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Fantasy Football: Week 13 rankings

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Fantasy Football: Week 13 rankings

Here we go, CSNmidatlantic.com's first look at the Week 13 fantasy football rankings. Check back over the weekend for updates.

Quarterbacks

Cam Newton - CAR at NO
Tom Brady - NE vs. Phi
Aaron Rodgers - GB at Det
Carson Palmer - ARI at StL
Matthew Stafford - DET vs. GB
Ben Roethlisberger - PIT vs. Ind
Ryan Tannehill - MIA vs. Bal
Andy Dalton - CIN at Cle
Russell Wilson - SEA at Min
Ryan Fitzpatrick - NYJ at NYG
Eli Manning - NYG vs. NYJ
Drew Brees - NO vs. Car
Marcus Mariota - TEN vs. Jac
Jay Cutler - CHI vs. SF
Blake Bortles - JAC at Ten
Derek Carr - OAK vs. KC
Matt Ryan - ATL at TB
Jameis Winston - TB vs. Atl
Alex Smith - KC at Oak
Brock Osweiler - DEN at SD
Matt Hasselbeck - IND at Pit
Philip Rivers - SD vs. Den
Tyrod Taylor - BUF vs. Hou
Brian Hoyer - HOU at Buf
Kirk Cousins - WAS vs. Dal
Sam Bradford - PHI at NE
Mark Sanchez - PHI at NE
Matt Schaub - BAL at Mia
Blaine Gabbert - SF at Chi
Teddy Bridgewater - MIN vs. Sea

Running backs

Adrian Peterson - MIN vs. Sea
LeSean McCoy - BUF vs. Hou
Devonta Freeman - ATL at TB
DeAngelo Williams - PIT vs. Ind
Jonathan Stewart - CAR at NO
Doug Martin - TB vs. Atl
Thomas Rawls - SEA at Min
Todd Gurley - STL vs. Ari
David Johnson - ARI at StL
Matt Forte - CHI vs. SF
Chris Ivory - NYJ at NYG
LeGarrette Blount - NE vs. Phi
Eddie Lacy - GB at Det
Darren McFadden - DAL at Was
Mark Ingram - NO vs. Car
Javorius Allen - BAL at Mia
DeMarco Murray - PHI at NE
C.J. Anderson - DEN at SD
Lamar Miller - MIA vs. Bal
Giovani Bernard - CIN at Cle
T.J. Yeldon - JAC at Ten
Shaun Draughn - SF at Chi
Latavius Murray - OAK vs. KC
Jeremy Hill - CIN at Cle
Charcandrick West - KC at Oak
Ronnie Hillman - DEN at SD
Jeremy Langford - CHI vs. SF
Frank Gore - IND at Pit
Spencer Ware - KC at Oak
Alfred Blue - HOU at Buf
Danny Woodhead - SD vs. Den
Antonio Andrews - TEN vs. Jac
Alfred Morris - WAS vs. Dal
Matt Jones - WAS vs. Dal
Ameer Abdullah - DET vs. GB
Melvin Gordon - SD vs. Den
Theo Riddick - DET vs. GB
Duke Johnson - CLE vs. Cin
James Starks - GB at Det
Charles Sims - TB vs. Atl
Darren Sproles - PHI at NE
Tevin Coleman - ATL at TB
Shane Vereen - NYG vs. NYJ
Rashad Jennings - NYG vs. NYJ
James White - NE vs. Phi
Jay Ajayi - MIA vs. Bal
Ryan Mathews - PHI at NE
Brandon Bolden - NE vs. Phi
Andre Ellington - ARI at StL
Joique Bell - DET vs. GB
Isaiah Crowell - CLE vs. Cin
Karlos Williams - BUF vs. Hou
Dan Herron - IND at Pit
Jonathan Grimes - HOU at Buf
Bilal Powell - NYJ at NYG
Mike Tolbert - CAR at NO
David Cobb - TEN vs. Jac
Robert Turbin - DAL at Was
Kyle Juszczyk - BAL at Mia
C.J. Spiller - NO vs. Car
Terrance West - BAL at Mia
Fred Jackson - SEA at Min
Chris Thompson - WAS vs. Dal

Wide receivers

Antonio Brown - PIT vs. Ind
Julio Jones - ATL at TB
Odell Beckham - NYG vs. NYJ
Brandon Marshall - NYJ at NYG
DeAndre Hopkins - HOU at Buf
Calvin Johnson - DET vs. GB
Alshon Jeffery - CHI vs. SF
Allen Robinson - JAC at Ten
A.J. Green - CIN at Cle
Larry Fitzgerald - ARI at StL
Martavis Bryant - PIT vs. Ind
Demaryius Thomas - DEN at SD
Brandon LaFell - NE vs. Phi
Eric Decker - NYJ at NYG
Jarvis Landry - MIA vs. Bal
Mike Evans - TB vs. Atl
Dez Bryant - DAL at Was
Danny Amendola - NE vs. Phi
T.Y. Hilton - IND at Pit
Amari Cooper - OAK vs. KC
Randall Cobb - GB at Det
Jeremy Maclin - KC at Oak
Emmanuel Sanders - DEN at SD
Sammy Watkins - BUF vs. Hou
Michael Crabtree - OAK vs. KC
Brandin Cooks - NO vs. Car
DeSean Jackson - WAS vs. Dal
Steve Johnson - SD vs. Den
Kamar Aiken - BAL at Mia
John Brown - ARI at StL
Vincent Jackson - TB vs. Atl
Golden Tate - DET vs. GB
Donte Moncrief - IND at Pit
Marvin Jones - CIN at Cle
Travis Benjamin - CLE vs. Cin
Jordan Matthews - PHI at NE
Stefon Diggs - MIN vs. Sea
Michael Floyd - ARI at StL
James Jones - GB at Det
Tavon Austin - STL vs. Ari
Doug Baldwin - SEA at Min
Anquan Boldin - SF at Chi
Davante Adams - GB at Det
Devin Funchess - CAR at NO
Kendall Wright - TEN vs. Jac
Allen Hurns - JAC at Ten
Willie Snead - NO vs. Car
Marquess Wilson - CHI vs. SF
Ted Ginn - CAR at NO
Rueben Randle - NYG vs. NYJ
DeVante Parker - MIA vs. Bal
Cecil Shorts - HOU at Buf
Nate Washington - HOU at Buf
Terrance Williams - DAL at Was
Rishard Matthews - MIA vs. Bal
Tyler Lockett - SEA at Min
Dorial Green-Beckham - TEN vs. Jac
Chris Givens - BAL at Mia
Jamison Crowder - WAS vs. Dal
Markus Wheaton - PIT vs. Ind
Dontrelle Inman - SD vs. Den
Pierre Garcon - WAS vs. Dal
Jermaine Kearse - SEA at Min

Tight ends

Greg Olsen - CAR at NO
Tyler Eifert - CIN at Cle
Travis Kelce - KC at Oak
Delanie Walker - TEN vs. Jac
Jordan Reed - WAS vs. Dal
Gary Barnidge - CLE vs. Cin
Antonio Gates - SD vs. Den
Scott Chandler - NE vs. Phi
Julius Thomas - JAC at Ten
Ben Watson - NO vs. Car
Jason Witten - DAL at Was
Jacob Tamme - ATL at TB
Martellus Bennett - CHI vs. SF
Heath Miller - PIT vs. Ind
Kyle Rudolph - MIN vs. Sea
Richard Rodgers - GB at Det
Rob Gronkowski - NE vs. Phi
Coby Fleener - IND at Pit
Crockett Gillmore - BAL at Mia
Eric Ebron - DET vs. GB
Zach Miller - CHI vs. SF
Charles Clay - BUF vs. Hou
Vance McDonald - SF at Chi
Vernon Davis - DEN at SD
Zach Ertz - PHI at NE

Kicker

Stephen Gostkowski - NE vs. Phi
Cairo Santos - KC at Oak
Mike Nugent - CIN at Cle
Chandler Catanzaro - ARI at StL
Mason Crosby - GB at Det
Josh Brown - NYG vs. NYJ
Robbie Gould - CHI vs. SF
Graham Gano - CAR at NO
Justin Tucker - BAL at Mia
Sebastian Janikowski - OAK vs. KC
Steven Hauschka - SEA at Min
Brandon McManus - DEN at SD
Blair Walsh - MIN vs. Sea
Dan Carpenter - BUF vs. Hou
Adam Vinatieri - IND at Pit
Matt Prater - DET vs. GB
Ryan Succop - TEN vs. Jac
Jason Myers - JAC at Ten
Josh Lambo - SD vs. Den
Dan Bailey - DAL at Was

