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Baltimore Ravens Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Torrey Smith, WR12/21/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith had a nice afternoon during Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Insight: Smith had five catches for 59 yards and two scores. He was the only Raven player to have a productive day.
Steve Smith Sr, WR12/21/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. did not do much on Sunday.
Insight: Smith finished with five receptions for 49 yards on 12 targets. He is 25 yards shy of 1,000 yards on the season.
Justin Forsett, RB12/21/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett had his worst game of the season during Week 16.
Insight: He had 10 carries for only 19 yards and four catches for 13 yards. Not what owners were hoping for from their likely RB1.
Joe Flacco, QB12/21/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a terrible performance on Sunday.
Insight: He went 21-of-50 for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Flacco threw for only 27 yards in the first half and finished with a 41.7 passer rating.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB12/16/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro, inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars, has now been placed on the injured reserve list thereby ending his season.
Insight: Taliaferro made a little noise back in Week 3 when he rushed 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, but since Week 5 has given the Ravens and fantasy owners very little as Justin Forsett grabbed the workhorse role.
Owen Daniels, TE12/14/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels scored the lone touchdown of the Ravens vs. Jaguars game in Week 15.
Insight: Daniels scored on a 3-yard touchdown catch. He also had a 29-yard catch. Daniels finished with four catches for 62 yards and the touchdown.
Steve Smith Sr, WR12/14/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. disappeared again in Week 15.
Insight: Last week, Smith had five catches for 70 yards, but he did very little against the Jaguars. Smith had five catches for 37 yards. Torrey Smith was even worse with two catches and 16 yards.
Justin Forsett, RB12/14/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett unexpectedly struggled against the Jaguars in Week 15.
Insight: Forsett rushed for 48 yards on 16 carries and didn't score. It was his lowest rushing total in over a month.
Joe Flacco, QB12/14/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did enough to beat the lowly Jaguars on Sunday.
Insight: Flacco was 20-for-30 with 221 yards and a touchdown. The Baltimore offense unexpectedly had difficulty running the ball versus Jacksonville so overall, the offense struggled. Flacco is a low-end QB1 in deep leagues.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB12/14/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro is inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars.
Insight: This makes things a little easier for Bernard Pierce owners. If you can't start Justin Forsett, Pierce is the next best option in the Ravens backfield.
Torrey Smith, WR12/14/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith has a sprained knee, but is active for Week 15.
Insight: Smith's knee starting swelling up in warmups before Week 14 and he played very little. He'll be on the field, but at less than 100 percent and will be a high-risk option even against Jacksonville.
Torrey Smith, WR12/11/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith has a sprained knee, but has now missed both practices.
Insight: Smith's knee starting swelling up in warmups before Week 14 and he played very little. Make alternative plans and barring a return on Friday he's unlikely to play Sunday.
Torrey Smith, WR12/8/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith has a sprained knee, but no tears, according to a Monday MRI.
Insight: Smith's knee starting swelling up in warmups and he played very little. Now we know why.Look for Steve Smith Sr. to become a viable fantasy option again.
Owen Daniels, TE12/7/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught two passes for 27 yards.
Insight: He had been solid for a period f time, but is more of a TE2 these days. There are better options out there.
Steve Smith Sr, WR12/7/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. had seven receptions for 70 yards in Sunday's win against Miami.
Insight: He also scored a touchdown, and is a Wr3 for the time being.
Justin Forsett, RB12/7/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett scored another touchdown on Sunday.
Insight: He had 13 carries for 71 yards, and two catches for seven yards. Forsett continues to be an RB1.
Joe Flacco, QB12/7/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco played well in Saunday's win against the Dolphins.
Insight: He threw for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, along with rushing for 16 yards and another score. Flacco is a borderline QB1.
Torrey Smith, WR12/7/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins.
Insight: Lock him up as a WR2 after his recent hot streak.
Justin Forsett, RB12/7/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett (knee) will play Sunday against the Dolphins.
Insight: Even with limited practice sessions all week, Forsett is ready to roll. He is an RB1 versus Miami.
Haloti Ngata, NT12/4/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Ravens DT Haloti Ngata was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Insight: Ngata's suspension is a huge blow to a team fighting for a playoff berth. In his ninth season with the Ravens, he is the center of Baltimore's defense as the prominent run stopper.
Owen Daniels, TE11/30/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught two passes for 30 yards.
Insight: Daniels had a 21-yard catch early in the game, so Week 13 looked promising for Daniels, but that was his only big play. Daniels is like every tight end in the sense that his fantasy value is reliant on finding the end zone, which he has done just twice this season.
