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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CIN @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 11

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    CAR @ BAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BAL @ IND

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    BAL @ TB

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ATL @ BAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BAL @ CIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    TEN @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 16


  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    LAC @ BAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BAL @ MIA

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    JAC @ BAL

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CLE @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    CIN 13 @ BAL 44

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 27

    CLE 16 @ BAL 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BAL 9 @ KC 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DAL @ BAL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BAL @ CLE

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    OAK @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BAL @ LAC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    PIT 7 @ BAL 35

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    BAL 13 @ TEN 26

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    BAL 37 @ LAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYJ 17 @ BAL 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    HOU 14 @ BAL 29

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BAL 7 @ JAC 12

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    ARI 27 @ BAL 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    BAL 23 @ PIT 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    BAL 17 @ SEA 22

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CIN 24 @ BAL 31

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    BAL 24 @ CLE 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    IND 10 @ BAL 24

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    BAL 14 @ LAC 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    CLE 14 @ BAL 20

    291 rushes

    1,364 rush yards

    12 TDs

    76 receptions

    704 rec yards

    3 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    BAL 10 @ NYJ 9

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BAL 10 @ CIN 15

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CLE 17 @ BAL 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    BAL 17 @ PIT 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    DEN 17 @ BAL 31

    27 rushes

    133 rush yards

    2 TDs

    4 receptions

    26 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BUF 34 @ BAL 37

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    MIA 10 @ BAL 26

    22 rushes

    83 rush yards

    0 TDs

    7 receptions

    97 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BAL 21 @ ATL 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BAL 37 @ CAR 13

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TB 10 @ BAL 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    PIT 13 @ BAL 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    BAL 34 @ HOU 28

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

    31 rushes

    153 rush yards

    1 TDs

    5 receptions

    80 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    BAL 20 @ CLE 10

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CIN 7 @ BAL 13


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Ray Rice

Baltimore Ravens

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats         291    1364     12        76      104        704      3         296.8     18.6

2010 Stats         307    1220      5        63        82        556      1         213.6     13.4

2009 Stats         254    1339      7        78       101       702      1         252.1     15.8

2008 Stats         107     454       0        33        43       273      0          72.7       5.6


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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Though he’s been awesome, Rice still hasn't quite had his blow-up season just yet…which we could easily see coming in 2012

(+) Rice has the third-most rushing yards in the league over the last three seasons combined (1,364 last season, 1,220 in 2010 and 1,339 in 2009; #1-Chris Johnson; #2-MJD)

(+) …and he EASILY has the most receptions and receiving yards for a RB in the same time (2011 - 76 catches for 704 yards; 2010 - 63/556; 2009 - 78/702)

(+) Basically, R2D2 is a PPR Machine

(+) Has received over 100 targets in two of the last three seasons

(+) Had 15 combined TDs last season, which was one more than his previous three years combined. Think FB Vonta Leach had anything to do with that? (He’s still in Baltimore in 2012)

(+) Rice even THREW for a TD last year!

(+) Flacco may be the QB, but Baltimore seems to be developing the offense around Rice

(–) Ray has been terrible in the playoffs for the last two years (four games) and looks to have a bit of trouble performing on the big stage

(–) At 5'8", 212-pounds, durability will always be an issue

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2009 Review

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What a beast this kid turned out to be!  He didn’t come out of nowhere, however, as many had him pegged as a nice sleeper heading into the season, but the numbers he put up in the end were much more staggering than anticipated.  He is built in the same frame as Maurice Jones-Drew, fireplug-style, and though he’s not as strong as MJD, he does add a little bit more elusiveness to his game.  His style of play allowed him to become (basically) an every-down back in 2009, as he wound up stealing away a ton of carries from his backfield mate, Willis McGahee, as the year moved along.  However, McGahee kept his role as the touchdown-maker for the duration of the season (12 rushing, 2 receiving), which took a bunch of possible fantasy points away from “Rated R”.


