Bernard Pierce
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#107#36RB #41- 

By Bobby Zandstra, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 3:36pm EDT

With Ray Rice sidelined the first two games, Pierce has a shot to prove he can lead the Ravens as their premier tailback. Many thought Rice would have a longer suspension which leaves fantasy owners perplexed where to draft Pierce. If he breaks a few big runs, look for Pierce to gain at least a more balanced share of carries with Rice. If Pierce continues where he left off last year at 2.9 yards/carry, prepare for Rice to get the bulk of the carries when he returns in Week 3. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Pierce goes up against a stout Cincinnati run defense in Week 1 and a Pittsburgh defense trying to re-establish the Steel Curtain against its bitter rival on a short week. It’s not likely that Pierce puts up numbers justifiable for the top tailback position on the Ravens over the first two weeks. Look for Pierce to start falling from his ADP 108 (RB38) in Standard leagues and ADP 107 (RB40) in PPR leagues while Rice’s ADP increases. If you decide to roll the dice on Pierce, his current ADP would be justified if you are searching for a plug-n-play for his starts, such as a RB like Buccaneers Doug Martin, who plays against a superior pairing of solid run defenses (Panthers, Rams) in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.

Breaking Football | Jul 31st
He'll start the first two weeks, and then what? He really wasn't impressive last year and lacks explosiveness.
The New York Times | Jul 30th
Cleared for camp and is slated to start the first two games of the season.
Fantasy Sports LR | Jul 30th
If I'm buying any Ravens RB for a value bounceback its the one who won't be suspended and is entering his third year in the league.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
Well it's official. Rice is getting suspended two games to start the 2014 season. Not bad if you want to draft Rice but Pierce will try his hardest to show the Ravens that he could be their future star. If he does well out of the gate, it could be a 40/60 timeshare once Rice comes back. And the forty would be Pierce, not the other way around.
Win My Fantasy League | Jul 26th
Bernard Pierce is the Ravens only running back who did not find himself in legal hot water this off-season and may open the season as the starter. Pierce failed to impress last season and despite the favorable scheme shift is just not on a healthy Ray Rice’s talent level.
EDSFootball | Jul 22nd
Recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has received full medical clearance for Thursday's start of training camp, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Even though the Ravens are unsure of when a decision will be made, league disciple of teammate Ray Rice is expected to be multiple games, which will open the door for Pierce to get a significant ...
Rotoprofessor | Jul 17th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know that Ray Rice could face suspension to open the 2014 season, though the length of that suspension remains a mystery (the assumption appears to be that he’s going to miss between 2 to 4 games).  Regardless, | Jul 1st
In today's Three and Out: The Ravens are preparing for life with a running back rotation; Eric Ebron has a steep learning curve in Detroit.