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  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    375.5
    418.2
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    247.1
    291.1
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    128.4
    127.1
    Points Per Game
    27.1
    25.6
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    43.1
    42.6
    Time of
    Possession
    30:15
    33:18
    Ravens
    Steelers

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    346.4
    357.9
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    256.0
    250.1
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    90.4
    107.8
    Points Per Game
    16.4
    24.5
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    42.6
    36.6
    Ravens
    Steelers
  • Baltimore Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/27/16RBKenneth DixonLegQUESTIONABLEDixon (knee sprain) will have an MRI on Sunday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

    Dixon crumpled to the ground on a hard goal-line hit during the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Lions, eventually needing help to get off the field. He was diagnosed with a sprained knee shortly thereafter, and while head coach John Harbaugh believes the rookie avoided an "overly serious injury", Dixon will still have an MRI on Sunday to provide clarification. Prior to the injury, Dixon had a highly encouraging night, getting much of his work with the first-team offense and gaining 41 yards on six carries. If he isn't ready for Week 1, it would improve Terrance West and Javorius Allen's chances to earn significant roles behind presumed starter Justin Forsett.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16TEBenjamin WatsonAchillesOUTWatson suffered a torn Achilles on the first snap of Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

    Signed to a two-year, $7 million contract in the offseason, the 36-year-old Watson was locked in as Baltimore's starting tight end. The only good news for the team is that it boasts strong depth at the position, though Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and Dennis Pitta (finger) are nursing injuries of their own, with neither available for Saturday's exhibition. Crockett Gillmore, the starter for most of last season, figures to get the majority of first-team snaps in Saturday's game. Gillmore could take on a lot of Watson's planned workload in the regular season, as he's a much better blocker than Williams or Pitta. Watson will miss the entire season.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/22/16LBElvis DumervilFootPROBABLEDumervil (foot/ankle) is not expected to play in Saturday's matchup with the Lions, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Dumervil began camp on the physically unable to perform list due to offseason ankle surgery and he returned to practice earlier this week. Despite being okayed for practice, the team doesn't want to rush him back and he may not see the field before the regular season opener. If he's sidelined Saturday, look for Albert McClellan to see some time with the starting defense.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/22/16DBMatt ElamKneeDOUBTFULElam fell on his knee during Saturday's preseason win over the Colts, and he'll need surgery to clean out the issue as a result.

    Elam's injury isn't season-ending according to coach John Harbaugh, but it should keep the Ravens' safety out for an extended period of time. His absence won't have too much of an impact in terms of the team's secondary, with Eric Weddle and Lardarius Webb positioned as the starting safeties. An update regarding Elam's return timetable should become available when more information is released following his surgery.

    (Updated 08/22/2016)
    08/22/16WRBreshad PerrimanKneeQUESTIONABLEPerriman (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

    Perriman never figured to play in Saturday's exhibition, having just returned to practice Tuesday after a lay-off of more than two months. He did say that he expects to be ready for Week 1, but the assertion should be taken with a grain of salt, as he's yet to even log a full practice. Perriman carries an unusual amount of injury risk, hoping to play through a partially-torn ACL in his left knee, after missing his entire rookie season with a torn PCL in the other knee. And even if he's available for Week 1, there's no assurance he'll have a key role in the Baltimore offense.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/22/16TEDennis PittaFingerQUESTIONABLEPitta (finger) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

    Pitta missed nearly all of training camp after breaking his finger in a scuffle at one of the first few practices. While he seemingly has a shot to be back for the start of the season, it's not clear that he'd have a significant role in the Baltimore offense. Ben Watson is expected to start, with Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and Crockett Gillmore also in the mix for roles. Williams will not play in Saturday's game.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/17/16WRSteve SmithAchillesQUESTIONABLESmith (Achilles) will not play in the Ravens' third preseason game Saturday against the Lions, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Smith, who had torn his Achilles' tendon last November, was activated from the team's PUP list just last week. Thus, his participation in Saturday's preseason tilt was always considered doubtful. His Week 1 status remains questionable.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/17/16LBTerrell SuggsAchilles PROBABLESuggs (achilles) is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against the Lions, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Suggs hasn't played in a preseason tilt since being activated off of the physically unable to perform list early last week. He sat out in the Raven's second game and is expected to sit out the third as the team eases him back from the torn achilles that ended his 2015 campaign. He's been practicing in full and isn't in any jeopardy of missing the season opener. Za'Darius Smith and Matt Judon figure to see some extra game reps if Suggs is held out.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/04/16DLBronson KaufusiAnkleDOUBTFULKaufusi will miss the entire 2016 season with a broken ankle, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Baltimore's third round pick out of BYU, Kaufusi had a legitimate chance to earn a starting role during his first season in the league. In his absence, veteran Kapron Lewis-Moore and undrafted rookie Victor Ochi may perhaps have an easier time cracking the final 53-man roster. Furthermore, Brent Urban and Lawrence Guy now figure to be locked into starting roles at both defensive end positions.

