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Lorenzo Taliaferro | Running Back | #34

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (138) / BAL
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Ravens placed RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.
Taliaferro battled the foot issue all season. He was listed as probable last week, but declared inactive for Week 5, signaling Taliaferro may have suffered a setback. The nature of his foot injury is unclear, and hopefully it's not a Lisfranc issue. Buck Allen is now locked in as Justin Forsett's top backup. The Ravens claimed RB Raheem Mostert off waivers to take Taliaferro's spot. Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:27:00 PM

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Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

With Justin Forsett (ankle) also sidelined, Buck Allen worked with the ones. Taliaferro was listed as probable for Week 5 but ended up being inactive. It's possible all his injury woes have moved him down the depth chart.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is inactive for Week 5 against the Browns.

Taliaferro was listed as probable, so this is a surprise scratch. Taliaferro may have fallen behind Buck Allen on the Ravens' running back depth chart. As Taliaferro has served as Baltimore's red-zone specialist when healthy this season, his absence upgrades Justin Forsett's chances of hitting pay dirt.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is probable for Week 5 against the Browns.

Taliaferro missed Wednesday's practice but was back a day later. He'll get a handful of carries behind starter Justin Forsett.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) returned to practice on Thursday.

Taliaferro has battled foot issues on and off all year, though he's only missed one game. If Steve Smith Sr. (back) can't play Sunday against Cleveland, the Ravens will likely go run-heavy. Taliaferro's season-high in carries is seven.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Taliaferro has struggled to stay healthy all year. He's still dealing with the foot issue that forced him to miss Week 1. Taliaferro's status will be updated Thursday.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed three times for 13 yards in Baltimore's Week 4 win over the Steelers, adding an 11-yard reception.

Taliaferro's touches were just Justin Forsett breathers, not designed short-yardage looks. He split snaps with Buck Allen as Forsett took the rock 27 times for 150 yards. Taliaferro has zero standalone fantasy value, but would be on the RB2 radar were Forsett to go down with injury.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed three times for no yards and caught his only target for six yards in the Ravens' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

We weren't expecting much from Zo after he missed practice with a bruised foot earlier this week. Justin Forsett has done little to distance himself from the pack and Taliaferro could play a bigger role once his foot is closer to 100 percent. With that said, Taliaferro won't be a recommended fantasy play Thursday against Pittsburgh.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is active for Week 3 against the Bengals.

Taliaferro had been listed as questionable with a foot injury. He returned to practice on Friday after missing sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The power back will spell Justin Forsett on the goal line while playing a change-of-pace role.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is questionable for Week 3 against the Bengals.

He was back at practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Taliaferro only played 14 fewer snaps than starter Justin Forsett last week and is Baltimore's preferred goal line back.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot, questionable) returned to practice Friday.

Taliaferro missed Wednesday and Thursday's sessions. Returning Friday gives him a chance to suit up for Week 3 against the Bengals. If he plays, Taliaferro will handle red-zone work ahead of Justin Forsett, mixing in for 10-12 touches.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Thursday.

It's his second absence in a row. We're guessing Taliaferro will be tagged as questionable when injury reports come out on Friday, but that's only if he gets in a limited session. Buck Allen would slide back into No. 2 duties if Taliaferro can't go against the Bengals.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Taliaferro just returned from a knee issue in Week 2, playing 31 snaps in a timeshare with Justin Forsett. The severity of his foot injury isn't yet known. Buck Allen will back up Forsett if Taliaferro doesn't play this week.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro played 31 offensive snaps in the Ravens' Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Starter Justin Forsett played 45. It was Taliaferro's first action of the season coming off a preseason MCL sprain, and he immediately was installed as the Ravens' red-zone and goal-line back. Forsett is chalking it up to the coaching staff trying to keep him "fresh," but we're inclined to believe the Ravens simply don't see Forsett as a running back capable of handling heavy rush-attempt workloads week in and week out. Taliaferro has standalone value as a bench stash and bye-week fill-in. More importantly, Taliaferro will be a drain on Forsett's touchdown upside moving forward.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed seven times for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 12 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Taliaferro was in behind starter Justin Forsett, who finished with 19 touches. Taliaferro compiled 10, while Allen netted 2. Scratched in Week 1 due to a knee injury, Taliaferro took over as the Ravens' red-zone back against Oakland, vulturing a seven-yard touchdown on a fourth-quarter draw play. Taliaferro is worth rostering in all leagues as a potential bye-week fill-in play, and as a likely RB2 if Forsett went down.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Jerrod Johnson
RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
5Terrance West
GLB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Jeremy Butler
4Michael Campanaro
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Marlon Brown
5Chris Matthews
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Crockett Gillmore
3Maxx Williams
4Dennis Pitta
5Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Eugene Monroe
3James Hurst
LG1Ryan Jensen
2Blaine Clausell
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2John Urschel
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Leon Brown
RT1Rick Wagner
2Alex Lewis
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker