News: The Baltimore Sun's reading of the tea leaves suggests second-year receiver Deonte Thompson has the inside track to earning the No. 2 receiver role with the Ravens. Thompson's a speedster with good hands and with Torrey Smith would give the Ravens a pair of deep-ball threats. "[Thompson] could sneak in there, he looks different, is fast and catches everything," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. "But the other guys like (Tandon) Doss and (David) Reed have done well and worked hard during the offseason. As I've always said, the best player will play."
Analysis: Thompson caught just five passes for 51 yards last season but has run below 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash. And at 6-foot and 203 pounds he's not exactly a twig. The former Florida Gator will compete for playing time this summer and is someone to watch out for in training camp.
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 rookie wide receiver Deonte Thompson made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Bengals. He caught one pass for 25 yards in the 44-13 win. Thompson also returned four kicks for 88 yards.
Analysis: Thompson is expected to see return duties going forward but is not much of a factor on offense at this point. Until that changes, continue to ignore the 23-year-old in all Fantasy formats.