Fantasy Football News & Views
Ravens | Joe Flacco talks up Michael Crabtree Fri May 25, 01:38 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree was called 'the guy' by QB Joe Flacco when the latter was asked about chemistry with his new receivers following an OTA session on Thursday, May 24.
|Footballguys view: The Ravens overhauled their WR corps this offseason, and Crabtree was the biggest 'get' for them at the position. He's a quarterback's best friend as Crabtree can run drag routes to get open and still has the ability to be dangerous after the catch. Expect Crabtree to be a security-blanket target for Flacco in 2018. His current ADP is WR26 (5.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Michael Crabtree player page
Ravens | RG III splitting backup reps Fri May 25, 10:24 AM
Baltimore Ravens QBs Robert Griffin III and Lamar Jackson split the second-team repetitions Thursday, May 24.
|Footballguys view: Griffin is trying to get his pro career back on track while the rookie Jackson is trying to show that he can develop as the team's QB of the future. Both have similar skill sets, but Jackson is much more athletic.|
Robert Griffin III player page
Ravens | Kamalei Correa still working at ILB Thu May 24, 03:39 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Kamalei Correa is still seeing time at inside linebacker because of the team's lack of players at the position, but head coach John Harbaugh said the team would like to use Correa at outside linebacker.Link to story
Kamalei Correa player page
Ravens | John Brown not at workouts Thu May 24, 03:35 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown (personal) was not present for organized team activities Thursday, May 24, because of a personal issue.
|Footballguys view: Since 2015 when Brown top thousand yards this production has declined every year. We're not seeing an uptick in his future right now, so he looks like he's going to be no more than a bye week wide receiver with almost no upside.|
John Brown player page
Ravens | C.J. Mosley misses practice Thu May 24, 03:28 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (ankle) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 24, because he suffered an ankle injury earlier in the week.Link to story
C.J. Mosley player page
Ravens | Joe Flacco focused on the present Thu May 24, 02:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was relatively mum regarding his opinion of the Ravens selecting QB Lamar Jackson with their first pick. 'When you draft anyone in the first round, there is always a plan,' Flacco said. 'What that plan is? I don't know. I'm worried about right now.'
|Footballguys view: Reports indicated Flacco did not initially return the calls/texts of Jackson after he was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Jackson could be the quarterback of the future for the Ravens, but it might take some time for him to develop his raw skill set. In the meantime, the team is still in Flacco's hands.|
Joe Flacco player page
Ravens | Marshal Yanda expected to skip OTAs Mon May 21, 12:51 PM
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (leg) likely will not participate in organized team activities but has been working out at the team's facility this offseason. He should be ready for the start of the regular season.Link to story
Ravens | Brent Urban still recovering Mon May 21, 12:47 PM
Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (foot) is still recovering from the foot injury he suffered last season but should be back on the field for training camp at the latest.
|Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick for the Ravens in 2014, Urban signed a one-year contract with the team earlier this offseason. The Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2017 limited him to only three games (all starts). We'll see what kind of participation level he can have during training camp in August.|
Brent Urban player page
Ravens | Kenneth Dixon participating Mon May 21, 12:40 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) has been participating in offseason workouts and should be ready for organized team activities.
|Footballguys view: Dixon is coming back from a torn meniscus that cost him the entire 2017 season. He'll compete for a spot on the depth chart behind lead back Alex Collins.|
Kenneth Dixon player page
Ravens | Baltimore committed to Alex Collins? Thu May 17, 09:59 PM
The Baltimore Ravens' decision not to select a running back in the 2018 NFL Draft is a sign that they are comfortable with RB Alex Collins as their starter, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.Link to story
Alex Collins player page
Ravens | Terrell Suggs not considering retirement Wed May 16, 09:51 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs said he plans to play beyond the 2018 season and believes he will continue to play for the Ravens during that time.
|Footballguys view: A first-round pick all the way back in 2003, Suggs is still capable of playing at a high level. He's set to make $4 million in 2018, the last year of his current contract.|
Terrell Suggs player page
Ravens | Orlando Brown contract update Wed May 16, 09:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr.'s four-year contract is worth $3.491 million.Link to story
Ravens | Mark Andrews agrees on rookie deal Wed May 16, 08:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews signed his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday, May 16.
