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TE Owen Daniels - Baltimore Ravens

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

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Daniels is a game-time decision for Week 9 against Pittsburgh after missing Week 8 while recovering from a knee "procedure".

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

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Daniels was unable to practice last week due to his injured knee, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Fri Oct 31): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. Daniels is considered a game-time decision for the team's Week 9 game.

General News (Thu Oct 30): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 29): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 9: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Joe Flacco didn't play well at Cincinnati, throwing 17/34 for 195 yards passing, zero TDs and two interceptions, with one sack taken for -8 yards. One of his top receivers, Torrey Smith, got his bell rung during the game and though he was cleared of concussion symptoms, Torrey Smith never reeled in a reception throughout the game. Steve Smith saw nine targets but only hauled in 3/35/0 receiving on the day - in fact, backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro led the Ravens in receiving last week with three targets for 2/42/0. Flacco has been trending downwards since his five-TD explosion three games back - he's thrown two and then zero since - and Crockett Gillmore (two targets for 2/23/0) wasn't explosive in place of the injured Owen Daniels in Gillmore's first NFL opportunity as a starting tight end. A malaise has settled over the Ravens' passing attack entering the second half of the season. Flacco did throw two TDs against Pittsburgh back in Week 2 (21/29 for 166 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken). Owen Daniels handled both TDs for Flacco back in September. The Steelers' pass defense runs in the middle of the NFL pack, averaging 250.1 net yards allowed per game (19th in the NFL), with 13 TDs given out vs. six interceptions (tied-17th in the NFL) and 12 sacks (tied-23rd) generated to date. Andrew Luck threw 26/45 for 385 net yards, three TDs and two interceptions at Pittsburgh last week (two sacks taken for -15 yards), while Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed 21/32 for 261 net yards, two TDs and one interception, with one sack taken for -1 yard at Pittsburgh two games back. Both of these teams have headed in the wrong direction of late - this matchup looks about even to us before the AFC North rivals clash on Sunday Night Football.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
5 at IND 5 70 0 0
6 at TB 2 34 0 0
7 vs ATL 6 58 1 0
9 at PIT PROJ-Dodds 0 * * *
9 at PIT PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * *
9 at PIT PROJ-Bloom 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 7 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 58 / 1 rec)

Owen Daniels was an important weapon for the Ravens against the Falcons. Daniels' first reception was a tight end screen that was quickly sniffed out by Atlanta. Daniels second target he settled down right on the goal line and Flacco gunned a pass into a tight window for a touchdown. Daniels' most impressive play of the game was a seam route on 1st and 20 where he picked up 19. Daniels added 2 more nice catches on a scoring drive. The first a quick slant for 12 yards and the second a quick out for 9 more yards.

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Latest News

Ravens | Owen Daniels a game-time decision (Fri Oct 31, 01:11 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 31, and is considered a game-time decision for the team's Week 9 game.

Our View: Daniels had a "procedure" last week on his knee, so it seems miraculous that he could play this week. The matchup against the Steelers is a good one, but Daniels status is an unknown, and he might not be that effective if he does play.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels does not practice (Thu Oct 30, 04:03 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels limited (Wed Oct 29, 04:50 PM) - Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels on the field (Wed Oct 29, 02:02 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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Ravens | Owen Daniels out today (Sun Oct 26, 11:48 AM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is inactive Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Schedule

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