Ravens Fantasy News

Ravens looking to get the deep ball going

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:35am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Sunday's match-up with the Steelers represents a good opportunity to get the deep-passing game on track. Pittsburgh has allowed four touchdown passes from outside the red zone in the last three games, and cornerback Cortez Allen was targeted for two long touchdowns last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has already been ruled out with an arm injury.

"Sometimes, it comes in bunches," Ravens WR Torrey Smith said. "All it takes is one, and we're just waiting on that opportunity."

Fantasy Impact:

Smith's up and down season continues. He posted a goose egg in Week 8 after catching touchdowns in three of his previous four games. He isn't seeing as many targets as in years past, and his targets are typically of the low percentage/high yield variety, so he's going to be a boom or bust pick in any given week. The Steelers have had their issues defending the long ball this season, so Smith may make a big play or two in Week 9.

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is fully expected to play in Week 9. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (thigh, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee, questionable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 9. Daniels returned quickly from a knee scope, which typically requires 3-4 weeks of recovery. Then he missed practice on Thursday, but the full reps on Friday are encouraging. The Ravens play on Sunday night, so Daniels probably isn’t worth playing the wait-and-see game.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is expected to play in Week 9. He finished Sunday’s game against the Bengals, so we believe him. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (thigh) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. Daniels returned quickly from a knee scope, which typically requires 3-4 weeks of recovery. Then he missed practice on Thursday. Consider him doubtful for Week 9. Crockett Gilmore will likely get another start.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is expected to play in Week 9. He finished Sunday’s game against the Bengals, so we believe him. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Daniels returned quickly from a knee scope, which typically requires 3-4 weeks of recovery. Perhaps his scope wasn’t very invasive. Either way, consider him questionable for Week 9.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The number of passing routes Arian Foster has run this season, ranking sixth among running backs behind Matt Forte, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Shane Vereen and Justin Forsett.

Foster has caught 24 passes on those routes for 166 yards, which ranks 13th in the league among running backs. Foster also has two receiving touchdowns, more than all running backs except Ahmad Bradshaw, Forte and Marshawn Lynch.

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:22pm

Baltimore Ravens on Twitter - [Full Article]

Torrey Smith (concussion) returned to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith got evaluated, passed the necessary tests and came back to the game. It's something to monitor but it appears he'll be good to play Week 9 - a Sunday night game at Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8. Bernard will play in a tough matchup against the Ravens. He may not find much room to run, but he racked up 19 catches for 150 yards and a TD in his three meetings with the Ravens. The Bengals will be without A.J. Green, however, so the defense will be able to focus its attention on stopping Bernard.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 8. No worries here. Smith will be ready for a tough matchup against the Bengals.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Daniels will miss Week 8 and possibly longer after having his knee scoped. There isn’t much opportunity for fantasy owners here, as Crockett Gilmore is more of a blocking tight end. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk may see snaps at tight end as well.