Fantasy football player rankings adjusted at the time: Jamal Lewis and Todd Heap among Baltimore Ravens’ best

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of fantasy football, Athleticism reviews the best fantasy players and fantasy seasons in NFL history.

A detailed look at the system used to rate historical fantasy performance can be found in our Top Fantasy Players of All Time introduction page, but here is a brief summary.

Fantasy player performance is adjusted through the era so that players who dominated during low-scoring eras can compete against players who racked up huge point totals in higher-scoring eras.

Once these adjustments are made, players are then credited for having a starter-caliber season (one point), a quality season (one point), an impact campaign (1.5 points), or being an elite starter (two points). These points stack up and are measured in both non-PPR and PPR and serve as the basis for determining who the best fantasy players in NFL history are.

Now that we’re done with the preliminaries, let’s take a look at the best fantasy players in Baltimore Ravens team history!

(Note: The numbers listed below are for player performance on the Ravens.)

All-Time Fantastic Starting Lineup

QB: Lamar Jackson

AR: Ray Rice

AR: Jamal Lewis

WR: Derrick Mason

WR: Torrey Smith

TE: Todd Heap

SuperFLEX: Mark Andrews


Quarterback – Lamar Jackson

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
2 1 1.5 0 2 1 1.5 0 9

Vinny Testaverde actually had more career points than Jackson, as Testaverde’s 1996 season noted a rare perfect 11 career points, but it was Testaverde’s only solid season as a Ravens starter. Jackson’s 2019 campaign was almost as strong in adjusted terms at the time as Testaverde’s 1996 season and Jackson added another QB1-caliber campaign in 2020. Given that Joe Flacco is the only other Ravens quarterback to post a QB1 caliber season, and only had one. , Jackson deserves his place at the top of this list.

Running back — Ray Rice

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
4 4 1.5 0 5 4 1.5 2 22

Rice was a fantastic strong starter for four seasons, posting Top 6 non-PPR rankings and Top 5 PPR rankings in every season from 2009 to 2012. His 2011 season is the best adjusted campaign at the time by a carry of the Ravens’ ball, as Rice was a consensus No. 1 scorer in that position by posting 297 non-PPR points and 372.8 PPR points. Rice’s 22 career points make him the Ravens’ best fantasy player in any position.

Running back — Jamal Lewis

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
5 1 1.5 0 4 1 0 0 12.5

Lewis was a fantastic RB2-caliber candidate in four of his six seasons with the Ravens. He added an RB1-caliber campaign in 2003 by racking up 2,066 rushing yards en route to 299 non-PPR points and 325.1 PPR points, totals that put him in the middle of the RB1 tier that season. The 299 non-PPR points are still considered the most ever posted by a Ravens RB.

Wide Receiver – Derrick Mason

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 ten

Mason has never been a WR1, as his best season overall was 2009 when he ranked 17th among WRs in non-PPR and PPR points, but he has had five rookie-caliber seasons in his career. six years in Baltimore. His 239.7 PPR points in 2007 still ranks as the second-highest PPR total by a WR in Ravens history and Mason’s four seasons with 200+ PPR points are the most for a Baltimore wide receiver. .

Wide Receiver – Torrey Smith

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8

Smith is similar to Mason in that he was not rated WR1 during his tenure in Baltimore, but he posted starting-caliber campaigns in each of his four years with the Ravens. Smith is also one of only eight Baltimore WRs to post more than 200 PPR points in a single season.

Tight end – Todd Heap

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
4 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 14

Heap was a fantastic powerhouse for a time, as he ranked in the Top 4 non-PPR and PPR scoring among tight ends in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Only Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jeremy Shockey have posted a tight career-high point total in that span. Heap’s 200.5 PPR points were the most from a Baltimore tight end until Mark Andrews scored 207.2 in 2019.

SuperFlex—Mark Andrews

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
3 2 1.5 0 3 2 0 0 11.5

Andrews has skyrocketed in Baltimore’s career points chart over his four-year career, currently ranking fourth in career points by a Ravens player. That earned him the SuperFlex berth, and another strong season will have Andrews jumping over Heap for that club’s tight top spot.

As noted above, Andrews set Baltimore’s all-time PPR record by a tight end in 2019, but he shattered that record in 2021 by racking up 301.1 PPR points. It’s the fourth-highest tight PPR total in league history, as only Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Travis Kelce have posted more in a single campaign.


Best era-adjusted fantasy seasons of all time

QB: Vinny Testaverde, 1996 (285.9 points)

RB: Ray Rice, 2011 (297 non-PPR, 372.8 PPR)

WR: Michael Jackson, 1996 (208 non-PPR, 284.1 PPR)

TE: Mark Andrews, 2021 (194 non-PPR, 301.1 PPR)

SuperFLEX: Jamal Lewis, 2003 (299 non-PPR, 325.1 PPR)

(Top photo: Larry French/Getty Images)

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