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Ravens RCB Jimmy Smith's season-ending foot injury was of the "Lisfranc" variety.

Smith recently underwent surgery. It doesn't affect Smith's 2014 status as he's already on injured reserve, but it means he has a tough six months of rehab ahead of him. Lisfranc injuries are among the trickier ailments a football player can suffer. Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Smith was playing at a high level before going down.
Nov 20 - 3:41 PM

Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo admits CB Lardarius Webb might still be fighting his back injury a bit.

Although Webb hasn't been on the injury report since Week 3, the Ravens are looking for reasons why he's struggling so badly. Webb has just six PBUs in seven games after getting 22 last season and is PFF's No. 101 corner out of 106 qualifiers. This Ravens secondary is not one to fear with Jimmy Smith (foot) out for the season.
Nov 13 - 9:39 AM

Ravens SS Matt Elam has been benched.

With Will Hill commanding more snaps with his play, it's Elam, and not Darian Stewart, who's seen a reduction in playing time. Elam played a career-low 15 snaps in Week 10, with all 15 coming as a "penny nickel." It's a role that treats Elam as a run stopper in the Ravens' nickel package. It's been a deserved benching for the 2013 first-rounder, who has been amongst the league's worst safeties. Hill has always played at a high level, but seen his career derailed by suspensions.
Nov 11 - 10:03 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.
Nov 11 - 8:45 AM

Crockett Gillmore finished Week 10 without a catch on one target.

With Owen Daniels back healthy, Gillmore is just a low-upside Dynasty stash.
Nov 9 - 5:10 PM

Steve Smith secured just 3-of-7 targets for 17 yards in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

Smith has now been held under 40 yards four times in his last six games, and has one touchdown over that six-week span. He's settled back in as just a weekly WR3 option while Torrey Smith has stepped up, finishing Week 10 with a 5-75-1 receiving line, including a 32-yard touchdown bomb. The Ravens go on a bye in Week 11, giving Smith an opportunity to rest his 35-year-old legs.
Nov 9 - 5:09 PM

Joe Flacco completed 16-of-27 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

He only took one sack. The Ravens' offense was putrid in the early going, but got rolling on the back of Justin Forsett, who finished with 20-112-2 on the ground. Flacco and the passing game simply never found a rhythm. His lone touchdown pass was good to Torrey Smith on a 32-yard bomb. Baltimore goes on a bye in Week 11. Flacco will take on the Saints in Week 12.
Nov 9 - 4:53 PM

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.
Nov 9 - 4:49 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for 10 yards on three carries in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

After losing a critical fumble in last week's loss to Pittsburgh, Taliaferro was demoted behind Bernard Pierce in this game. He didn't play a snap until midway through the fourth quarter, when Pierce left with an apparent arm or elbow injury. Taliaferro will have low-end flex value when he plays ahead of Pierce, but is useless when Pierce plays ahead of him. And there is no predictability in the Ravens' No. 2-back usage. Taliaferro is just an RB4 stash entering a Week 11 bye. He needs Justin Forsett to get injured to become a truly start-able asset.
Nov 9 - 4:46 PM

Owen Daniels secured 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

He was a big disappointment for Rob Gronkowski owners who streamed him during Gronk's bye. Austin Seferian-Jenkins proved a better option. Daniels is still in the TE1 fantasy hunt based on sheer volume; he's Baltimore's second most heavily-targeted pass catcher behind Steve Smith Sr. The Ravens now go on a bye in Week 11. They will face the Saints in a possible Week 12 shootout.
Nov 9 - 4:41 PM

Torrey Smith secured 5-of-8 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

Torrey wasn't heard from until about halfway through the second quarter, when he beat Blidi Wreh-Wilson for a gain of 14. After missing him twice on bomb attempts, Joe Flacco dropped an early fourth-quarter pass into Smith's breadbasket for a 32-yard scoring bomb. Torrey now leads the Ravens with six receiving TDs on the year. He remains a boom-or-bust WR3 option entering a Week 11 bye. The Ravens will play the Saints in Week 12.
Nov 9 - 4:37 PM

Marlon Brown secured 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

Brown is a chain mover whenever he gets opportunities to make plays, but those have become increasingly few and far between as OC Gary Kubiak hardly uses his sub-package receivers. Brown will continue to share third wideout snaps with Kamar Aiken. He's only worth a roster spot in deeper Dynasty leagues.
Nov 9 - 4:34 PM

Justin Forsett rushed 20 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Titans.

Baltimore's offense was stuck in mud until about midway through the second quarter, when Forsett tied the game 7-7 on a nine-yard touchdown run where he beat Kamerion Wimbley around the left edge. The TD was Forsett's first since October 5. He scored again from 11 yards out late in the third frame, before icing the game with a 37-yard run down to the two-yard line in the fourth quarter. The Ravens have a Week 11 bye before facing the Saints in Week 12. Forsett has settled in as an every-week RB2 play in fantasy leagues of all kinds.
Nov 9 - 4:30 PM

Ravens declared DT Terrence Cody (hip) inactive for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Titans.

Cody is just working his way off reserve/PUP. There are no surprises on the Ravens' inactive list with Jimmy Smith (foot) already on injured reserve: DE DeAngelo Tyson, C Gino Gradkowski, OL Jah Reid, CB Rashaan Melvin, WR Mike Campanaro and S Brynden Trawick.
Nov 9 - 11:35 AM

Ravens placed CB Jimmy Smith (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Smith injured his left foot in Week 8, and underwent surgery on Thursday. It is unclear if he is dealing with a Lisfranc injury. The Ravens are in serious trouble in the secondary. Baltimore signed CB Rashaan Melvin off the Dolphins' practice squad in a corresponding move.
Nov 8 - 12:28 PM

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