Deonte Thompson - #83 - Wide Receiver - 6'0" - 203lbs
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The suspicion of marijuana possession charges issued to Thompson in February have been dropped, ESPN.com 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.
Justin Forsett - Running back - 5'8" - 194lbs
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.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels has signed with the Ravens, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Daniels -- who was limited to five games and 24 catches (for 252 yards) last season with the Texans due to a fractured fibula -- gives the Ravens a viable option at TE to complement Dennis Pitta. The 31-year-old's familiarity with (new Ravens offensive coordinator) Gary Kubiak's system should help ease his transition after spending the first eight years of his NFL career in Houston uniform, but the continued presence of a healthy Pitta cuts into Daniels' fantasy upside.