The Ravens have reached agreement with S Earl Thomas on a 4-year, $55 million deal that includes $32 million in guarantees, according to multiple reports. Thomas' time in Seattle ended poorly, of course, but he developed into 1 of the league's top safeties before that. For IDP purposes, Thomas has primarily been nothing special. He steps into a role in which Eric Weddle finished outside the top 80 fantasy DBs last season, but Weddle cracked the top 17 each of the previous 2 campaigns. Thomas will likely sit in DB3 range when our 2019 IDP rankings come out. He'll turn 30 in May.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Packers are expected to sign OLB Za'Darius Smith when free agency opens Wednesday. Smith delivered a career-high 8.5 sacks in 2018 with the largest playing-time share of his career. He also tied for 14th in pass-rushing grade among all edge players on Pro Football Focus (though Smith graded much lower in run D). Smith's certain to grab a starting role with Green Bay, which has options for how to treat the other outside spot. Remaining a LB for fantasy purposes will limit Smith's IDP upside.
The Cardinals are expected to sign OLB Terrell Suggs when free agency opens Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Despite turning 36 in October, Suggs never saw much of a playing-time dip in Baltimore and appeared in all 16 games each of the past 2 years -- 15+ games in 5 of the past 6 seasons. He figures to join the edge rotation for an Arizona defense that's switching back to a 3-4 base under new DC Vance Joseph in 2019. We'll see whether the Cards retain free-agent DE/OLB Markus Golden, or if they signed Suggs to simply replace him.
The Ravens are releasing veteran S Eric Weddle. It's a salary-driven move on a player Pro Football Focus graded 10th-best among safeties in 2018, his age-33 season. Weddle should be able to find a new home if he wants to keep playing. We'll see who Baltimore taps to replace him.
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He finished the week with a full practice, though, and tends to play through "questionable" tags.
Ravens OLB Matt Judon is active for tonight’s game against the Chargers. He came in questionable but finished the week with a full practice and looks OK for normal IDP usage
Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) is active for today's upside matchup with the Buccaneers. He's OK for normal IDP usage. Jefferson put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after missing the past 2 games.
Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday, his 1st workouts since suffering the injury in Week 12. We'll check Jefferson's status Sunday morning, ahead of the upside matchup.
The Ravens have ruled S Tony Jefferson out for Sunday's game against the Falcons with an ankle injury.
Ravens S Tony Jefferson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals with a thigh injury. After sitting out Wednesday's practice, Jefferson returned for a limited Thursday workout and then returned to full participation Friday. We'd bet on him playing but will confirm his status Sunday morning.
Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley (thigh) is active for today's game against the Steelers. Get him into IDP lineups for a matchup that has produced big IDP numbers over the past 3 meetings. S Tony Jefferson (hamstring) is also active but a much lesser IDP option.
Ravens S Tony Jefferson (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He sat out the week's 1st 2 practices before returning to a limited Friday workout. We'll check Jefferson's status Sunday morning.
Ravens LB C.J. Mosley is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a thigh injury before returning to a limited Friday workout. Mosley played all but 2 defensive snaps against the Panthers last week. We'll check on his status Sunday morning.
The Ravens will be without their top cover man when they face the Saints today. CB Marlon Humphrey (quad) is inactive. That can only be good news for New Orleans WRs Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith, though the matchup remains tough.
Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. He left Thursday's practice early with a quad injury that then kept him out Friday. HC John Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun on Friday, "We'll just see how it goes at this point." Humphrey is Baltimore's best cover man and would hurt the coverage with his absence. We'll check on his status Sunday afternoon, ahead of the 4:05 ET kickoff.
Ravens CB Brandon Carr (knee) and OLB Za'Darius Smith (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Browns. Each entered the day questionable. Baltimore also gets top CB Jimmy Smith back after a season-opening 4-game suspension. This remains an upside team D even on the road today.
Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley (knee) and OLB Terrell Suggs (knee) are active for tonight's game against the Steelers. They're good to go if you were waiting for either as an IDP starter.
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs is questionable for Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh with a knee injury. Suggs missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited workout Friday. We'll check on his status Sunday evening.
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