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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 (Tue Nov 25): The tight end is usually a big part of Gary Kubiak's offense, as Daniels knows well from their time together in Houston. With the wideouts and running game performing so well, there hasn't been much need lately for Daniels to move the ball via short and intermediate routes. He's not a dependable fantasy option at tight end right now.

Week 13: vs San Diego Chargers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Joe Flacco has watched Justin Forsett plow in two rushing scores per game over the past two contests - the game plan has been slanted towards the rushing game during recent contests, with 24 passes attempted vs. 32 rushes at New Orleans (Flacco threw 18/24 for 243 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions with one sack taken for -9 yards at the Superdome) and 27 passes attempted and 34 rushes vs. Tennessee (16/27 for 169 yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown, with one sack taken for -8 yards). Flacco and company having a winning NFL formula these days, but they aren't creating jaw-dropping fantasy numbers in this phase of the game. The Smiths have split the available passing scores, with Torrey Smith reeling in the TD vs. Tennessee (eight targets for 5/75/1 receiving, to lead the team in receiving), while Steve Smith Sr. (six targets for 4/89/1 receiving) got the TD at New Orleans. Torrey Smith led the team in receiving last week (six for 5/98/0) - the two wideouts are the most productive fantasy receivers for the Ravens entering the holiday weekend. San Diego averages 221.3 net yards passing allowed per game, with 18 passing scores given out over 11 games, while generating just six interceptions (tied for 26th in the NFL) and only 18 sacks (tied for 27th). Shaun Hill and company posted 19/36 for 210 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown vs. San Diego last week (with one sack taken for -7 yards); Derek Carr dinked-and-dunked to 16/34 for 162 net yards, zero TDs or interceptions, and two sacks taken for -10 yards at San Diego two games back. Both of these units are on an even (if mediocre) keel entering Week 13 - neither has a clear edge over the other. Also, Justin Forsett has been really hot of late in the rushing phase of the game - Flacco may not need to sling the ball much in this contest.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
9 at PIT 6 53 0 0
10 vs TEN 2 20 0 0
12 at NO 2 7 0 0
13 vs SD PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
13 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 5 * * *
13 vs SD PROJ-Bloom 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels and Flacco weren't on the same page early. Flacco missed Daniels a couple times on intermediate routes. Daniels made his first catch in the 3rd quarter to convert an important 3rd down on an out route. Daniels caught his second pass on a Flacco roll out after the play had broken down.

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Latest News

Ravens | Owen Daniels probable (Sat Nov 22, 03:08 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury related) was a full participant in practice Saturday, Nov. 22.

Our View: Daniels is a nice option if your regular starter is on bye or if you've got a banged up player at the position. On the road against the Saints in Week 12, we like Daniels as a low-end TE1.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels back at practice (Fri Nov 21, 04:16 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) returned to a full practice Friday, Nov. 21, after resting Thursday, Nov. 20.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels resting Thursday (Thu Nov 20, 05:17 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) is taking the day off of practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Daniels is expected to put up solid TE2 numbers as the New Orleans defense has struggled all season long.
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Schedule

13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns