TE Owen Daniels - Baltimore Ravens
|6-3, 250||Born: 11-9-1982||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 4|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Daniels had one of his better weeks all season against the Jaguars, and with Torrey Smith still not 100% and Steve Smith working more short stuff on the outside, Daniels could be a viable streamer against the Texans in the finals.
General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 18): did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).
Week 16: at Houston Texans
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Joe Flacco hasn't had to throw the ball much in order to win games of late - last week, the Ravens got a blocked punt return for a TD to open the game (Flacco threw 20/30 for 221 yards, one TD and zero interceptions, with zero sacks taken vs. Jacksonville), while two weeks ago they posted 31/183/2 rushing as a team at Miami (Flacco owned 7/16/1 rushing to go with his 25/33 for 269 yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with one sack taken for -5 yards). The good news for Flacco is that Torrey Smith's balky knee (he didn't catch a ball in Week 14 and was used as a decoy) is in better shape and Smith managed 2/16/0 receiving out of three targets vs. Jacksonville, while Marlon Brown (five targets for 5/66/0), Owen Daniels (nine for 4/62/1) and Steve Smith (five for 5/37/0) all saw a good bit of action despite the restricted number of TD passes during Week 15. We'll see if the Ravens open things up a bit more for Flacco and company against Houston. Houston's pass D is ranked 26th in the NFL averaging 257.1 net yards allowed per game, with 25 passing scores given up to date vs. 17 interceptions (tied for fifth in the NFL) and 31 sacks (tied for 22nd) generated. Last week, Indianapolis was held to a surprisingly stingy 18/34 for 168 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown (with two sacks taken for -19 yards), while Jacksonville was in the same neighborhood two games ago (20/40 for 188 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown, with four sacks taken for -17 yards). Of late, the Texans' pass D is much stronger than their season average would indicate. This looks like a neutral matchup for the visiting Ravens.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs SD (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Owen Daniels was minimally involved against the Chargers. Daniels got caught a screen pass on the edge and followed his blocks nicely. Daniels looked spryer than he had in previous weeks following a procedure on his knee. On Daniels' next target, Flacco missed Daniels high on a slant route. Daniels next target was another slant this time for 11 yards.
2014 Week 14 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Owen Daniels caught his only target of the first half beating Reshad Jones down the seam on a post route for 11 yards. Daniels beat Koa Misi on a deep crossing route for 16 yards.
2014 Week 15 vs JAX (9 / 4 / 62 / 1 rec)
Owen Daniels was counted on as the primary receiver and could have had a huge game. His first target would have been good for 15 yards but Flacco overshot Daniels over the middle. Daniels did well to secure another high pass from Flacco over the middle and convert a third and short. Daniels came wide open as Flacco eluded pressure and ducked out of bounds after picking up 22 on the crossing route. Daniels came wide open again on a deep crossing route against the Jaguars linebackers who could not keep up for 29 more yards. With a better throw Daniels would have scored but Flacco came back to him the next play and capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown. Daniels had an ugly drop on what would have a 10 yard gain on an out route. Daniels got deep behind a safety for a potential 90 yard touchdown but Flacco overthrew him by just a few feet.
Latest NewsRavens | Owen Daniels resting Thursday (Thu Dec 18, 05:10 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) was sitting out of practice Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: Daniels should be a decent start if you are in a pinch at tight end this week and he should put up borderline TE1 numbers, though if you can start him as a TE2 you're safer.
link to story Ravens | Owen Daniels should play (Fri Dec 12, 02:36 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15. link to story Ravens | Owen Daniels sits (Thu Dec 11, 04:08 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. Our View: Fantasy owners should have other plans here.
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