Defense

Cincinnati Bengals - CIN at Cle
Arizona Cardinals - ARI at StL
Denver Broncos - DEN at SD
Carolina Panthers - CAR at NO
Seattle Seahawks - SEA at Min
New England Patriots - NE vs. Phi
Kansas City Chiefs - KC at Oak
Green Bay Packers - GB at Det
Houston Texans - HOU at Buf
Chicago Bears - CHI vs. SF
Buffalo Bills - BUF vs. Hou
New York Jets - NYJ at NYG
Minnesota Vikings - MIN vs. Sea
Tennessee Titans - TEN vs. Jac
Miami Dolphins - MIA vs. Bal
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - TB vs. Atl
Pittsburgh Steelers - PIT vs. Ind
Washington Redskins - WAS vs. Dal
Baltimore Ravens - BAL at Mia
St. Louis Rams - STL vs. Ari

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Ravens vs. Saints Week 7: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Ravens vs. Saints Week 7: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Baltimore Ravens' top-ranked scoring defense clashes with the New Orleans Saints' top-ranked scoring offense in one of the most anticipated games of Week 7.

The Ravens (4-2) are coming off a historic 21-0 shutout win over the Tennessee Titans, while the Saints (4-1) have had a full week of rest after beating up the Redskins in primetime in a dominating 43-19 win.

The Ravens are 5-1 all time against the Saints winning their last three contests and are 3-1 at M&T Bank Stadium. Here are key factors ahead of Sunday's game.

Ravens vs. Saints Week 7 Game Preview

1. Brees can make history vs. Ravens

Drew Brees' road to Hall of Fame enshrinement has not been without obstacles. In Week 7, Brees will face a roadblock he's had issues with in the past. If he can clear it, he will etch his name yet again in the NFL history books.

Since entering the NFL in 2001, Brees is 0-4 against the Ravens, making Baltimore the only NFL team he has never beaten. A win Sunday would make him just the third quarterback to beat all 32 teams,  adding him to the list that features only Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. And if that sounds familiar, it's because it it.  In Week 5 against the Redskins Brees passed both Favre and Manning to become NFL's all-time leading passer.

But the history-making for Brees won't stop there come Sunday. He enters the matchup with 499 career touchdowns and one more against the Ravens will make him the fifth signal caller in league history to throw 500.

The Ravens defense, which is ranked first in points (12.8), first in yards (270.8), second in passing yards (188) and third in rushing yards (82.8), will have to act fast as Brees hasn't thrown an interception in his last six regular-season games and leads the league in completion percentage, interception percentage, passer rating and fourth quarter passer rating. Against the Ravens, he's 116-for-181 for 1,340 yards, nine touchdowns, eight interceptions and 10 sacks. 

2. Flacco, Ravens offense needs to capitalize

Drew Brees isn't the only QB in this matchup making history. Joe Flacco became the third different quarterback in NFL history to complete 25 or more passes in nine consecutive games, completing the feat in the Week 6 victory over Tennessee. He also instilled a much needed confidence boost in receiver Michael Crabtree after dropping the ball literally and figuratively Week 5, connecting with him six times and for one touchdown. 

The Saints defense is ranked 26th in points (28.0), 18th in yards (369), 30th in passing yards (297.6) but first in rushing yards (71.4). Those are numbers the Ravens will need to capitalize on.

The Ravens' running game is still searching for its footing, so expect the chemistry between Flacco and the core receivers to strengthen. Flacco also has performed well against the Saints in the past,  finishing with 117.7 passer rating in his last two games against the Saints. The Ravens are averaging 28.7 points per game against New Orleans., lighting the Saints up for at least 30 points in the each past three matchups,

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who exited their Week 5 game early with a concussion, was a full participant during Wednesday and Thursday's practices and will be on John Brown, Willie Snead and Crabtree all day long.

Ravens vs. Saints Week 7 Matchup Preview:

1. Jimmy Smith vs. Michael Thomas: 
Thomas will be keeping Smith preoccupied all afternoon as the wide receiver is ranked fourth in the NFL with 519 yards, averaging 103.8 yards per game with three touchdowns.

2. Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara vs. Ravens defense:
Referred to as 'Lightning and Thunder,' the two have put up 352 yards, are averaging 53 and 59.8 yards per game respectively and have seven touchdowns. 

Ravens vs. Saints Week 7 Injury Report:

Click here to see the latest Ravens-Saints injury report.