ray rice 2009 stats

~ Set career bests in yards (1,339), attempts (254), rushing touchdowns (7, 8 total), yards/attempt (5.3), yards/game (83.7), receptions (78), receiving yards (702), and total yards from scrimmage (2,041)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Here's how the Ravens offense will look in 2010. Joe Flacco receives the ball from center, hands off to Rice, who gets the Ravens inside the 10 where Flacco hands off to Willis McGahee who scores a touchdown. Rinse and repeat. Since it looks like the Ravens will be holding on to McGahee for at least one more season, it’s tough to see how Rice could do much better than what he put up last year.  He might be able to add a couple more touchdowns, whether they be rushing or receiving, but more than likely, his stats will be right around the same as in 2009.  Of course, that sort of production is pretty darn good and rates him within the Top-5 fantasy RBs in the league, so don’t be afraid to draft him as your #1 guy in upcoming drafts.

~ McGahee will still be in the mix, so Rice doesn’t have much room to grow

~ With a better receiving corps this year, the offense will undoubtedly open up for Rice

~ Rice is about as electric as they come, and with another offseason to grow with the offense, he should be even more lethal in 2010


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Ray Rice and George Muresan going bowling ball shopping

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Signed a four-year, $2.805 million contract in July of 2008 which included a $1.1 million signing bonus.  The remaining years are outlined below:

2010 - $470,000

2011 - $555,000

2012 - Free Agent

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Willis McGahee - Willis used to be a starter, but Rice is simply better than him, and McGahee seems to know it.  However, if you do end up with Rice, you'd probably be wise to back him up with McGahee just in case.

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Strength of Schedule

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This kid is a rock. They don't call him 'Pocket Hercules' because he's a puss

Rice Donation

Ray Rice says ... if an NFL team signs him this year, he'd donate every single game check to charity.

Pyro's take: Ray Rice says ... if an NFL team signs him this year, he'd donate every single game check to charity. "Me donating my salary is something that’ll be from the heart for me. I only want to play football so I can end it the right way for my kids and for the people that really believed in me."

Fantasy Goo: Ray Rice who is 5’8” and 29 years old will find it difficult to work in the NFL as a running back. There are no fantasy points for knocking ladies out cold. In his final season for the Ravens in 2013, Rice was not worth beans. Ray Rice only managed 3.1 yards per carry that year and not many NFL teams want Ray Rice to donate 3.1 yards per carry to their team.

07/21/16, 02:55 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.tmz.com

Ray Rice reiterated Tuesday that he hopes to return to the NFL in 2016.


Pyro's take: Ray Rice stated about returning to the NFL "Honestly, I’m never going to give up. You don’t want to give up something you started. You want to finish the right way."

TMZ spoke with several NFL sources -- who don't have any connection to Ray -- and we're told he's getting "real interest" from teams interested in the running back.

"You don’t want to give up something you started. You want to finish the right way."

01/19/16, 10:59 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.tmz.com

Rice been cooked

Ray Rice has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, according to a tweet from Jeff Darlington of NFL.com. The release is just a few hours after TMZ released the missing portion of the elevator video. The video clearly shows that he was the aggressor, and made contact with Janay Rice several times.

Update: NFL has suspended Ray Rice indefinitely according to NFL network.

Pyro's take: Rice season is probably over, as I would be surprised that any team would want this connection and distraction, especially after Rice has shown that he has perhaps lost a step.

Owners should keep for now, or offer him up for trade in Dynasty or keeper leagues. Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett are open options, as this maybe a running back by committee now that Rice is no longer a Raven.

Update: Now that he has been suspended by NFL indefinitely, all redraft leagues can release him.

09/08/14, 01:26 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Just 2 Games!!?

TMZ has been able to get ahold of the video that shows "Sugar" Ray "Robinson" Rice knocking out his girlfriend from inside the elevator. You can see it here:


Pyro's take: Wow. Now the NFL says they never saw the video - YEAH RIGHT! I think it's safe to say that the NFL will take every opportunity to right their terribly off quilter suspension and give R2D2 a much longer suspension in light of this video surfacing. Personally, I think he's gone for the season - done. The fact that she married him after getting smacked like this and the fact that the Ravens have stood by Ray Ray and he even got a standing ovation when he showed up to camp shows how f'd up our country is towards our professional athletes.

