Fantasy Football News & Views
Ravens | Three Ravens RBs for one spot Tue May 24, 02:36 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB Terrance West and RB Trent Richardson are likely to compete for one roster spot in training camp.
|Footballguys view: This is a group of has-beens and never-weres, but it will be interesting to see who emerges. Richardson has the highest upside, but his career has been knocked off track by injuries and lack of motivation. The former no.3 overall pick (2012) has worked hard this offseason to reshape his body in an effort to play up to his potential. We're not counting on Richardson here, but he may be the most likely to emerge if he truly has "gotten it."|
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Ravens | Joe Flacco will miss workouts Mon May 23, 08:16 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) will miss all of the organized team activities this offseason because he is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to watch this situation closely as Flacco returns from a major knee injury suffered late last year. Flacco said he has made big improvements in his recovery, and head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco should be ready for training camp. QB Ryan Mallett will work with the first-team offense during the workouts.|
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Ravens | Zach Orr could start in 2016 Fri May 20, 03:37 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Zach Orr is the leading candidate to start at inside linebacker in 2016, but he will have to win the job during training camp. LBs Arthur Brown and Albert McClellan could also be options for the job, but the team may also consider signing a veteran free agent if no one on the roster is able to handle the job.
|Footballguys view: Brown has been a huge disappointment since being a second round pick in 2013. He could be a late bloomer, but if he can't clearly beat out players like Orr and McClellan at this point, it's time to move on in even the deepest of IDP leagues.|
Albert McClellan player page
Arthur Brown player page
Ravens | Lorenzo Taliaferro on the bubble Thu May 19, 09:49 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro may be on the roster bubble in training camp. His physical running style is something the team needs, but his health has been unreliable thus far.
|Footballguys view: Lorenzo Taliaferro has good size to go along with that physical running style but as the piece says, he can't stay healthy. Playing just 16 games in two years, Taliaferro hasn't shown enough to stay on a roster that has become pretty deep at the position.|
Lorenzo Taliaferro player page
Ravens | Sheldon Price signs deal Tue May 17, 12:51 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent CB Sheldon Price signed his tender Tuesday, May 17. Terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Ravens | Vladimir Ducasse signs Mon May 16, 12:53 PM
Free-agent OG Vladimir Ducasse (Bears) signed an undisclosed deal with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, May 16. He's expected to compete with OGs John Urschel, Ryan Jensen and Ronnie Stanley for the starting left guard spot.Link to story
Ravens | Josh Johnson to Ravens Mon May 16, 11:16 AM
Free-agent QB Josh Johnson (Bills) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, May 16, on an undisclosed deal.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is a bit of an odd fit at backup QB for the Ravens. Like former Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor, Johnson is an athletic passer who can make plays on the run. Johnson has been a journeyman for years in the NFL, and he's likely just a camp arm for the Ravens.|
Josh Johnson player page
Ravens | Jerraud Powers joining Ravens Fri May 13, 02:56 PM
Free-agent CB Jerraud Powers (Cardinals) will sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year deal Friday, May 13, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Powers has been with the Cardinals over the last three seasons after coming over as a free agent from the Colts. In 2015, he posted 41 total tackles with one interception, one sack, 10 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. He'll compete with Shareece Wright for a starting job at corner for the Ravens.|
Jerraud Powers player page
Ravens | Marlon Brown among Ravens' cuts Fri May 13, 02:19 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown (failed physical), DB Jermaine Whitehead, S Nick X. Perry and DE Nordly Capi were released Friday, May 13.
|Footballguys view: It was all downhill for Brown after his rookie season in 2013. That year, Brown had 49 catches for 524 yards and a whopping seven touchdowns. He failed to even match those numbers combined over the next two seasons. Brown may have trouble latching on with another team.|
Marlon Brown player page
Ravens | Ronnie Stanley signs rookie deal Fri May 13, 02:19 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, May 13. All first-round picks have fifth-year options in their deals.
|Footballguys view: What stands out most about Stanley are his violent striking hands. He does a good job of striking his opponent quickly and forcefully, and he can control his man at the point of attack. Stanley is known as a durable and dependable player who should be a solid starter for the Ravens for years to come.|
Ravens | Bronson Kaufusi might start at DE Tue May 10, 01:15 AM
Baltimore Ravens DE Bronson Kaufusi has a chance to start at defensive end. The third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft will battle DEs Lawrence Guy and Brent Urban after DE Chris Canty was cut.
