Baltimore Ravens

AFC North

Marquise Brown won't fully participate in Ravens' workouts until training camp as he continues to recover from his foot injury. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Specifically, Brown is recovering from Lisfranc surgery. As we've seen with several other receivers, it's difficult to return and produce in your first year back. That will be especially true for the rookie wide out on a run-first offense. While Brown could provide plenty of boom if he's healthy, and should have a solid career, he's currently off many draft boards as the WR75 in our latest consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Hayden Hurst is being held out of practice while dealing with a tweaked hamstring. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: According to reports, Hurst will be back for OTAs next week and is being held out of practice as a precaution. As innocuous as it seems on the surface, another Hurst injury should be concerning. He missed time last season with a stress fracture in his foot and was largely outplayed by fellow rookie Mark Andrews after Hurst was selected with the No. 25 overall pick in the draft.

Category: Injury Updates

Kicker Justin Tucker will sign a 4-year, $23.05M extension with the Ravens. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extension keeps Tucker in Baltimore through 2023 and includes an $8 million signing bonus as well as $12.5 million guaranteed over the first two years of the deal. Those figures are all records for a kicker, but Tucker has proven he is worth the investment with his deadly accuracy. In his seven-year career, he has nailed an NFL-record 90.1 percent of his 263 field goal attempts and 99.6 percent of his 242 extra point attempts, earning All-Pro honors three times.

Category: Transactions

John Brown to sign with Bills

Tue, Mar 12th 1:33pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

John Brown and the Bills have reached an agreement on a three-year, $27 million contract. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown lands in Buffalo after spending seasons in Arizona and Baltimore. He showed promise in 2018 with the Ravens prior to Lamar Jackson taking over at QB and the focus shifting to the run. He's shown flashes in the NFL, and he could certainly be a high-ceiling, low-floor option in 2019 paired with Josh Allen. However, he'll be competing for targets with the newly signed Cole Beasley along with the returning Robert Foster.

Category: Transactions

C.J. Mosley signs with Jets

Tue, Mar 12th 8:20am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

C.J. Mosley has signed a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mosley was reportedly interested in re-signing with the Ravens for a discount, but the Jets made an offer that he wasn't able to decline. His $17 million average is a new high for a linebacker. He'll be one of the leaders of a Jets' defense that also added LB Anthony Barr in free agency.

Category: Transactions

The Ravens have exercised their option on cornerback Brandon Carr. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carr will make $4.5 million this year and also earn a $1.5 million roster bonus. The veteran cornerback has never missed a game or start in his 11 NFL seasons.

Category: Transactions

Star safety Eric Weddle was released by the Ravens in a shocking move Tuesday evening. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Weddle hinted at the possibility of a move following Baltimore’s playoff loss to the Chargers, “not sure if things are going to get worked out with Baltimore.” Even so, the move came as a surprise considering how important Weddle has been to the Ravens’ defense. The 34-year-old had been due a $6.5 million base salary for 2019. The six-time Pro Bowler won’t have any trouble finding a new team this offseason.

Category: Transactions

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Ravens have waived RB Alex Collins on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins was reportedly arrested following a car accident on Friday which ultimately led to him being waived. However, his declining play and role in the Ravens' offense also didn't help. After averaging 4.6 YPC in 2017, Collins opened 2018 as Baltimore's RB1 but didn't last long in his featured role. Averaging 3.6 YPC in 2018, a full yard less than his 2017 mark, Collins lost his job to Gus Edwards and was placed on IR on December 1 with a foot injury. With Collins out of town, plus, the fact that Ty Montgomery and Buck Allen are impending free agents, the only rushers that are currently under contract for the Ravens are Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. Expect Baltimore to bring in outside help to bolster their RB depth chart in free agency and/ or the draft.

Category: Transactions

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Gus Edwards is Baltimore's number one running back heading into the off-season. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Before getting too excited it's worth pointing out Harbaugh also said they would bring in some competition for him. Still, it's hard not to be excited about Edwards' potential in a full year with Lamar Jackson under center.

The Ravens have told veteran WR Michael Crabtree that he will be released. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree has been a disappointment in each of the last two seasons, but that was very evident down the stretch of the 2018 season when the Ravens moved to an extremely rushing-focused offense with Lamar Jackson at the helm. Crabtree has been a productive fantasy receiver in the past, especially given his abilities in the red zone, and his moving on from Baltimore should help his fantasy prospects overall. Still, he's currently outside the top 60 WRs in our expert consensus, and even moving to a more ideal landing spot may not change that.

