By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Tue, Nov 25th 12:07am EST
Last week against the Saints saw Bernard Pierce gaining 28 yards on seven carries. He also caught his lone target for a 6-yard gain.
Fantasy Impact: In this game there was no back-and-forth between Pierce and Lorenze Taliaferro. Pierce won the touch battle: 8-0. If Pierce continues to out-touch Taliaferro, look for him to take advantage of the valuable backup RB position behind Justin Forsett.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Nov 20th 1:21am EST
When asked who would backup Justin Forsett, Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak stated, "We’ve been bouncing back and forth between Lorenzo and Bernard." (Source: Garret Downing
Fantasy Impact: It was Pierce who came away with the prized backup duties the last time the Ravens played, but it does not look as though he is a lock to keep them. With the Ravens looking to play the hot hand at backup, be wary when starting Pierce.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 3:07am EST
Against the Tennessee Titans this last Sunday Ravens running back Bernard Pierce gained 31 yards on 8 carries.
Fantasy Impact: The back-up role has been a back and forth struggle between Pierce and Taliaferro(who was out-carried by Pierce 8-to-3). When the second sting role has finally been settled, look for the winner to get the valuable goal-line carries.
By Clinton Ho, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 12:53pm EDT
Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" backed into action against the Panthers according to Chris Mortensen. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Lorenzo Taliaferro stole the spotlight last week with Pierce inactive. This surely will leave questions in the Ravens backfield as to who will receive the bulk of the carries. With Pierce, Taliaferro and Justin Forsett all in the mix, only time will tell who the main ball carrier will be. As a fantasy owner, look for more sure options at running back this week if possible.
By Andy Holloway, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 11:58pm EDT
Bernard Pierce was benched after gaining just 14 yards on 6 carries and losing a fumble in Baltimore's loss to Cincinnati.
Fantasy Impact: You can't imagine a worse start for Pierce, who was primed for a chance at the feature back role in Baltimore. His fumble got him benched as Justin Forsett took the bell-cow role for the remainder of the game.
By Miguel Garcia, Ravens Correspondent, Tue, Aug 26th 1:09am EDT
After the 3rd preseason game Bernard Pierce was diagnosed with a "mild" concussion. After a few days of recovery it appears he is on his way to full health. (Source: BaltimoreRavens.com
Fantasy Impact: With another week to go until the season starts, Pierce has plenty of time to regain his full health. Fantasy owners looking to capitalize on his lock to start the first two games of the season must keep an eye on his health.
By Andy Holloway, Ravens Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 10:49am EDT
Bernard Pierce had a brief but impressive performance in Saturday's preseason tilt, carrying the ball 7 times for 55 yards, including a 30 yard scamper.
Fantasy Impact: Reports out of Baltimore camp is that Pierce is a better fit for Gary Kubiak's one-cut running offense than Ray Rice. He'll get the opportunity to validate those reports as he carries the load during the first two games of the season. His performance Saturday only adds to the enthusiasm that it might be Pierce's time.
By Andy Holloway, Ravens Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 11:17am EDT
Bernard Pierce carried the ball 10 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's preseason debut vs. the 49ers on Thursday.
Fantasy Impact: Pierce was active early and often as the team looks to get him ready for his starting job in weeks 1 and 2 this season. He did fumble once, but it was recovered by Baltimore. Pierce looks to be part of a committee backfield in Baltimore and has breakout potential depending on the performance of Ray Rice.
By Andy Holloway, Ravens Correspondent, Thu, Aug 7th 11:42am EDT
Bernard has been the best running back thus far in Ravens camp, according to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley.
Fantasy Impact: Just 24 years old, Pierce is primed for a breakout under Gary Kubiak. His collegiate experience is the same one-cut scheme installed by Kubiak in which Arian Foster excelled at. He'll also have ample opportunity to make his mark, with Ray Rice on the shelf weeks 1 and 2. Keep an eye on Pierce as a value pick that could have a big impact.
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: NFL.com
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.
Razzball | Oct 3rd
I'm pinching myself right now, because I'm pretty sure we went an entire week without a running back of note getting injured, arrested, or abducted by Martians. BTW, always remember to capitalize Martians, because they are a specific type of being. Don't be rude, show our brothers and sisters in universal existence the respect they deserve. Anywho, here we are in week 5 and things are starting to ...