Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Overall outlook: The defending Super Bowl champs had a great balanced attack in 2012, 15th in passing offense and 11th in rushing. While that's a great way to win a title in the NFL, it's a turnoff for fantasy football drafters. Bye week: 8 Quarterback: Joe Flacco The Super Bowl XLVII MVP had an enjoyable season last year, but was still around the middle of the pack in fantasy football stats (22 TD and 3,817 passing yards). Flacco's stats nearly mimicked his 2011 performance when he also finished 15th in traditional scoring. Pittsburgh allowed the fewest passing yards per game (185.2) last season, a team Flacco will play twice. Also, Cincinnati completed 2012 with the seventh-best passing defense, allowing 212.5 yds/game. Flacco is best served as a back-up for smaller fantasy football formats. Running back: Ray Rice His numbers aren't sexy, but Rice kept his streak alive, playing in all 16 games for the fourth-straight season. In a standard-scoring, PPR league, Rice ended 20...
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