Ray Rice | RB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 11/29/2013 12:06am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice carried 12 times for 32 yards and caught 6 passes for 38 yards Thursday, Nov. 28 in a 22-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Those fantasy owners hoping the holiday home game and a decent matchup against a shaky Pittsburgh run defense would bring a reprieve from Rice's struggles were left disappointed once again as the RB failed to eclipse 75 total yards for the 10th time in 12 games and couldn't find the end zone for the 6th time in 7 contests. Definitely look for other options in the fantasy postseason.
Posted: 11/11/2013 8:11pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said RB Ray Rice (hip) health has been a big factor in his disappointing season so far. Rice's longest run of the season is for 14 yards, and he's averaging just 1.62 yards per tote on 29 carries since he said he was healthy coming out of the Week 8 bye. Harbaugh also suggested he may ride the hot hand out of the backfield as the season progresses.
Huddle Up: Something obviously is amiss with Rice, whose high rushing game is 74 yards and only has had 3 TDs this season, and his fantasy owners have been forced to explore other options. No. 2 back Bernard Pierce had 10 touches to Rice's 24 in Week 10, but it sounds like those totals could be on the move.
Posted: 11/7/2013 1:08pm et
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said he hasn't lost a step this season and said he's healthy, despite having 97 carries for only 259 yards this year, good for an average of 2.7 yards per carry. The Ravens rank 29th in the league in rushing offense. 'If you watch the film, you'd understand that we've been playing pretty good fronts,' he said. 'We've got eight games left, and that's my focus now.' A hip flexor strain in Week 2 limited his explosiveness, but he said he's been feeling fine in recent weeks. RB Bernard Pierce has averaged only 2.7 yards per carry, too, as the offensive line has struggled to open running lanes all year.
Huddle Up: Rice has left fantasy owners in the lurch with his subpar season. Maybe he hasn't lost a step, but the hip injury combined with poor line play and improved defenses have conspired to relegate Rice to the bench in many fantasy leagues--and to the waiver wire in others.
Posted: 11/6/2013 12:55am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice proclaimed he was at full strength in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns, but he managed just 17 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Huddle Up: Rice has struggled all season, and things seem to be getting worse instead of better for the first-round fantasy pick. In the Ravens' 3 contests since Rice gained 92 total yards and scored a pair of TDs Week 5 vs. the Dolphins, the RB has rushed for 96 yards on 40 carries and hasn't found the end zone. Up next are the Bengals who allow the 6th-fewest points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip), who was injured last month in a game with the Cleveland Browns, is no longer listed on the team's injury report after the Week 5 win against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: It looks like the angst might be over for Rice's fantasy owners as the RB recorded his first 100-yard total game and first multiple-TD contest in Miami.
Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team would like to get RB Ray Rice more involved in the passing game Week 5. Rice was used often in pass protection during the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the acquisition of Eugene Monroe to play left tackle will free up Rice for more receiving work. He was certainly under-used last week against Buffalo.
Posted: 9/27/2013 2:56pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) said he'll be a game-time decision in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but said it was 'a good sign' that he practiced all week. 'Barring no setbacks, there's a chance I could be out there on Sunday,' Rice said. 'I just have to go out there and warm up and see how it feels out there. I'll let the coaches make the decision for me.' Head coach John Harbaugh said Rice would either be listed as questionable or doubtful for the game.
Huddle Up: Rice has a great match-up against the Bills' banged up rush defense. However, even if Rice does play, expect Bernard Pierce to see a lot of touches this week as well. Rice owners should be prepared for him to miss another game, while Pierce is a flex option with Rice in the lineup and a strong RB2 if he doesn't play.
Posted: 9/25/2013 5:54pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) said he will participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, and expects to play Week 4.
Huddle Up: This dings Bernard Pierce's value, in case you were planning on starting him. But the Ravens could limit Rice, and Pierce has looked better than Rice thus far.
Posted: 9/23/2013 5:01pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said RB Ray Rice (hip) has a chance to play Week 4.
Huddle Up: This is good news for his fantasy owners, but don't celebrate just yet. Monitor his situation throughout the week.
