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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 8.05

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 (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
RB1RB2 Bernard Pierce
RB2RB1 Ray Rice
RB3RB3 Justin Forsett
RB4RB4 Lorenzo Taliaferro
RB5FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
Ravens Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.



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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