Fantasy News
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McClain was reinstated from the NFL's reserve-retired list on Thursday, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: McClain's rights still belong to the Ravens, who he signed for last offseason before deciding to retire mere months later to get his life in order. Now, apparently ready to play football again, McClain has successfully been re-admitted to the NFL's pool of players. However, following an awful workout with Baltimore earlier this week, it's likely McClain will be released by the team and hit the open market. The eighth overall pick in 2010, McClain is still just 24 years old, but with significant character concerns, any potential suitor would be wise to approach McClain with caution.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The suspicion of marijuana possession charges issued to Thompson in February have been dropped, reports.
Impact: The charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. Although possession charges weren't pinned on Thompson, there was no dispute that he was in a car with 29 grams of marijuana. Although he likely won't face NFL-issued discipline, Thompson's questionable judgment might land him on a shorter leash as he competes for a 2014 roster spot.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Daniels will have a big role in the Baltimore offense, the Carroll County Times reports. "Just couldn't be more happy, more excited. I guarantee his role will be plenty big," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's going to have a lot to do with our success next year, and we've got a lot of big plans for him."
Impact: The Ravens will likely make heavy use of two-tight end sets, but Daniels will still be hard pressed to match his production from prior years. Dennis Pitta will have a larger role in the passing game than Daniels, and the Ravens aren't exactly known for fielding prolific offenses. The team does appear to be much improved from 2013 on the offensive side, but Joe Flacco has never thrown for 4,000 yards in a season, and Daniels joins a receiving corps that already includes Pitta, Torrey Smith, and Steve Smith. It may be that Daniels' biggest fantasy impact comes from cutting into Pitta's value rather than establishing any of his own.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Forsett (foot) signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on Friday.
Impact: Forsett played in just nine games for the Jaguars in 2013 before being placed on IR with a non-displaced fracture in his foot. With the pending legal issues surrounding starter Ray Rice, the Ravens appear to be looking to bolster the position to prepare for the worst-case scenario. As long as Rice remains the starter, though, Forsett's fantasy value will be greatly limited.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: The Baltimore Ravens and Daniels have reached agreement on a 1-year contract, pending a physical.
Impact: The 32-year-old Daniels broke into the league with Houston in 2007 and spent his entire career with the Texans before being cut last month. Daniels rejoins former Houston head coach Gary Kubiak, who became Baltimore's offensive coordinator during the offseason. Daniels broke his right leg last October and played in only five games. He had 24 catches for 352 yards and five touchdowns. For his career, the 6-foot-3, 249-pounder has 385 catches for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns.