Week 7 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Atlanta
Lorenzo Taliaferro continues to have a baffling role in the Baltimore offense. He had a 25 yard run last week against the Bucs, but only got two carries and finished with 29 rushing yards total. He added a pair of receptions for 18 yards to still outscore Bernard Pierce, even though Pierce had 15 carries in the run game.
Taliaferro’s lack of touches makes him not a viable starter, even against a vulnerable Atlanta run defense. However, he should remain on fantasy rosters, as he has still looked better than Pierce, and he provides a different skill set than starter Justin Forsett. The Baltimore backfield behind Forsett is in flux right now, but Taliaferro still has a chance to emerge as a viable option as the season progresses.