2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Ravens had a really down year last season but still barely missed the playoffs, finishing at .500. They are better than that, though. The defense should perform better after a down year and the offense got a few more weapons this offense that should help. Baltimore has plenty of talent on the roster and a rebound should be expected. They have been a mainstay in the playoffs before last season. We still aren't sure they are a Super Bowl team once again but at least a playoff contender.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Running back Bernard Pierce battled nagging injuries much of last season and never looked fully healthy most of the season, which led to down numbers for him. He is healthy now, though, and should be in the mix for plenty of work with Ray Rice slipping last season. Pierce could overtake Rice at some point. Either way, Pierce is going to get work in at least a timeshare at running back. He showed what he can do his rookie season, so expect much better production from him this year now that he is healthy.
FANTASY DUD
As mentioned, running back Ray Rice was a mess last season. And he had an offseason to forget this year. Things are just trending the wrong way for him. He also had a ton of work early in his career, which could be impacting him. Rice might do better than last season but that isn't saying much. He is a back seeing his fantasy value go the wrong way. His best days are behind him.

Team Notes

Aug 19, 01:23 PM Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (legs) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Aug 19, 01:23 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (chest), OG Will Rackley (head), CB Lardarius Webb (back), CB Asa Jackson (ankle) and DT Terrence Cody (hip) are all not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Aug 18, 05:23 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Asa Jackson (ankle) may be able to play in the third preseason game, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Aug 18, 04:53 PM Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (legs) is being counted on to play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Washington Redskins. Daniels is experiencing fatigue in his legs that should be relieved over time, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Aug 18, 04:43 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (chest) underwent an MRI that showed bruising and bleeding from his lungs, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said the injury isn't serious and the team expects Smith to play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Washington Redskins.
Aug 18, 04:33 PM Baltimore Ravens OT Ricky Wagner has won the starting right tackle job, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Wagner earned the job.
Aug 18, 04:12 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) will not play in the preseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Aug 18, 02:32 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (chest) did not practice Monday, Aug. 18, due to a bruised chest suffered Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Aug 18, 11:13 AM Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams is the new starting nose tackle, with DT Haloti Ngata sliding to defensive end in the 3-4 defense.
Aug 17, 02:42 AM Baltimore Ravens DE Kapron Lewis-Moore (Achilles') underwent surgery Friday, Aug. 15 as scheduled and will need 6-8 months of recovery time.
Aug 16, 11:12 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (shoulder) suffered a shoulder bruise in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, but it 'shouldn't be anything too serious,' according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Aug 16, 08:42 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's (shoulder) X-rays on his shoulder came back negative.
Aug 16, 08:32 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (shoulder) was taken to the locker room to have his shoulder looked at by the training staff during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Aug 16, 08:12 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith's (chest) X-ray results came back negative, and he has been diagnosed with a bruised chest.
Aug 14, 03:22 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (legs) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 14, because he is resting his legs, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Daniels' status for the second preseason game is uncertain at this point.
Aug 14, 02:52 PM Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks is performing well during training camp and will receive playing time this season, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'He's doing great. He's learning fast. Safeties have a long way to go as rookies, but he's doing a good job. He's going to play a lot this year, no doubt,' Harbaugh said. Brooks has received some work at nickel back during practice, and defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Brooks is an option for that role.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Owen Daniels, TE; Steve Smith, WR; Jeremy Zuttah, OL. 

Losses:
Corey Graham, CB; Ed Dickson, TE; James Ihedigbo, S; Arthur Jones, DT; Jameel McClain, LB; Michael Oher, OT. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  17 C.J. MosleyLB
 # 2  16 Timmy JerniganDL
 # 3  15 Terrence BrooksDB
 # 3  35 Crockett GillmoreTE
 # 4  34 Brent UrbanDL
 # 4  38 Lorenzo TaliaferroRB
 # 5  35 John UrschelOL
 # 6  18 Keith WenningQB
 # 7  3 Mike CampanaroWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Cincinnati
2     Sep 11 8:25PM     Pittsburgh
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Cleveland
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Carolina
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Atlanta
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
9     Nov 2 8:30PM     at Pittsburgh
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     Tennessee
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 24 8:30PM     at New Orleans
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     San Diego
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at Miami
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Jacksonville
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Houston
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Cleveland
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