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Sneaky pickups entering Week 11

11/15/2013

The Baltimore Ravens are clearly having trouble running the football, so it might seem odd to recommend any of their running backs at this point. Starter Ray Rice is averaging 2.5 yards per carry, and backup Bernard Pierce is at 2.8 yards per rush, and only two teams have fewer rushing yards (the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons). Fantasy owners are mighty displeased with Rice, as the consensus top-5 pick entered Week 11 ranked in a tie for 47th in standard running back scoring, with fewer points than Jason Snelling and Chris Ogbonnaya. He's no longer even a realistic RB2 option, let alone top-10 choice. So, what does this have to do with our weekly Friday look at sneaky fantasy pickups?