Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football News 2018

Ravens LB C.J. Mosley left Thursday night's game against the Bengals with a bone bruise in his right knee. The team deemed his return doubtful. We'll see how this impacts Mosley heading into Week 3. Kenny Young joined Patrick Onwuasor at ILB in Mosley's absence.

The NFL on Tuesday confirmed that it has suspended Ravens CB Jimmy Smith for the 1st 4 games under the personal-conduct policy. Per multiple reports, Smith has been suspended for "emotional abuse" of an ex-girlfriend. We'll see if further details emerge on the situation.

Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey was arrested Thursday in Alabama and charged with 3rd-degree robbery, according to AL.com. Under Alabama law, that's a felony charge indicating the use of force or the threat of force. TuscaloosaNews.com reports the charge stems from a Jan. 13 incident in which Humphrey allegedly stole a phone charger from an Uber driver, elbowing him in the process. The CB reportedly calls it a "misunderstanding." Humphrey enjoyed a solid finish to his rookie campaign after arriving as a 1st-round pick. We'll see whether this incident impacts his 2018 season.

Ravens DT Michael Pierce (illness) is active for today's game against the Titans. Teammates CB Lardarius Webb and CB Jimmy Smith are also playing through "questionable" tags. None is a meaningful IDP option this week.

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Eric Weddle (ankle) and OLB Terrell Suggs (knee) are active for tonight's game against the Dolphins. Use them as you normally would in IDP lineups.

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Eric Weddle (ankle) and OLB Terrell Suggs (knee) are questionable for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. All 3 put in full practices Wednesday and appear on track to play. We'll confirm their statuses Thursday evening.

Ravens DT Brandon Williams (foot) is active today for the 1st time since Week 2. We'll see now how important he is for a run defense that has struggled in 4 games without him but opened the year vs. a pair of bad rush offenses with Williams around. CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles') and DB Lardarius Webb (knee) are also active after entering the day questionable. Neither is much of an IDP option but helps the Baltimore team D.

The Ravens have ruled out DT Brandon Williams (foot) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London.

Baltimore spent a 2nd-round pick on OLB Tyus Bowser from Houston. Bowser didn't post big numbers in college but did crack 5 sacks in 3 of his 4 seasons. He topped out at 8.5 sacks and 12 total tackles for loss in his senior campaign. He'll need to fight through a fairly crowded edge group with the Ravens.

The Ravens spent the 16th pick on Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey. There's room for Humphrey to quickly grab a large role and potentially start right away. There's nothing in his college stat line, however, to suggest that we should bet on big IDP production.

S Tony Jefferson signed a 4-year deal with the Ravens on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The agreement averages a reported $9 million a year, which is obviously full-time starter money. Starting next to Eric Weddle could mean some in-the-box time for Jefferson, though he's not in special spot for IDP value based on recent seasons. Expect Jefferson to land in DB2 territory in our 2017 IDP rankings.

8:16am EST 1/21/17

Ravens ILB Zach Orr announced Friday that he's retiring from football because of a congenital neck and spine condition that was diagnosed after the season. The unfortunate situation takes the 24-year-old out of the league right after his breakthrough year as a new starter. It also leaves a hole for Baltimore to address on defense this offseason. We'll see how the Ravens handle it and how the move impacts the IDP outlook for ILB C.J. Mosley.

The Ravens have added Greg Roman to their coaching staff, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. No word yet on Roman's official title, but he'll certainly have a say in the offense. He's spent the past 6 seasons as an OC -- the first 4 in San Francisco and the last 2 in Buffalo. All 6 of those offenses finished among the top 9 in rushing attempts and top 8 in rushing yards. Roman's arrival is good news for RBs Kenneth Dixon and Terrance West.

8:45am EST 1/1/17

The Ravens have placed LB Zachary Orr on IR with a neck injury. That will leave LB C.J. Mosley as the team's best tackle bet against the Bengals and perhaps leave a few more tackles available for the Baltimore safeties.

The Ravens will have DE Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), DL Brandon Williams (back) and OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot) active for today's game against the Bengals. All 3 entered the weekend questionable. Jernigan's the only real IDP option among the trio for most fantasy outfits.

Ravens CB Shareece Wright (thigh), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh) and DL Timmy Jernigan (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Cowboys. Use them as you normally would in IDP situations. Wright returns from 3 games lost to injury and has played in just 1 of Baltimore's past 5 contests. He has only delivered 2 quality fantasy outings for the year. Baltimore will be without top CB Jimmy Smith (back) and OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot).

 
 
 

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