As the calendar year moves into August, fantasy owners across the globe are now going through their usual preseason rituals. From countless mock drafts, cheat sheets and hours spent compiling ADP data, to the fantasy magazines owners glance over in convenience stores but never buy, August means the fantasy season has begun.
One useful method for fantasy advice developed in recent years are fantasy juggernaut rankings. These team by team rankings do not rank players individually but rather rank NFL teams on the likeliness of them producing fantasy studs or starters.The likely suspects to finish near the top in this years rankings (which can be followed here at Yahoo! Sports) are teams like the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, who boast two of the best passing attacks in the league. But a team who could make a large leap into the upper echelon of juggernaut rankings, and deservedly so, are the Baltimore Ravens.
Though the Ravens enter the 2012 season with many questions surrounding them, many of those come on the defensive side of the ball and involve the replacement of reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs. With the signing of Ray Rice and improvements in the offensive line depth, questions about the offense seem to have subsided, as optimism brews about the Joe Flacco-led offense that has been crisp throughout training camp.
It would be strange to think of a Ravens team whose strength is their offense, as the Ravens defense has long been the team's most consistent fantasy performer, but all signs are pointing to a 2012 that should be the most prolific offense in the franchise's 15-year history.
Here are the players that will make this offensive machine go when the season begins in September, with each ranked from most potentially valuable to the least. Each player's ADP (Average Draft Position) value is listed next to their name, with that data courtesy of Fantasy Football Calculator.