Steve Smith Sr, WR11/30/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. continues to slump late in this season.
Insight: Smith had just four targets in Week 13 and caught one of them for two yards. Smith has 54 receptions for 819 yards and five touchdowns this season, but in he last six weeks, Smith has just 24 receptions for 246 yards and one touchdown.
Torrey Smith, WR11/30/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith caught both of Joe Flacco's touchdown passes against the Chargers.
Insight: Smith led the team with six receptions and 65 yards as well. Moving forward, Smith is clearly the No. 1 option in the Ravens receiving game.
Justin Forsett, RBHot11/30/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett turned in another decent fantasy day.
Insight: Forsett had his fourth 100-yard rushing day of the season and third in a row. Forsett also went over 1,000 rushing yards on the season. He continues to be one of the best waiver wire pickups of 2014.
Joe Flacco, QB11/30/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had 225 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Flacco also rushed in a score to cap off an excellent fantasy day. Flacco is low-end QB1 moving into the fantasy playoffs.
Ray Rice, RB11/28/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Former Ravens running back Ray Rice has been reinstated by the NFL.
Insight: He's free to sign with any team that will have him. It was just 2012 that Rice rushed for 1,143 yards and nine touchdowns, but he was a disaster in 2013. We aren't sure any teams will sign him for the last five weeks of this season ... maybe 2015.
Torrey Smith, WR11/25/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith recorded a season-high 98 receiving yards against New Orleans, but couldn't find the end zone.
Insight: Smith led the team with six targets and five receptions, but didn't reach double-digit fantasy points. He had scored in four of the previous five games.
Steve Smith Sr, WR11/25/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was big early, with a touchdown and 69 yards at the half, but didn't do much after the break
Insight: Smith looked like he was going to go revert to his early season production, but Torrey Smith was more active after halftime. Steve Smith had four 100-yard games in the first six contests, but hasn't posted triple-digits since Week 6.
Joe Flacco, QB11/25/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw just one touchdown in the Week 12 victory over the New Orleans.
Insight: Flacco went 18-of-24 for 243 yards, but the heavy lifting was done by running back Justin Forestt.
Justin Forsett, RBHot11/25/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett dominated the Monday night game against New Orleans, rushing for 182 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: The Saints had not answers for Forsett, who saw 22 of 30 rushes by running backs. There is no shared situation here, the job is Forsett's and he's an RB1.
Owen Daniels, TE11/9/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels had only 20 yards in Week 10.
Insight: Daniels had two receptions, but is still a borderline TE1, once the team returns from their Week 11 bye.
Torrey Smith, WR11/9/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith recorded a team-high 75 receiving yards in sunday's win over Tennessee.
Insight: Smith had five catches and a touchdown as well, and has reasserted himself as Baltimore's number-one receiver.
Steve Smith Sr, WRCold11/9/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. managed only 17 receiving yards on Sunday.
Insight: Smith had three receptions, and will now look to rebound in Week 12, when Baltimore comes off their bye.
Justin Forsett, RB11/9/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett had a season-high 112 rushing yards on Sunday.
Insight: He also scored two touchdowns and is now pushing RB1 status.
Joe Flacco, QB11/9/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw one touchdown in Week 10's victory over the Titans.
Insight: He threw for only 169 yards, but did not throw an interception. Flacco is a borderline QB1, depending on matchups.
Owen Daniels, TE11/9/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels is active Sunday against the Titans.
Insight: He was not in any danger of missing Week 10. Daniels is a borderline TE1 this week versus Tennessee.
Jimmy Smith, CB11/6/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has had season-ending foot surgery Thursday
Insight: The team has previously said doctors believe Smith suffered a mild Lisfranc sprain in Week 8. This is a tough blow and the Ravens will find it near impossible to replace one of the league's best corners.
Owen Daniels, TE11/6/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels is not even on this week's injury report.
Insight: It's been an amazing recovery from having his knee scoped. He played most of the snaps against Pittsburgh and should be expected to play his regular role this weekend.
Owen Daniels, TE11/3/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels was a surprise activation considering he just had his knee scoped and was expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Insight: It was an amazing recovery and he played much of the game catching six of a team-high nine targets for 53 yards.
Torrey Smith, WR11/3/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith scored the first touchdown of the game and fantasy thought they might be on to a huge game, but that didn't happen.
Insight: Smith finished with seven targets, catching four for 63 yards and the score. He's scored in three of the past foru games, but has yet to crack 85 yards in a game.