|Footballguys view: Kaufusi is tall (6'6") has a large wingspan and is incredibly athletic. He is one of our favorite pass-rushing DEs in this draft class. It's no surprise the Ravens would scoop him up with a value pick.|
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Ravens | Kenneth Dixon financials Mon May 9, 05:29 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon's four-year rookie deal is worth $2.723 million and includes a $383,392 signing bonus.Link to story
Ravens | Jumal Rolle tears Achilles' Mon May 9, 10:47 AM
Baltimore Ravens CB Jumal Rolle (Achilles') tore his Achilles' during a recent workout, and he's likely out for the season.
|Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't quite as devastating as they used to be, but Rolle will miss a year or so of football activity.|
Ravens | Two waived Friday Fri May 6, 12:21 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Chuck Jacobs and RB Terrence Magee were waived Friday, May 6.Link to story
Ravens | Five Ravens sign rookie deals Fri May 6, 11:39 AM
Baltimore Ravens LB Kamalei Correa, OT Alex Lewis, WR Chris Moore, DT Willie Henry and DE Matt Judon signed their rookie deals Friday, May 6.Link to story
Ravens | Kenneth Dixon signs rookie deal Fri May 6, 09:48 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon signed his rookie deal Friday, May 6.
|Footballguys view: Dixon might be the best running back on the roster, and he should get a chance to start in 2017 at the latest. Lorenzo Taliaferro and Javorius Allen have disappointed for the Ravens from the fourth round, but Dixon is a much better all around prospect. Think Fred Jackson. He'll be worth a flier later in redraft leagues, and a late first in dynasty rookie drafts.|
Ravens | Konrad Reuland let go Tue May 3, 10:51 AM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent TE Konrad Reuland had his tender withdrawn Tuesday, May 3, which makes him a free agent.Link to story
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Ravens | Matt Elam's option declined Mon May 2, 02:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens FS Matt Elam's fifth-year option was not picked up by the Ravens Monday, May 2. He will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here given where Elam's pro career has gone...to the bench. The team benched him in 2014 and then he missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. There's a chance that Elam doesn't make the Ravens final roster.|
Matt Elam player page
Ravens | Baltimore stocks up with UDFAs Mon May 2, 12:40 AM
Undrafted free-agents OG Jarell Broxton (Baylor), OG Anthony Fabiano (Harvard), WR Donovan Harden (Georgia State), LB Cavellis Luckett (Middle Tennessee), PK Will Lutz (Georgia State), DT O.J. Mau (Gardner Webb), OT Stephane Nembot (Colorado), DL Victor Ochi (Stony Brook), LB Marco Ojemudia (Michigan), SS Patrick Onwuasor (Portland State), FB Trevor Pendleton (Michigan State), DT Michael Pierce (Samford) and C Matt Skura (Duke) agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Ravens | Keenan Reynolds working on kick returns Sun May 1, 09:00 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB/WR Keenan Reynolds has been working on returning kicks with retired RB Brian Mitchell.
|Footballguys view: Reynolds can do almost anything. A QB at Navy, Reynolds is best going to transition to the pros as a gadget RB or WR. He was impressive at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year, and Reynolds could easily make the final roster or practice squad based on his agility and big-play ability.|
Ravens | Baltimore adds Kenneth Dixon to mix Sat Apr 30, 01:56 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon with the 134th pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: An aggressive, hard-running back who has some very good suddenness when changing direction and a nose for the end zone. He could carve into Justin Forsett's carries but we're a little far away to worry about that yet.|
Ravens | Baltimore was set on Laremy Tunsil Sat Apr 30, 01:23 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil was going to be selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft until the gas mask video surfaced on social media, according to league sources.Link to story
Ravens | Kamalei Correa becomes a Raven Fri Apr 29, 08:01 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected Boise State LB Kamalei Correa with the No. 42 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: A great fit in the Ravens' 3-4 base, Correa is a violent defender who sets the edge.|
Ravens | Baltimore drops in second round Fri Apr 29, 07:34 PM
The Baltimore Ravens traded the 36th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for the 38th overall pick and the 146th overall pick. The Jaguars picked LB Myles Jack with the selection.
