2013 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Ravens won the Super Bowl last year, so expectations are at an all-time high for this team. It will be hard for them to repeat, but they obviously have the potential to do so based on last season. The big issue will be how the Ravens replace their leader, Ray Lewis. His play wasn't the best last year but he motivated the team and they seemed to rally around him. Baltimore is a playoff team but making a return trip to the Super Bowl will be very difficult.

FANTASY BREAKOUT

Deonte Thompson, WR. Thompson has a good shot to open the season as the starting receiver opposite Torrey Smith. This would give him obvious upside in an emerging Ravens passing game. Thompson had just five receptions his rookie season but the Ravens like his potential going forward. Thompson isn't a big receiver but has good speed and hands. He could end up being a good spot starter for fantasy teams if he gets consistent targets.

FANTASY DUD

Joe Flacco, QB.. Flacco had a breakout performance in the playoffs, leading his team to a Super Bowl victory. He got a huge contract in the offseason and will be the franchise quarterback for years to come in Baltimore. The problem is Flacco isn't an elite quarterback for fantasy purposes. He wins games but his fantasy numbers have never been off the charts. Don't overvalue him based of his performance during last year's playoffs. He isn't going to be a legit weekly option for fantasy teams, especially compared to all the other top talent at the quarterback position.

Team Notes

Apr 17, 09:02 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is scheduled to make $6.898 million in 2015 as part of the fifth-year option that was picked up in his contract.
Apr 17, 08:22 PM The Baltimore Ravens have officially exercised the fifth-year option in CB Jimmy Smith's contract.
Apr 17, 06:02 PM The Baltimore Ravens reinstated LB Rolando McClain from the reserve/retired list Thursday, April 17.
Apr 16, 12:13 PM Updating previous reports, retired LB Rolando McClain failed his conditioning tests during his workout with the Baltimore Ravens. The test consisted of six timed 150-yard runs.

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't bode well for his comeback attempt.
Apr 16, 10:43 AM The Baltimore Ravens offered DT Haloti Ngata a lucrative, long-term extension in hopes of reducing his $16 million cap number.
Apr 16, 12:03 AM Retired LB Rolando McClain (Ravens) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, April 15, as he attempts a comeback. The workout wasn't a smooth one in terms of conditioning, and he has a lot of rust, according to a league source.
Apr 15, 07:53 PM The Baltimore Ravens worked out LB Rolando McClain, and it reportedly wasn't a success. McClain didn't finish his conditioning test and didn't perform drills.
Apr 12, 11:52 AM The drug charges against Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson have been dropped because of insufficient evidence. Thompson was arrested in February for suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Fantasy Impact: He should avoid suspension from the league but likely will be on a short leash going forward.
Apr 09, 02:13 PM The Washington Redskins will work out free-agent S Christian Thompson (Ravens) Wednesday, April 9.
Apr 07, 05:13 PM Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels said he met with the New England Patriots before he decided to sign with the Ravens.
Apr 07, 02:42 AM Although inside linebacker has not been discussed as a major position of need for the Baltimore Ravens after LB Daryl Smith was re-signed, head coach John Harbaugh wants to add one or two inside linebackers to the roster.
Apr 06, 02:52 AM Baltimore Ravens DL Marcus Spears announced his retirement after nine seasons. Spears will join the new SEC Network as a gameday analyst.
Apr 05, 11:42 AM Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Owen Daniels will have a big role in the offense this upcoming season. 'Just couldn't be more happy, more excited. ? I guarantee his role will be plenty big,' Harbaugh said. 'He's going to have a lot to do with our success next year, and we've got a lot of big plans for him.'
Apr 04, 03:12 PM The Baltimore Ravens re-signed DT Terrence Cody Friday, April 4. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Apr 04, 01:42 PM The Baltimore Ravens signed RB Justin Forsett (Jaguars) to a one-year contract Friday, April 4. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: Forsett will compete for a roster spot with the Ravens this season.
Apr 04, 11:52 AM The Baltimore Ravens don't expect TE Owen Daniels to serve as their No. 1 tight end this season, as they already have TE Dennis Pitta on roster. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak likes to use two tight ends frequently, and he might install that as the base offense.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
QB Caleb Hanie, WR Tori Gurley, OT David Mims, OG Reggie Stephens, DL Chris Canty, DL Elvis Dumervil, DL Marcus Spears, FS Michael Huff. 

Losses:
QB Dennis Dixon, QB Curtis Painter, WR Anquan Boldin, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Sergio Kindle, LB Paul Kruger, LB Ray Lewis, CB Cary Williams, SS Bernard Pollard, FS Ed Reed. 

2013 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  32 Matt ElamDB
 # 2  24 Arthur BrownLB
 # 3  32 Brandon WilliamsDL
 # 4  32 John SimonLB
 # 4  33 Kyle JuszczykRB
 # 5  35 Ricky WagnerOL
 # 6  32 Kapron Lewis-MooreDL
 # 6  35 Ryan JensenOL
 # 7  32 Aaron MelletteWR
 Undrafted Cierre WoodRB
 Undrafted Matt FurstenburgTE
 Undrafted Marlon BrownWR

2013 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 4 8:30PM     at Denver
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Cleveland
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     Houston
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Buffalo
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Miami
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Green Bay
7     Oct 19 4:25PM     at Pittsburgh
-- Week 8 Bye --
9     Nov 2 4:25PM     at Cleveland
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     Cincinnati
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     at Chicago
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     New York Jets
13     Nov 27 8:30PM     Pittsburgh
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     Minnesota
15     Dec 15 8:40PM     at Detroit
16     Dec 21 4:25PM     New England
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
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