Ravens Fantasy News

Broncos agree to trade for QB Joe Flacco

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens have an agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Albert Breer reported that the Broncos will send a fourth rounder for Flacco. Flacco's best fantasy finish was back in 2010, when he finished No. 11. He had back-to-back No. 14 finishes in 2011 and 2012, but he has finished No. 19 or worse in four of the last five seasons (from 2013 to 2017). He's a competent quarterback, so compared to Case Keenum, Flacco is probably a wash for Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton. The Broncos may use an early draft pick on a rookie quarterback as well.

NFL Beat: Nine veteran, rookie QBs likely available in 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8:55am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Among the veteran QBs USA Today predicts to be available to change teams for the 2019 season are: Nick Foles, Joe Flacco, Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill, while rookies like Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray could make impacts as well.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to list where the author feels they would all be perfect fits for the 2019 season. The new NFL league year doesn't begin until March 13 with the start of free agency, but, it never hurts the dedicated fantasy player to start scouting before that. The story added five teams brought in first-round passers in 2018, but there's obviously always a need for a quarterback, and all the players listed above could have fantasy impacts.

Bears hire Chuck Pagano to run the defense

Friday, January 11, 2019, 9:36pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The Bears needed just two days to find their replacement after defensive coordinator Vic Fangio left to coach the Broncos.

Coach Matt Nagy announced Friday night he hired former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to step into the team’s top defensive role. Pagano has 16 years of NFL coaching experience, most recently as the Colts coach from 2012-17.

Pagano, 58, was the Ravens defensive coordinator in 2011, when they went 12-4 and ranked third in total defense, third in points allowed, second against the run, fourth against the pass and third in sacks. Before that he served as defensive backs coach for the Ravens, Raiders and Browns.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story mentions, Pagano guided the Ravens to the No. 3 overall finish in 2011 before jetting to Indianapolis to take over the Colts. There, his defenses finished higher than No. 20 just once (in 2014) in six seasons. Otherwise, the defense was a perennial problem. Given all the talent on that side of the ball, the Bears should be fine defensively.

Ravens promote Greg Roman to offensive coordinator

Friday, January 11, 2019, 10:25am

Jeff Zrebiec - [Full Article]

The Ravens are making a change at offensive coordinator. Greg Roman will be the offensive coordinator going forward as part of a potential re-organization of the Ravens' offensive coaching staff. John Harbaugh confirmed the change.

Fantasy Impact:

Roman is a decidedly run-heavy play-caller, which on paper makes him a good fit for Baltimore's new offense with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Roman previously ran offenses in San Francisco and Buffalo. His offenses had an average ranking of 4.3 in rush attempts and 31.0 in pass attempts. Keep an eye on the Baltimore RB1 job--whoever wins that role should see a big workload in 2019.

WR John Brown wants to stay with Ravens

Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:46pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Contentment is a state of mind that John Brown continues to pursue, and the wide receiver said he prefers to remain with the Ravens rather than test the free-agent market.

“I’d just rather have fun and be in a happy place,” he said Monday. “This is a place I’m happy with. As long as it’s good enough money to take care of my family, I’d love to be back.”

Fantasy Impact:

Brown, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with $4 million guaranteed on March 15, was the team’s leading receiver, catching 34 passes for 601 yards and four touchdowns in nine starts with Joe Flacco at quarterback. When rookie Lamar Jackson replaced Flacco for the last seven games, Brown’s numbers dropped to eight receptions for 114 yards and one score, the story said. Of course, the team seemed to make it very clear Jackson is the future at QB and the Ravens seem ready to move on from Flacco.

Ravens seem to make it clear they will move on from QB Joe Flacco

Monday, January 7, 2019, 8:50am

Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter - [Full Article]

John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco: “Joe can still play... Joe’s going to have a market, a lot of teams are going to want Joe. ... Joe Flacco is a great talent, he’s a better person, he’s the best QB in the history of the Ravens... he’s going to be just fine.”

Related players: Lamar Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson struggled most of the game before almost rallying the Ravens in the fourth quarter. But the team never made the switch to Flacco, which was probably a telling sign before Harbaugh's comments after the game. There are certainly some teams who could give Flacco a look heading into the 2019 season.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon battles through knee injuries

Monday, January 7, 2019, 8:36am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Melvin Gordon didn't last two Chargers possessions without getting dinged up in their 23-17 win over the Ravens.

The running back, who entered the game with a issue to his right knee, went down after his third run of Sunday's Wild Card matchup.

Gordon was attended to after a run to the 1-yard-line on second-and-goal. The injury appeared to be to his left knee.

Related players: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon later returned to the game in the beginning of the second quarter. He finished the game with 17 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown but didn't look himself. The Chargers get the Patriots next, but those looking to play Gordon have to wonder about both of his knees. Ekeler and Jackson are likely to get their share of the workload.

Friday, January 4, 2019, 6:52pm

Ravens WR Chris Moore (shoulder, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 18.

Friday, January 4, 2019, 6:52pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Gordon is good to go for a bad matchup against the Ravens.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Ravens WR Chris Moore (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, TE Hunter Henry expected to play in WC round

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:25am

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Despite limping off in Sunday’s fourth quarter, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, per source.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry, who tore his ACL during the off-season, also is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon is now dealing with an ankle injury as well as a knee injury. Meanwhile, Henry returns after an ACL injury back in the offseason. Henry is probably a risky play for those in playoff leagues, but you have to think he'll at least get his snaps in while in the red zone.

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:37pm

Browns Inactives
Carl Davis DT
Desmond Harrison OT
Blake Jackson WR
Kyle Kalis OG
Drew Stanton QB
Chad Thomas DE
Denzel Ward CB

Ravens Inactives
Javorius Allen RB
Robert Griffin QB
Jordan Lasley WR
Alex Lewis OG
Patrick Ricard FB
Zach Sieler DE
Tim Williams LB

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:32pm

Chargers Inactives
Dylan Cantrell WR
Anthony Lanier DE
T.Y. McGill DT
Detrez Newsome RB
Troymaine Pope RB
Jeff Richards DB
Cole Toner OT

Broncos Inactives
Su'a Cravens DB
Nico Falah C
Craig Mager CB
Shane Ray LB
Horace Richardson CB
DeMarcus Walker DE
Aaron Wallace LB

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Ravens WR John Brown (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

INACTIVES: Ravens at Chargers Week 16

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 6:57pm

Chargers and Ravens Official Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers INACTIVES

RB Austin Ekeler
RB Troymaine Pope
C Cole Toner
TE Sean Culkin
WR Dylan Cantrell
DE Anthony Lanier
DT T.Y. McGill

RAVENS INACTIVES
QB Robert Griffin III
WR Jordan Lasley
OLB Tim Williams
LG Alex Lewis
RB Javorius Allen
DL Zach Sieler
FB/DL Patrick Ricard

Fantasy Impact:

Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen are both active for the Chargers. They are safe to start for Week 16.