The Saints have signed RB Buck Allen. The 27-year-old mustered just 3.7 yards per carry across 4 seasons in Baltimore. He was better in the passing game, tallying 35+ catches in 3 different campaigns. But he averaged just 6.3 yards per catch, failing to reach even 5.7 in each of the last 3 years. Allen figures to battle RBs Dwayne Washington and Devine Ozigbo for a roster spot in New Orleans. And if he makes the team, he'd need an injury to Alvin Kamara or Latavius Murray to have a shot at fantasy value.
Ravens RB Ty Montgomery is a surprise inactive for today's game against the Bucs. That leaves the backfield to Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen. Dixon's volume has been on the rise, and he's in play as a RB3 or flex this weekend.
The Packers have traded RB Ty Montgomery to the Ravens for a 2020 7th-round pick -- or, basically, a bag of balls. Montgomery, of course, just cost Green Bay a chance to come back and beat the Rams by fumbling on a kickoff return. He hasn't been a big part of the offense this year, averaging just 3.7 carries and 3.3 targets per game. His departure certainly doesn't hurt RB Aaron Jones' rest-of-season outlook, though. In Baltimore, Montgomery figures to step into a similar change-of-pace, pass-catching role. He'll steal a handful of looks from Alex Collins and Buck Allen but is unlikely to emerge as a fantasy asset.
Ravens RB Alex Collins (knee) missed Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday. We don't have any other details, but it looks like Collins might have been injured in Wednesday's workout. We'll look for updates and see if Collins is able to get back on the field tomorrow. His absence would leave Buck Allen as Baltimore's lead back.
The Ravens have placed RB Kenneth Dixon on IR with the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's season opener. It's unclear if he's a candidate to return in 8 weeks, but he's not worth stashing on any redraft rosters. Baltimore moves forward with Alex Collins in the lead role and Buck Allen handling pass-catching duties.
Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon injured his knee late in Sunday's win over the Bills, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. We don't have any other details yet, but Zrebiec adds that "the expectation is he'll miss some time." Dixon has been unable to stay healthy as a pro and isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. His absence leaves Alex Collins and Buck Allen as Baltimore's healthy RBs.
Ravens RB Terrance West (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday morning’s game against the Jaguars in London. He sat out on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday, suggesting that he’s on track to play. We’ll find out for sure around 8 am on Sunday. The injury — plus a timeshare with Buck Allen — makes West a risky Week 3 fantasy starter. Allen remains the better bet for touches and fantasy points.
Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking extremely iffy for Sunday morning's game against the Jaguars in London. West's absence would leave Buck Allen as Baltimore's clear lead back, with Alex Collins stepping into the #2 spot on the depth chart.
Ravens RB Terrance West did not practice on Wednesday and was listed on the injury report with a calf. We don't have any other details on the injury, but he's clearly in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Jaguars in London. West's absence would leave Buck Allen as Baltimore's clear lead back and Alex Collins as the #2.
Ravens RB Terrance West has a "soft-tissue injury" and is considered "day-to-day," according to insider Jeff Zrebiec. We'll keep our eyes peeled for further updates. West played just 15 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishing with 45 yards on 10 touches. Buck Allen, meanwhile, compiled 101 yards on 19 touches. Regardless of West's health, Allen is looking like the best fantasy play in Baltimore's backfield right now.
The Ravens have placed RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring) on IR. HC John Harbaugh said Wednesday that Woodhead's hammy would cost him at least 4 weeks, but this move knocks him out for at least 8. (We're expecting him to be designated-to-return.") Woodhead isn't worth stashing outside of leagues with deep benches or an IR spot. Terrance West and Buck Allen will handle backfield duties while Woodhead is out.
Update: They also promoted RB Jeremy Langford from the practice squad.
Ravens RB Danny Woodhead is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with his hamstring injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That puts his return somewhere between Weeks 6 and 8. Baltimore's bye isn't until Week 10. We'd try to hang on to Woodhead -- at least in PPR leagues -- but it might be tough in shallow-bench leagues. Woodhead will also remain an injury risk when he returns as a 32-year-old RB with recurring hamstring trouble. Terrance West and Buck Allen will handle backfield duties for Baltimore while Woodhead is out.
The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports that the Ravens "fear" RB Danny Woodhead will be "out for a significant amount of time" with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Bengals. It's still unclear if this is the same hammy he hurt back in August. Regardless, fantasy owners need to be prepared to be without him for a while. His absence will leave Terrance West and Buck Allen as Baltimore's top 2 RBs. Allen actually out-carried West 21 to 19 vs. Cincinnati. Both guys saw 1 target. We could be looking at something close to a 50/50 split going forward. Allen is worth grabbing off the waiver wire in all leagues.
The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes RB Buck Allen has proved "worthy of an offensive role" this summer. "Allen has been the Ravens’ most effective back throughout training camp and the preseason," Zrebiec adds. That latter part isn't exactly saying much. Allen has averaged just 3.4 yards per carry through 2 exhibitions, but that bests Terrance West's 1.9, while Danny Woodhead has carried just once for 2 yards. Allen has some pass-catching chops -- he caught 45 balls as a rookie -- but has posted 3.8 YPC in both of his first 2 seasons. Don't bet on him becoming a fantasy factor this year. We'll see if he sees enough action to dent West's or Woodhead's numbers.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh said how his team will divvy carries this week is "kind of unpredictable." RBs Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen are all expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Redskins. "I expect to get all the guys as many carries as we can," Harbaugh added. It sounds like a hot-hand situation. West figures to get the 1st crack coming off last week's strong showing. And, for what it's worth, ESPN's Jamison Hensley believes Baltimore will "likely bring along Dixon slowly and increase his carries in the coming weeks." Allen isn't much of a factor on early downs. West is the only Ravens RB who should be in fantasy lineups this week. Consider him a risk/reward RB2 with an uncertain workload in a plus matchup.
The Ravens have released RB Justin Forsett, according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. Forsett, turning 31 in a couple of weeks, is simply out of gas. He averaged 3.2 yards per carry and 3.3 yards per catch in the season's first 3 games before being a healthy scratch last week. Baltimore will move forward with Terrance West, Buck Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon, who's expected to debut this Sunday.
Ravens RB Justin Forsett is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Raiders. He's been completely ineffective this season and can be dropped from fantasy rosters. RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is also inactive, while RB Buck Allen is set to make his 2016 debut. Allen figures to play on passing downs, but Terrance West will serve as Baltimore's lead back.
Ravens RB Buck Allen is a healthy scratch for today's opener against the Bills. He was expected to serve in a passing-down role but has evidently fallen out of favor. That work figures to now to to RB Justin Forsett, making him a much safer fantasy play. Forsett and Terrance West are the only 2 active RBs for the Ravens.