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TE Owen Daniels - Baltimore Ravens

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

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Preseason player page

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 13): Daniels was the only mainstay of the Ravens passing game to fail to score against the Bucs, but he could get right against the Falcons this week. With a blossoming offense and tons of confidence in Baltimore, Daniels is still worth at least a look as a streamer or Zach Ertz bye coverage.

General News (Fri Oct 17): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 16): did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

Week 7: vs Atlanta Falcons

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Joe Flacco went off in the first seventeen minutes of the game at Tampa Bay last week, slinging TDs apparently at will - Baltimore led 35-0 on the strength of those five passing scores at 13:57 left in the second quarter! WOW! When it was all said and done, Flacco finished with 21/29 for 306 yards passing, five TDs and zero interceptions thrown, and a 48-17 victory. Torrey Smith did make good on his Twitter promise to improve, and he hauled in two of the five passing scores, with five targets for 4/51/2, while Steve Smith led the team in receiving with six targets for 5/110/1 on the day. Only Owen Daniels disappointed, with just three targets for 2/34/0 receiving - backup wide receivers Michael Campanaro (two for 2/28/1) and Kamar Aiken (three for 2/20/1) also pulled in TDs during the saturation bombing of Tampa. The Falcons' pass D is not good, averaging 277.7 net passing yards allowed per game, with three times as many TDs (six) as interceptions generated (two, tied for next-to-last in the NFL). The Falcons have a paltry seven sacks, tied for 26th in the NFL. Jay Cutler threw for over 350 net yards last week (26/38 for 368 net passing yards, one TD and zero interceptions, with three sacks taken for -13 yards); Eli Manning had a more restrained 19/30 for 193 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions vs. Atlanta two games back. Advantage, Baltimore. They enjoy great matchups in both phases of the game - they may well approach 500 yards combined on offense again this week...

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
3 at CLE 1 8 0 0
4 vs CAR 4 43 0 0
5 at IND 5 70 0 0
6 at TB 2 34 0 0
7 vs ATL 6 58 1 0
7 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
7 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * *
7 vs ATL PROJ-Bloom 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 4 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels seemed to maintain roughly the same role he had through the first 3 weeks. Replacing Pitta will come by committee. Daniels' first reception came midway through the 2nd quarter. He was set up with a tight end screen, followed his blockers well, and picked up 13 yards. Daniels followed it up with a very impressive 3rd down hands catch he extended for and snagged out of the air. Daniels made another hands catch to convert a third and 8

2014 Week 5 vs IND (7 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels was the Ravens most consistent offensive player against the Colts. He won his 1 on 1 matchups and made every catch he was asked to. His first was an in route that was covered initially but he did well to keep working and find open space. Daniels made a key catch on 4th down, getting behind his man up the seam. Daniels is key in attacking the middle of the field for the Ravens against pressure or in exploiting linebackers in coverage.

2014 Week 6 vs TB (3 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels had an end zone target bounce off his hands as he came open against zone coverage. Daniels caught his first pass on 2nd and long running a corner route. Daniels easily outran his man and caught the pass perfectly in stride up the sideline for 30 yards.

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Latest News

Ravens | Owen Daniels meshing with QB (Mon Oct 20, 08:44 AM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels was targeted by QB Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. 'He makes catches in traffic,' Flacco said. 'He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him.'

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Ravens | Owen Daniels expected to play (Fri Oct 17, 02:24 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels doesn't practice (Thu Oct 16, 04:55 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16.

Our View: Daniels hasn't done much even with Dennis Pitta out and is no more than a TE2 most weeks.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels sitting out (Thu Oct 9, 01:30 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 9, because he is receiving the day off.

Our View: His owners should be happy because this is a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Daniels is just a low-end TE2 right now but he'll at least be able to get you some points if you need him to.
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Schedule

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