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Fantasy Fodder: Why Rice looked like a top-five back
Fantasy Fodder: Why Rice looked like a top-five back

Ray Rice was both a reality and fantasy football difference-maker in Sunday's 35-7 win over the Steelers. He rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and added four catches for 42 yards and a score. The pint-sized powerhouse set the tone for the Ravens offense with a 36-yard run on the team's first play from scrimmage. But it was two plays he might not have gotten an opportunity to make a year ago that made him one of the top fantasy performers in Week 1 -- and that also suggest that more touchdowns are on the way. Play No. 1: Late in the first quarter, with the Ravens facing 3rd and Goal at the 1-yard line, Rice plunged into the end zone for six points. A year ago,...

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