|Footballguys view: Andrews was one of our favorite TEs from this class, and he's your classic 'F' threat who can attack the seam with speed. We'd feel better about his fantasy prospects if the Ravens hadn't also added tight end Hayden Hurst (South Carolina) in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.|
Ravens | Two Ravens rookies signed Wed May 16, 04:10 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews and OT Orlando Brown Jr. signed their four-year rookie deals Wednesday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Andrews is the player to highlight here for fantasy owners. At 6'5" 256 pounds, Andrews can create mismatches with his athleticism down the seam. He's not much of a blocker and needs work on his technique, but Andrews has good hands and should become a favorite target of his quarterback. We'd be more excited about his pro prospects if the Ravens hadn't also selected Hayden Hurst (South Carolina tight end) in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.|
Ravens | Breshad Perriman, Maxx Williams on notice Tue May 15, 12:14 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams are among those who are expected to be on the roster bubble this summer, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
|Footballguys view: This isn't really news as everyone following the Ravens should have been expecting this. Perriman is on notice as he's been injured for most of his pro career. A first-round pick (UCF) in 2015, Perriman has only 43 receptions during his time in the NFL. Williams, a second-round pick (Minnesota) in 2015, has been banged up too and only snared 47 passes so far as a pro. The Ravens added two quality tight ends (Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews) in the 2018 NFL draft so Williams days may be numbered in Baltimore.|
Maxx Williams player page
Breshad Perriman player page
Ravens | Tavon Young ready for OTAs Tue May 15, 12:11 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Tavon Young has fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered during OTAs last spring and expected to participate in OTAs this season, which begin next week.Link to story
Tavon Young player page
Ravens | Quincy Adeboyejo needs surgery Tue May 15, 09:11 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Quincy Adeboyejo (leg) will require surgery to repair an upper-leg muscle, and he'll open camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Ravens | Tony Jefferson restructures Wed May 9, 08:59 AM
Baltimore Ravens FS Tony Jefferson restructured his contract Wednesday, May 9, converting $5 million of his $6 million base salary into a signing bonus. The move created $3.33 million in cap space for 2018.Link to story
Tony Jefferson player page
Ravens | Steven Moore revers to IR Mon May 7, 06:57 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Steven Moore (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Monday, May 7, after being waived/injured.
Ravens | Tim White top option at returner Mon May 7, 03:10 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Tim White is considered the leading candidate for the punt returner job this upcoming season.Link to story
Ravens | Robert Griffin could make team Mon May 7, 03:05 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Robert Griffin III has a chance to make the 53-man roster depending on how QB Lamar Jackson progresses during training camp and the preseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
|Footballguys view: Jackson has great upside as a quarterback in the NFL. However, his skill set may require some sharpening at the pro level. Griffin has the veteran experience like the guarantee on the box on 'Tommy Boy' and he could easily be the primary backup to Joe Flacco while Jackson develops.|
Robert Griffin III player page
Ravens | Baltimore adds Janarion Grant Mon May 7, 02:28 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Janarion Grant (Rutgers) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, May 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived FB Ricky Ortiz and LB Mason McKenrick.Link to story
Ravens | Jordan Lasley performs well Mon May 7, 01:56 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Jordan Lasley was the most impressive receiver at the team's rookie minicamp because he used his speed to gain separation and ran good routes, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of UCLA this year, Lasley has an impressive size/speed combination at 6'1" 203 pounds. He can make defenders miss in the open field and Lasley does a good job of coming back to the ball, squaring up to the line of scrimmage and creating the biggest possible target for his quarterback on comeback routes. He was suspended multiple times in college and needs to stay out of trouble in order to play up to his potential in the NFL.|
