News: With the Ravens expected to have a big competition for spots on the wide receiver depth chart, assistant general manager Eric DeCosta touted Deonte Thompson as "a guy we think is going to be a good player" according to the Baltimore Sun. DeCosta also said the team was excited about Tandon Doss and that David Reed has "flashed in practice and made plays." DeCosta wouldn't rule out adding another veteran receiver before training camp.
Analysis: One name he didn't bring up was Tommy Streeter, the tall, lanky second-year man out of Miami who was considered a deep sleeper. For now no receiver in Baltimore other than Torrey Smith is worth a Fantasy nod.
News: Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss caught two passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Broncos. Doss was targeted four times, tying a season-high.
Analysis: Doss saw a bit of an increased role after Torrey Smith left the game in the third quarter with a concussion. If Smith misses Week 16 against the Giants, Doss may see a slight uptick in value, but it will likely be neutralized by increased work for Jacoby Jones, as well. Doss, in his second season, is best left to waiver wires in most formats.
News: Baltimore wide receiver Tandon Doss scored his first career touchdown against the Texans in Week 7. It was Doss' only catch and target of the game, as he caught a short screen pass from Joe Flacco and took it 15 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Analysis: Doss entered Sunday's game with just two catches for 45 yards on the year and left with his first touchdown catch of his career. The second-year pro has not been heavily involved on offense and was probably brought into the game once the Texans' lead got out of hand. Doss is not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Baltimore wide receiver Tandon Doss tallied one reception for 39 yards during the Ravens' 23-16 victory over Cleveland in Week 4. Doss, who finished without a catch in six games during his rookie campaign last year, collected two targets from quarterback Joe Flacco.
Analysis: Doss is buried on the team's depth chart as evidenced by his two receptions through four games this season. The Ravens have several receivers to provide looks to and running back Ray Rice remains heavily involved in the passing game. Leave Doss on waivers in all Fantasy formats.
News: WR Lee Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday against St. Louis, the team announced. Evans has not practiced this week. With Evans out, that leaves four WRs available: Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Tandon Doss.
Analysis: We all know where Boldin stands on the pecking order, but the rest of the targets at receiver remains up for grabs in Week 3. Smith, Doss and Wlliams, however, have no career catches, so to say the Ravens are going to be a little green at the position is an understatement. Look to other Fantasy options ahead of Smith, Doss and Wlliams. They are merely desperation Fantasy options going up against the league's third best pass defense (172 ypg).
News: The Carroll County Times reports Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he could see rookie WR Tandon Doss carving out a role in the team's offense this season. "He's really showed up so far and has been very consistent," Harbaugh said. "The guy catches the ball. If you throw it to him, he catches it. He runs good routes, he's really big and long and gets up the field fast after he catches it." Doss, who had three catches for 36 yards in the preseason opener against the Eagles, said he still needs to improve his blocking and releases off the line of scrimmage, but he also feels he can help on offense this year. "I'm just blessed to have this opportunity," Doss said. "And anywhere they want me to play at receiver, whether it's inside or outside, wherever they want me I'm willing to play. I just want to make plays when my name's called. If the ball's thrown to me, I just want to catch it and score as many touchdowns as possible. That's what we're here to do."
Analysis: Doss has seen a lot of reps with the first- and second-team offenses in training camp, which is clearly a good sign that the Ravens want to use him on offense. Unfortunately, the arrival of Lee Evans means Doss probably won't have to play as big a role as a rookie. He also has to contend with fellow rookie receiver Torrey Smith. It sounds as though Doss is having a good camp, but he can go undrafted in most seasonal Fantasy formats. He is merely a late-round Fantasy pick in dynasty/keeper and rookie-only drafts.
News: Baltimore agreed to terms with WR Tandon Doss, the team's fourth-round draft choice in last April's NFL Draft, on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Doss, who was a standout with Indiana, averaged 175.8 all-purpose yards per game in 2010.
Analysis: With the Ravens releasing several veteran receivers, Doss could see playing time during his rookie season. Still, we don't expect him to have too much Fantasy value and should remain a marginal option in long-term keeper leagues until he proves his worth.
News: The Ravens selected Indiana wide receiver Tandon Doss in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Doss, 6-2 and 201 pounds, amassed 1,854 receiving yards and 1,549 return yards during his three-year career at Indiana. His average of 175.8 all-purpose yards per game in 2010 ranked fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Analysis: We suspect that Doss will start his Ravens career on special teams and not be a factor on offense in 2011. He should only be drafted late in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.