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by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 13, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. San Diego
Lorenzo Taliaferro hasn’t gotten much work recently and didn’t touch the ball against the Saints on Monday night. The Ravens have been jockeying him and Bernard Pierce this season for change-of-pace touches behind Justin Forsett. With Forsett being dominant, and Pierce getting most of the backup work lately, it appears safe to drop Taliaferro in non-dynasty leagues.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 12, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. New Orleans
Lorenzo Taliaferro had only three carries against the Titans two weeks ago before the bye, and finished with 10 yards. The Ravens are shuffling the backup running back position week to week between Taliaferro and Bernard Pierce, but the one constant is that Justin Forsett is the starter and main cog in the Baltimore running game. Until that changes, Taliaferro is a risky fantasy option, and mostly has value as a deep league handcuff or dynasty stash.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 10, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Tennessee

Lorenzo Taliaferro had seven carries for 21 yards last week against the Steelers, and actually showed some ability to catch the ball with three receptions and another 34 yards receiving. Each week, it seems the Ravens are leaning on a different running back behind starter Justin Forsett, but the rookie Taliaferro has been active for two weeks in a row now and has seemingly overtaken Bernard Pierce’s role.

This week, Taliaferro faces a Tennessee defense that ranks 28th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game and he should continue to get change-of-pace work behind Forsett. Because of a questionable workload, it’s hard to trust the rookie, but he has the upside to put up low-end RB2 numbers if you’re desperate. He could also get some goal line work.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 9, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Pittsburgh

Lorenzo Taliaferro was the main backup running back against the Bengals last week, as Bernard Pierce was a healthy scratch from the game. The rookie ended up getting seven carries for 27 yards, but also ran in two touchdowns and caught two passes for 42 additional yards.

Taliaferro should remain in his role this week against Pittsburgh, a defense that has allowed seven rushing touchdowns and 4.5 yards per rushing attempt to opposing offenses so far in 2014. He’s a risky option because we don’t really know what Baltimore is doing with the running game outside of starting Justin Forsett, but the rookie is definitely worth adding to your roster again if you dropped him earlier in the season. We have him as a very risky desperation start at best this week.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 8, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Cincinnati
Lorenzo Taliaferro looked like he was going to press for playing time a few weeks ago, but hasn’t gotten the workload since. He only had four carries for three yards against the Falcons last week, while Bernard Pierce had twice that many. With Justin Forsett still the main guy in the Ravens backfield and Pierce stealing touches, the rookie Taliaferro has limited fantasy value. Leave him on waivers, or as a dynasty/keeper stash-away.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 7, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Atlanta

Lorenzo Taliaferro continues to have a baffling role in the Baltimore offense. He had a 25 yard run last week against the Bucs, but only got two carries and finished with 29 rushing yards total. He added a pair of receptions for 18 yards to still outscore Bernard Pierce, even though Pierce had 15 carries in the run game.

Taliaferro’s lack of touches makes him not a viable starter, even against a vulnerable Atlanta run defense. However, he should remain on fantasy rosters, as he has still looked better than Pierce, and he provides a different skill set than starter Justin Forsett. The Baltimore backfield behind Forsett is in flux right now, but Taliaferro still has a chance to emerge as a viable option as the season progresses.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Lorenzo Taliaferro - Week 6, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 – Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. Tampa Bay

Lorenzo Taliaferro only had five carries for 18 yards last week against the Colts, as the Ravens only ran the ball 15 times and split carries three ways. This seems to be the case for the short term, making Taliaferro a risky fantasy option for owners to rely on. While Taliaferro still seems to be more talented than Bernard Pierce, both players have been outplayed by veteran Justin Forsett, and as long as Pierce is around, Taliaferro and Pierce will both have limited fantasy value.

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