Ravens | Lamar Jackson's role unclear Sat May 5, 11:11 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's role in the offense is a work in progress, according to head coach John Harbaugh, but Harbaugh said the staff is working on finding the best ways to put Jackson in position to make plays.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is a developmental quarterback, and make no mistake he could develop into a quality starting quarterback in the pros. However, he might just be the best athlete in the league the first time he's on the field and that's tempting to get that out there in some form or fashion. We'd imagine the Ravens have a subpackage where Jackson can get on the field.|
Ravens | Baltimore signs eight draft picks Sat May 5, 05:38 PM
The Baltimore Ravens signed fourth-round draft choices CB Anthony Averett, LB Kenny Young and WR Jaleel Scott, fifth-round draft choice WR Jordan Lasley, sixth-round draft choices S DeShon Elliott, OT Greg Senat and C Bradley Bozeman and seventh-round draft choice DE Zach Sieler to four-year contracts Saturday, May 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The two WRs are the ones to watch here. Scott is a big-bodied target who can box out smaller defenders and play above the rim. He also does a good job tracking 20-plus yard passes over his shoulder. Lasley is a dangerous player with the ball in his hands. He can make defenders miss with moves but has the ability to break tackles and take it to the house.|
Ravens | Coach happy with Lamar Jackson Sat May 5, 02:08 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has been impressive with his accuracy and smarts during the rookie minicamp, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is better from the pocket than many think. The Ravens are looking for a quarterback to groom behind Joe Flacco, and that's why they moved back into the first round to select Jackson no.32 overall. Jackson is a threat to run and is likely the most dynamic player in the league...and he hasn't even taken a regular season snap yet. It will be interesting to see his development, and from a fantasy lens he has QB1 potential in the future.|
Ravens | Derwin James almost a Raven Fri May 4, 11:14 PM
Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James would have been drafted by the Baltimore Ravens had they not traded out of the 16th overall pick, according to assistant general manager Eric DeCosta.Link to story
Ravens | Steven Moore waived/injured Fri May 4, 07:02 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Steven Moore (undisclosed) was waived/injured Friday, May 4.Link to story
Ravens | Orlando Brown to drop weight Fri May 4, 07:01 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr. said he currently weighs 340 pounds but wants to get down to 325 pounds this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Brown's weight fluctuation was a concern for some in the scouting community. That, and his poor combine performance, were part of the reasons why Brown fell to the third round of the 2018 NFL draft.|
Ravens | Baltimore adds three UDFAs Fri May 4, 12:45 PM
Undrafted free-agent Nick Keizer (Grand Valley State), WR Andre Levrone (Virginia) and RB De'Lance Turner (Alcorn State) were signed to undisclosed deals Friday, May 4.Link to story
Ravens | Robertson Daniel waived Fri May 4, 02:32 AM
Baltimore Ravens CB Robertson Daniel was placed on waivers Thursday, May 3.Link to story
Ravens | Mark Thompson signs with Ravens Thu May 3, 08:59 AM
Undrafted free-agent RB Mark Thompson (Florida) signed a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, May 3. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Ravens | John Crockett cut Wed May 2, 09:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB John Crockett was waived Wednesday, May 2.Link to story
John Crockett player page
Ravens | Baltimore adds Kai Nacua Wed May 2, 02:24 AM
The Baltimore Ravens claimed FS Kai Nacua off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, May 1.Link to story
Ravens | Jaleel Scott may be red zone target Sun Apr 29, 05:34 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Jaleel Scott is expected to compete for the No. 4 receiver job and could also be a red zone target because of his size.
|Footballguys view: The Ravens signed Willie Snead, Michael Crabtree, and John Brown this year, but it's possible that none are on the roster two years from now. Scott is more skilled than the typical big receiver and that's why he was drafted earlier than most of his big wide receiver peers this year.|
Ravens | Orlando Brown could start as rookie Sun Apr 29, 05:28 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr. will compete with OT James Hurst for the starting right tackle job during training camp.
|Footballguys view: Brown is playing for the same team his dad excelled for and he has better tape than his abysmal combine would lead one to believe. He should at least be the team's swing tackle this year.|
Ravens | Baltimore to take it slow with Lamar Jackson Sun Apr 29, 05:18 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will face 'no urgency' in regards of being rushed into the starting lineup, according to NFL.com's Jim Trotter.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is clearly the most valuable rookie quarterback, landing in a good organization that should set him up to succeed with the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach that oversaw Michael Vick's rebirth in Philadelphia. He should add more fantasy value with his legs than any quarterback in the league.|
Ravens | Kaare Vedvik signing with Baltimore Sun Apr 29, 11:16 AM
Undrafted free-agent PK/P Kaare Vedvik (Marshall) reportedly agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, April 28.Link to story
Ravens | Jaelon Acklin headed to Baltimore Sun Apr 29, 11:16 AM
Undrafted free-agent WR Jaelon Acklin (Western Illinois) reportedly agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, April 28.Link to story
Ravens | Gus Edwards headed to Baltimore Sun Apr 29, 11:09 AM
Undrafted free-agent RB Gus Edwards (Rutgers) reportedly agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, April 28.Link to story
Ravens | Jaleel Scott selected by Ravens Sat Apr 28, 01:36 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected New Mexico State WR Jaleel Scott with the 132nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: Scott has tremendous height and length and he exploded in production his last season at New Mexico State. He has a 'My Ball" mentality, and has no compunctions about taking the ball away from defenders. He doesn't have the quickness to win underneath, isn't very sudden and is a slow accelerator, plus his routes need work. Raw, but with a lot of upside.|
Ravens | Lamar Jackson will be understudy Fri Apr 27, 11:53 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will not unseat QB Joe Flacco as the team's starter in 2018, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'Joe Flacco is our quarterback, and that's the thing that you've got to remember. Lamar's gonna have a great chance to develop. I think you get to this stage in a quarterback's career, you see it done in New England and you've seen it done in a lot of places,' Harbaugh said.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is a long-term answer, not likely a short-term one. That said, consider Joe Flacco put on notice.|
Joe Flacco player page
Ravens | Mark Andrews lands in Baltimore Fri Apr 27, 10:18 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews with the 86th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: A receiver in a tight end's body, Andrews is a huge mismatch against linebackers and safeties. He;s not much of an in-line tight end, and not a proven blocker.|
Ravens | Orlando Brown heads to Charm City Fri Apr 27, 10:03 PM
The Baltimore Ravens picked Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown Jr. with the 83rd overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, following in the footsteps of his late father.
|Footballguys view: Brown really only does one thing, but he does it incredibly well. His ability at the right tackle is tremendous but you can't move him anywhere else. That limits his upside, but if he's good at right tackle, does it matter?|
Ravens | Lamar Jackson could take over in 2019 Fri Apr 27, 01:32 AM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is likely to sit for a year and then take over as part of an offensive overhaul in 2019, according to Ian Rapoport. QB Joe Flacco has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract after the 2018 season.
|Footballguys view: This is what we expected, given that even if Joe Flacco was just replaced, it's a replacement that won't be immediate. Jackson needs a little work, and Flacco is under contract though John Harbaugh won;t commit to Flacco beyond this year for sure. We like the coaching staff here and think they could put a good team around Jackson for his eventual emergence.|
Joe Flacco player page
Ravens | Baltimore selects Lamar Jackson Thu Apr 26, 11:35 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected Louisville QB Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.
|Footballguys view: After quite a tumble down the board, Jackson gets a team which wanted him enough to move back into the first. He also goes to a team with an entrenched starter, albeit one who is on the downside of his career. Jackson also goes to a team with several coaches who were with the San Francisco 49ers during Colin Kaepernick's rise, which could bode well for his development. We won't see him this year barring injury, but the Ravens just put their fans on notice that change is likely coming sooner than later.|
Ravens | Baltimore adds Hayden Hurst Thu Apr 26, 10:56 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst with the 25th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.
|Footballguys view: Willie Snead and Michael Crabtree on the outside, and now the Ravens have a tough, fearless tight end to fight in the middle of the field. Hurst has great hands, and can be a security blanket for Joe Flacco.|
Ravens | Kolton Miller may be option for BAL Thu Apr 26, 06:10 PM
UCLA OT Kolton Miller likely will be an option for the Baltimore Ravens if Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey is not available at the 16th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, in the opinion of Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.
|Footballguys view: They need some help along the offensive line, but are wide receiver and interior lineman more critical than a tackle? Or could they be thinking of kicking one of these two inside or using them to kick an existing player inside?|
Ravens | Dez Bryant declined Ravens Wed Apr 25, 03:00 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) turned down a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens, according to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Bryant is seeking a one-year deal and an opportunity to earn a bigger contract as a free agent next year.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is betting on himself, which makes sense considering his personality, but could cost him money this year and down the line if his skills and physical talent are eroding. The Ravens went after Willie Snead as a restricted free agent instead, likely foreclosing any possibility that they sign Bryant. He will have a limited market for his services after the draft.|
Dez Bryant player page
Ravens | Breshad Perriman future in doubt Wed Apr 25, 02:34 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is unlikely to have his fifth-year option picked up and could be traded or released before the team has to pay Perriman a $649,485 bonus due on the third day of training camp, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley.
|Footballguys view: Perriman has been immensely disappointing due to injury and inconsistent play. Perriman is only 24 and would get another chance somewhere because of his physical attributes if the Ravens move on from him.|
Breshad Perriman player page