Category: Rumors

The Ravens signed nickel cornerback Tavon Young to a three-year extension Thursday. The deal is worth $25.8 million, with a max value of $29 million, making him the NFL’s highest-paid nickel back. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Young is coming off a solid 2018 season, recording one interception, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns) in 15 games.

Category: Transactions

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are trading for quarterback Joe Flacco. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The details of the trade have yet to been released, as the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins on March 13th. But the fallout of this trade suggests that Case Keenum's immediate future with the team is in jeopardy. You'd also have to think the Broncos are going to get some sort of compensation for taking on Flacco's contract, which has over $60 million on it over the next three years, though there is an out in the contract after the 2019 which would only cost an $8 million cap hit. There has been speculation on whether the Broncos will select a quarterback in this year's draft, though this move doesn't make much sense, as Keenum was well-suited to be a one-year stop-gap. As for Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, this move doesn't raise their stock. If anything, it would negatively impact their dynasty stock, because it suggests the Broncos may not be selecting their future quarterback in this draft.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says he expects quarterback Lamar Jackson to be throwing a lot this off-season. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baltimore was famously a run-heavy team to close out 2018, but they would obviously like to see Jackson develop as a passer heading into next year. The 22-year-old is expected to work with a throwing coach this off-season. If he improves as a thrower even a little it'll make a world of difference. Jackson will likely begin 2019 as a low-end QB1 in fantasy.

The Ravens D/ST allowed 23 points in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Baltimore registered one sack while recovering a fumble against Los Angeles.

Fantasy Impact: The Ravens D/ST did a decent job against Los Angeles, especially in the first half, preventing a TD until the final quarter. They kept the team in the game while the offense struggled, but it wasn't a great output for fantasy purposes, especially considering how the unit has played this season. Still, Baltimore D/ST will enter 2019 as one of the top defensive units for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps

Mark Andrews caught three of his seven targets for 31 yards in the Ravens' Wild Card round loss to the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Andrews has made a few splashes during an up-and-down rookie season, factoring in more than first-round selection Hayden Hurst. Andrews looks to have a bright future as a receiver, which is good for fantasy purposes. However, the Baltimore passing attack as a whole will likely be limited by a low-volume game plan built around running the ball and Lamar Jackson's mobility. Andrews should fall comfortably outside the TE1 range for 2019.

Category: Game Recaps

Willie Snead caught three of his six targets for 50 yards in the Ravens' Wild Card round loss to the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Snead is signed for pretty cheap in 2019, so it seems likely he'll be back in Baltimore. With Lamar Jackson the clear choice for QB next season, Snead's appeal is limited since the passing attack will take a backseat to the running game. Even as a leader in the passing game, Snead was generally not valuable for fantasy purposes. More of the same should come in 2019, as Snead does not have an obvious path to fantasy relevance.

Category: Game Recaps

Kenneth Dixon rushed six times for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 53 yards in the Ravens' Wild Card round loss to the Chargers. He fumbled once as well.

Fantasy Impact: Dixon is a more skilled and more versatile back than Gus Edwards, and has much better receiving ability. With an unclear backfield situation heading into 2019, Dixon is a risky proposition at this point, but is certainly the most well-rounded of the Ravens' running backs. He could be a solid player for them if healthy next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Baltimore Ravens running back Ty Montgomery gained 13 yards on two carries and added a nine-yard reception in his team's 26-24 win over the Browns in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery touched the ball for the first time since December 9. Acquired from the Packers at the trade deadline, he is third in line for backfield touches behind Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. Baltimore will take on the Chargers next week in the Wild Card Round.

Category: Game Recaps

Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuasor was named AFC defensive player of the week for his performance in Week 16’s game against the Chargers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Onwuasor recorded nine tackles (eight solo) with two sacks and a forced fumble in the victory. The strip came via tight end Antonio Gates with the Chargers driving late in the fourth quarter. Cornerback Tavon Young scooped up the loose ball and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown, extending the Baltimore lead to 22-10. The Ravens will be fighting for the AFC North title in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Browns.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore caught a five-yard touchdown in his team's Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact: It was Moore's only catch, although he also lost five yards on a carry. Moore has been an afterthought in Baltimore's offense this season but he could see a role increase if the team moves on from John Brown and Michael Crabtree in the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps