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Ray Rice had put up great numbers the first five weeks (11, seven, 12, 14, and 19) but he really had been a surprise to most people because he is one of the youngest and newest running backs to the NFL.
Going into this week, I thought this is the game where he will really show if he is really a reliable running back that you can count on every week, since he was facing one of the best run-stopping defenses in the Minnesota Vikings.
The story at the end of this game was Brett Favre leading another great comeback, as the Vikings won 33 to 31, while the Ravens missed a make-able field goal as the clock ran out. But when you look at what Ray Rice did in this game, it was phenomenal how he made the Vikings defensive line look more like 15th to 20th ranked in stopping the run as he had 10 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Wait, hold on, he had receiving yards? Yes, he put up better numbers than most first-string receivers did this week, as he caught 10 passes for 117 yards. So Rice finished with 194 total yards and two touchdowns, which added up to a huge sum of 30 fantasy points!
Look for Ray Rice to be in the top 10 list in RBs for the rest of the fantasy football season, as he is very reliable and not only a threat on the ground, but also in the air. He can easily be compared to Maurice Jones-Drew right now. He is a must start every week.