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Joe Flacco is listed as probable for Week 3.

Flacco missed practice on Wednesday due to an illness. He's a low-upside QB2 for Sunday's matchup at Cleveland.
Sep 19 - 8:12 PM

Bernard Pierce (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 3 at Cleveland.

Pierce did practice on a limited basis Friday, which indicates he's more likely than not to suit up against the Browns. Still, it's fair to wonder if an injury to Pierce could be the opening rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro needs to grab playing time. Pierce was ineffective for most of last Thursday night's game, before racking up garbage-time yards. Justin Forsett remains a change-up back.
Sep 19 - 3:48 PM

Bernard Pierce was added to the Ravens' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a thigh issue.

Mid-week additions to the injury report are never good news, but we haven't come across any real reason to be concerned about Pierce's Week 3 status. We still expect him to lead the Ravens' committee against the Browns, with Justin Forsett mixing in frequently as a change-of-pace back. Pierce is a borderline RB2.
Sep 18 - 4:07 PM

Torrey Smith insists he's "not frustrated" with his role in the Ravens' offense, and expects his touches to grow as the season progresses.

It's similar to what Joe Flacco said last week — before he targeted Smith three times in the Ravens' win over the Steelers. Smith's take is by far the most likely outcome, but he can't be trusted as more than a high-risk, high-reward WR3 until OC Gary Kubiak proves he knows how to use him.
Sep 18 - 2:35 PM

Joe Flacco (illness) returned to practice Thursday.

Flacco sat out on Wednesday due to a cold. He'll be a low-upside QB2 at Cleveland Sunday in a game with a meager 41.5 over/under.
Sep 18 - 11:44 AM

Joe Flacco missed Ravens practice with an illness Wednesday.

He has a cold. Flacco should be fine for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Sep 17 - 9:25 PM

Ravens rookie DT Timmy Jernigan has a "meniscus issue" that could force him to miss one or two games.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens hope Jernigan will avoid surgery and be able to play through the injury after a week or two of rest. Jernigan has played 31 defensive snaps across Baltimore's first two games, filling in admirably against the run. DeAngelo Tyson and Christo Bilukidi will have to step up.
Sep 17 - 2:38 PM

Ravens S Will Hill could receive a reduced suspension.

Hill is currently one game into his six-game suspension for substance abuse. With the NFLPA agreeing to a new drug policy, he could be reinstated before Week 7. Hill should push FS Darian Stewart for snaps whenever he returns.
Sep 12 - 8:10 PM

Marlon Brown wasn't targeted in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Brown now has zero looks through two games. Brown remains someone to keep around in Dynasty formats, but it's not happening in re-draft leagues this season.
Sep 12 - 12:58 AM

Jacoby Jones was targeted once in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers, notching a four-yard catch.

Jones now has three catches through two games. He'll continue to make his money on special teams, and have no fantasy impact.
Sep 12 - 12:57 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro was held without a touch in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Taliaferro stood on the sideline as Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett combined for 35 touches. However, six of those looks were failed goal-line carries. A load of a human being at 6-foot-0, 226 pounds, Taliaferro should start getting some looks in short-yardage situations. He's a name to keep an eye on.
Sep 12 - 12:52 AM

Owen Daniels caught 5-of-5 targets for 28 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers.

That will leave a mark for Dennis Pitta owners. The scores were just one fewer than Daniels managed in five games for the Texans last season, and hard to see coming after he couldn't get his legs underneath him this summer. Despite the two-TD night, Daniels is very much a role player, albeit one with a high level of comfort in Gary Kubiak's offense. There are worse TE2/3 shots in the dark for weeks where your starter is unavailable.
Sep 12 - 12:34 AM

Dennis Pitta caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Pitta's fourth target was a narrowly-missed connection at the goal line. It was a frustrating evening for Pitta's fantasy owners, who likely watched in horror as Steve Smith drew 10 targets, and Owen Daniels vultured two touchdowns. It was just one of those nights for a player coming off a 10-catch Week 1. Pitta is still a safe TE1.
Sep 12 - 12:28 AM

Steve Smith caught 6-of-10 targets for 71 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

A fired-up Smith also drew three penalties on the Steelers, including two separate facemasks. It was a throwback night for the 35-year-old wideout, who appeared to have springs in his legs on some of his cutbacks. Smith has surprisingly been operating as the Ravens' "X" receiver through the season's first two games, drawing a mammoth 25 targets in the process. He's turned them into 13 catches for 189 yards. We still expect Smith to ultimately settle in as a WR4, but WR3 status isn't out of the question.
Sep 12 - 12:10 AM

Torrey Smith caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

He also drew a 23-yard pass interference penalty. Smith received seven fewer looks than Steve Smith, and seemingly wasn't a part of the game plan. The dismal night comes just one day after Joe Flacco assured that Torrey would catch 100 passes this season. The Ravens' No. 1 receiver now has only four grabs for 60 yards through the season's first two games. Although it will be tempting for impatient fantasy owners to jump ship, this is a 25-year-old wideout who went for 1,128 yards last season. He didn't suddenly forget how to play football. Smith's style lends itself to peaks and valleys. He still has long-term WR2 upside.
Sep 12 - 12:06 AM


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