Ravens Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (knee) did not practice Wednesday. If LaFell can’t play, Andy Dalton will be really shorthanded against the Ravens. Tyler Boyd and Tyler Eifert figure to lead the team in targets.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Big Ben to see Ravens-like defense on short week

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:46pm

The Times - [Full Article]

The Steelers will face the Indianapolis Colts on a short week, but it isn't taking much time for the players to become well-versed on their defense.

Indianapolis defensive coordinator Ted Monachino was hired in the off-season after spending the past six years as a linebackers coach with the Baltimore Ravens. The Colts already ran an attacking 3-4 scheme before Monachino's arrival, and he's since implemented several Ravens-based concepts.

"We're seeing a lot of Baltimore looks," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

While it may seem like bad news for Big Ben owners, the story goes on to say for as much as the Colts defense resembles Baltimore in tendencies, it lacks in production. The Ravens are second in the league in total defense, but the Colts are 30th, giving up a league-worst 284 passing yards-per-game. Roethlisberger has torched Indianapolis over the last two seasons, finishing with a combined 886 yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in two lopsided wins.

Ravens open to WR Steve Smith coming back

Monday, November 21, 2016, 9:04pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Steve L Smith Sr. has vowed that this season will be the last of his 16-year career as a wide receiver. But fellow wideout Mike Wallace said he would love to continue playing with Smith.

“Sixteen years is a long time, but if anybody can keep playing, it’s him,” Wallace said Sunday. “It’s just an honor to be on the team with him. Every day to see the way he works and see how we carries himself, I just love it. I wish I would have had more time with him.”

Harbaugh admitted that trying to persuade Smith to return “has crossed my mind.”

“If he wants to come back, he’s welcome. Absolutely,” Harbaugh said. “You’d like every good football player you can get. But I don’t want to speak for Steve. He’s had an unbelievably awesome career. He got his 1,000th catch so he should be commended for that. Congratulations to Steve on that accomplishment."

Fantasy Impact:

The oldest receiver in the league at 37 years, Smith ranks second on the team in yards (516) and touchdown catches (threes) and third in receptions (44). In Sunday’s loss, he paced the offense with eight catches for 99 yards and one score and reached the 1,000-reception plateau.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 11.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11. It’s a new injury for Bryant, but he’s expected to play. With Jimmy Smith out for the Ravens, Bryant is a strong start this week.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm

Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

Ravens plan to use more no-huddle in offense

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:11pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

ter it worked last week, the Ravens plan to go to the no-huddle more frequently.

The team employed a hurry-up offense that exploded for 22 points in the second half of Thursday night’s 28-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns, coach John Harbaugh said going no-huddle should be a staple of the offensive menu for the remainder of the season.

Related players: Joe Flacco

Fantasy Impact:

Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg made the decision at halftime to loosen the reins on an offense that had recorded 14 first downs and 164 yards in the first half, but trailed 7-6 at intermission. Flacco, who had thrown just one touchdown pass in the three games prior to Thursday's, tossed three in a span of 18 minutes, 20 seconds during the second half. He completed 13-of-17 passes for 163 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the half.

Ravens RB Kennth Dixon looks to be healthy

Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:50pm

BaltimoreRavens.com - [Full Article]

The difference was health. Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon is known for his fine mixture of shiftiness, explosion and power. He has outstanding feet. But with two minor knee injuries at the start of his young career, it took time to fully bounce back.

“It was good to see Kenneth Dixon – he made plays,” HC John Harbaugh said. “I think he’s back, health-wise. He got back from the knee about four weeks ago, and has steadily looked better.

“I feel like I’m back 100 percent and I’m ready for the workload that the team gives me,” Dixon added. “Everything that they give me, I just want to take advantage of."

Fantasy Impact:

The emergence of Dixon means big things for the Ravens’ rushing attack, the story said, which had one of its finest days of the season against the Browns with 119 total yards. Since the release of Justin Forsett, the Ravens have leaned on Terrance West to carry the load. Adding Dixon gives Baltimore the one-two punch it has been searching for all year.
It remains to be seen how even the split in carries will be (West still had 21 to Dixon’s six Thursday night), but Dixon is making a point that he deserves more chances. We did have a report a few weeks ago that the Ravens have never really leaned heavily on a rookie RB, even Ray Rice, so expectations for Dixon should probably be tempered until we see more.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:17pm

Ravens Inactives

RG Marshal Yanda
CB Shareece Wright
TE Crockett Gillmore
OLB Elvis Dumveril
LB Kamalei Correa
OL Ryan Jensen
DL Willie Henry

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (chest, questionable) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Dixon will suit up on Thursday. He’s a decent flex start in a great matchup against the Browns.

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