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|Baltimore Ravens |
The Ravens continue to play at a high level. Their defense is getting older, which is a concern, but continue to play at a pretty high level. The offense is making strides but likely hinges on the play of Joe Flacco, who can be inconsistent at times. This team can challenge for the Super Bowl but might not reach that level unless Flacco takes a step forward.
Torrey Smith, WR. Smith had some monster games his rookie season but lacked a little consistency. He can get even better with more consistent play. Smith should be the No. 1 receiver for the Ravens and has a chance to have a monster season. We think he can get 1,000 yards and double-digit scores, having some more huge games in 2012. This is the season Smith takes another step forward.
Anquan Boldin, WR. Boldin started to slow down some last season and has a history of injury issues. Another dip in production is likely from Boldin. Smith is the receiver to own in Baltimore this season. Boldin also has a history of a lack of scores, which is never good for fantasy teams. Don't overvalue Boldin come draft day based off past success.
|May 22, 03:53 PM
||Baltimore Ravens LB Jameel McClain (spine) and CB Lardarius Webb (knee) were limited to individual drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22.|
|May 22, 03:53 PM
||Baltimore Ravens OG Jah Reid (toe) fully participated in organized team activities Wednesday, May 22. Reid finished the 2012 season on Injured Reserve because of a toe injury.|
|May 22, 03:53 PM
||Baltimore Ravens DE Pernell McPhee (groin) fully participated in organized team activities Wednesday, May 22. McPhee underwent groin surgery this offseason.|
|May 22, 03:43 PM
||Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent TE Ed Dickson has not signed his tender offer even though he did participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 22.|
|May 21, 08:23 AM
||Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson has the inside track to be the No. 2 receiver.|
Fantasy Impact: Interesting. He is someone to put on your radar as a deep sleeper.
|May 16, 08:43 AM
||Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain decided to retire to was solely his decision, and he wants to focus on getting himself together before continuing his career, a source said. The Ravens have offered to be a resource for McClain.|
Fantasy Impact: It wouldn't surprise to see him try to make a comeback at some point but it seems he is done for now.
|May 15, 03:03 PM
||Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker said he believes he has a chance to make all of his field goals and extra points this season. 'It's not unrealistic to say that I can have a perfect regular season kicking field goals and extra points,' Tucker said. 'It's just a matter of, no pun intended, putting in the leg work right now.' Tucker made 90.9 percent of his field goal attempts in 2012, which ranked sixth in the NFL.|
|May 15, 01:23 PM
||Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Ravens LB Rolando McClain, 23, has informed the team he is retiring. Baltimore has placed McClain on the Reserve/Retired list.|
Fantasy Impact: This was a surprise - even with all his off the field issues.
|May 14, 07:33 PM
||Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice, who has caught 311 passes for 2,713 yards in the last five years, wants to increase his role in the team's passing game this year. Rice caught 61 passes for 478 yards and one touchdown last season. Rice leads all running backs in the last five years with 91 catches and 863 yards on third downs. He set a franchise record for a running back with 78 receptions for 702 yards and a touchdown in 2009. Rice said that run-game coordinator Juan Castillo will make slight changes to the running game this season.|
|May 14, 09:20 AM
||Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss is a candidate for a much bigger role in the team's offense after WR Anquan Boldin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Doss should compete for playing time behind WRs Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones and could become the No. 3 receiver. WRs LaQuan Williams, David Reed, Deonte Thompson and Aaron Mellette are the other receiving options that will compete in offseason workouts and training camp. Baltimore is open to signing a veteran wideout to compete in camp, as well. Doss caught a career-high seven passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in his second year in 2012, and he expects more from himself this year. Doss said he's completely healthy right now and has worked hard on his durability. He missed the last two games of the regular season with an ankle injury and dealt with a hamstring injury during training camp. He's up to 210 pounds and has improved his quickness. 'I'm quick and strong and I've got the speed and can outsmart the linebackers, use my quickness and be able to catch the ball,' Doss said. 'I've always been one of the strongest receivers, just not the widest. I've got a little strength on me. I feel fast and quick. I've put on weight too fast in the past, but now I put it on slow and I've been maintaining my speed and quickness.'|
Fantasy Impact: Doss could be worth a late-round grab come draft day.
|May 13, 08:33 PM
||Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said that run-game coordinator Juan Castillo will be making slight adjustments to the running game in 2013. 'I'm looking forward to executing a lot of different things that we've always talked about,' Rice said, 'and staying at a high level.'|
Fantasy Impact: Rice seems setup for another strong season even if he gets a little less work with Bernard Pierce in the mix more.
|May 13, 08:33 PM
||Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice is participating in the team's offseason conditioning program, and is in terrific shape. 'I picked a specific area where this year, I actually ended the season and realized I was about 213, which I usually play at 212,' said Rice. 'I try to work on different things.' Rice worked out on his own in the 2012 offseason.|
|May 13, 08:23 PM
||Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice wants to become a bigger receiving threat out of the backfield in 2013. 'Now that guys know that I'm a threat out of the backfield, I got to use my hands a little more,' Rice said. 'I get pushed a lot coming out of the backfield, and that's a sign of respect, but if I can get my hands and get out on pass routes and continue to get open for Joe Flacco.'|
|May 13, 03:53 PM
||Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent TE Dennis Pitta has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $2.023 million in 2013.|
|May 11, 07:22 PM
||Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said he believes FBs Vonta Leach and Kyle Juszczyk can be on the team at the same time because they play different styles. 'Me and [RB Bernard Pierce] are two different backs, him and Vonta are two different fullbacks,' Rice said. 'I'm sure if the cookie crumbles right, I'm sure we can make it work with everybody.'|
|May 10, 10:09 AM
||The Baltimore Ravens could use more two tight end sets in 2013 to help overcome the loss of WR Anquan Boldin. 'We've got some tight ends who can pick up the slack," assistant general manager Eric DeCosta siad. "Ed Dickson made some big plays last year in the Super Bowl, really played his best football in the playoffs. We're excited to see him become what we thought he was going to be. We really think this is his chance to become a really good tight end in the NFL. Obviously, we've got Dennis Pitta, we've got Torrey Smith. We've got playmakers. We're excited about what we can do on offense.'|
Fantasy Impact: Dickson could get some more targets this year but Pitta remains the tight end to own in Baltimore this season.
|QB Caleb Hanie, WR Tori Gurley, OT David Mims, OG Reggie Stephens, DL Chris Canty, DL Elvis Dumervil, DL Marcus Spears, FS Michael Huff.
|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.
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||New York Jets
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|20|| Jan 19
||at New England
|21|| Feb 2
||at San Francisco