Haloti Ngata Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Haloti Ngata Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

The Lions on Monday placed DL Haloti Ngata on the non-football injury list. The team didn't reveal the injury that's sidelining Ngata or how long he might be out. Any absence by the big veteran means bad news for a defense that let DT Ndamukong Suh walk in free agency. Ngata's not much of an IDP target even if healthy.

The Ravens on Tuesday traded DL Haloti Ngata to the Lions. Barring a change in scheme, Ngata should play DT in Detroit's 4-3 front. That slight change helps his IDP value in leagues that separate DTs and DEs. Ngata has been an inconsistent, down-the-list fantasy producer overall, though. He also turned 31 in January.

The league has suspended Ravens DL Haloti Ngata 4 games for violating the PED policy. That puts the veteran lineman out for the rest of the regular season. Although Ngata has popped up for solid fantasy football numbers at times, he hasn't been a big IDP contributor. So replacing him shouldn't be too difficult. Baltimore figures to turn primarily to rookie Timmy Jernigan in Ngata's role, which could mean some IDP upside for Jernigan in a positive matchup with the Dolphins on Sunday. Losing Ngata hurts the defense overall but doesn't significantly alter the team D's fantasy outlook.

The Ravens defense will have NT Haloti Ngata, CB Lardarius Webb and LB Daryl Smith in the lineup against the Jets today.  All 3 had been listed as questionable, with Ngata the most iffy for the game.  A full-strength Baltimore D poses a tough matchup for Jets RB Chris Ivory, though we expect this game to remain close.
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Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (knee) is inactive for today's visit to Chicago.  He hasn't been much of an IDP factor this season, but his absence hurts the Baltimore run defense a bit.  We'll still start the Ravens against the Bears on a bad weather day.  All other questionable Ravens defensive starters will play.  So make sure LB Daryl Smith and S James Ihedigbo are in your lineup, if you planned to use them.
Five Ravens defensive starters are questionable for Sunday's game at Chicago.  DL Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Daryl Smith (thigh), CB Lardarius Webb (groin), CB Jimmy Smith (groin) and S James Ihedigbo (toe) were all limited in practice this week, but all seem likely to play.  Both Smiths and Ihedigbo showed up as questionable last week before playing against Cincinnati.

S Bernard Pollard and DL Haloti Ngata are among the Ravens' inactives, as expected. Baltimore is likely to stick in the No. 4 playoff seed and is giving rest to a fair number of starters.

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Ravens DL Haloti Ngata is active against the Browns today. He played less than his usual allotment of snaps against Houston 2 weeks ago and then sat out some practice time this week with a shoulder injury. Ngata is usable in IDP but should certainly be downgraded from his normal status. He's maybe a DL3.

The Ravens may have won Sunday, but their defense took a beating. On top of injuries to Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, DL Haloti Ngata sprained his right knee and aggravated a right shoulder injury. Neither ailment pulled him from the win over Dallas, but the knee could cost Ngata a game or 2. On the positive side, Baltimore might get DE/OLB Terrell Suggs back for "light practice" this week. Suggs, of course, partially tore an Achilles' tendon back in the spring.

CSNBaltimore.com reports that Ravens 2nd-year NT Terrence Cody has trimmed all the way down to 335 pounds and is motivated to deliver this year. Cody apparently found motivation in GM Ozzie Newsome's assessment that he could be on the verge of a breakout year. The NT dropped at least 40 pounds from his rookie playing weight, and DL Haloti Ngata expects "a lot of good things." Cody was a top talent at his position in college, leaving his weight issues as the only concern at draft time. With that in tow, he can be a force in the middle and help everyone else around him. Cody could pull blocking attention away from Ngata and help keep Ray Lewis clean.

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (ankle) says he's definitely playing against the Colts on Sunday.  He's missed the team's last 2 games and their run defense has suffered as a result.  Ngata is officially listed as "questionable," so check back Sunday morning for an official update.
Ravens NT Haloti Ngata will start today's game against the Colts.  It's a big boost for the for the entire unit and downgrades RBs Joseph Addai and Donald Brown's matchups.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata is unlikely to play against the Bengals this Sunday after missing practice all week.  HC John Harbaugh says there's still "a chance" that Ngata is active, but he'd be limited even if he is.  Ngata is one of the best run-stuffers in the NFL, so upgrade Bengals RB Cedric Benson.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata is out for today's game against the Bengals.  Ngata controls the middle of the field for Baltimore and is the key to their run defense.  Upgrade Bengals RB Cedric Benson.

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