Ricard signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens on Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports. Ricard plays a key role for the Ravens as a fullback and depth defensive lineman. He's proven a versatile offensive weapon this season, performing well as both a blocker and pass catcher, so it's not much of a surprise to see Baltimore opting to lock him up through 2021. However, Ricard doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration.
Ricard caught all three of his targets for a season-high 27 yards while playing 29 of the Ravens' 72 offensive snaps (40 percent) in Sunday's 41-7 win over the Texans. As usual, Ricard saw snaps in all three phases of the game, but he didn't record any defensive statistics during his 12 plays on that side of the ball. Instead, he made his biggest impact as a fullback, finishing third on the team in receiving yards on the day while also bulldozing open lanes for the Ravens' ballcarriers, who racked up 263 yards on the ground. Ricard typically sees more tepid involvement as a pass catcher, so don't expect him to see enhanced involvement in the game plan in the weeks to come.
Ricard (back) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Ricard appears to have fully recovered from his back injury. The 25-year-old will draw his usual start at fullback and provide the Ravens with depth along the defensive line in Kansas City.
Ricard (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Ricard was a full participant in Friday's practice, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday. If he's able to go, the 25-year-old will play his usual role as a fullback and defensive lineman for Baltimore.
Ricard (foot) is officially active for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins. Ricard was dinged up leading up to Sunday, but as evidenced by this news, is all set for the regular season opener. It's likely the 25-year-old will serve his usual dual role as a fullback and defensive lineman for the Ravens in Week 1.
|* indicates player did not play that week|