Steve Smith - WRPosted 5/19/15 10:57pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith could see his snaps drop this season, because the team wants to keep him healthy during the season, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Smith, who turned 36 a week ago, led the Ravens with 79 catches for 1,065 yards and 6 TDs a year ago but tailed off in the second half of the season. The team spent its first two draft picks on WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams but don't be surprised if Smith again manages to lead the Ravens in receptions this coming season.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 5/17/15 12:16am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will likely begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Pitta has been participating in offseason workouts and is allowed to run and cut. He has also been running routes and catching patches during practice. Pitta added he is feeling good and is optimistic about playing in 2015.
Huddle Up: Difficult to count on Pitta for any fantasy assistance. The Ravens think the same way, having spent an early pick on Maxx Williams.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 5/15/15 2:08pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is already being lauded by QB Joe Flacco. 'He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well,' Flacco said. 'He looks like he has big, strong hands. He snatches the ball out of the air.'
Huddle Up: If the talented rookie can get a handle on the drops which dogged him at times during his college career, he should be just what Flacco and the Ravens needed in replacing Torrey Smith.
Maxx Williams - TEPosted 5/14/15 10:58pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams is expected to make an impact right away on third down and in the red zone, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
Huddle Up: It seems Newsome knows a thing or two about TE play as the Ravens have had a line of standouts at the position from Shannon Sharpe to Todd Heap to Dennis Pitta. It may take a year or two to acclimated to the next level, but don't be surprised if Williams is next on that list.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 5/5/15 4:20pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may have an unclear future in Baltimore if he is even able to play next season. TE Maxx Williams was selected in the second round and is primed to take over Pitta's role if necessary.
Huddle Up: Sadly, after being limited to seven games and 30 receptions over the last two seasons due to a pair of hip surgeries, the deck certainly is stacked against the 30-year-old Pitta, making Williams the top rookie fantasy TE option. Still, that's far from a guarantee of overall fantasy success as rookie TEs have notoriously struggled to make first-year fantasy impacts.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 5/5/15 4:34pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has a firm grip on the lead running back role after the Ravens waited until the fourth round to select RB Javorius Allen in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Forsett easily enjoyed the best season (1,266 rushing yards, 8 TDs) this past year in seven pro seasons and he projects as a solid RB2, but he'll also have his share of fantasy doubters this summer as he's rushed for a total of 1,692 yards in his other six seasons combined.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 5/1/15 1:02am ET
Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman was selected 26th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Perriman will have a chance to start right away with the Ravens' WR corps depleted after the offseason departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Perriman has a strong size/speed combo but has struggled with drops. Overall, though, a solid addition for Joe Flacco and Co.
Maxx Williams - TEPosted 5/1/15 10:47pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens selected University of Minnesota TE Maxx Williams in Round 2 (No. 55 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Williams was the highest-ranked TE prospect in the draft, and he fell perfectly to the Ravens late in the second round. With Dennis Pitta's future uncertain after a pair of hip surgeries, 2014 third-round pick Crockett Gillmore was listed atop the team's TE depth chart, but the athletic Williams -- who's been compared favorably to ex-Raven Todd Heap -- fills a key need for Joe Flacco and Co.
Justin Tucker - PKPosted 4/26/15 1:37pm ET
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker could be an option for the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the tag deadline.
Huddle Up: Tucker, who has finished in the league's top 10 in points scored and field goals made in all three of his seasons in Baltimore, is certainly as tag-worthy as any player at his position.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 4/26/15 1:49pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he does not think the team needs to draft a wide receiver despite losing WR Torrey Smith to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.
Huddle Up: Currently listed atop the Ravens' WR depth chart are soon-to-be 36-year-old Steve Smith and undrafted third-year wideout Marlon Brown with Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Aldrick Robinson serving in reserve so expect the franchise to do what Flacco was too polite to mention and draft a WR or two -- likely using one of their top picks in the process.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 4/20/15 10:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is participating in the team's voluntary conditioning program that started Monday, April 20. Pitta's career remains in doubt after fracturing his right hip twice in the past two seasons and the Ravens don't expect to know his availability for the 2015 season until the summer.
