Ravens Fantasy News

Ravens agree to extension with QB Joe Flacco

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:46am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn't in a rush to sign a contract that would make him among the highest-paid players in NFL history.

Flacco said the sides hammered out the three-year extension quicker than he anticipated, and the deal was essentially completed earlier in the week.

The three-year agreement is worth $66.4 million and includes an NFL record $40 million signing bonus, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. This allows the Ravens to keep their franchise quarterback under contract through 2021 and alleviates some restless nights in the future for general manager Ozzie Newsome.

Fantasy Impact:

The touchdowns weren't impressive (14), but Flacco averaged 41.3 pass attempts and 279 yards passing in 10 games before tearing his ACL in November. He was on pace for 661 pass attempts and 4,464 yards, which would have been good for 1st and 6th in 2015. He'll be far off the fantasy radar in one-QB leagues, but with Marc Trestman at offensive coordinator and what should be an improved (i.e. healthy) stable of weapons, Flacco will be in the streaming discussion when he has a favorable matchup.

Ravens RB Justin Forsett 'absolutely' part of the team's 2016 plans

Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:57pm

Baltimore Ravens - [Full Article]

The Ravens have “tough decisions” to make in the next two weeks to free up salary-cap space before free agency, but there are no plans for running back Justin Forsett to be among the cap casualties.

Some have speculated that Forsett could be released, but Head John Harbaugh dismissed that thought. When asked if he expects Forsett to be part of the team next year, Harbaugh quickly responded, “Absolutely.”

“The featured back will be the best back, and to me Justin Forsett certainly fits the bill,” Harbaugh said. “He’s proven that already.”

The injury to his arm is not expected to hold him back at all this year, and Harbaugh said the issue has already healed.

“His wrist is good,” Harbaugh said. “He has one of those injuries that is really predictable.”

“There’s not a better person, there’s not a better guy [than Forsett],” Harbaugh said. “He understands everything we’re doing inside and out. I love him. But we’re going to put the guy out there that is gaining the most yards.”

Related players: Javorius Allen

Fantasy Impact:

Forsett's YPC (4.25) was better than Javorius Allen's (3.75), but the rookie showed good receiving chops, hauling in 45 catches for 353 yards and two touchdowns. Allen was the #6 RB in standard formats (#3 in PPR) from Week 11 to Week 17, while Forsett was sidelined with a wrist injury. Forsett was #17 in standard and #12 in PPR through the first 10 weeks. According to HC John Harbaugh, the two will compete for touches in 2016.

Ravens hopeful that TE Crockett Gillmore (back) will be ready for training camp

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:13pm

Baltimore Ravens - [Full Article]

Perhaps the most surprising update is that Crockett Gillmore could miss much of the offseason training program. Gillmore was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 21 after suffering a back injury a couple weeks earlier. He was also dealing with a shoulder injury.

“He’s having to have some surgeries done,” Newsome said. “Hopefully he’ll be ready to go when training camp comes around, but that determination will be made by our doctors and our trainers.”

“Crockett has played very well for us. I think him getting injured at the latter part of the season really hurt us,” Newsome said. “I expect Maxx Williams to make the jump most players do in their second year.”

Fantasy Impact:

The fact that, at this point in the offseason, Gillmore is still undergoing surgeries on his back and/or shoulder is worrisome. Williams will be an interesting late-round tight end if Gillmore is still trying to get healthy in August.

Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) should be ready to play this spring

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:04pm

Baltimore Ravens - [Full Article]

Ravens WR Breshad Perriman, who missed his entire rookie season after injuring his knee in the first training camp practice, still isn’t cleared to play football. However, he should be ready to do so when football activities resume.

“I can anticipate at some point this spring that he’ll be out there, ready to play,” GM Ozzie Newsome said.

After being placed on injured reserve in November, Perriman said he suffered a partially torn PCL on July 30, then tore it more while trying to test the knee out before a game on Sept. 27. He didn’t practice again after having a minor arthroscopic surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Due to the opportunity in the Ravens' receiving corps, Perriman looked like a nice sleeper prior to his injury. Steve L Smith is expected to return and Kamar Aiken emerged as a viable WR2, so Perriman is not guaranteed starter's snaps even though he brings deep speed that neither Smith nor Aiken possess.

Colts hire Ravens LB coach Ted Monachino as DC

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 2:39pm

George Bremer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts hire Ravens LB coach Ted Monachino as defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

According to his Wikipedia page, Monachino has not served as a defensive coordinator since running the Hannibal High School (MO) defense. He has coached in the NFL since 2006, serving as the defensive line coach for the Jaguars from 2006-10, followed by a long stint (2010-15) as the Ravens' LB coach.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb, out) has been ruled out for Week 17. AJ McCarron (left wrist, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. McCarron is expected to play against the Ravens.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Ravens RB Kyle Juszczyk (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Jones will play against the Ravens.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bengals QB AJ McCarron (left wrist) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McCarron is expected to play against the Ravens.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:18pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

The Ravens, who are finishing their 20th season in Baltimore, now have 20 players on season-ending injured reserve.

They reached that number on Tuesday, when they officially placed wide receiver Marlon Brown on I.R., ending his disappointing season.

A.J. McCarron has 'significant' wrist sprain, could play Week 17

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 1:32pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron suffered a sprained left wrist during Monday night’s loss to the Broncos.

Citing a source, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Tuesday that an MRI on McCarron’s non-throwing arm revealed no fracture and that there’s still a chance he plays next Sunday vs. the Ravens, though in a separate tweet Rapoport called the sprain “significant.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals have clinched the AFC North. They’d only get a first-round playoff bye if they win Sunday and the Broncos lose to the Chargers, the story went on to say. So, this is a meaningful game and the extra week off would be nice to give to starter Andy Dalton. The other healthy quarterback on the roster is Keith Wenning, a 2014 Ravens draft pick who’s never played in a regular season game.

A.J. McCarron to get MRI on wrist

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:31am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Bengals already had quarterback concerns. Now they have to wait on the results of an MRI today to see if it’s a full-blown panic.

Via Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals backup A.J. McCarron said he was getting an MRI to determine the severity of a left wrist injury that happened on the overtime fumble that cost the Bengals the game.

“I hope not,” McCarron said, when asked if it would keep him out this week against the Ravens. “Going to wait until [Tuesday], but hopefully not.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals still don’t know if starter Andy Dalton’s broken thumb will be healed in time for a potential first-round game, since they lost their best chance at a bye week Monday night. Keith Wenning is next up on the depth chart.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (back) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (back) did not practice Wednesday.

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