by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (10/1/14) The Ravens DST unit has struggled so far this season, and things aren't likely to get any easier in Week 5 against the Colts.
The Ravens have failed to reach double figures in Fantasy points in three of four games this season, and they will be going up against arguably the league's hottest offense. The Ravens have surrendered 260 passing yards per game heading into the matchup with the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who have laid waste to opposing defenses. The most Fantasy points a DST unit has managed against the Colts was the Broncos' 9-point effort in Week 1.
The Ravens have done a good job keeping quarterbacks out of the end zone so far, but their luck is likely to run out this week. Consider better options for DST units this week.
Ravens aiming for Lardarius Webb to return action Week 5
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/29/14) Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he is aiming for cornerback Lardarius Webb to get back on the field Week 5 against the Colts. Even though he was a healthy scratch Week 4 vs. Carolina, Webb missed the first two games due to a back injury and was limited in his season debut Week 3.
Ravens DST steps up vs. Panthers
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/28/14) The Ravens DST, which underwhelmed last week at Cleveland, came through with one of its strongest performances of the season Week 4 against Carolina, limiting the Panthers to just 10 points on 315 yards.
It was a little short on big plays -- recording just two sacks, including 1 1/2 by linebacker Elvis Dumervil, and recovering one fumble -- but it entered the day with just two sacks and one interception on the year, both against Pittsburgh in Week 2.
Though the Ravens DST is worth considering when it has favorable matchups, it certainly doesn't Week 5 at Indianapolis, so you'll want to look into alternatives.
Terrell Suggs leaves game Week 4 after aggravating injury
All of the Ravens' moves last offseason weren't enough to help the unit emerge in Fantasy. They ranked toward the bottom of the league in Fantasy points despite notching 40 sacks and 16 interceptions and holding opponents to 335.5 yards per game on average. That was because they totaled one touchdown on special teams and one on defense, keeping their totals pretty low. The draft brought in some fresh replacements headlined by linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan and safety Terrence Brooks, but otherwise there weren't many major changes. That means they'll count on a number of getting-up-there-in-age veterans to deliver in the front seven: Haloti Ngata and Elvis Dumervil will be 30, Terrell Suggs and Chris Canty will be 31 and Daryl Smith will be 32. They also begin the year playing against the Bengals and Steelers. We'd be careful committing to the Ravens DST -- they're worth a pick in the final round of your draft, if at all.