John Brown - WRPosted 2/21/19 6:31pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown could be pursued by the Cleveland Browns in free agency to fill a need for a deep threat in the passing game, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Brown was off to a fast start in 2018 before the Ravens made the move to Lamar Jackson at quarterback and adopted a run-heavy approach. Baker Mayfield could make better use of Brown's big-play potential, allowing him to become a touchdown-dependent WR3.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 2/19/19 6:07pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is expected to be the focal point of an offense that is undergoing a 'reimagining,' according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. 'We're really looking at this as a completely new beginning as if we were a new staff. I think we have run an offense here that has been kind of morphed over the years, and we really want to start fresh, start new, and (with) everything from our language, our formations, how we do everything, rebuild the thing from the ground up. That's one angle. The other angle is really, how do we want to move forward with Lamar Jackson? He's a unique player with a unique skill set, so let's build an offense that really accommodates that, as opposed to try to fit him into something that other people had once done,' Roman told The Athletic.
Huddle Up: All six of Roman's offenses with San Francisco and Buffalo finished inside the top 10 in rushing attempts and yardage, so it would be a shock if an offense built around Jackson - a more dynamic athlete than Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor - doesn't do the same. The trick will be to develop Jackson enough as a passer so defenses cannot load the box. So long as he can stay healthy, expect Jackson to be a high-upside fantasy QB1 in 2019.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/18/19 12:23pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco passed his physical, making it possible for the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to make their traded official in March. The Broncos agreed to trade the better of their fourth-round picks for Flacco.
Huddle Up: The move came at the bewilderment of many, with Flacco's ceiling being about as high as Case Keenum's. Nonetheless, Flacco has proven to be a backup fantasy quarterback throughout his mediocre career.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/17/19 11:49am ET
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco also was coveted by the Washington Redskins, helping spark the Broncos to make the trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Huddle Up: Just as the QB he is replacing (Case Keenum) was in 2018, value Flacco as a mid-to-low-end QB2 next season in an offense that isn't expected to feature a high volume of passes.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/16/19 8:32am ET
The Denver Broncos will not restructure the contract of QB Joe Flacco after agreeing to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. He is slated to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021, although none of it is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Flacco should be viewed as a QB2 in the majority of fantasy formats, with the potential to be a suitable bye-week replacement or starting option when he possesses a favorable matchup.
Alex Collins - RBPosted 2/16/19 8:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent Alex Collins could be a trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: The Eagles dealt with several injuries at the running back position last year, and while he lost his starting role with the Ravens, Collins could be an upgrade on early downs for Philadelphia.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/13/19 8:05am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is part of an agreement in principle to be traded to the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Feb. 13. The trade can't become official until March 13.
Huddle Up: The trade moves the needle more in actual football than in fantasy football. Flacco will remain a QB2 option to be used in good matchups. Case Keenum could still have a chance to compete, or he could be released altogether.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 2/13/19 11:58am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is on the trading block in light of QB Joe Flacco being acquired. If a trade cannot be executed, Keenum will either take a big pay cut or just be released.
Huddle Up: Keenum is off the fantasy radar for now. On most other teams he'd be a quality backup, not a starter.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 2/8/19 9:07am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will draw free agents to the team, general manager Eric DeCosta said Wednesday, Feb. 6, and not just because his salary-cap hit, which will be $24 million less than what's due to departing QB Joe Flacco. 'I think players respect talent,' DeCosta said. 'I think players respect athletes and competitors. Anyone can watch Lamar Jackson and see how talented he is and what kind of a competitor he is. Players also want to win, and I think that's something that drives every professional athlete -- winning games. I think they'll recognize that about us. When they watch us play, they'll want to play here.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, of course, the position to keep an eye on is running back. Alex Collins (early last season) and Gus Edwards (late) both had their moments in 2018, but the Ravens may seek a more dynamic back to pair with Jackson, and with opposing defenses having to account for the QB's running prowess, that RB has the potential to be an immediate fantasy gold mine.