|Footballguys view: Baltimore didn't see anything they liked and moved. With the depth of defensive talent, they can use later picks just as effectively.|
Ravens | Ronnie Stanley an option at LT Fri Apr 29, 03:12 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley will compete with OT Eugene Monroe for the starting left tackle job during training camp, according to offensive line coach Juan Castillo.
|Footballguys view: One will end up at guard, but regardless this should be an upgrade for this offensive line.|
Ravens | Eugene Monroe unlikely to be cut Fri Apr 29, 12:56 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) is unlikely to be cut after the team drafted OT Ronnie Stanley in the first round. The team could opt to start Stanley at guard, and Monroe's injury is a factor as well.
|Footballguys view: You can never have too many offensive linemen, and having a vet like Monroe at guard will be a big help for the line.|
Ravens | Jimmy Smith out four to six weeks Fri Apr 29, 11:16 AM
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) will have screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot this week and will be out four to six weeks. He could miss spring workouts.
|Footballguys view: For a veteran, missing the spring workouts is no big deal. If he starts missing the summer and training camp work - then we'll worry.|
Jimmy Smith player page
Ravens | BAL tried trading up for Jalen Ramsey Fri Apr 29, 09:38 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey was a target of the Baltimore Ravens, who tried to trade up to No. 4 via the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys rejected the proposal. The Ravens were offering pick No. 6 overall and a fourth-round pick.
|Footballguys view: We thought all along the Cowboys wanted to move back, but it turns out they were locked onto Ezekiel Elliot, the net effect of which was the Ravens missing out on their man. Like sands in an hour glass, these are the days of our (draft) lives.|
Ravens | Ronnie Stanley could start at guard Thu Apr 28, 09:24 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley has a chance to start at left guard in 2016, according to head coach John Harbaugh.Link to story
Ravens | Baltimore selects Ronnie Stanley Thu Apr 28, 08:53 PM
The Baltimore Ravens selected Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: The line needed help and Stanley can step right in at the tackle. This should help both the run and passing games.|
Ravens | Ezekiell Elliott in play for Baltimore Thu Apr 28, 05:35 PM
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott will be strongly considered by the Baltimore Ravens if he is available when the Ravens pick sixth overall.
|Footballguys view: There's a lot of talk about Elliott going in the top ten and we still think it could be teams trying to get someone to trade up. The Ravens could use a back like Elliott, though we do think Justin Forsett should bounce back from injury. He could be a nice addition in this offense though, and we'd see him being a very productive back.|
Ravens | Baltimore wants pass-rushers Tue Apr 26, 02:09 PM
Ohio State DE Joey Bosa and other pass-rushers are the focus of the Baltimore Ravens with their No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft, according to a source. Bosa and Oregon DE DeForest Buckner are considered the top-two pass-rushers in this year's draft class.
|Footballguys view: That's a wise move for the Ravens in the 2016 NFL draft. Owner Steve Bisciotti said young pass-rushers are an emphasis in this year's draft because the Ravens don't know how long their dynamic pass-rushers in LBs Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs have left.|
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Ravens | Trent Richardson sheds weight Mon Apr 25, 10:45 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson has shed 22 pounds down to 218 pounds, and he is lighter than his playing weight in college.
|Footballguys view: He's lost a lot of weight, but is he any good anymore? Richardson had a good rookie season with almost 1,000 yards rushing and 51 receptions...and it's been all downhill since then. Almost washed out of the league, we'll see if Richardson can revamp his career with the Ravens.|
Trent Richardson player page
Ravens | Jermaine Whitehead returning Tue Apr 19, 05:43 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent DB Jermaine Whitehead signed his tender offer Tuesday, April 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ravens | Paxton Lynch to visit Baltimore Tue Apr 19, 04:23 PM
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch will visit the Baltimore Ravens for his final visit before the NFL Draft, according to his agent.
|Footballguys view: That's an interesting connection most haven't considered yet. Lynch could be off the board in the top-10 of the draft, and the Ravens at 6th-overall would be a bit of a shocker. Joe Flacco is the team's leader, but he's coming back from a serious knee injury. Lynch is unlikely to be on the board by the time the Ravens pick in the second round.|
Ravens | Jumal Rolle re-signs Tue Apr 19, 03:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent CB Jumal Rolle re-signed to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, April 19.Link to story
Ravens | Joe Flacco hasn't been throwing Tue Apr 19, 12:23 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) said he hasn't done much throwing this offseason and has been limited to 15-yard tosses. Flacco acknowledged that he'll need to start throwing soon. He said he has resumed running, though.