Steve Smith Sr, WRCold11/3/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. managed only 36 receiving yards on Sunday.
Insight: He had five receptions on eight targets. Unfortunately, Joe Flacco spread the ball to 10 different receivers and Smith couldn't get anything going.
Joe Flacco, QB11/3/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw the ball 45 times and totaled 303 yards and a pair of touchdown passes.
Insight: He spread it around to 10 different receivers, but his numbers paled against Ben Roethlisberger.
Justin Forsett, RB11/3/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett (ankle) was a busy guy, rushing for 38 yards and catching five of eight targets for 67 yards.
Insight: Forsett has been a pleasant surprise this season, and totaled more than 90 yards for the fifth time in the last six games. He's a solid RB2.
Owen Daniels, TE11/2/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped and was expected to miss 2-4 weeks, but is active for the Sunday night game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: It's an amazing recovery, but that doesn't mean he'll get a full workload or that fantasy owners should start him.
Justin Forsett, RB11/2/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett has been dealing with an ankle issue, but he's ready to go for the Sunday night divisional matchup with the Steelers.
Insight: Forsett has been a pleasant surprise this season, and will remain an RB2 in the Ravens trio of running backs.
Justin Forsett, RB10/30/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett missed Wednesday'a practice but was back to work on Thursday and should be ready for Sunday's division game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: He's dealing with an ankle issue. Forsett has been a pleasant surprise this season, and will remain an RB2 in the Ravens trio of running backs.
Michael Campanaro, WR10/28/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Michael Campanaro is expected to miss time due to a hamstring injury, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Campanaro was targeted three times Sunday and caught all three for 40 yards.
Jimmy Smith, CB10/27/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss "a few weeks" according to The Baltimore Sun.
Insight: The team said doctors believe Smith suffered a mild Lisfranc sprain in Sunday's defeat to Cincinnati. This is music to Ben Roethlisberger owner's ears as Big Ben was firing on all cyclinders in Week 8 and faces Baltimore next.
Jimmy Smith, CB10/27/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who left in the first quarter with a foot injury will have an MRI on Monday.
Insight: The Ravens secondary would take a hit if Smith is out for any length of time as he's one of the league's best cover men.
Steve Smith Sr, WR10/26/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. managed only 35 receiving yards on Sunday.
Insight: He had three receptions, but will look to get back on track in Week 9. Smith is still a solid WR2 play.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB10/26/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro scored two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Insight: He had seven carries for 27 yards, and also led the team in receiving, with two catches for 42 yards. Taliaferro will remain a touchdown-dependent fantasy-play.
Justin Forsett, RB10/26/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett rushed for 68 yards on Sunday.
Insight: He did so on 17 carries, and also chipped in three receptions for 17 yards. Forsett has been a pleasant surprise this season, and will remain an RB2.
Joe Flacco, QB10/26/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was completely ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Insight: After throwing for a total of seven touchdowns over the previous two weeks, Flacco threw for only 195 yards, no scores, and two interceptions during Week 8. Flacco will remain a borderline QB1, moving forward.
Torrey Smith, WR10/26/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith is being checked out for a concussion.
Insight: Smith hasn't put up the yardage this season, with a game-high of 81, but he has scored four times in the past four games heading into today versus Cincinnati.
Jimmy Smith, CB10/26/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith left in the first quarter with a foot injury and is doubtful to return.
Insight: At least the Ravens secondary minus Smith doesn't have to face A.J. Green so they may survive.
Steve Smith Sr, WR10/26/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was on the injury report earlier in the week, but he's active for Week 8.
Insight: He was kind of the forgotten man in the Ravens receiving core in Week 7, but he still put up a decent total for fantasy purposes.
Bernard Pierce, RB10/26/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is a surprise inactive for Week 8. He's healthy.
Insight: Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro should have plenty of work, with Forsett getting the majority.
Crockett Gillmore, TE10/24/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup tight end Crockett Gillmore is expected to start with Owen Daniels sidelined by a knee injury, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Gillmore has just three catches on the season for 29 yards, but is likely to get a couple of weeks as a starter. Fantasy owners would have to be willing to gamble big to start the untested rookie.
Owen Daniels, TE10/24/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped on Friday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Insight: The Ravens are likely to use Crockett Gillmore, though you may see more three-wide sets.
Eugene Monroe, OT10/24/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 8.
Insight: His return should help quarterback Joe Fkacco significantly as Jame Hurt yielded three sacks in the Colts game and racked up a number of holding penalties against the Falcons.
