Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/22/15 10:39pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will have his fourth difference offensive coordinator in as many years in offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. However, head coach John Harbaugh is confident Flacco will get along with Trestman after the quarterback was involved in the decision to hire Trestman in the first place. "I think personality-wise, they're going to hit it off really well. They've both very smart, they're both very detailed and they're both very direct in their communication,' Harbaugh said.
Huddle Up: Flacco had a career season with 3,986 yards and 27 TD passes last year under OC Gary Kubiak, and he should be just fine under the aerial-oriented Trestman.
Marc Trestman - OCPosted 1/20/15 4:37pm ET
Free-agent head coach Marc Trestman (Bears) was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as the team's offensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 20. Trestman was previously the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Strong move by the Ravens who lost Gary Kubiak to the Broncos. Under Trestman, the Bears' offense to new heights over the last two seasons, although Jay Cutler's regression this past season was a negative. In nay case, Trestman will be tasked with continuing the Ravens' offensive turnaround initiated under Kubiak in 2014.
Gary Kubiak - OCPosted 1/18/15 11:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will take the Denver Broncos head coaching position, as expected, multiple outlets are reporting Sunday, Jan. 18.
Huddle Up: It was likely one of the few -- if not the only -- HC job(s) Kubiak would've left his comfortable OC gig with the Ravens for, and now the question becomes how this hire will affect Peyton Manning's looming decision. Another former Bronco and long-time Kubiak assistant, Ravens' QB coach Rick Dennison, is expected to be the Broncos' new offensive coordinator. In any case, it should be an immediate boon for C.J. Anderson and the Broncos' ground game with the zone-blocking scheme returning to the Mile High City.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 1/15/15 2:51pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Owen Daniels said he would like to re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason and believes he can play a few more seasons in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Daniels, who will turn 33 this November, caught 48 passes for 527 yards and 4 TDs this past season and finished as a TE2. That also figures to be his ceiling next season if he re-signs with Dennis Pitta possibly coming back from myriad hip issues and second-year TE Crockett Gillmore likely to see his role increase.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 1/13/15 11:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will visit a couple specialists this week regarding his dislocated hip. Pitta says he's cautiously optimistic. Head coach John Harbaugh has already expressed that Pitta is expected to make a full recovery and play again next season.
Huddle Up: The recurring hip issues have limited Pitta to seven total games over the last two seasons, and it will quite a comeback if he suits up in purple in 2015.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 1/12/15 5:58pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said he would like to sign a multi-year deal if he returns to the Ravens this offseason.
Huddle Up: Forsett has played for four different franchises but only Baltimore truly gave him a shot at being a feature back. Given his age and the market for running backs he's probably looking at a three-year deal, but he should garner a payday significantly higher than the $750K he played for this year. With Gary Kubiak returning to Baltimore, don't be surprised if the Ravens find a way to bring Forsett back as well.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 1/11/15 10:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith plans to play next season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: SSS enjoyed a quite a revival with 79 catches for 1,065 yards and six TDs this year, although his production slowed over the second half of the season. Still, Smith's veteran presence, edge and leadership by example are rare and the Ravens will be happy to have him back in the fold.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 1/9/15 5:31pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 9, and is listed as probable for Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: While the opposing TE will be the focus in Saturday matchup in New England, don't sleep on Daniels who was a key target for Joe Flacco in the wild-card win over the Steelers, catching four of his five targets for 70 yards.
Terrell Suggs - LBPosted 1/8/15 11:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury related) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 8. OT Eugene Monroe (ankle), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot, ankle) and LB Daryl Smith (non-injury related) participated fully.
Huddle Up: No worries -- just the usual Thursday rest day for the veteran Suggs, whose presence the Ravens will certainly need if they hope spring the upset Saturday in Foxborough.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 1/7/15 3:26pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is expected to line up against New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis for most of the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Smith might be physical enough to hold his own against Revis, but it's certainly not a matchup that suggests he'll be a dominant force for the Baltimore offense.
Haloti Ngata - DTPosted 1/2/15 3:42pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens activated DT Haloti Ngata from the Reserve/Suspended list Friday, Jan. 2. The team also placed LB Arthur Brown (thigh) on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: With the Ravens re-gaining the services of the run-stuffing DT, it's just another reason to expect an aerial barrage from the Steelers on Saturday night.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/1/15 4:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was sacked four times and hit 10 times Sunday, Nov. 2, during the 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. 'They do a good amount of things, and they try to put pressure on the quarterback,' Flacco said.
Huddle Up: Flacco was less than prolific down the stretch with only 1 300-yard passing game in his last seven outings and needed a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes Sunday to get the Ravens into the playoffs. The Steelers, though, rank among the league's lower third in terms of the fewest points allowed to opposing fantasy QBs, and Flacco should have some opportunities to make plays if he gets decent protection.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/29/14 9:24am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett finished his breakout season with a 17-carry, 119-yard effort versus the Cleveland Browns in Week 17. He totaled 252 carries for 1,385 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground, plus 46 receptions.
