|Week 16 (@HOU) - Average||7.0||38.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Week 16 (@HOU) - Dave Richard||8||35||0||0||0||0||3|
|Week 16 (@HOU) - Jamey Eisenberg||6||41||0||0||0||0||4|
|2014 Season - Average||178.5||778.0||5.5||18.0||138.5||0.5||111|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||186||768||4||15||112||0||98|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||171||788||7||21||165||1||128|
|Current Player Ranking: 38|
|Red Zone Stats|
|Back - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 16 at Houston|
|12/16/2014||Bernard Pierce, RB BAL|
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
Kenny Stills, WR NO
|Larry Donnell, TE NYG|
Eli Manning, QB NYG
Arian Foster, RB HOU
|12/12/2014||Johnny Manziel, QB CLE|
Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI
Ryan Mathews, RB SD
|Bernard Pierce, RB BAL|
Julio Jones, WR ATL
Branden Oliver, RB SD
|12/12/2014||Bernard Pierce, RB BAL||Mike Wallace, WR MIA|
Rank Among Leaders
Ravens receive contributions from several role players in Week 13
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/30/14) The Ravens received some contributions from several role players during Sunday's 34-33 defeat to the Chargers in Week 13.
With Steve Smith held in check and Torrey Smith injured late, Kamar Aiken and Jacoby Jones stepped up in the aerial attack. Aiken came down with three of his four targets for 51 yards and Jones caught all two passes thrown his way for 35 yards. Owen Daniels hauled in two passes for 30 yards.
Meanwhile in the running game, Bernard Pierce carried the ball six times for 16 yards and was held without a grab in the passing game despite being targerted once.
Ravens' Pierce, Taliaferro combine for 41 rushing yards Week 10
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) Ravens running backs Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro combined for 41 rushing yards during a 21-7 win Week 10 vs. Tennessee. Pierce had 31 rushing yards on eight carries, while Taliaferro added 10 rushing yards on three carries.
Starting running back Justin Forsett led the rushing attack Sunday with 112 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Although, Forsett, Pierce and Taliferro combined for no catches.
The Ravens are on a bye Week 11 before returning to action Week 12 at New Orleans.
Lorenzo Taliaferro the new vulture for Justin Forsett
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/26/14) When the Ravens listed a perfectly healthy Bernard Pierce among their inactives for Week 8 at Cincinnati, it probably seemed like good news for Justin Forsett owners. Pierce had been a thorn in their sides, short-changing Forsett with a short touchdown run each of the last two weeks.
But Forsett wasn't the one to benefit from Pierce's absence. Lorenzo Taliaferro was, scoring not just one touchdown but two -- and both on runs of more than 5 yards.
Forsett was still the primary rusher, getting 17 carries to Taliaferro's seven, and he got a chance from the Bengals' 2-yard line in the first quarter. But when he failed with it, the Ravens seemed all the more inclined to go with Taliaferro inside the 10-yard line.
Taliaferro may be even more of a danger to Forsett than Pierce was. The Ravens trusted Pierce in short-yardage situations, but with an average of just 3.6 yards per carry, he wasn't a threat to break a long one. With Sunday's performance, Taliaferro is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and again, neither of his touchdowns came at the goal line.
It doesn't mean you sit Forsett in Fantasy. He's been pretty reliable no matter who the Ravens have paired with him. But he's not as safe as he appeared to be at this time last week. And Taliaferro is worth adding on his own merit.
Ravens announce Week 8 inactives vs. Bengals
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) The Ravens have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Bengals: tight end Owen Daniels (wrist), defensive lineman Chris Canty (wrist), running back Bernard Pierce, cornerback Chykie Brown, linebacker Arthur Brown and offensive linemen Gino Gradkowski and Jah Reid.
Pierce's de-activation comes as a surprise, but he's averaged 2.1 and 2.6 yards per carry in the team's last two games, though he's scored a touchdown in each. The Ravens' goal-line looks could shift to Lorenzo Taliaferro with Pierce unavailable.
Daniels and Canty had already been ruled out, but the Ravens are otherwise very healthy heading into the key matchup against the Bengals. Four players listed as probable are active for the game, including Steve Smith (not injury related), linebacker Daryl Smith (not injury related) and offensive linemen Eugene Monroe (knee) and Kelechi Osemele (knee).
Justin Forsett breaks away from the pack
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/19/14) Even though he rushed for 95 yards, Justin Forsett's performance Week 7 against the Falcons may seem a little underwhelming to Fantasy owners given that he was the CBSSports.com Start of the Week. After all, he didn't score a touchdown or catch a pass after contributing in both of those areas in previous weeks.
But even more encouraging than his actual production in Week 7 is the fact that he carried the ball 23 times, nearly three times as often as any other Ravens running back. That's a starter's workload, and by giving it to him, the Ravens confirmed once and for all that they see Forsett filling that role. It may have seemed like a given thanks to Forsett's production, but he actually had one fewer carry than Bernard Pierce in Week 6 and split the workload almost evenly with Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro in Week 5. Pierce did vulture a touchdown from Forsett in this one, but eight carries for 21 yards confirm he's now only second in the pecking order.
With this performance, Forsett only deserves more of your trust going forward, not less. Keep him active for what's actually a favorable matchup Week 8 at Cincinnati.
|Time might be up for Bernard Pierce as a Fantasy sleeper. Given opportunities to work with an ineffective Ray Rice, Pierce was just as bad, totaling 436 rush yards on 152 carries (2.9 avg.) and 104 yards on 20 catches (5.2 avg.) with two rushing scores. If the Ravens opt to keep him as their backup running back following training camp then Pierce does carry some decent Fantasy value as the potential replacement for Rice if Rice ends up stinking again. Don't take him with anything more than a late-round pick, and not necessarily as a handcuff for Rice.
(Updated 4/29/14) |