Owen Daniels, TE10/23/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has not practiced yet this week according to The Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he is fine, so the Ravens aren't concerned Daniels will miss Week 8. Daniels remains a sneaky start against the struggling Bengals defense.
Owen Daniels, TE10/19/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught a touchdown pass in Week 7 against the Falcons.
Insight: Daniels led the team with six receptions and nine targets on Sunday. It was Daniels' third touchdown of the season, and we expect him to continue to be involved in the passing game.
Torrey Smith, WR10/19/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith caught a late touchdown in a blowout victory to avoid another fantasy dud.
Insight: Smith finished with three catches, 81 yards and a touchdown for a solid fantasy day, but 39 of the yards and the score came with under three minutes left and Baltimore ahead by three scores. The Ravens threw the deep pass to Smith on fourth down because the team's long snapper was injured. Smith still has quite a bit of risk involved going forward.
Steve Smith Sr, WR10/19/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught three passes for 67 yards.
Insight: He was kind of the forgotten man in the Ravens receiving core in Week 7, but he still put up a decent total for fantasy purposes.
Justin Forsett, RB10/19/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett is still the leading rusher for the Ravens.
Insight: He had 23 carries for 95 yards, but Bernard Pierce vultured the one Baltimore rushing touchdown. Forsett is still the guy to owner and start out of the Ravens backfield.
Joe Flacco, QB10/19/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was disappointing for fantasy owners hoping for an encore after last week's five touchdown performance in the first half.
Insight: Flacco did throw a deep touchdown pass to Torrey Smith to help pad his stats. The former Fighting Blue Hen threw for 258 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Owen Daniels, TE10/19/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels is active for Week 7.
Insight: Daniels appeared on the practice report for non-injury reasons. Start him as you normally would.
Ray Rice, RB10/19/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: The final decision of whether running back Ray Rice will be reinstated this season will come in mid-November according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Insight: That means Rice could sign with another team and become fantasy relevant just in time for the fantasy playoff run. The running back continues to stress that he did not lie to Roger Goodell when interviewed about the elevator incident and should, at the maximum, be suspended for six games as a first-time offender. La Confora speculates the Colts and Patriots may be interested in Rice, but The Sports Network believes the Panthers are a great fit if their running back cannot get healthy.
Owen Daniels, TE10/13/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught two passes for 34 yards in Week 6 against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Owners could have picked up Daniels due to the favorable matchup against Tampa Bay, but Joe Flacco ate up the Buccaneers secondary so badly, he didn't need to look for his tight end much. Daniels will remain a low-end TE1 in a 12-team league based on matchups.
Torrey Smith, WR10/13/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith had four catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Finally, the other Smith did something in the Ravens offense. Smith had a season-high in catches and was three yards shy of a season-high in yards per game this season. Smith only had one touchdown catch in the first five games, so it was great to see him score twice as well. This, however, is likely an aberration as opposed to a trend setter. Joe Flacco is not going to pass for five touchdowns again.
Bernard Pierce, RB10/13/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce led the team in carries but rushed for only 2.1 yards per attempt.
Insight: This led to an abysmal 32 yards on 15 carries. Justin Forsett was much more productive with 111 yards on 14 rushes. Pierce is not worth owning in most fantasy formats.
Steve Smith Sr, WR10/12/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. continued his stellar play this season.
Insight: After a down game in Week 5, Smith was back at it, with five catches for 110 yards, and a touchdown. He has been one of the biggest, pleasant surprises in fantasy football, in 2014.
Justin Forsett, RB10/12/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett produced 111 yards on 14 carries Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He has seemingly taken over the job as Baltimore's lead back. Bernard Pierce did manage a touchdown in garbage time, but Forsett is the tailback for owners to hold on to, as of now.
Joe Flacco, QB10/12/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was extremely impressive in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Insight: He threw for five touchdowns in the first half, and finished the afternoon with 306 yards and a 146.0 passer rating. Owners who started Flacco, were handsomely rewarded.
Steve Smith Sr, WR10/5/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. understandably had a quiet day after the emotional game against Carolina in Week 4.
Insight: Smith caught five of seven targets, but nothing exiting came from it as Flacco shared the wealth evenly between Owen Daniels, Justin Forsett, Torrey and Steve Smith. All had at least seven targets
Bernard Pierce, RB10/5/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) was active, but missing in action.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett did all the work in the first half. Pierce saw the ball four times in the second half, but fantasy owners can now safely release Pierce.
