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TE Owen Daniels - Baltimore Ravens

6-3, 250Born: 11-9-1982College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 4

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Daniels is like a comfortable chair for the Gary Kubiak offense. He doesn't offer much after the catch, but he can get open for touchdowns by design in the red zone and otherwise be a primary read at times despite his second TE status. He's a desperation play every week and worth something in deeper leagues after his two score performance.

Week 3: at Cleveland Browns

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Joe Flacco has thrown 56/91 for 511 yards passing, three TDs and one interception through two game this year - Steve Smith leads the team with 25 targets for 13/189/1 receiving, followed by Dennis Pitta (19 for 13/113/0), Owen Daniels (10 for 9/62/2) and Torrey Smith (10 for 4/60/0). Daniels was particularly effective against Pittsburgh last week (five for 5/28/2 receiving) - the Ravens have a nice array of targets for Flacco to work with heading into the third game of the season. Last year, Cleveland averaged 221 net passing yards allowed per game, tied for seventh in the NFL, but they gave away a hefty 29 passing scores over 16 games, while generating 14 interceptions (tied for 20th in the NFL) and 40 sacks (tied for 16th). During Week 1 Ben Roethlisberger rocked the Browns for 23/34 yielding 365 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with four sacks taken by Roethlisberger (for -27 yards). Drew Brees managed 27/40 for 223 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception at Cleveland last week - a similar performance to what we saw on average during 2013. This looks like a good matchup for Flacco and company - the Browns are generous with passing TDs more often than not.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
1 vs CIN 4 34 0 0
2 vs PIT 5 28 2 0
3 at CLE PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay 3 * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Bloom 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels got involved late in the first half attacking the middle of the field. Daniels isn't explosive but effectively settled down in zones and showed good hands, except for his one mandatory drop every Ravens pass catcher seemed to have.

2014 Week 2 vs PIT (5 / 5 / 28 / 2 rec)

Daniels showed how he can still flash his big body in front of linebackers, make contested catches and hang on despite taking hard hits. His first touchdown reception came off a basic play action pass where he simply ran towards the corner of the end zone for an uncontested catch. Daniels followed up his easy catch with an impressive snag for a gain of 10 in tight coverage. Daniels made another catch over the middle of the field as he got behind Timmons and snagged a high pass from Flacco. He held onto the catch as the safety came in and gave him a good shot. He made a nearly identical catch a few plays later taking a shot from Polamolu and drawing a personal foul. Daniels then capped the drive with another touchdown off of play action where the Steelers simply lost track of him.

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Latest News

Texans | Owen Daniels familiar with system (Fri Sep 12, 06:30 PM) - Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels, who has nine catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns in two weeks, said he is very familiar and comfortable with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's system from their time together with the Houston Texans. 'Coach Kubiak likes to run two tight end sets. We did a decent amount of three tight end sets out there and mixed up formations and personnel groupings. The more a defense has to prepare for, the easier it makes it for us. That was kind of the signature of a Kubiak game plan,' Daniels said.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels catches two scores (Fri Sep 12, 12:01 AM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels had five catches for 28 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11.

Our View: Daniels is not a pickup on the strength of this game, which will likely go down as a fluke. It is frustrating for Dennis Pitta owners, but the silver lining is that a tight end got the call at the goal line, because the running backs and QB sneaks couldn't get the ball in the end zone.
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Schedule

3@ Cleveland Browns
4vs Carolina Panthers
5@ Indianapolis Colts
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns