The Ravens have added a big-bodied pass-catching tight end, and possible red-zone threat, by signing 2013 second-round pick Gavin Escobar.
Baltimore released offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, who bounced off and on the roster last week, to make room on the 53-man roster.
Escobar is a 6-foot-6, 260-pounder who spent the last four years with the Dallas Cowboys, seeing sparse action behind veteran Pro Bowler Jason Witten.
Escobar was a big-time receiving threat in college at San Diego State, and could help bolster Baltimore’s red-zone offense.
The Ravens were light at tight end this week after Maxx Williams re-injured his ankle. Benjamin Watson has 29 receptions for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns. Nick Boyle has 14 catches for 109 yards and Vince Mayle has two rushing attempts, including one for a touchdown.
DAL TE Gavin Escobar - Week 8, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8: Escobar vs Redskins
So, how many people benefited from the two-touchdown performance by Gavin Escobar? Not many. Has he become a waiver wire darling this week? Definitely. Is he your answer at tight end? Probably not.
Escobar had only four catches coming into last week's game and unless this is a sign that Dallas is going to use him more (which we won't know until there is more evidence), he remains a poor fantasy option and definitely should not be starting.