Baltimore Ravens news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:33:30 -0700
Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown is expected more from heading into his third season. Head coach John Harbaugh said he has high hopes for Brown and wants Brown to have a breakout campaign in 2015. Brown is competing with rookie WR Breshad Perriman and WR Kamar Aiken for the No. 2 wide receiver spot behind WR Steve Smith.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:40:39 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore showed an improved ability to catch passes in traffic this offseason and was one of the surprises during the offseason workouts. He is expected to compete for the starting tight end job during training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Gillmore recorded only 10 receptions last season for 121 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. Gillmore has a chance to join the starting lineup this season but probably is not more than a No. 2 tight end on fantasy teams at this point.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:31:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aiken recorded only 267 yards and three touchdowns last season but should have a bigger role in the passing game this season. Owners should monitor his progress during training camp since he could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:50:50 -0700
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:52:44 -0700
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:25:24 -0700
Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (wrist) said he'll be full-go once training camp begins. Mosley is recovering from wrist surgery and practiced in a limited capacity while wearing a brace during minicamp.
Fantasy Tip: Mosley led the Ravens with 133 total tackles in his rookie season last year. He added three sacks and two interceptions and is an up-and-comer in IDP leagues.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:19:29 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was not medically cleared to practice in minicamp as he continues to recover from his second dislocated and fractured hip in as many years. Even if he's cleared, Pitta will need to decide for himself if he wants to continue playing.
Fantasy Tip: Maxx Williams certainly hinders the fantasy value of Pitta if Pitta is able to and/or wants to return. He has a ways to go before even being considered to draft.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:28:40 -0700
Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Butler showed the ability to create separation and work both the sidelines and the middle of the field Thursday, June 18, in the Ravens' final minicamp practice. "Jeremy Butler, he might have had 1,500 yards in a three-day minicamp," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "He was incredible. He caught the ball extremely well. Little things here and there to work on, but the biggest thing is catching the ball … He's just a big, strong body and catches the ball really well. It's exactly what he showed last year in training camp, I thought, and he's just coming out here and doing more of that," said Flacco.
Fantasy Tip: Butler isn't guaranteed to make the Ravens out of training camp, but he could join a fairly pedestrian group of receivers that is led by veteran Steve Smith and rookie Breshad Perriman. The Ravens are in need of a slot receiver, which is where Butler says he is the most comfortable.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:26:19 -0700
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman dropped four passes in practice Tuesday, June 16, including a deep pass for which he was wide open for. He dropped eight passes in his final season in college. "Just really paying attention, getting too tired and really not focusing," Perriman said when asked for an explanation about the drops. "I don't really make excuses for it. They should have been caught, but that's something that won't happen too often."
Fantasy Tip: Perriman is worth a look as a WR4 as he has a good chance to be the team's slot receiver.
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:36:23 -0700
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb would like to be the team's primary punt returner this season, in addition to being a starting cornerback. He has previous experience returning punts but has been used mainly in a fair-catch role since the 2011 season. He was spotted catching punts in practice this week along with CB Asa Jackson and WRs DeAndre Carter and Steve Smith, although Smith is unlikely to be used in the role due to his importance to the offense. WR Michael Campanaro (quadriceps) is also in the mix, although he will be sidelined until training camp.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:23:40 -0700
Baltimore Ravens rookie WR Breshad Perriman has shown his deep speed, physical prowess, body control and explosiveness so far in organized team activities. Offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said Perriman has provided what the team saw on tape, adding that Perriman already has a good understanding of the game.
Fantasy Tip: Perriman will likely start as the No. 3 wide receiver when the season starts, but could outperform Marlon Brown when all is said and done. Perriman is a nice complement for Joe Flacco's strong arm and should see his fair share of downfield opportunities in his rookie season. Draft him as a WR4.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:39:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Flacco received a lucrative contract a few years ago but probably will have to do something in order to reduce his salary cap figure. Flacco does not post great numbers but could be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:28:00 -0700
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett could see an increased role in the passing game under new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. Forsett said he's excited about being used more as a receiver and is making sure his route-running is up to par so he can be ready for when he's called upon in that area.
Fantasy Tip: Forsett probably won't put up the same kind of numbers Matt Forte did under Trestman in Chicago, but he's still a candidate to be a RB1 in point-per-reception leagues. He may not be used as much on the ground with Lorenzo Taliaferro and rookie Javorius Allen in the mix as well, so temper expectations a little bit in standard leagues.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:55:25 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has been able to some things during organized team activities, and head coach John Harbaugh indicated Pitta may be able to play in 2015. "Dennis is out there for about half the practice and he's doing a good job, too, so we're not counting him out at all," Harbaugh said. It is not known if Pitta will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta is working his way back from a second hip injury, and his status for training camp is uncertain at this point. Pitta has played only seven games over the last two seasons and will be a risky fantasy option this season because of his injury history.
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:27:10 -0700
Baltimore Ravens WR Kamar Aiken worked opposite WR Steve Smith Sr. with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, June 3, during organized team activities (OTAs). He made several impressive catches.
Fantasy Tip: Aiken is still not assured of a starting role, but if he continues to show well during offseason workouts and into training camp, his probability of landing a starting gig could increase significantly. He is a sleeper worth watching.
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