Bernard Pierce, RB10/5/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) is active, but we don't like his fantasy upside.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett will see playing time as well and none of the trio of backs is fantasy worthy.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB9/28/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro carried the ball 15 times for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Bernard Pierce was supposed to start, but he did not touch the ball. Justin Forsett carried the load in the first half and then when the game was out of reach, the Ravens turmed to Taliaferro. It is hard to say because the Ravens backfield is very crowded, but Taliaferro looks to be the best Ravens back to own in fantasy going forward.
Steve Smith Sr, WR9/28/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught seven passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Smith was clearly pumped to play his old team and led the Ravens with 10 targets. He is probably the biggest sleeper of the draft so far. Continue to plug him into your starting lineup and if you haven't done that already, then what are you waiting for?
Bernard Pierce, RB9/28/2014 12:55:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" back into action in Week 4 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro displayed a lot of skill in Week 3, so the Ravens look to have the luxury to slowly move Pierce back into the lineup. Then throw in the fact that Justin Forsett will get carries as well. Pierce is starting but if possible, avoid this whole situation.
Lardarius Webb, CB/RS9/28/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is inactive against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: That means Jimmy Smith will likely shadow the Panthers rookie wide out Kelvin Benjamin. Although that is not the best matchup for Benjamin owners, if Cam Newton can find other holes in the Ravens secondary without Webb playing, perhaps the coverage on Benjamin will loosen up a bit.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/28/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is active against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Pierce is starting, but it will be a three-headed monster in the Baltimore backfield. Scat-back Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will cut into Pierce's touches. We believe Taliaferro is the best long-term player to own here, but none of them are exactly good starts in Week 4.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/26/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is expected to start on Sunday against the Panthers.
Insight: Gary Kubiak specifically said that all of his running backs, Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett, will play. This sounds like a true running back by committee as Pierce will start, rookie Taliaferro shined last week and Forsett has at least 12 touches per game through three weeks. For this week, we actually think Taliaferro is still the better play than Pierce as long as owners believe Kubiak that all three backs will play. Forsett will be the change-of-pace back.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/23/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) missed Week 3, but its a good sign that the team waived running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Insight: Pierce should still be the No. 1 guy, but Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro are right on his heels and could eat into his playing time.
Dennis Pitta, TE9/22/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent surgery on his dislocated right hip on Monday and is done for the season.
Insight: The Ravens will turn to Owen Daniels as their primary tight end. Pitta has now missed back-to-back years with right hip dislocations. Daniels has 10 catches for 70 yards in three games and caught two touchdowns against the Steelers in Week 2.
Steve Smith Sr, WR9/21/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. continues to be Joe Flacco's favorite target.
Insight: After a five-catch, 101 yard performance on Sunday, Smith now has 18 receptions for 290 yards and one touchdown, in 2014. Owners who took a gamble on Smith for their bench, are extremely happy, as long as he was inserted into the starting lineup.
Joe Flacco, QB9/21/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco managed the Ravens to a victory against the Browns on Sunday.
Insight: He was 19 for 31 with 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception, with an average of only 7.0 yards per completion. It is becoming evident that Flacco will not be a game-changing, fantasy quarterback. He is a QB2 moving forward.
Dennis Pitta, TE9/21/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was carted off Sunday with a right leg injury.
Insight: It was a non-contact injury, and obviously looks like Pitta's day is done. He had three catches for 12 yards, before leaving the game.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/21/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) is officially out today versus Cleveland.
Insight: Not a good sign for Pierce owners, as his inconsistent play was already an issue. Now, with potential injury problems, Pierce will be giving way to Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB9/21/2014 5:19:00 AM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro had a coming out party on Sunday against the Browns.
Insight: Although Justin Forsett started, Taliaferro saw the majority of reps. He tallied 91 yards on 18 rushes and a touchdown. Taliaferro is definitely worth a waiver, if he has not been picked up already. Forsett, to his credit, played well, rushing 11 times for 63 yards. However, he remains the third down back.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/20/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: It's not a good sign for Ravens running back Bernard Pierce fantasy owners that the team activated RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad.
Insight: Check back Sunday morning to see if he is active or inactive. Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro would likely share time if Bernard is a no-go. Toussaint is simply insurance.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/19/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was added to the injury report because of a thigh injury and was kimited in Friday's practice leaving doubt about his availability for Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Pierce will still likely get the majority of the carries against the Browns on Sunday as Justin Forsett looks to only be a change-of-pace back. Check back Sunday morning to see if he is active or inactive.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/18/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was added to the injury report because of a thigh injury.
