Baltimore Ravens Rumors: Justin Forsett Healthy, Steve Smith, Javorius Allen Fantasy Start Options With Crockett Gillmore, Kamar Aiken Week 7

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Oct 20, 2015 02:45 PM EDT
Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens
Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens rushes with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. "

The Baltimore Ravens had Justin Forsett and Steve Smith healthy last game after both players dealt with injuries and heading into Week 7 they are solid fantasy start options for owners. Javorius Allen and Kamar Aiken have gotten some work on offense and are solid sleeper picks, while Crockett Gillmore is worth starting at tight end after he missed time with an injury.

Smith and Forsett both came into the game against the 49ers dealing with injuries, but they were able to suit up without any issues in Week 6. Forsett had a solid game with over 100 total yards, including 62 yards on the ground and he added seven catches for nearly 40 yards for the Ravens. Forsett was dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered late in the game the previous week, but he did not seem hampered at all by the injury on Sunday.

Smith was active against the 49ers and made the most of his time on the field, going for seven catches for 137 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Smith was dealing with a back issue and he was active after feeling better on Sunday ahead of the game for the Ravens. This season Smith has been the most consistent wide receiver target for the Ravens and he has put up great numbers overall (and especially for someone his age) with 36 catches for 510 yards in five games.

With Breshad Perriman out for the foreseeable future, Smith and Kamar Aiken are the top wideout options with Marlon Brown for the Ravens. Aiken has emerged as a solid WR3 or WR4 for fantasy owners and he would immediately become more valuable if Smith's back injury flares up again. Aiken had eight targets on Sunday and made three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. Aiken has a touchdown in two of his last three games and over that stretch he has put up 75 receiving yards twice.

Allen is a solid handcuff option for fantasy owners in case Forsett aggravates that injury, as Lorenzo Taliaferro is out for the season on IR. Allen had four carries and one reception against the Niners and while that isn't much production, Allen is worthy pickup for deeper leagues with 12 or 14 teams. Allen was more productive the previous week with 58 yards rushing and he could get some work against the Cardinals in Week 7.

Crockett Gillmore was back in action and he has been a solid tight end option for the Ravens and fantasy owners this year. While Gillmore is not a TE1 at this point, he is a solid TE2 and FLEX player and he comes in after making three catches for 60 yards against the Niners. Gillmore is a better option over Maxx Williams and he has 13 catches for 181 yards this season.

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