    (Updated 08/04/2016)
    08/01/16WRChris MooreFootQUESTIONABLEMoore (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    A fourth-round rookie, Moore got off to a strong start through the first two days of training camp, only to be sidelined for two weeks with a lower-leg injury. He still has time to push for the third or fourth spot on Baltimore's depth chart, as the team may be without both Breshad Perriman (knee) and Steve Smith (Achilles) at the start of the regular season. The competition appears to be pretty open behind starters Kamar Aiken and Mike Wallace, with Moore joined by Michael Campanaro, Jeremy Butler, Keenan Reynolds and a few others.

    (Updated 08/16/2016)
    07/29/16TECrockett GillmoreHamstringQUESTIONABLEGillmore caught his lone target for a two-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

    Though he hasn't made much noise this preseason, Gillmore now stands a chance to reclaim his starting job from last year, after Ben Watson suffered a torn Achilles on the first snap of Saturday's game. Previously expected to start, Watson will instead miss the entire 2016 season, leaving the tight end position in the hands of Gillmore, Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and Dennis Pitta (finger). Gillmore is the best blocker of that trio, as well as the only one that actually played in Saturday's game. However, Pitta is listed second on the preseason depth chart, with Gillmore third and Williams fourth. If all three are healthy, they'll likely split snaps and targets in a manner that precludes consistent fantasy contributions.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    07/05/16WRDarren WallerSuspensionSUSPENDWaller (suspension) was forced to exit Saturday's win over the Colts to be tested for a concussion.

    Waller was able to pass the concussion tests and he won't be forced to miss any practice time, though he was unable to return on Saturday. He finished the game without a single target.

    (Updated 08/21/2016)
    04/27/16TENick BoyleSuspensionSUSPENDBoyle has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.

    (Updated 02/19/2016)
    Pittsburgh Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/27/16DLCameron HeywardAnklePROBABLEHeyward (ankle) said he expects to be ready for Week 1, despite suffering a high ankle sprain in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    While not completely unheard of, two weeks would represent a very quick recovery from a high ankle sprain. In all likelihood, Heyward will be no better than questionable for Week 1, perhaps even needing to miss the first few games of the season. It would be a big loss for Pittsburgh's defense, though the unit does boast improved depth in the front seven this year.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/15/16QBBruce GradkowskiHamstringOUTGradkowski, who is dealing with a left hamstring injury, is going to be out for "a number of weeks," per coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    The veteran QB could miss the rest of the preseason and in Gradkowski's absence, Dustin Vaughan figures to see added practice reps behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones.

    (Updated 08/16/2016)
    08/11/16RBLe'Veon BellSuspensionSUSPENDBell (suspension) gained 21 yards on three carries and 37 yards on five receptions (five targets) in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

    Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown only made brief appearances, but Bell played deep into the second quarter, perhaps because he uncharacteristically lost a fumble early in the game. Regardless, Bell appeared to be in mid-season form, showing no signs of the knee injury that brought his 2015 campaign to an early end. After he serves a three-game suspension to start the season, Bell should slide right back in as the premiere asset at his position. DeAngelo Williams figures to handle a heavy workload in his absence, with Fitzgerald Toussaint and/or Daryl Richardson occasionally mixing in.

    (Updated 08/26/2016)
    08/02/16DBSenquez GolsonFootDOUBTFULGolson (foot) claims he is a targeting a return to practice seven weeks from now, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

    Golson underwent Lisfranc surgery roughly two weeks ago, but the former second round pick from 2015 is already mapping out his return to action. Just 23-years-old, Golson possesses tremendous upside and the Steelers remain optimistic that he can still carve out a role with the defense at some point in the season.

    (Updated 08/23/2016)
    07/28/16DLDeVaunte SiglerUndisclosedNFI (Updated 12/31/1969)
    03/14/16WRMartavis BryantSuspensionSUSPENDBryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.

    (Updated 03/21/2016)
 
 
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