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Bernard Pierce | Running Back

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 230
College: Temple
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Bernard Pierce rushed just once for two yards in the Ravens' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, drawing zero targets in the passing game.
With everything on the line for the Ravens, Pierce found himself behind Fitzgerald Toussaint on the depth chart. Toussaint touched the ball three times, while starter Justin Forsett got the rock on 26 occasions. Coming off a regular season where he averaged 3.9 yards per carry, Pierce got the ball exactly two times across two playoff games. Even with Forsett's Ravens future up in the air, Pierce may not even keep his 2015 roster spot, let alone earn Baltimore's starting job. His dynasty stock has crashed. Jan 10 - 9:22 PM

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Bernard Pierce had a five-yard touchdown in the Ravens' Wild Card win over the Steelers.

It was his only carry of the game. Pierce saw limited snaps behind Justin Forsett, but managed to vulture a touchdown in the second quarter. Despite scoring this week, he isn't a major threat for goal-line work in the Divisional Round and will continue to play a backup role.
Jan 4 - 12:17 AM

Bernard Pierce rushed six times for eight yards Week 17 against the Browns.

Pierce was stuffed twice at the goal line early in the game, and could get nothing going despite playing the worst run defense in the league. Expected to carry the load with Ray Rice suspended, Pierce was eventually beat out by journeyman back Justin Forsett and even lost work to the likes of Lorenzo Taliaferro and Fitzgerald Toussaint. Pierce's team-friendly contract will keep him will keep him on Baltimore's roster through the offseason, but the slow-footed back may need a solid summer to stick through final cuts.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Bernard Pierce played behind Fitzgerald Toussaint in Sunday's Week 16 loss at Houston.

Pierce has really fallen from grace this season. Expected to shine as the lead back for Gary Kubiak after Ray Rice's dismissal, Pierce instead lost work to the likes of Lorenzo Taliaferro and Toussaint. It's notable with Justin Forsett's ankle gimpy once again.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:33:00 AM

Bernard Pierce (back) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Pierce will be ready to roll as Justin Forsett's caddie. Dependent on random touchdowns, Pierce is not a viable RB3.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Bernard Pierce rushed for 37 yards on six carries in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

Pierce saw more snaps with Lorenzo Taliaferro hurt and inactive. He isn't a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Bernard Pierce rushed three times for 50 yards in Baltimore's Week 14 win over the Dolphins.

Without warning, Pierce found himself behind Lorenzo Taliaferro on the depth chart. Pierce's first touch came with 4:12 remaining, while 27 of his yards came on a meaningless final carry. Pierce's second tote was a touchdown that got overturned on review. Now back in a stalemate with Taliaferro, Pierce won't be an RB3/FLEX option in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Bernard Pierce rushed six times for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Chargers.

Pierce clearly played ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro (zero touches) once again. He's a low-end handcuff to Justin Forsett, who is playing at a borderline All-Pro level.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Bernard Pierce rushed seven times for 28 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Saints.

Pierce was the second back into the game behind Justin Forsett and saw eight touches to Lorenzo Taliaferro's zero. Pierce has no standalone value, and is merely the change-of-pace for Forsett when he needs a breath.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:56:00 PM

The Ravens and Bernard Pierce made no mention of injury following Sunday's win over the Titans.

Pierce fell awkwardly with the ball in his hands in the fourth quarter, appearing to ding his arm or elbow. Apparently, it was nothing. He should be fine to compete with Lorenzo Taliaferro for No. 2 duties when the Ravens come out of their bye.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Bernard Pierce gained 31 yards on eight carries in the Ravens' Week 10 loss to the Titans.

Pierce was Baltimore's No. 2 back through the rushing rotation this week, ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent arm or elbow injury, after falling awkwardly with the ball in his hands. Pierce is a low-upside RB4/5 stash in fantasy leagues. The Ravens have a bye in Week 11, so feel free to drop Pierce if you were holding.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh explained that Bernard Pierce was a healthy scratch in Week 8 because the Ravens believed going with Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro gave them their "best chance to win.

Forsett was solid as the lead back and Taliaferro provided a spark off the bench, consistently executing in short-yardage situations, scoring twice on red-zone runs, and even leading the Ravens in receiving yards. "We’re just doing what we try to do as far as our personnel and getting guys up that we felt gave us the best chance to win the game," Harbaugh said. "We were jammed up. We did what we thought we had to do." Pierce can be dropped in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Bernard Pierce is a healthy scratch for Week 8 against the Bengals.

Although Pierce has been running ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro the past two games, Taliaferro has been outplaying him, and on Sunday the Ravens made a depth chart switch. Taliaferro is worth owning in all leagues as an RB4 stash, while Pierce can be dropped. We suspect Taliaferro will handle goal-line carries ahead of Justin Forsett, which is what Pierce had been doing to this point.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Bernard Pierce managed 21 yards on eight carries in Week 7 against Atlanta, but scored a one-yard touchdown.

He was targeted once in the passing game but missed it. Pierce continues to show limited running ability, but the Ravens have kept him in the No. 2 back role ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro. He vultured a goal-line score from Justin Forsett against Atlanta. Pierce is an RB4 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Bernard Pierce rushed 15 times for 32 yards and one touchdown in Baltimore's Week 6 win over Tampa Bay.

Pierce actually out-carried Justin Forsett 15-14, but Forsett out-gained him 111-32. Also, Pierce was getting a lot of run in the second half when Baltimore staked itself to a 38-0 first-half lead. Forsett is still the guy in the Ravens' backfield. But it's clear Pierce is back ahead of rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, who rushed just two times but managed 29 yards. Pierce had a long run of six.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Keith Wenning
3Bryn Renner
RB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Bernard Pierce
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Bernard Pierce
3RB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Jacoby Jones
WR21Marlon Brown
2Michael Campanaro
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Crockett Gillmore
3Phillip Supernaw
4Konrad Reuland
K1Justin Tucker