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Running Back, Baltimore Ravens

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Draft: 2012 Round 3 (21)
College: Temple
DOB: 1990-05-10 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#46 6 9.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2012 BAL 15 - 108 532 4.9 1 11 7 47 6.7 0 63.9 4.3
2013 BAL 16 - 152 436 2.9 2 25 20 104 5.2 0 66.0 4.1
2014 BAL 2 - 28 110 3.9 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 11.7 5.9
2014 (Projected) BAL     132 526 4.0 4   25 157 6.3 0 92.3  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a dazzling rookie year in 2012 that saw him begin to siphon work away from Pro Bowl teammate Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce was dreadful in 2013. Leading the league in lowest yards-per-carry average (2.9 ypc, min. 150 carries), Pierce couldn't take advantage of Rice's struggles, and provided little to no value to fantasy owners who handcuffed him to Rice. Despite playing in all 16 games, Pierce was hobbled by weekly lower leg injuries, and to compound his foot and ankle woes, he underwent major shoulder surgery in the offseason. Maybe the Ravens offensive line and running scheme was really as dreadful as it seemed or perhaps Pierce is merely a one-dimensional runner with limited potential. Well, we're about to find out. With his running back competition dwindling due to arrests and suspensions, Pierce will get an early opportunity to fill out a meaningful offensive role when he starts the first two games of the season in place of Rice. Locked into an early season starter's workload will give fantasy owners the look they need to determine if retuning to the zone blocking scheme he ran so successfully at Temple can bring him back into fantasy prominence. Even if he can return to his 2012 form early on, his upside remains capped by the presence of Rice and his limited role in the passing game (only 19 receptions in his college career and 27 in two NFL seasons), making him a RB4 with questionable prospects.

Comment: Pierce (shoulder) will likely be the starting running back while Rice serves his two-game suspension.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Bernard Pierce
RB2RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro
RB3RB2 Justin Forsett
RB4FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
Ravens Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Jordan Cameron active, Bernard Pierce Out
Ravens without starting running back
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 21, 11:35 am

Cleveland Browns
Jordan Cameron will in fact be active today. Bernard Pierce is inactive for the Ravens (Jason LaCanfora via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cameron can be inserted into fantasy lineups with the understanding that his shoulder could easily be re-aggravated. With Pierce out, Justin Forsett will handle more of the rushing load with Lorenzo Taliaferro working in a backup role.


Ravens terminate contract of Ray Rice
NFL suspends him indefinitely after TMZ releases casino video
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 8, 2:30 pm

Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens terminated RB Ray Rice's contract on Monday, hours after TMZ released a video showing him punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Prior to Monday morning, the public had only had access to part of the casino video in which Rice was dragging his then-fiancee out of the elevator after the February incident. The new video really left the Ravens with no choice but to release the three-time Pro Bowler. From a football perspective, Baltimore will move forward with some combination of Bernard Pierce (benched in Week 1), Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.


Pierce has been best back in Ravens' camp
Expects to be featured through first two weeks
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 7, 3:05 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Bernard Pierce has been the best running back in camp. He played in a similar running scheme in college, and he has had the best transition to Kubiak's stretch, zone-blocking runs. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Ray Rice sitting out two weeks due to suspension, Pierce is going to have a grand opportunity to make some noise. At worst, he should be able to be the Ben Tate to Rice's Arian Foster in new OC Gary Kubiak's backfield. However, if he shows well against Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in Weeks 1 and 2, he has a realistic shot at overtaking Rice for lead-back duties. As a result, Pierce is a high-upside RB4.


Ray Rice to be suspended two games
NFL yet to confirm suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jul 24, 10:15 am

Baltimore Ravens
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Ray Rice for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, sources confirmed. The league has not officially announced the suspension. (Baltimore Sun)

FFToday's Take: Rice will miss games against division foes Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Bernard Pierce (shoulder) will likely replace Rice in the starting lineup the first two weeks of the season. It appears that being a first-time offender helped Rice keep his suspension to a minimum. Rice's ADP of RB28, round six, should begin to rise slightly on this news.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 CIN L 16-23 6 14 2.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
2 PIT W 26-6 22 96 4.4 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.3

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DEN L 27-49 9 22 2.4 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.2
2 CLE W 14-6 19 57 3.0 1 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 11.5
3 HOU W 30-9 24 65 2.7 1 2 2 7 3.5 0 13.2
4 at BUF L 20-23 4 7 1.8 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0.9
5 at MIA W 26-23 11 46 4.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
6 GB L 17-19 6 9 1.5 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 3.1
7 at PIT L 16-19 6 13 2.2 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 2.2
9 at CLE L 18-24 6 11 1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
10 CIN W 20-17 8 31 3.9 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 4.3
11 at CHI L 20-23 10 18 1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
12 NYJ W 19-3 11 30 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
13 PIT W 22-20 9 35 3.9 0 3 3 4 1.3 0 3.9
14 MIN W 29-26 7 12 1.7 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 1.7
15 at DET W 18-16 7 21 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.1
16 NE L 7-41 10 31 3.1 0 5 3 27 9.0 0 5.8
17 at CIN L 17-34 5 28 5.6 0 4 4 18 4.5 0 4.6

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 CIN W 44-13 4 19 4.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
2 at PHI L 23-24 3 4 1.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
3 NE W 31-30 4 17 4.3 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 2.7
4 CLE W 23-16 6 48 8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
5 at KC W 9-6 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
6 DAL W 31-29 4 21 5.3 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 2.7
9 at CLE W 25-15 7 26 3.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
10 OAK W 55-20 10 23 2.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
11 at PIT W 13-10 2 8 4.0 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 1.9
12 at SD W 16-13 9 34 3.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.4
13 PIT L 20-23 8 34 4.3 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 3.9
14 at WAS L 28-31 8 53 6.6 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 6.4
15 DEN L 17-34 5 20 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.0
16 NYG W 33-14 14 123 8.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 12.3
17 at CIN L 17-23 22 89 4.0 0 4 1 4 4.0 0 9.3
WC IND W 24-9 13 103 7.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 10.3
DP at DEN W 38-35 5 14 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
CC at NE W 28-13 9 52 5.8 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.0
SB at SF W 34-31 12 33 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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