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Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Ravens WR Kamar Aiken (concussion, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7.

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Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. Jones’ production has dipped in recent weeks, but he’ll still be a strong WR1 in a so-so matchup with the Ravens. He’s bound to see a lot of CB Jimmy Smith, however.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Ravens WR Kamar Aiken (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones’ production has dipped in recent weeks, but he’ll still be a strong WR1 in a so-so matchup with the Ravens. He’s bound to see a lot of CB Jimmy Smith, however.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Daniels is probably just getting a veteran’s day off.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Ravens WR Kamar Aiken (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jones’ production has dipped in recent weeks, but he’ll still be a strong WR1 in a so-so matchup with the Ravens.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:46pm

BaltimoreRavens.com - [Full Article]

Bernard Pierce is back healthy, but Justin Forsett remains the lead dog for the Baltimore Ravens.

There’s been chatter around Baltimore as to who the Ravens’ top running back is in their strong rushing game. On Sunday in Tampa Bay, Forsett took another step in proving he’s the guy.

Forsett and the now healthy Pierce split the carries – Forsett got 14 and Pierce had 15. But Forsett took his for 111 yards (7.9 yard average), and Pierce totaled 32 yards (2.1 average) and a touchdown on his attempts.

Forsett got his fourth straight start, and kick-started the Ravens offense with a 52-yard jaunt on their second play of the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Forsett, who still leads the NFL in average yards per carry (6.4), hadn’t logged a 100-yard game since 2009, his second year in the league when he was with the Seattle Seahawks. Forsett is fifth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards, trailing only Dallas' DeMarco Murray, Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell, Houston's Arian Foster and Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy. It didn't appear Forsett would step up to the lead role and keep it with the younger Pierce and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro as part of the running attack. For now, Forsett is taking advantage of his opportunities despite splitting carries with Pierce.

Doug Martin feels breakout game coming soon

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:56pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Doug Martin hasn't found the right footing since his breakout rookie campaign in 2012. After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, Martin missed two games for the Buccaneers this year with a knee injury. In the time he has been on the field he hasn't looked great.

Martin hasn't had a 100-yard outing in his past seven games, and this season he has fewer than 50 rushing yards in all three contests he's participated in. The problem hasn't been just the Buccaneers' blocking. Martin has caused just three missed tackles on his 37 carries and six receptions this season. That low percentage ranks him 39th out of 43 running backs with at least 25 percent of a team's attempts.

Still, Lovie Smith said this week he plans to stick with Martin, and the young runner has shown positives the past two weeks.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin believes that a much-needed breakout game is coming soon. Martin said he's been "close" to busting out, and that he "can't wait until it happens." Owners probably feel the same way. Unfortunately, Martin will find the sledding tough again this week against a stingy Baltimore Ravens run defense. But softer defenses are on the horizon after a Week 7 bye: Vikings Week 8, ranked 21st in allowing fantasy points to RBs; Browns Week 9 ranked 23rd and the Falcons Week 10 ranked 32nd.

Ravens Beat: 'No plans' to reduce RB Justin Forsett's snaps

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:10pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Justin Forsett remains the safest choice to play in the Ravens' running-back-by-committee approach. Forsett is averaging 83 total yards per game, and coach John Harbaugh said there are no plans to reduce Forsett's snaps. The Ravens like Forsett's ability to break tackles so much that he has become the primary red zone back.

Fantasy Impact:

Forsett seems a little dicey given the presence of a now-healthy Bernard Pierce and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, but it sounds like Harbaugh intends to keep him in the lead role. He is running great right now.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (pelvis, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 6. Jacoby Jones should see extra snaps this week and has a nice matchup with the Bucs.