Ravens vs. Saints Week 7 How to Watch:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints

What: Week 7 regular season

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 4:05 p.m. ET

Where: M&T Bank Stadium

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV - Try free trial

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock

Weather: 55 degrees, mostly sunny

Ravens 2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1: Sun., 9/9. Ravens vs. Bills. Win, 47-3 (1-0)

Week 2: Thur., 9/13 Ravens at Bengals. Loss, 34-23 (1-1)

Week 3: Sun., 9/23 Ravens vs. Broncos. Win, 27-14 (2-1)

Week 4: Sun., 9/30 Ravens at Steelers. Win, 26-14 (3-1)

Week 5: Sun., 10/7 Ravens at Browns. Loss, 12-9 (3-2)

Week 6: Sun., 10/14 Ravens at Titans. Win, 21-0 (4-2)

Week 7: Sun., 10/21 vs. Saints, 4:05 p.m.

Week 8: Sun., 10/28 @ Panthers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 9: Sun., 11/4 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 10:  BYE week

Week 11: Sun., 11/18 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Week 12: Sun., 11/25 vs. Raiders, 1:00 p.m.

Week 13: Sun., 12/2 @ Falcons, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: Sun., 12/9 @ Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Sun., 12/16 vs. Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: Sat., 12/22 or Sunday 12/23 @ Chargers, TBD

Week 17: Sun., 12/30 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

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Wide receiver Willie Snead thriving with Ravens as man in the middle

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Wide receiver Willie Snead thriving with Ravens as man in the middle

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Willie Snead has a knack for weaving through a row of linebackers in the middle of the field before making a clutch catch for the Baltimore Ravens.

Such was the case last Sunday against Tennessee, when Snead squeezed between two defenders for a 24-yard gain on a third-and-17 from the Baltimore 15.

"He's on the ground, he makes the catch, he's getting pushed back to the ground, stepped all over, and he just gets up and gives the first-down signal right there in the guy's face," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "That's the kind of competitor he is. He's all ball, all the time."

Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome rarely chases restricted free agents, but he made an exception with Snead this past offseason after it became apparent that the receiver's three-year run in New Orleans was done. One of Drew Brees' favorite targets in 2015 and 2016, Snead began last season with a three-game suspension for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. He then fought a hamstring injury and finished with just eight catches for 92 yards and no touchdowns.

Armed with a two-year, $10.4 million contract, Snead was delighted to arrive in Baltimore last April.

"Last year just left a really bitter taste in my mouth, the organization and how everything was handled," Snead said Tuesday. "To be a part of this organization was just a breath of fresh air. I wanted to go somewhere where I'm wanted."

It couldn't have worked out better for Snead -- and the Ravens.

"To see that you were right, to see all that come together and him play so well, being exactly what you thought you were going to get, is very rewarding," Harbaugh said.

Snead was one of three free agent receivers signed by Newsome in an effort to enhance a passing game that sputtered in 2017. Snead is the possession receiver, Michael Crabtree provides an outside threat and John Brown is the speedster.

Snead and Crabtree are tied for the team lead with 30 catches. Brown has 21 receptions for a team-high 424 yards and three touchdowns.

"I don't have the physical ability like John Brown to run by you, and I'm not big and strong like Michael Crabtree," Snead observed, "so I have to work harder than everybody else just to stand out."

That's how it's always been for Snead, who finally finds himself in a place where his talent is acknowledged and appreciated.

"This is a guy that's been doubted his whole career -- high school, college and the NFL," Harbaugh said. "So I'm fine if they keep doubting him."

After starring as a quarterback at Muskegon Heights in Michigan, Snead played three years as a receiver at Ball State before going undrafted in 2014. He finally made it to the NFL the following year.

"Coming out of college, (people said) I left too early, I wasn't ready to play in the NFL," Snead recalled. "And in the NFL, it was, `Is he fast enough to separate? Can he make those plays in clutch situations?' I've always been doubted."

Not anymore.

"I'll tell you one thing, Willie comes Sunday ready to play," Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said. "He's one of the toughest guys I've been around."

This Sunday, the Ravens (4-2) host the Saints (4-1). Snead insists this wasn't one of those games that he circled on the calendar.

"This is another team. I have to approach it that way just to stay focused," Snead said.

New Orleans coach Sean Payton has seen enough of Snead this season to know he's a threat with the ball, and without it.

"He has a tremendous amount of grit. You see him making plays on third down," Payton said. "He's an outstanding blocker. He'll come across in motion, he'll get to the point of attack in the run game, but he'll also find the holes in the zone and man-to-man coverages."

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Snead has no problem mixing it up with anyone, large or small, at any spot on the field.

"He can go inside or outside, but man, he makes some -- scouts call them blood area -- catches," Harbaugh said. "In the middle, that's where he thrives."

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