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.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 9/8/14 3:24pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice has been released.
Huddle Up: Rice was released after a video surfaced of him knocking out his girlfriend this summer. The Ravens will move forward with Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett as their top two backs. Pierce was benched last week after fumbling early. Forsett finished with 84 total yards and a score against the Bengals. Early reports suggest Forsett could get the start Thursday night against Pittsburgh but it's likely to be a committee approach going forward.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 9/3/14 3:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce has passed all aspects of the NFL concussion testing protocol and has practiced all week.
Huddle Up: Looks and sounds like Pierce is in line to start and get the most of the work Sunday against Cincy so plug him in as a RB2 or 3 if you need him.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 9/2/14 3:43pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels admitted that he was dealing with a hamstring issue during the last couple weeks of training camp.
Huddle Up: If Daniels is gimpy, that only makes Dennis Pitta a stronger TE1 option this Sunday against the Bengals.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 8/25/14 10:14pm ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is dealing with a mild concussion, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Pierce was hurt in the first quarter of the team's preseason game against the Washington Redskins and did not practice Monday, Aug. 25. Pierce said via his Twitter account that he is feeling fine.
Huddle Up: Time is at least on Pierce's side as has an extra week to get ready for the games that matter, and the Ravens will need him given Ray Rice's season-opening 2-game suspension.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 8/23/14 8:50pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (head) left the third preseason game early and is going through the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Pierce will now have two weeks to get cleared for the opener against Pittsburgh. If Pierce can't go against the Steelers, Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro would split the touches with Ray Rice suspended.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 8/21/14 3:41pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (leg) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Dennis Pitta's value inches up with each day Daniels misses.
Lardarius Webb - CBPosted 8/21/14 3:54pm ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CBs Jimmy Smith (chest), Lardarius Webb (back) and CB Asa Jackson (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game. All three players are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: These are essentially the Ravens' top 3 CBs, so monitor the situation as we get closer to the Week 1 matchup with A.J. Green and the Bengals.
Lardarius Webb - CBPosted 8/18/14 11:16pm ET
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) will not play in the team's final two preseason games, according to head coach John Harbaugh on Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: The Ravens certainly want to avoid a repeat of 2012 when their top CB missed all but 6 games and will try to get him rested and ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against Cincy.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 8/16/14 9:15pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's (shoulder) X-rays on his shoulder came back negative.
Huddle Up: Rice will likely be day-to-day and his availability for the Ravens' third preseason game will be known more early in the week. Rice is currently being overvalued with an ADP of Round 5. Bernard Pierce is a much better option for fantasy owners this year with an ADP of Round 8.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 8/14/14 6:56pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice is expected to work with the first-team offense during the second preseason game but likely will start losing snaps to RBs Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro since he will sit out the first two games of the regular season. Pierce and Taliaferro have received more work with the starting offense during practice, and Pierce is expected to start the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Pierce has much added fantasy value this summer, not only because he's in line to start the first two games of the season, but he's also the insurance policy in case the Rice of 2013 shows up after his return in Week 3.
Kapron Lewis-Moore - DEPosted 8/10/14 4:10pm ET
Baltimore Ravens DL Kapron Lewis-Moore sustained a left Achilles' tear during practice Sunday, Aug. 10, and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the Ravens and the 2013 6th-round pick who was listed as Chis Canty's backup at DE.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 8/8/14 4:20pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice showed nice acceleration and decisiveness on his runs during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Aug. 7. 'I do feel different,' he said of his slimmer frame. 'I guess it's safe to say I feel like back when I was a rookie. That's the weight I'm continuing to try to play at. Obviously, when I went through when I added a little bit of extra weight, you can't make the cuts like you want to do.' Rice ran for 17 yards on three carries on the team's first drive.
Huddle Up: With his season-opening 2-game suspension and coming off his disastrous 2013 campaign, Rice has fallen down the ADP ranks as the 24th RB currently coming off the board, but the former fantasy stud isn't that far removed from his glory days and could provide a strong ROI if you can still snag him in the middle rounds of your draft.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 8/7/14 10:18pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce has been the best running back in training camp, in the opinion of Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Pierce has had the best transition to Kubiak's stretch, zone blocking runs.
Huddle Up: Between the veteran Pierce, who ran for a TD in Thursday night's preseason opener, and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, who led the Ravens in rushing in the contest, Baltimore are well prepared to weather Ray Rice's season-opening 2-game suspension.
Lardarius Webb - CBPosted 8/2/14 6:33pm ET
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) will not play in the first two preseason games and is questionable to play in the third preseason game, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'He's just got some things going on in there that aren't long-term things,' Harbaugh said. 'I'm not going to get into giving you the exact diagnosis. This early part of camp, I just don't want to put him through this. He had sports hernia surgery also. There's some scar tissue in there. I just would rather keep him out of this first part of training camp.'
Huddle Up: Webb has been out since the second day of camp with back spasms. The corner is a major piece of the Ravens defense, so the team will be extra cautious with him. At this point Webb is expected to be in the lineup for Week 1 but this is certainly an injury worth monitoring throughout training camp.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 7/28/14 10:50am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Ray Rice should thank his lucky stars the NFL is more concerned about performance enhancing drugs and DUIs than domestic violence. Bernard Pierce will get the bulk of the carries while Rice sits, and if Rice doesn't perform significantly better than he did last year he may return to a jobshare rather than the feature back workload he's been used to.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 7/27/14 2:28pm ET
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce left practice Saturday, July 26, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Repeating, it's an illness, not any sort of injury, for the RB who for now is slated to be the Ravens' starter the first 2 weeks of the season.
Ray Rice - RBPosted 7/24/14 12:13pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the season following his well-publicized, off-season arrest on assault charges involving his fiancée, according to sources Thursday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Given the seriousness of the the charges here -- accompanied by a disturbing video -- and the more stringent punishments handed out recently for pot use and the like, the league's surprising leniency is being met with some harsh criticism on airwaves and social-media circles this morning. Regardless, the Ravens and Rice's fantasy owners are getting off easy as the RB will only miss 2 starts as he tries to rebound from his deeply disappointing 2013 showing.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 7/22/14 6:56pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he has been fully cleared following his rotator-cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.
Huddle Up: Good news for the Ravens as Pierce had best be ready with starter Ray Rice likely to start the season on suspension.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 7/22/14 6:56pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.
Huddle Up: Flacco hit career highs for passing attempts (614) and yards (3,912) last season but had the second-lowest single-season TD pass total (19) of his career while tossing a career-high 22 picks to finish as a low-end QB2. Flacco's numbers are bound to improve, but not enough to escape QB2 territory.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 7/9/14 9:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta has been in constant motion in formations during the offseason practices. He's expected to line up in tight end alignments, split out wide and in the backfield.
Huddle Up: This sounds good for Pitta's fantasy value, but no need to push him up between Gronk and Graham just yet; after all, the Ravens still have Gary Kubiak favorite Owen Daniels and rookie Crockett Gilmore. He's solid with upside, but that puts him in a big pile of TEs on fantasy draft day.
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