Huddle Up: Even if he returns to full health for the start of the 2015 season Pitta won't have nearly the fantasy value with Gary Kubiak's tight end-friendly offense relocating to Denver in the offseason.
Kamar Aiken - WRPosted 4/9/15 1:38pm ET
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says WRs Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro are players who will have a chance to grow into bigger roles in the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Aiken and Campanaro combined for 31 catches, 379 yards and four TDs last season and currently are penciled in as the backup WRs behind Steve Smith and Marlon Brown. Still, definitely don't expect the depth chart to stand pat with plenty of WR talent available in the draft and the remaining free-agent pool.
Crockett Gillmore - TEPosted 4/7/15 8:07pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore was solid in his rookie season as a No. 2 tight end most of the year, and team owner Steve Bisciotti feels Gillmore could take a big step forward. 'When you have a guy like a Jason Witten who loves to block - doesn't just do it because he's being made to do it - and can get off the line of scrimmage, that can be a great weapon. I really would expect 30-40 balls to Crockett this year,' Bisciotti said.
Huddle Up: The Ravens' 2014 third-round pick had 10 receptions for 121 yards and a TD this past season, and will certainly be in line to quadruple those numbers -- especially if Dennis Pitta has trouble making it back from his hip issues over the last two seasons
C.J. Mosley - LBPosted 4/3/15 9:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley underwent surgery on his wrist this offseason, according to sources. Mosley should be able to participate in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Just another one of the NFL's under-the-radar offseason procedures, but it doesn't sound as if it was too serious for 2014's 17th overall pick who led all rookies and finished seventh among all players with 133 total tackles.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 4/2/15 12:41pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is trying to work his way back from a second hip dislocation. 'I'm praying that Dennis comes back and he's healthy enough and they come to a solution and he feels comfortable,' team owner Steve Bisciotti said this week.
Huddle Up: With Owen Daniels having departed for Denver and 2014 third-round pick Crockett Gillmore currently topping the depth chart, the Ravens could certainly use Pitta, but it remains to be seen if the TE will be able to battle back from his major hip issues. We'll know a little more if the Ravens use a high draft pick on a TE.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 3/19/15 12:26am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was released Wednesday, March 18. Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday.
Huddle Up: That didn't take long.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 3/18/15 1:28pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence early Wednesday, March 18, according to Baltimore County police.
Huddle Up: That's all the Ravens need, a running back with off-the-field issues. With Justin Forsett re-signed, Lorenzo Taliaferro as a complement and the draft flush with running back help, don't be surprised if Pierce follows the route of the last two Ravens who got DUI's--right out of town.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 3/12/15 7:53pm ET
Free-agent RB Justin Forsett (Ravens) re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a three-year deal Thursday, March 12. according to a source. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: With the trade of Haloti Ngata and the free-agent departure of Torrey Smith, the Ravens were able to retain Forsett, who hit career highs across the board last season with 1,266 yards and eight TDs on 235 rushes. There's a new OC in town, though, with Marc Trestman replacing Gary Kubiak and his RB-friendly zone-blocking scheme, so Forsett might struggle to duplicate his 2014 success.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the team Tuesday, March 10, was asked by QB Peyton Manning to attend his Duke passing camp later this month. Daniels brings with him to Denver a reputation as a precise route runner, and he admitted that this offseason will include 'more studying' as head coach Gary Kubiak incorporates new language into Denver's offense.
Huddle Up: Daniels is 32 and prone to injury, but he's also the prototypical tight end in a Gary Kubiak offense. And tight ends in Gary Kubiak offenses--as well as tight ends in Peyton Manning offenses--tend to put up fantasy points.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/10/15 6:51pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Owen Daniels reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, March 10, according to sources. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old Daniels, who has followed coach Gary Kubiak from Houston to Baltimore and now to the Mile High City, has landed in a good spot as he'll be the primary receiving replacement for the departed Julius Thomas in the Broncos' TE-friendly offense. Daniels paced Ravens' TEs with 48 catches for 527 yards and four scores this past season and should certainly be expected to eclipse those figures with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball this coming campaign.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 3/9/15 12:31am ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith has announced on his website Sunday, March 8, that he will not return to the team in 2015.
