Week 6- It’s Ray Rice, you better be starting him as your RB1.
Week 5- Rice wasn’t quite as good as you would hope against the horrible Browns Defense last year, but you can expect him to be in this one. The Chiefs Defense is absolutely awful against the run, and the Ravens should be ahead all game long. Expect him to get plenty of carries in this one and finish as the #1 Running Back this week.
Week 4- The Cleveland Run Defense is horrible, and you can expect Rice to take advantage. There should not be a week this year in which Rice is not in your starting lineup, and he will likely repay you every week.
Week 3- Rice gets a very tough matchup against Vince Wilfork and the Patriots Defense. Are you sitting him? Of course not, Ray Rice is a must start every week no matter who he’s playing. There aren’t many players who consistently put up RB1 numbers from week to week like Rice does. Start him with confidence, even against a defense that is looking elite.
Week 1- Ray Rice gets a semi-tough matchup against the Bengals in week 1, but you don’t need me to tell you he’s still a must start. Rice is maybe the most consistent player in the NFL and you can expect a great performance every time he steps on the field. He’s a beast, and will add on to all of his rushing yards with plenty of receiving yards as well. Start him with confidence.
Ray Rice inked himself a nice new contract during this past offseason, and fantasy owners will be hoping he doesn’t suffer the same dropoff that Chris Johnson did after his new contract in 2011. For our part, we expect Rice to total 1458 rushing yards with 686 receiving yards which is good enough to land him in the top 3 on our running back list for fantasy football 2012. He is a guaranteed first round pick, and a workhorse for all fantasy teams and their owners.