|Footballguys view: Flacco's availability for the start of the 2016 season is up in the air right now. He'll be limited in training camp with a plan for him to be ready for Week 1. We'll know more about his recovery status in August.|
Joe Flacco player page
Ravens | Three retained Monday Mon Apr 18, 05:48 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent WRs Jeremy Butler, Kaelin Clay and C Ryan Jensen all signed their tender offers to remain with Baltimore Monday, April 18. Financial terms weren't released.Kaelin Clay player page
Ravens | Trent Richardson signs with Ravens Mon Apr 18, 10:30 AM
Free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Raiders) signed an undisclosed deal with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: This move has been anticipated for quite some time. Richardson has reshaped his body and seems to have a more professional attitude than he used to earlier in his career. We'll see if he can even make the roster as a reserve back behind Justin Forsett.|
Trent Richardson player page
Ravens | Kamar Aiken signs tender Mon Apr 18, 09:46 AM
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent WR Kamar Aiken signed his tender Monday, April 18.Link to story
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta terms Fri Apr 15, 08:50 AM
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's restructured deal has injury waivers for 2016, 2017 and 2018, with base salaries of $1 million, $5.5 million and $5.5 million. His salary cap numbers are $3.2 million, $7.7 million and $7.7 million.
|Footballguys view: Pitta may never be able to be the player he used to be, but we love his resilience. The Ravens have a ton of talent at the TE position, especially after adding Ben Watson to the mix this offseason.|
Dennis Pitta player page
Ravens | Breshad Perriman says he is 100% Thu Apr 14, 10:04 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) told his former college coach, Sean Beckton, that he is 100% recovered from knee surgery.
|Footballguys view: We can't wait to see Perriman on the field this season. His rookie season was a wash in 2015 due to this knee injury, but Perriman has good talent and deep ball tracking ability.|
Breshad Perriman player page
Ravens | Jalen Ramsey met with Baltimore Thu Apr 14, 08:17 PM
Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey said he recently met with the Baltimore Ravens.Link to story
Ravens | Baltimore eyeing defensive end? Thu Apr 14, 05:01 PM
Ohio State DE Joey Bosa or Oregon DE DeForest Buckner could very well be selected by the Baltimore Ravens with their sixth pick in the NFL Draft, if available, according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.
|Footballguys view: We think the top two picks in the draft will be QBs...especially now with the Rams trading up to no.1 overall. That means talented players like Buckner and Bosa are going to slide just a bit.|
Ravens | Harold Spears waived Wed Apr 13, 12:27 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Harold Spears was waived Wednesday, April 13.Link to story
Ravens | Chase Ford waived Tue Apr 12, 04:07 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Chase Ford was waived Tuesday, April 12.
|Footballguys view: Ford has bounced around the league a bit as he's a replacement-level TE. He's big and a good blocker, but he's not as polished as a receiver. Some team may end up taking a chance on him, but Ford is not much of a fantasy asset.|
Chase Ford player page
Ravens | Dennis Pitta restructures Tue Apr 12, 11:49 AM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta restructured his contract Tuesday, April 12. Terms weren't disclosed, but he will have the chance to earn some of his $5 million base salary in incentives.Link to story
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta will try to play Tue Apr 12, 10:48 AM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will attempt to play in 2016, according to a source. Pitta is expected to participate in the team's offseason workouts and the spring practices, with the hope being he will be ready for full contact this summer and into the fall when the season begins.
|Footballguys view: Pitta is resilient, we'll give him that. This hip problem was supposed to end his playing days in the NFL, but Pitta continues to fight for the chance to make it back. He hasn't played a down since 2014.|
Dennis Pitta player page
Ravens | Cam Worthy waived Fri Apr 8, 10:11 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Cam Worthy was waived Friday, April 8.Link to story
Ravens | Chris Matthews signs tender Thu Apr 7, 04:38 PM
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent WR Chris Matthews signed his exclusive-rights tender Thursday, April 7.
|Footballguys view: There's room for someone to step up - both short term and long once Steve Smith retires - but Matthews hasn't built much on the success of his Super Bowl XLIX success and we're not betting heavily on him.|
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