Broncos end zone.
Oakland Raiders QB:
The second year quarterback had to leave the game early due to bruise on his throwing hand. He has been declared as probable for Sunday. Before exiting the game Carr threw for 61 yards and he hit on 7 of 12 passes.
Oakland Raiders RB:
The Oakland running back had 11 carries for 44 yards. Murray had no first down gains or touchdowns in week one. Murray was busy in the passing game as he caught seven balls out of the backfield for 36 yards.
Oakland Raiders WR:
Rookie Amari Cooper led the Raiders with 9 targets. Cooper caught five balls for 47 yards with a long gain of 24 yards. He had three first down gains in his first game of his career.
The former San Francisco 49er moved in his seventh season to the Oakland Raiders. In his debut with his new club Michael Crabtree had five catches for 37 yards. His longest gain was 11 yards and he had no touchdown passes or first down gains.