The Jaguars on Saturday traded DE Calais Campbell to the Ravens for a 5th-round pick. It's obviously a salary-cap move by Jacksonville, but one bound to negatively impact the pass rush. Campbell spent the past 3 seasons with the Jaguars and helped the team finish 2 of those among the league's top 7 in sacks. Campbell posted the 2 largest sack totals of his career (14.5 and 10.5) in 2017 and 2018 before falling back to 6.5 last season. But his 25 QB hits in 2019 marked the 2nd most of his career, behind only the 30 of his first Jacksonville campaign. Campbell heads into his age-34 season this fall but should help a Baltimore pass rush that ranked just 21st in sacks and 27th in Pro Football Focus pass-rushing grade in 2019.
The Ravens have used the franchise tag on OLB Matt Judon. Designating him at OLB will mean a lower tag salary than if the Ravens tagged him as a DE, which could be an issue. Judon has delivered 8, 7 and 9.5 sacks the past 3 seasons and played a career-high 80.9% of the defensive snaps last season. He'll turn 28 in mid-August.
Ravens WR Marquise Brown had offseason surgery to remove the screw from his left foot, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brown had surgery on that foot in January 2019 to repair a Lisfranc injury, so this procedure was likely planned. He's expected to be limited in Baltimore's offseason program but be ready for the start of training camp, per Rapoport. We'll keep an eye on Brown's rehab. Durability remains a concern for the diminutive speedster.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh doesn't believe WR Marquise Brown was at full strength throughout the 2019 season. "Marquise was really not 100 percent most of the year and that was pretty obvious, right?," Harbaugh said. Brown missed most of the offseason recovering from January surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury and dealt with hip, ankle and thigh injuries during the season. He flashed his upside with outings of 4-147-2 in the opener and 7-126 in the playoff loss to the Titans -- but Brown was held under 50 yards in 11 of 15 games. Hopefully a healthy offseason will lead to more consistency in 2020.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Titans. He was limited in practice all week, and ESPN's Jamison Hensley notes that Andrews "won't be at full strength" tonight. So there's added risk here -- but Andrews still boasts plenty of upside vs. Tennessee's 27th-ranked TE defense.
Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) is active for tonight's game against the Titans. He only got in 1 limited practice this week after experiencing tightness in that calf. He's a risk/reward fantasy play in this one. Ingram's status adds upside to RB Gus Edwards.
Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) is expected to play against the Titans on Saturday night, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ingram got in just 1 limited practice this week but "did not appear to favor his injured calf" in the portion of Thursday's workout open to the media, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley. Still at risk of being limited and/or aggravating that injury, Ingram is a risky fantasy play this weekend.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans after a limited week of practice. It's slightly concerning that he's banged up coming off the bye week, but we've heard nothing to suggest that Andrews is in danger of missing this game. He's an upside fantasy play vs. Tennessee's 27th-ranked TE defense.
Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Titans. He put in a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out the previous 2 days with what was described as tightness. The media is split on whether Ingram will play vs. Tennessee, while HC John Harbaugh said, "We’ll just have to see how it goes" when asked on Thursday. We'll get Ingram's official status around 6:45 pm ET on Saturday. If he's out, Gus Edwards figures to operate as Baltimore's lead back, with rookie Justice Hill as the #2.
Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) missed his 2nd straight practice on Wednesday. He appears to be in real danger of missing Saturday night's game against the Titans. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Ravens RB Mark Ingram is dealing with "tightness" in his injured calf. He practiced last week but was sidelined on Tuesday. "Pulled back to avoid re-injury," Rapoport adds. "He still has a chance to play the Titans on Saturday." We'll obviously keep a close eye on this over the next few days. Gus Edwards will serve as lead back, with rookie Justice Hill as the #2, if Ingram misses the Divisional Round game.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Friday that RB Mark Ingram (calf) is expected to practice next week and is "on track" for Saturday's Divisional Round game. That jibes with the original report we got on Ingram's injury. Baltimore's lead back is certainly in play for your postseason fantasy leagues.
Ravens S Earl Thomas (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Steelers. It's no surprise, given that Baltimore has made clear it's resting key players in a meaningless contest (for them). CB Marcus Peters (chest) and CB Jimmy Smith (groin) are active, but don't expect full playing time for them. Even so, Steelers QB Devlin Hodges keeps the Ravens' defense in play for fantasy.
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, RB Mark Ingram and TE Mark Andrews are inactive for today’s meaningless game against the Steelers. Don’t expect WR Marquise Brown to play much, if at all. QB Robert Griffin draws the start, but QB Trace McSorley is also expected to play. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will handle backfield duties. Avoid the WRs and TEs.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (ankle) and WR Marquise Brown (illness) -- both questionable -- are not expected to play today against the Steelers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's what we've been assuming all week. The top-seeded Ravens have already announced other lineup changes in a finale that carries no meaning for them. Pittsburgh's team D, meanwhile, carries big upside against Baltimore's offensive skeleton crew.
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson won't play in Sunday's season finale against the Steelers, HC John Harbaugh said. Baltimore locked up the AFC's #1 seed with yesterday's win over the Browns, so the MVP will get the week off. QB Robert Griffin will draw the start for the Ravens, but Harbaugh said that rookie QB Trace McSorley could also hit the field. It's a situation to avoid in Week 17 fantasy lineups. G Marshal Yanda, RB Mark Ingram, S Earl Thomas and DT Brandon Williams will also be held out of Sunday's game.
The MRI on Ravens RB Mark Ingram's injured calf confirmed a strain, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. "The hope is Ingram is back on the field for the playoffs based on the severity of the injury," Rapoport adds. Ingram will sit out Sunday's meaningless regular-season finale and then get another week to rest up before Baltimore's Divisional Round game.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh told Pro Football Talk after Sunday's win over the Browns that RB Mark Ingram will undergo an MRI on his injured calf. Harbaugh added that the "initial feeling is that he avoided any structural damage and that the hope is that it was cramping or perhaps a strain," per PFT. We should learn more about Ingram tomorrow, but don't expect him to play in the regular-season finale after Baltimore clinched the AFC's #1 seed. That'll leave the backfield to Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.
Ravens RB Mark Ingram suffered a calf injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Browns. He's officially questionable to return, but don't expect to see him back out there with Baltimore nursing a comfortable lead. Ingram's absence leaves the Ravens with RBs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Jets. He entered questionable and is fine for planned fantasy football use.
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