Insight: Pierce will still likely get the majority of the carries against the Browns on Sunday as Justin Forsett looks to only be a change-of-pace back. Check back on Friday to see if Pierce practices. He is a borderline RB2.
Bernard Pierce, RB9/11/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the load Thursday night with 22 rushed for 96 yards and one reception for seven yards.
Insight: Many fantasy owners had jumped on the Justin Forsett bandwagon, but Pierce's active night will slow that parade to a halt. Forsett caught four balls for 16 yards and had eight carries for 56 yards. It appears the Ravens are still figuring out the backfield mix.
Asa Jackson, CB/RS9/11/2014 11:48:00 PM
Description: Ravens defensive back Asa Jackson left Thursday's game with the Steelers due to a concussion and did not return.
Insight: Baltimore was already without the inactive Lardarius Webb leaving them thin, but it didn't matter in this one.
Lardarius Webb, CB/RS9/11/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is inactive against the Steelers on Thursday night.
Insight: Webb is clearly the best cover cornerback on the Ravens roster. Jimmy Smith will likely get the daunting task of covering Antonio Brown with Asa Jackson or a backup safety matching up against Markus Wheaton.
Bernard Pierce, RBCold9/9/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Bernard Pierce would remain a big part of the offense.
Insight: Don't know if we should really buy this. In the same press conference, Harbaugh said Pierce was benched for fumbling and then denied that fact. Justin Forsett looks to be the Ravens go-to back at least this Thursday against Pittsburgh, but the long term starting job will be probably determined by the hot hand. As frustrating as Pierce has been the last season-plus, it would probably be the smart move to hold onto him at least one more week.
Ray Rice, RB9/8/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Ravens announced they are releasing running back Ray Rice.
Insight: In the wake of the TMZ elevator video, the public have been calling for Rice's head. Our guess, he never plays another down in the NFL. This could also have huge implications for Roger Goodell's tenure as commissioner. As for fantasy, Bernard Pierce is the starter in the Ravens backfield, but Justin Forsett took over the role after Pierce's fumbling issue in Week 1. We would like to see how Week 2 on Thursday goes, but based on Pierce's performances last season and in Week 1, we guess Forsett is the best option out of the Raven backfield.
Ray Rice, RB9/8/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Yahoo Sports Dan Wetzel reports on Twitter that the Ravens might release Ray Rice after TMZ released the video of him knocking out his then fiance and dragging her out of an elevator.
Insight: There does not seem to be much of an alternative at this point. There is a lot of blame to go around in this situation, but NFL players along with fans are calling for his head. Terrance Knighton of the Denver Broncos tweeted that he should be banned from the NFL. Rice is eligible to return in Week 3, but we will see if that actually happens.
Joe Flacco, QB9/7/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw the ball 62 times for 345 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: I got tired just watching him. He was also sacked three times. There is no way he survives the season if he passes the ball 992 times (62x16).
Bernard Pierce, RBCold9/7/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the ball just six times and was pulled after another fumble.
Insight: This was Pierce's chance to establish himself and he didn't do it. Now he'll share time with Justin Forsett until Ray Rice returns and then were taking a three-way committee.
Bernard Pierce, RB8/30/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday.
Insight: Pierce suffered the concussion seven days ago, so he should be ready for Week 1, where he will start in place of the suspended Ray Rice. Pierce rushed 11 times for 52 yards and caught a pass for three yards in preseason.
Bernard Pierce, RB8/25/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has officially been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
Insight: The concussion is minor and Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
Bernard Pierce, RB8/24/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game.
Insight: According to the Baltimore Sun, Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. He left Saturday's game with concussion symptoms but hasn't yet been officially diagnosed with a concussion. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
Joe Flacco, QB8/23/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 16-of-23 for 180 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.
Insight: Flacco led Baltimore to three first-half scoring drives and struck a wide open Steve Smith for a 30-yard touchdown. The quarterback is 29-of-45 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions this preseason. Flacco is a worthy QB2.
Bernard Pierce, RB8/23/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins with a possble concussion.
Insight: Not a good sign for Pierce, who was injury plagued last season. Baltimore is already missing Ray Rice the first two weeks of the season because of suspension and now it seems like at least a 50/50 chance Pierce will be out too. Week 1 is two weeks away and doctors must clear Pierce before he returns.
Lardarius Webb, CB/RS8/19/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb will not play in the two final preseason games due to his ongoing back issue.