John Brown - WRPosted 2/8/19 2:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown probably will not re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Brown struggled to find chemistry with Lamar Jackson and probably will look for a better situation in free agency. He should receive interest from multiple teams because of his big play ability. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his situation.
Alex Collins - RBPosted 2/8/19 2:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent RB Alex Collins may not be retained this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Collins lost his starting job during the season, so the Ravens may not want to give him a tender offer. He likely would not be able to find a starting job in free agency but could be a No. 2 running back for a team. He has a chance to be a late-round option in some fantasy leagues.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/28/19 4:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown caught only eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in seven games when QB Lamar Jackson took over the starting job. Brown recorded 34 catches for 601 yards and four touchdowns in nine games with QB Joe Flacco. Brown said he is open to returning to the Ravens but would expect things to change if he re-signed.
Huddle Up: Brown should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market, so he may look for a different situation this offseason. He played well during the first half of the 2018 season and may be able to find a starting job. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next season depending on his situation.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/26/19 8:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown remains open to re-signing with Baltimore, but he said he would like to be in an offense that takes more shots downfield.
Huddle Up: Brown's big-play ability was on display early in the year when Joe Flacco was under center, but he was basically a non-factor when Lamar Jackson took over as the starter. Jackson should improve as a passer, but Baltimore's run-first philosophy probably isn't going away. If he is a Raven in 2019, Brown will be a WR4, at best.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/25/19 9:33am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will 'throw a lot' this offseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh, who expects Jackson to 'come back a better quarterback skill-wise than when he left.' Harbaugh told The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec that Jackson will ultimately decide who he will work with but suggested he'll be working with a throwing coach.
Huddle Up: It's not a shock the Ravens want Jackson to work on his game after completing 58.2% of his passes as a rookie. Any improvement as a passer will likely vault the No. 32 overall pick in last year's draft into the top 10 of fantasy quarterbacks, so owners need to hope for positive reports on his progress this spring and summer.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/25/19 9:27am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is expected to part ways with the Ravens this offseason, and ideally the Ravens would like to find a trade partner to acquire the veteran quarterback. To that end, head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco's 'value is high' in a news conference Friday, Jan. 26, and added he can be 'one of the best' in the league if he's protected well and playing with suitable weapons on offense.
Huddle Up: In a QB-needy league, some team will likely pursue Flacco, but the statistical backing isn't on the veteran QB's side as Flacco has averaged a ho-hum 3,729 passing yards 19 TDs and 14 interceptions over his last two full seasons. He's more journeyman than elite at this stage entering his 12th season.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 1/23/19 11:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Breshad Perriman could be a free agency target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, who believes Perriman's speed could be a missing component in the Eagles' passing game.
Huddle Up: A bust in Baltimore, Perriman averaged 21.3 yards per catch in a 10-game stint with the Browns last season. There's sure to be a market for the 25-year-old wideout, though fantasy owners will need to see more consistency before Perriman becomes a viable roster option.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/19/19 10:42am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.
Huddle Up: Flacco and Foles likely will receive interest from multiple teams, so it is not known if the Broncos will be able to add one of them. The Broncos probably will bring in another quarterback to compete with Case Keenum for the starting job next season. Owners should consider the Broncos starting quarterback as a No. 2 fantasy option next season.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/12/19 12:49pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is one of the quarterbacks the Jacksonville Jaguars are considering pursuing this offseason, according to sources. Flacco is believed to be open to joining the Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Flacco lost his starting job this season and likely will be playing with a new team in 2019. The Jaguars would have to trade for him, but he would be the starting quarterback if he joins the Jaguars. He has played well at times during his career but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he plays for Jacksonville.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/7/19 4:06pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown said he is interested in re-signing with the Ravens this offseason. Brown said he probably will look for a multi-year deal during free agency.
Huddle Up: Brown has a big part of the Ravens passing game during the first half of the season when he posted 613 yards but saw his production drop drastically when Lamar Jackson took over as the starting quarterback. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues next season depending on his situation.
