2012 Team Outlook: Baltimore
PK Justin Tucker, BAL (K - #17) - Bye Week Fill-in
The Ravens ultimately chose Tucker, an undrafted rookie out of Texas, over veteran Billy Cundiff. A cost-cutting decision perhaps, but Tucker pulled the upset by consistently banging kicks through the upright during practice and games. Baltimore's offense is hardly high-powered so countless scoring opportunities may not exact, making the new guy a middle of the pack option.
PK Billy Cundiff, --- (K - #16) - Solid/Safe Pick
The Ravens' historically conservative offense has nearly always produced a fantasy-worthy kicker. Cundiff tied for ninth in the NFL with a career-high 28 field goals last year. Less interesting in leagues that reward kicks from 50 yards and beyond. Missed five of six attempts from that range.
Baltimore Defense (Def - #2) - Stud (low risk)
Always a fantasy stalwart - just maybe a touch less so if pass rusher Terrell Suggs misses most or all of the season with an Achilles injury. Then again, the Ravens always find a way, as long as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are on the field. Like them as a top 5 lock with Suggs. Like them as a starting unit without him, but less so.