Insight: Webb's tests revealed no structural damage, so we still expect him back for opening day, but there is a bit of concern. The Ravens open up against A.J. Green and the Bengals.
Ray Rice, RB8/18/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Ray Rice (shoulder) was back at practice Monday.
Insight: Rice's X-rays came back negative and he had told Brent Harris of Comcast Sportsnet that he's "fine." This is confirmation. Rice is suspended the first two games of the year, so even if he was injured, he would have plenty of time to recover.
Jimmy Smith, CB8/17/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith left saturday night's preseason game due to a chest injury, but X-rays were negative.
Insight: The starting right corner will probably take the next preseason game off to make sure he's fine for when the regular season begins.
Ray Rice, RB8/16/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Ray Rice went to the locker room to get his shoulder looked at during Saturday's preseason game.
Insight: Rice's X-rays came back negative and he told Brent Harris of Comcast Sportsnet that he's "fine." Rice is suspended the first two games of the year, which will give Bernard Pierce a chance to prove he deserves a larger role when Rice returns.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB8/8/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro was the fourth back off the bench, but looked good in extended second-half minutes.
Insight: Taliaferro rushed 13 times for 71 yards. Stuck behind Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett, he may not see much action in season one, but could be a long-term stash in dynasty leagues.
Lardarius Webb, CB/RS8/2/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb will miss at least the first two preseason games due to a back injury, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Webb's tests revealed no structural damage, so we still expect him back for opening day.
Will Hill, S7/25/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Suspended safety Will Hill has agreed to a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Hill is currently serving a six-game suspension due to a violation of the substance abuse policy so won't be eligible until Week 7.
Aaron Ross, CB7/24/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Ravens defensive back Aaron Ross ripped up his Achilles tendon during the team's conditioning test and is expected to miss the season.
Insight: He already had missed most of 2013 with a back injury and now this. He could be at the end of the line. Ross was likely only depth so this shouldn't change much on the Baltimore defense.
Bernard Pierce, RB7/24/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (offseason surgery on his rotator cuff) should be the team's starter for the first two games of the season.
Insight: Assuming he can stay healthy, Pierce will get a chance to be the lead ballcarrier and prove he deserves a larger role even when Rice returns from his two-game suspension.
Ray Rice, RB7/24/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the season.
Insight: The suspension is actually a little shorter than expected. Still, it means backup Bernard Pierce will be fantasy worthy for the first two games of the season and if he plays well who knows what could happen down the road.
Bernard Pierce, RB7/22/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has been medically cleared. He underwent offseason surgery on his rotator cuff.
Insight: Ray Rice is expected to be suspended for multiple games at the start of the season, so Pierce will get a chance to be the lead ballcarrier and prove he deserves a larger role when Rice returns. The Ravens had a league-worst 3.1 ypc average in 2013. They'll try to revive the running game under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Bernard Pierce, RB6/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Sun says Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (rotator cuff surgery) is the favorite to be the opening day starter.
Insight: The Ravens' running game is a mess. Pierce is coming off shoulder surgery, Ray Rice is expected to receive a multi-game suspension and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro is dealing with legal issues of his own. Justin Forsett is also in the mix.
Ray Rice, RB5/23/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Ravens are preparing to be without running back Ray Rice for at least the first three games of the season. Rice is probably facing a suspension for his offseason assault arrest.
Insight: Rice held a press conference Friday to apologize for his behavior. The suspension knocks Rice down a peg while lifting Bernard Pierce's value.
Ray Rice, RB5/22/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Chris Mortenson expects Baltimore running back Ray Rice to face some sort of suspension for his arrest earlier this offseason.
Insight: This further clouds what was already a puzzling fantasy situation. If anything, the looming suspension helps Bernard Pierce's value heading into the season. Of course, that's assuming Pierce is fully recovered from offseason rotator cuff surgery.
Ray Rice, RB5/21/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Ray Rice has agreed to participate in a pretrial-intervention program. As long as he completes the program, Rice will not have to face trial for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this offseason. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: The arrest still goes on Rice's permanent record but without the conviction. Rice is coming off a dismal season (3.1 yards per carry) and it's possible he could also be facing a suspension. Once a consensus first-rounder, Rice's fantasy stock has never been lower.
Ray Rice, RB5/1/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Baltimore halfback Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to third-degree aggravated assault charges on Thursday. SOURCE: Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Insight: It doesn't appear Rice will face jail time, though it's still possible the league could suspend him. The charges stem from an incident in Atlantic City this past February.
