QB Tom Brady
With the Patriots placing a greater emphasis on the run and sputtering out in the red zone far too often, Brady's numbers have been depressed through two weeks. Baltimore hasn't been kind to Brady, but with Suggs out, I still like his chances to put up 300 yards and 2-3 TDs.
WRs Welker, Lloyd
Welker will probably be the biggest beneficiary of the injury to Hernandez, as he figures to see 85-90 percent of offensive snaps. He hasn't done much against Baltimore, so expectations should be tempered to 5-6 catches for 75 yards. I think this is the week that Lloyd breaks loose for a long TD to go along with around 90 yards receiving.
RBs Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead
Ridley probably won't find a ton of holes against a tough Baltimore front seven, but I think the offense will stay patient with the running game. I think he'll be in the 70-80 yard range with a decent chance of a score. Since the Pats may have to throw a bit more in this one, Woodhead could be flex-worthy with a strong opportunity for 8-10 touches and 40-50 yards.
TE Rob Gronkowski
I don't think that Gronkowski will see a ton of extra targets with Hernandez on the shelf, but he's good for 6 catches and 100 yards with a score most every week. This game should be no exception.
New England Defense/Special Teams
The Pats have been an above-average fantasy D through two weeks, but I'm bearish on their prospects this week. The Ravens have a balanced offense and don't make a ton of mistakes. They should have no trouble keeping sacks and turnovers to a minimum (two or less of each) and put 21+ points on the board. You can probably find better options.