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Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore has resumed running routes and taking part in individual drills at OTAs.  He's ahead of schedule in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.  “If it was up to me, I’d already be doing everything,” Gillmore said. “I should be back for training camp for sure. We’re going to try to push it and see if I can go for minicamp.”  Gillmore is part of a deep Baltimore TE corps that also includes Ben Watson and Maxx Williams.  They'll likely cannibalize each other's production, leaving all 3 as unreliable fantasy options.

TE Dennis Pitta took part in OTAs this week, and HC John Harbaugh called his performance "very encouraging," according to The Baltimore Sun. “He looks like Dennis Pitta to me,” Harbaugh said. “As far as the stability of the hip, how he feels about it, running around, making catches, looking like a football player, it’s all good.” If Pitta continues down this path, he'll mix in with a crowd at TE that added Ben Watson in free agency and returns Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams from last year. Baltimore might not keep 4 TEs on the roster, so this will be another interesting position battle to watch in an offense loaded with summer interest. We wouldn't bet on any Ravens TE emerging for strong fantasy value in 2016, though.

The Ravens have placed TE Crockett Gillmore (back) on IR, ending a decent but injury-riddled campaign for him. He'll likely compete with an expanded role for 2015 rookie Maxx Williams in next year's offense, which could see plenty of offseason change. WR Breshad Perriman should return from the knee trouble that cost him his rookie year, and WR Steve Smith said he plans to retire. We'll be interested to see how things look in Baltimore heading into 2016.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh ruled TE Crockett Gillmore (back) out for Week 15 on Wednesday.  Harbaugh added that Gillmore "probably is done for the year."  That'll leave TE duties to Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle.  Neither is a reliable fantasy option.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (back) is inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks. Maxx Williams will serve as Baltimore’s lead TE but is just an emergency fantasy option.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (back) is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Maxx Williams has been cleared from his concussion and will serve as Baltimore’s lead TE. Seattle have been giving to TEs this year, but it’s tough to like any part of the Ravens’ passing game.

Ravens TE Maxx Williams (concussion) is out for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. The rookie has 7 catches on 8 targets in his last 2 games. Some of that work will go to TE Crockett Gillmore, but he’s still not a recommended fantasy starter with Matt Schaub under center.

Ravens TE Maxx Williams (knee, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He’s not a fantasy option but could steal a few looks from TE Crockett Gillmore.

Ravens TE Maxx Williams (knee, ankle) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chargers. The rookie isn’t a fantasy option, but his return would put a dent in TE Crockett Gillmore’s Week 8 outlook.

Ravens TE Maxx Williams (knee, ankle) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Cardinals.  That'll mean a few extra targets for TE Crockett Gillmore, although he's still a shaky TE1 in a tough matchup.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He didn’t practice at all this week. TEs Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle split TE snaps in Gillmore’s absence last week, so it’s tough to trust either in fantasy lineups.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) was unable to practice again on Thursday.  He seems unlikely to be ready for this weekend's game against the Browns.  TEs Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle split targets with Gillmore out last week.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.  He's questionable at best to be ready for this weekend's game against the Browns.  TEs Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle split targets (4-4) with Gillmore out last week.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) and WR Breshad Perriman (knee) have been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Steelers.  So a thin pass-catching corps gets even thinner.  Look for WR Steve Smith to again dominate targets.  Rookie TE Maxx Williams could be 2nd in line for looks.

Ravens OC Marc Trestman doesn't expect TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) to play against the Steelers on Thursday night.  He missed his 2nd straight practice on Tuesday.  Gillmore's absence will thrust TE Maxx Williams into the lead role.  The 2nd-round rookie hauled in 3 of 7 targets for 44 yards last week.  He's on the spot start and DFS radar for Week 4.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh announced Tuesday that TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will begin the season on the PUP list, costing him the first 6 games.  His availability beyond that remains in question.  We haven't heard much in the way of progress on Pitta's attempted return from last year's severe hip injury.  He's off the fantasy radar.  Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams will open the season as Baltimore's top 2 TEs.

Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun writes that Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore "has had a strong camp" and that he "looks and plays the part of a starter." Preston corroborates previous reports that Gillmore appears to have added at least 15-20 pounds to a frame that was 6'6 and 250 pounds last year. QB Joe Flacco has reportedly targeted him often in the red zone, and Preston believes Gillmore is set to be a "major weapon" in the offense. Of course, a writer's definition of such a role doesn't necessarily point to huge fantasy football value. But there's opportunity in Baltimore, where WR Steve Smith enters 2015 as the only proven receiving option outside of the backfield. We'll be interested to see Gillmore in preseason action. His buzz also underscores the quiet camp of 2nd-round rookie TE Maxx Williams.

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is expected to open the season on the PUP list, according to insider Aaron Wilson.  That'd cost him the first 6 games.  His availability beyond that remains in doubt.  Pitta has made "significant progress" in his rehab from his 2nd fractured and dislocated hip, per Wilson, but it's still "unclear" whether he'll ever play again.  He's more than 10 months removed from the hip injury and still hasn't been medically cleared.  There's no reason to spend a draft pick on Pitta this summer.  Baltimore will open the season with Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore atop the TE depth chart.

Ravens insider Aaron Wilson considers Crockett Gillmore the "likely candidate to start because he’s the closest thing that the Ravens have to a two-way tight end."  Last year's 3rd-round pick caught just 10 balls for 121 yards as a rookie but graded out well as a receiver and blocker according to Pro Football Focus.  That 2-way game figures to earn him plenty of playing time this season.  Expect Gillmore to spend the majority of his time blocking, though, so he's unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset.  But it's a reminder not to overrate TE Maxx Williams in 2015 redraft leagues.  The rookie figures to operate as Baltimore's primary pass-catching TE, but he'll share targets with Gillmore and potentially Dennis Pitta.

Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson says TE Dennis Pitta has made “significant progress” in his recovery from hip surgery. Pitta’s displayed enough range of motion to run routes and catch passes in individual drills. "Dennis is out there for about half the practice and he's doing a good job, too," HC John Harbaugh said. " So, we're not counting him out at all." Pitta still faces an uphill battle to suit up for Week 1. And the Ravens showed that they’re not counting on him by spending a 2nd round pick on TE Maxx Williams. We’ll keep tracking Pitta’s progress, but the 30-year-old isn’t worth grabbing in fantasy drafts.

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