Gus Edwards - RBPosted 1/6/19 2:26pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards ran eight times for just 23 yards in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Edwards, an undrafted rookie from Rutgers, posted 718 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He basically came out of nowhere and will now be remembered by fantasy owners heading into 2019. How much he is featured next season depends on personnel moves and draft picks during the offseason, but it's clear he'll have some kind of role going forward.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/6/19 2:21pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed 14-of-29 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added 54 rushing yards on nine carries.
Huddle Up: Jackson and his Ravens beat the Chargers on the road in Week 16, but the Bolts returned the favor in Charm City in Jackson's first-career playoff start. There might be more, but the Chargers were able to expose a few things about Jackson's game. He'll almost certainly enter 2019 as the unquestioned starter under center, but there will be many better fantasy options before he goes off the board.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 1/6/19 2:33pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Willie Snead managed three catches for 50 yards on six targets in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Snead managed 62 receptions for 651 yards and a score during the regular season. He isn't a primary receiver, nor has he ever been, but he is a decent complementary option always worth a look in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Kenneth Dixon - RBPosted 1/6/19 2:29pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon rushed six times for 13 yards and he added 53 yards on three receptions in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Dixon made the most of his nine total touches, and he actually led the team in receiving yardage in this one. He and Gus Edwards should have a role going forward, but remember Alex Collins could also be in the mix again, too, when healthy. It's a muddled fantasy picture that will be determined during training camp and the preseason.
John Brown - WRPosted 1/6/19 2:51pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown posted two grabs for 14 yards on three targets in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Brown had a rather impressive regular season, posting 42 grabs for a team-high 715 yards and five touchdowns. He will enter the 2019 campaign as a solid WR4 or flex fantasy option, and he should build some rapport during the offseason with Lamar Jackson to perhaps improve a little bit.
Mark Andrews - TEPosted 1/6/19 2:48pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews posted three receptions for 31 yards on seven targets in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Andrews was the top tight end option in Baltimore down the stretch, but it's expected that Hayden Hurst will enter 2019 as the top man on the depth chart. It's likely Andrews still has a role, but he isn't expected to be much of a fantasy option in the new season.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 1/6/19 2:43pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree posted two grabs for 38 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the AFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Los Angeles Chargers for his first multi-TD game since Dec. 17, 2017 as a member of the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Crabtree managed just 54 grabs for 607 yards and three touchdowns, and he has had a lot of drops in the past couple of seasons. He is more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into 2019, so plan to have plenty of depth on hand.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/6/19 11:08pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will be the team's starter going forward, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Just in case anyone out there was holding out hope for a Joe Flacco renaissance, Harbaugh clearly spelled it out that Jackson is the man now and Flacco will be moving on. Jackson is definitely a work in progress, but his athleticism and ability to make and extend plays with his feet are sure to make him an intriguing, high-upside selection at the position in 2019.
Lamar Jackson - QBPosted 1/4/19 7:47pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson faces the Los Angeles Chargers in the wild-card round, and Jackson's 39 rushing yards against the Chargers in Week 16 were his fewest in his seven games as a starter, and his 29.5 Total QBR was his worst.
Huddle Up: Baltimore did end up winning a 22-10 defensive battle, but Jackson didn't put up huge numbers. Fantasy owners participating in playoff contests may be best served to avoid Jackson this weekend.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 12/30/18 6:50pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Breshad Perriman posted three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens, his original organization.
Huddle Up: Perriman found a home in Cleveland, posting eight catches with 233 yards and two scores over the final four contests. He could fight for a No. 3 or 4 job in 2019 if the team elects to keep him around, but his fantasy appeal would still be limited to deeper formats.
Kenneth Dixon - RBPosted 12/30/18 7:07pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon rushed 12 times for 117 yards in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Dixon could be part of a committee of backs with undrafted rookie Gus Edwards and Ty Montgomery heading into the wild-card round against the Chargers next weekend, so he has some value in DFS play.
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