The Baltimore Ravens have Kamar Aiken as a fantasy sleeper option and he is a good pick to start in Week 11 for owners along with Joe Flacco and Justin Forsett. The Ravens have placed Breshad Perriman on injured reserve and now the rookie will be out for the rest of the 2015 season after dealing with a knee injury.
UPDATE: Justin Forsett has left the game with an arm injury. UPDATE: ESPN reports Ravens announce QB Joe Flacco has a torn ACL and is out for the season.
The Ravens have had a tough season in 2015 and the team is just 2-7 after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. The Ravens play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 11 and the team will try and rebound against Case Keenum, who will be starting in place of Nick Foles. The Ravens were hoping that they would get some support from rookie Breshad Perriman down the stretch of the schedule, but the wide receiver has not been able to get on the field while dealing with a knee injury.
According to NFL.com, the Ravens have placed Perriman on injured reserve and his season is now over for 2015 after being a first round pick. Perriman injured his knee early in training camp over the summer and while he was able to return to practice in September for the team, he was never able to get healthy enough to play. Perriman dealt with a setback in practice heading into Week 3 while doing route running and he later met with Dr. James Andrews and had his knee scoped.
Perriman now is out for the season after being the 26th overall draft pick in the 2015 NFL draft and he will have to wait until 2016 to make his debut with the team. The Ravens lost Steve Smith to a season ending injury earlier in the year and the team was hopeful that Perriman could come back during the second half and contribute, but clearly that is not happening. Perriman came out into the draft as one of the fastest receivers in the class and the team hopes that he can start off healthy next year.
Kamar Aiken has stepped up in the absence of Smith and he is a worthy fantasy pickup for Week 11 of the season. Aiken comes in with 32 catches for 406 yards in nine games this season and last week he had seven catches for 73 yards against the Jaguars. Aiken had 14 targets from Joe Flacco and that is a promising number for fantasy owners as they look for some free agent options for the fantasy playoffs. Aiken is a bit boom or bust based on how the Ravens offense is going, but with Perriman and Smith both done for the year, he should continue getting targets.
Justin Forsett has had a strong season for Joe Flacco and he comes into the weekend with 615 rushing yards and he has also been a factor out of the backfield with 31 receptions. Forsett has not been over 100 yards since back in Week 5, but he has a solid matchup with the Rams this weekend and could be in line for a big game after what Jeremy Langford of the Bears did against St. Louis. Forsett has had at least 18 touches in five of the past six games and he could be ready for a big game Sunday.
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