Huddle Up: Forsett is slated to hit free agency this offseason, so his audition for the Ravens may turn into a money-making opportunity elsewhere. While he wore down late in the season, his effort in the finale and his final numbers speak for themselves.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/23/14 10:33am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) insists his ankle is fine, despite his decline in production the last two weeks. He has 68 yards in the last two games combined, and it's possible the 218 carries have caught up to him. He has carried the ball 100 times more than he has in any of his previous six seasons.
Huddle Up: This was the concern with Forsett, who has never had an extended run as a feature back in the NFL. It will certainly come into play when the Ravens make a decision about his contract after the season, and fantasy owners should keep it in mind when compiling their 2015 rankings as well. It's not what fantasy owners want to hear, but ultimately Forsett might be best served in a shared backfield with Bernard Pierce or Lorenzo Taliaferro, assuming he stays in Baltimore.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 12/15/14 9:12am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith became the 18th player in NFL history with 900 career catches in the Week 15 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Not too shabby for Smith, whom the Panthers thought was done when they kicked him to the curb this offseason. Like he said in his postgame interview, just ask his wife about his stamina.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/12/14 2:39pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) is participating in practice Friday, Dec. 12. Smith looks gimpy and uncomfortable running routes.
Huddle Up: Ravens coach John Harbaugh is holding out hope saying Smith will be a game-time decision, but most signs are pointing toward a second straight missed game for the wideout. Keep your Plan B in place until you hear otherwise.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/12/14 5:50pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Smith seems have made progress, but will still be a game-time decision Sunday. He was active in Week 14 but didn't play after experiencing swelling in his knee in pre-game warm-ups, but he should play if he's active this week.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/11/14 11:04pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Smith has missed two straight practices after sitting out Week 14, and his Sunday status is very much in doubt. Kamar Aiken, who broke out with a 6-65-1 performance last week, could be in line for more work.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - RBPosted 12/9/14 12:27am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro has foot and ankle sprains and is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on as the rookie received the most backup work spelling the less-than-100-percent Justin Forsett this past Sunday in Miami.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/8/14 8:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) has a sprained knee, according to head coach John Harbaugh. There was no further information on Smith's status or timetable.
Huddle Up: Smith was active Sunday, but experienced swelling in his knee during warmups and was held out. Smith owners will have to monitor practice reports this week.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/5/14 12:10am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) said his right knee has progressed with treatment and rest the past few days.
Huddle Up: Smith hasn't practiced the last two days so Friday will be big for the wideout who leads the Ravens with eight TD catches.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/5/14 6:43pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. Smith was optimistic about his chances of playing on Thursday.
Huddle Up: Smith's fantasy owners can keep riding the red-hot WR, who's caught a TD pass in five of his last seven games.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/5/14 6:43pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. Forsett was downplaying his knee injury as 'regular soreness' earlier this week.
Huddle Up: You're no doubt rolling with Forsett if he's active Sunday, but he could wind up seeing fewer touches than usual if the knee is still acting up.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/4/14 10:28am ET
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) will start and have his usual workload in Week 14 after suffering a minor knee injury last week.
Huddle Up: The Ravens will still use Bernard Pierce and/or Lorenzo Taliaferro to spell Forsett, but there's no question all the important touches will be going to Forsett as per usual.
Haloti Ngata - DEPosted 12/4/14 2:24pm ET
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata was suspended four games Thursday, Dec. 4, for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. DT Timmy Jernigan is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Huddle Up: A definite blow for Ngata's IDP owners and the Ravens' D which has been one of the stoutest against the run all season.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/4/14 7:12pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: That makes Friday a big day for fantasy's eighth-ranked RB. Stay tuned ...
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/3/14 4:05pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) is making progress with his knee injury, according to head coach John Harbaugh. The injury is not considered serious.
Huddle Up: At the moment, there's no reason to think Smith will miss any time, but see what the prognosis is later in the week after a team practice or three. Smith has caught 7 TD passes over the last 7 games.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/2/14 12:05am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) should be able to play in Week 14 even though he suffered a knee injury in Week 13, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said the injury is not serious and considers Smith day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Smith owners will need to monitor practice reports this week as their man has certainly been start worthy of late, catching 20 passes for 301 yards and four scores as Joe Flacco's No. 1 target over the the last four games.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 12/1/14 9:10am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) limped off in the Week 13 game against the San Diego Chargers favoring his right knee. He is expected to undergo further testing Monday, Dec. 1, to determine the severity of his injury.
Huddle Up: Losing Smith would be a blow to the Ravens as they battle for a playoff spot in the uber-competitive AFC North... but let's get the results of those further tests before hitting the panic button.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 11/25/14 1:13am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett ran for 182 yards and two scores in a 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Forsett easily hit a career high with his 182 yards and added 8 yards on two receptions for his best fantasy outing of the season -- one in which he'll likely go down as the waiver-wire find of the year.
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