Vensel: Ravens have best offense in AFC North

For a decade, the Ravens relied on a dominating defense to win games. Now, at long last, they appear to have an offense capable of winning shootouts if the defense plays like Betty White out there.

Last season, the Ravens relied on Ray Rice — the AFC North’s most dynamic offensive playmaker — and the division’s best offensive line to bully their way to the divisional round of the playoffs. Led by the NFL’s fifth-ranked rushing attack, the Ravens averaged 24.4 points per game.

Expect them to be more balanced and even more dangerous this season after overhauling the receiving corps. Adding Anquan Boldin, Donte’ Stallworth and a pair of rookie tight ends — and bringing back Derrick Mason — has players and fans alike excited about the potential of the passing game. Mason told The Sporting News he thinks the Ravens “have a good shot to score 25-35 points a game” with their shiny new toys. The development of QB Joe Flacco, the grinning kid who can’t wait to play with those toys, will determine whether they score closer to 25 points or 35.

Fantasy Impact: 

The opinion comes from Sun writer Matt Vensel, but it's hard to disagree. Like we said before here at 4for4, and even as Matt points out, the pieces are there and it's just a matter of Flacco putting it all together. If so, the Ravens are going to score some points, and you want your fantasy team to be a part of it.

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