Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 10/30/14 10:26am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may never be able to play football again after two surgeries on a fractured and dislocated hip in as many seasons.
Huddle Up: Too soon to rule out Pitta for good, but this latest injury is definitely a career-threatener.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/30/14 4:41pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: It's a downgrade for Daniels, who at least participated in individual drills Wednesday, and it's starting to look like the TE could miss a second straight game. Check back Friday, though, for a more definitive prognosis.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/29/14 2:38pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Daniels sat out Week 9 after undergoing a knee "clean-up" procedure last week so monitor his progress throughout the week.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 10/29/14 4:21pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (leg/ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Not a huge concern given this is only the first practice of the week, but it's definitely something to monitor over the coming days.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 10/27/14 9:21am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was a healthy inactive in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh explained Sunday, Oct. 27, that he felt others gave the team a better chance to win. 'We're just doing what we try to do as far as our personnel and getting guys up that we felt gave us the best chance to win the game,' Harbaugh said. 'We were jammed up. We did what we thought we had to do, and it worked out because our other backs stayed healthy.'
Huddle Up: Kudos to Harbaugh for finally figuring out--or at least finally admitting--what most of the rest of the football world already knew: Pierce is ordinary, and a thunder/lightning tandem of Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro is Baltimore's best bet. Going forward look for Forsett to be the lead dog in this committee and handle most of the passing game work while Taliaferro gets the bulk of the carries at the goal line.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/24/14 2:48pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee and will not play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time.
Huddle Up: It's a bit of a scramble for Daniels' owners trying to replace fantasy's 11th-ranked TE on short notice. Third-round pick Crockett Gillmore is in line to start for Baltimore, and he has only 3 receptions for 29 yards so far.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/23/14 2:57pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 days for the veteran TE, but see what happens Friday before making any concrete lineup decisions.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 10/23/14 6:50pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Just a day off for the Ravens' leading pass-catcher, who had a season-low 3 receptions in the Week 7 rout of the Falcons.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels was targeted by QB Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. 'He makes catches in traffic,' Flacco said. 'He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him.'
Huddle Up: No surprise that Daniels is standing out in a Gary Kubiak offense he's intimately familiar with. His role seems secure as one of the Ravens' top three pass catchers, and he'll see enough looks to be a fantasy factor the rest of the way.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/17/14 3:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Daniels' fantasy owners are hoping for a rebound game following his 2-34 showing last week in Tampa, but it's a tough matchup this week as the Falcons -- believe it or not -- allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing TEs.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 10/16/14 2:16pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has thrust himself into the lead running back role for the team. He is fourth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards and leads the league with 6.4 yards per carry. The team, however, still wants to use RB Bernard Pierce as an important part of their running game.
Huddle Up: Forsett is definitely the Ravens' back you want to own, with Pierce a distant second. Forsett (14) and Pierce (15) combined for 29 carries and a TD in last week's blowout of the Bucs, while rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro ran only twice.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/9/14 5:56pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 9, because he is receiving the day off.
Huddle Up: No worries for the Ravens' starter who has caught 9 of his 13 targets for 113 yards over his last 2 games.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 10/7/14 11:28am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith has just 11 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown in the first five games this season. Smith is in the final year of his rookie deal, and a new deal is not imminent, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Couldn't be that the Ravens are suppressing Smith's numbers to keep his price down, could it? Torrey has definitely taken a back seat to Steve Smith in the Baltimore offense--that five-game stat line could have been a big week for Smith in a previous version of this offense--and there's little indication things will turn around any time soon. On the bright side, Smith could be a buy-low candidate in dynasty leagues given that he won't have any desire to return to this iteration of the Baltimore offense once his contract expires.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 10/3/14 4:21pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 3, and is probable for Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Unlike Week 4, Pierce should be active AND play this week, making the Ravens' RB situation a three-dimensional fantasy quagmire Sunday with Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro also involved.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:17am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) was active in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, but he said Sunday, Sept. 28, that he did not play as a 'precaution.'
Huddle Up: Justin Forsett had a solid game and Lorenzo Taliaferro was serviceable in Pierce's absence. We'll see what the Ravens opt to do going forward, but Pierce was nothing special prior to his injury so there's no guarantee he returns to the starting gig.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:17am ET
Baltimore Ravens RBs Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro nearly split the carries in half in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) held out as a precaution. Forsett carried 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, while the rookie Taliaferro had 15 carries for 58 yards and a score. Forsett also added three grabs for 31 yards.