Huddle Up: The speedy Smith was a strong fit with Joe Flacco's big-time arm in Baltimore, but even though he had a career-high 11 scoring receptions last season, his targets (92), receptions (49) and yards (767) all were career lows. It's unknown where Smith might land -- Oakland and its oodles of cap space is a possibility -- but it does leave a big gap in the Ravens' WR corps which is currently headed up by the soon-to-be 36-year-old Steve Smith Sr.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 3/9/15 12:14pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith is likely to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. One source said it was 'all but done.' Smith returning to the Ravens was unlikely for a number of weeks because he would have had to leave several million on the table.
Huddle Up: Smith gives Colin Kaepernick another downfield target as he reunites with former Baltimore teammate Anquan Boldin. The signing of Smith also all but guarantees that free agent Michael Crabtree won't be returning to the 49ers.
Jacoby Jones - WRPosted 3/6/15 4:27pm ET
Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Ravens) signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers Friday, March 6, per a league source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Jones doesn't figure make much an impact at WR after catching a six-year low nine passes for 131 yards last season in Baltimore, but he will immediately boost the Bolts' special teams as one of two players last season to finish among the league's top-10 kickoff and punt returners.
Jacoby Jones - WRPosted 2/26/15 1:54am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones was released Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Jones was a quality return man and occasional passing game contributor for the Ravens, who may have some serious revamping to do at the wide receiver position this offseason--especially if Torrey Smith joins Jones as an ex-Raven.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/25/15 12:41am ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
Huddle Up: Forsett had a breakout season last year in Gary Kubiak's Baltimore offense, and it sounds like the Ravens feel he'd fit in as well with new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. There are plenty of RB options in free agency and the draft so see if Forsett sticks around.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 2/25/15 10:49am ET
Free-agent TE Owen Daniels (Ravens) has expressed interest in returning to the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Daniels wouldn't be nearly the fantasy factor he was in Baltimore last year, given that tight end-friendly coordinator Gary Kubiak now coaches the Broncos. That said, if Torrey Smith leaves via free agency Marc Trestman could use Daniels in a Martellus Bennett-type role as essentially a second wide receiver, though Daniels' skill set isn't exactly the same as Bennett's.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 2/24/15 5:40pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith might command too much money on the open market for the Ravens to re-sign him, and general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team won't break the bank to keep him around.
Huddle Up: The Ravens are wary, with the owner mentioning the big $ Mike Wallace received to sign with the Dolphins two years ago. Working in the Ravens' favor is that Smith hit career lows with 49 catches and 767 yards last season but did have a career-high 11 receiving TDs.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is of high interest to the Atlanta Falcons if he reaches free agency.
Huddle Up: With Kyle Shanahan now calling the plays in Atlanta the running game will shift to a zone blocking scheme, the same scheme Forsett excelled in for Gary Kubiak in Baltimore last season. Makes sense Shanahan and the Falcons would be in play for the free agent Forsett.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/12/15 1:34pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said Wednesday, Feb. 11, that he would 'love to stay in Baltimore.' However, he might be one of the top free agents on the market in the spring.
Huddle Up: Forsett will turn 30 in October and this might be his one and only opportunity to secure a decent contract coming off his career year (1,529 yards from scrimmage, 8 TDs) in 2014.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 2/5/15 4:03pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is a question mark entering the 2015 season, and head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal about Pitta's status a couple of weeks ago. The team will likely address the situation in the offseason because TE Crockett Gillmore is the only other tight end under contract.
Huddle Up: A 2015 return from Pitta would certainly be headline worthy, but it's certainly not anything the Ravens can bank on given that he's played a total of seven games over the last two seasons and is coming off major surgery.
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