Owen Daniels, TE4/3/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: The Ravens signed former Texans tight end Owen Daniels to a one-year contract on Thursday. SOURCE: John McClain, Houston Chronicle
Insight: He was released by Houston about three weeks ago. Dennis Pitta's presence won't help Daniels as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season (252 receiving yards in five appearances).
Ray Rice, RB3/27/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted on one count of aggravated assault for allegedly assaulting his fiancee in February.
Insight: Rice was initially charged with simple assault but that has been dropped. The new charge carries a potential term of 3-5 years in prison.
Steve Smith, WR3/14/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Steve Smith is now a member of the Ravens. He signed a three-year, $11 million contract with Baltimore on Friday, one day after being released by the Panthers.
Insight: Smith had just 745 yards and four scores on 64 catches (11.6 ypc) in 15 games last season and enters a passing offense that isn't very prolific. He'll serve as the third option for QB Joe Flacco behind Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta.
Jacoby Jones, WR3/12/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: The Ravens are keeping receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones.
Insight: Jones signed a four-year deal to stay with Baltimore on Wednesday. His knack for the big play may intrigue some fantasy owners but with just 2,602 receiving yards spread out over seven seasons, Jones doesn't have a high ceiling. Save him for the end of your draft.
Dennis Pitta, TE3/1/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Dennis Pitta's new deal with Baltimore will pay him $32 million over the next five seasons. SOURCE: Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun
Insight: A dislocated hip limited Pitta to just four games last season. If Pitta can stay healthy, he should be a top-ten tight end in 2014.
Ray Rice, RB2/19/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Video has surfaced of Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his fiancee, who appears to be unconscious, out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. SOURCE: TMZ
Insight: Rice, who is now facing domestic violence charges, has been accused of hitting his fiancee and knocking her unconscious. The three-time Pro Bowler is due in court next Tuesday. It could be a while before this ugly situation is resolved.
Terrell Suggs, DE2/18/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: The Ravens have inked star defensive end Terrell Suggs to a five-year extension. SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Insight: The deal is worth $28.5 million. Suggs led the team with ten sacks in 2013. He'll be 36 when his next contract expires.
Ray Rice, RB2/16/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: According to the Baltimore Sun, Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend after an alleged physical altercation with a woman at a casino in Atlantic City.
Insight: Rice's attorney said that Rice was charged and released after an alleged "very minor physical altercation." The Ravens RB is coming off a miserable season in which he played through a hip injury and rushed for just 660 yards and four TDs in 15 games. He established career lows with 3.1 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per catch.
Bernard Pierce, RB1/29/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce had surgery to repair his rotator cuff Wednesday and will be sidelined 4-5 months.
Insight: The Ravens running game struggled across the board in 2013, and Pierce rushed for just 2.9 yards per carry and two touchdowns on 152 attempts.
Terrell Suggs, DE12/31/2013 2:45:00 PM
Description: Terrell Suggs may not be back with the Ravens next year. SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Insight: For him to come back, Suggs is probably going to have to take a pay cut. Suggs, who registered ten sacks this past season, may not be willing to do that. Obviously Suggs is going to have a huge market as a free agent if Baltimore ends up releasing him.
Ray Rice, RB12/29/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Despite being listed as questionable with a thigh injury, Baltimore halfback Ray Rice is active and starting in Week 17.
Insight: Rice has been a roll of the dice this season with just four touchdowns and 645 rushing yards in 14 games this season. He ran into brick walls the last time he faced the Bengals, finishing with just 30 yards on 18 carries. Rice figures to be a flex or low level RB2 in Week 17.
Torrey Smith, WR12/29/2013 11:49:00 AM
Description: Baltimore wideout Torrey Smith is active for the season finale against Cincinnati.
Insight: The talented third-year receiver hasn't scored since Week 13, but now would be a good time to break the scoreless streak. He has 62 receptions for 1,101 yards and four touchdowns this season but hasn't cracked the 100-yard mark since Week 5.
Arthur Jones, DE12/29/2013 11:49:00 AM
Description: Baltimore defensive end Arthur Jones won't be available for Week 17. SOURCE: Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
Insight: He's out with a concussion. Jones set a new career-high with 53 tackles this season. He also had four sacks. Rookie Brandon Williams will start in Jones' place.
Brandon Stokley, WR12/26/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Veteran wideout Brandon Stokley will retire after 15 NFL seasons. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: The Ravens put Stokley on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion in Week 14. He'll finish his career with 397 catches, 5,339 receiving yards and 39 touchdowns. He spent five seasons in Baltimore, four with Denver, four in Indianapolis and one each with the Giants and Seahawks.