Huddle Up: With Pierce closer to health, the Baltimore backfield will be a muddled situation. Forsett should hang on to his pass-catching and change-of-pace duties; the real battle will be between Pierce and Taliaferro for primary and goal line carries.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/26/14 3:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Pierce will return after a 1-week absence, but a potential 3-RB quagmire awaits fantasy owners in Baltimore with Justin Forsett, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Pierce all vying for carries in the Baltimore backfield.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 9/25/14 10:31am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels is expected to carry the majority of the workload at the position. The team still plans to utilize the position as much as before, and TE Phillip Supernaw said Daniels is moving as well as he has seen him move.
Huddle Up: Daniels is intimately familiar with the role, having played for Gary Kubiak in this offense in Houston. So long as he's able to stay healthy Daniels will be a fantasy contributor--not to the extent Dennis Pitta was, but certainly worthy of weekly fantasy consideration.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/24/14 4:32pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (quadriceps) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. Pierce missed the team's Week 3 game because of the injury.
Huddle Up: This makes Pierce almost certain to return to action Sunday, but be prepared for a fantasy-unfriendly three-headed RBBC monster following rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro's breakout performance last week.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 9/23/14 7:14pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 23, officially ending the tight end's season.
Huddle Up: Rugged turn of events for Pitta, who went down on a non-contact play Sunday. Look for Owen Daniels, who was with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston, to assume most of the TE workload. Daniels had a big Week 2 with a pair of TD grabs but has only 5 receptions for 42 yards in the Ravens' other 2 contests.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 9/22/14 1:11am ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will have tests Monday, Sept. 22, to check for a possible fracture.
Huddle Up: Owen Daniels will be the Ravens starting tight end if Pitta misses time. Daniels is nothing more than a TE2 but he has more value in TD heavy leagues.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) also has a fracture in his right hip, according to a source. Pitta will likely undergo surgery for the dislocated and fractured hip.
Huddle Up: Pitta will miss the rest of the 2014 season. Owen Daniels is now the Ravens starting tight end. He's nothing more than a middling TE2, although his value increases in TD heavy leagues.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/19/14 9:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) practiced in full despite being listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. Pierce should play in the game.
Huddle Up: Pierce is expected to play but might not be 100 percent. He's nothing more than a flex play this week if he's in the lineup, especially with Justin Forsett around to steal touches if Pierce isn't at full health.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Flacco, who sat out Wednesday, looks good to go Sunday in Cleveland.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 9/17/14 3:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Flacco appeared to come out of last Thursday's win in good shape and practiced Tuesday, but he created a mini buzz as a Wednesday no-show for undisclosed reasons. A source, however, has told the Baltimore Sun it's "nothing serious." If Flacco is back in full Thursday, consider it a non-issue.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 9/17/14 3:56pm ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday Sept. 17, as he is dealing with a cold.
Huddle Up: Yeah, definitely nothing serious as reported earlier.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/12/14 12:10am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce had 22 carries for 96 yards in the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Pierce, benched for the second half in Week 1 after a second-quarter fumble, started Thursday night and finished with a game-high 23 touches for 103 total yards. That had to be a little disappointing for those who used a high waiver claim on Justin Forsett, who finished with 12 touches and 72 yards. This likely could be the Ravens' rotation going forward, though, with Pierce starting and Forsett spelling him as a change-of-pace back.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 9/12/14 10:22am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith was targeted 10 times in Week 2 and hauled in six catches for 71 yards. WR Torrey Smith had just three targets and caught one pass for 10 yards in the game.
Huddle Up: Through the first two games at least the Baltimore offense is running through Steve Smith and the tight end position. Feels like a good fantasy buy-low opportunity on Torrey Smith, but there's a definite risk that, as opposed to playing the Andre Johnson role in Gary Kubiak's Baltimore version of his Houston offense, this is how the Ravens passing game will break down the rest of the way.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Updating an ongoing story, free-agent RB Ray Rice's (Ravens) description of what happened in the domestic dispute to the Baltimore Ravens is consistent with the elevator video, according to sources. However, seeing the video stunned the team owner and prompted Rice's release.
Huddle Up: There's no question the video is shocking, and it's not surprising that seeing it prompted the owner to call for Rice's release. It hasn't helped that the league has mishandled the situation from the beginning.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 9/9/14 3:56pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RBs Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett will 'both play a lot' in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Sept. 11, and RB Lorenzo Taliaferro 'will be a big part of it, too,' according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Pierce is fine health-wise, but he was benched in Week 1 after fumbling. Forsett has the trust of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak after the two worked together with the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Forsett had 16 of the team's 22 RB touches in Week 1, but don't count out Pierce just yet. His fumble was the first of his career and he's never missed a game in two-plus NFL seasons.
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