Posted: 9/21/2013 1:16pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) may sit out the next two weeks to make sure his hip injury has time to heal. RB Bernard Pierce is expected to start while Rice is out of the lineup.
Huddle Up: Pierce is a borderline RB1 while Rice is out. He has a tough match-up this week against the Texans but Pierce should easily rack up 20 touches. Get Pierce in your lineup while Rice is recovering from his hip injury.
Posted: 9/20/2013 4:54pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 3 game against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Despite being held out of practice all week, Rice was listed as questionable, but that changed Friday when he was officially downgraded to doubtful. Coach John Harbaugh says Rice will be a game-time decision, but signs point toward Bernard Pierce getting his first career start.
Posted: 9/19/2013 4:44pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: No real revelations here as coach John Harbaugh has indicated that Rice could -- and likely will -- sit out practice all week and still have a good shot at playing in Week 3. Backup Bernard Pierce, however, still figures to get plenty of touches whether Rice plays or not.
Posted: 9/18/2013 4:21pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It's going to be hard to trust Ray Rice this week, especially if he keeps missing practice. Keep an eye on him, but have your alternatives at the ready.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said RB Ray Rice (hip) is considered day-to-day at this point. The team may hold Rice out of practice this week if he needs to rest.
Huddle Up: This is infinitely better news than what many feared when he went down with an injury on Sunday. Breathe a sigh of relief.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:27pm et
Updating an earlier report, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) has a strained hip flexor. No MRI is scheduled.
Huddle Up: The injury looked much worse when it first happened. Hopefully the hip flexor isn't too serious, but it looks like Rice and his fantasy owners dodged the dreaded torn ACL.
Posted: 9/6/2013 2:08pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice gained only 36 yards on 12 carries during his team's 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Going beyond his basic rushing numbers, Rice was more involved than it appears, scoring on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and leading the team with 8 receptions, albeit for only 35 yards. Bottom line: He was below par in standard -scoring leagues, particularly for a consensus first-round pick, but still scored in double digits. In PPR leagues, his 8 grabs saved the night.
Posted: 8/5/2013 9:15pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said RB Ray Rice (ankle) turned his ankle during practice Monday, Aug. 5, but the injury is not considered serious.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on the RB, but In light of the team's other injury issues, this sounds very minor indeed.
Posted: 5/14/2013 1:19pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice wants to become a bigger receiving threat out of the backfield in 2013. 'Now that guys know that I'm a threat out of the backfield, I got to use my hands a little more,' Rice said. 'I get pushed a lot coming out of the backfield, and that's a sign of respect, but if I can get my hands and get out on pass routes and continue to get open for Joe Flacco.'
Huddle Up: With 2012 team receptions leader Anquan Boldin having moved on to San Fran, Rice and the TE duo of Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson should definitely see an uptick in targets. Rice did finish second on the team -- and second among NFL RBs -- with 61 catches for 478 yards in 2012, but his reception total was the second-lowest of his 5-year NFL career.
Posted: 2/5/2013 1:25pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice has six career postseason fumbles. He's lost five of them -- two more than any other active player.
Huddle Up: Not all is roses and confetti -- even when you win a Super Bowl. Rice's third-quarter Super Bowl fumble helped fuel the Niners' near-winning comeback and was one of 3 lost fumbles overall by the RB this postseason. Oddly, Rice only has one more regular-season fumble (7) than postseason (6), but the bad timing of the miscues still has to concern the Ravens.
Posted: 12/14/2012 3:58pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: It looks like that hip issue was not an issue after all for Rice. He does not have the best matchup against the Broncos this week, but you must start him.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:26pm et
Heading into their Week 15 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, the Denver Broncos believe they will receive a heavy dose of RB Ray Rice, particularly after the team made a change at the offensive coordinator position. 'Oh definitely I think they're going to look to use Ray Rice more,' SS Jim Leonhard said. 'He's a difficult matchup because of all the things he can do.' Under former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Rice had four games with 13 or fewer carries.
Huddle Up: More Rice usually means more success for the Ravens, and the stats back that up this season. In the 3 games where Rice has inexplicably had 15 or fewer touches, the Ravens are 1-2. In the 5 games where he's had 25 or more, Baltimore is 5-0.