09/08/14, 11:31 AM CDT by d-Rx
Source: www.tmz.com

Ray Rice Suspended First Two Games

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Rice for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, sources confirmed Thursday. The league has not officially announced the suspension.
That will keep the three-time Pro Bowl selection out of divisional games against the Cincinnati Bengals (Sept. 7) and Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 11).

Pyro's take: Given the nature of Ray Rice's offense, I'm pretty surprised it's just the first two games of the season. His current projected ADP is somewhere in the 6th round for standard and PPR. That round almost seems like a fair round to be picking him up in for his suspension and his previous production.
He's coming off a down year, and a first year since being a rookie where he hasn't achieved a combined yardage of 1500. Now with increased competition and a tough run schedule, don't run after Ray.

07/24/14, 09:55 AM CDT by SUITS
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Rice gets vote of confidence from Ravens owner

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti called Ray Rice's arrest last month "embarrassing and disappointing," but he vowed to stick by the three-time Pro Bowl running back.

"Ray will be here," Bisciotti said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun at the owners meetings. "This is a singular moment six years after we drafted him. It’s embarrassing for him and his fiancée. It is especially hard to see somebody that is proud of his reputation have to take this kind of public relations hit."

Bisciotti said that he sees no scenario where the team will release Rice whose situation will also be reveiwed by the NFL for a possible suspension.

"Least likely to get in trouble, he would have been at the top of my list and that’s the sad thing," Bisciotti said. "Ray loved that image, Ray loved being that guy, the way he treats his teammates, the way he embraced Baltimore and how much he gives to the community. I can’t imagine how devastating it is for him personally. They say people have short memories but not in a competitive world like this, not when you have 31 other team’s fans on Twitter to remind you of your failings."

Pyro's take: This is big news for Rice as he could easily have been cut, and for good reason. Now that he has the vote of confidence from the owner, he can go back to focusing on football.

Focusing on football would be a good idea, since he is coming off a season where averaged a paltry 3.1 yards per carry and only ran for 660 yards. Rice was once an elite back, but saw his fantasy value fall off the map last season. It is still yet to be determined how many games, if any, Rice will be suspended by the league, but there is no doubt Ray will be carrying a lot of baggage this season.

03/24/14, 09:37 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Ray Rice Lay's the Smackdown on his Fiancee

“The facts will determine the consequences, always,” Harbaugh said. “That’s always the case. It’s a process.”

Harbaugh was then asked if there is a scenario where he could see Rice not being part of the Ravens in 2014.

“Not that I’m aware of,” he responded. “I haven’t seen anything that would remotely make me think that.”

An Atlantic City court summons alleges that Rice struck Palmer with his hand and rendered her unconscious. Security video released by TMZ showed Rice pulling Palmer, who appeared unconscious, out of an elevator. Rice’s attorney Michael Diamondstein confirmed the video as authentic but incomplete.

Harbaugh confirmed that he has spoken with Rice over the phone since his arrest.

“Ray and I are real close,” Harbaugh said. “We have been for a long time, so it’s an easy conversation to have. I love Janay. She’s a great person.

Pyro's take: While Ray Rice's future might not seem in doubt as of now we all saw last year how quickly things can escalate in a legal case, cough Aaron Hernandez cough. While video of the incident doesn't exactly show Ray Rice in the best light as of now the full situation could illuminate other unknown details. While this might not seem like a big issue who knows what could transpire in the coming weeks. The Ravens could look to get out from underneath their five year deal with Rice but it looks like it would actually cost more money against their cap if they cut him this offseason.

Pay attention to how this situation develops in the coming weeks as their could be a looming suspension in 2014.

02/22/14, 10:54 AM CST by Stagg Party
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Rice Cooked

Ray Rice was arrested for having an alleged conformation with a woman in an Atlantic City casino, according to the attorneys of Mr. Rce. rice's attorney Andrew Alperstain stated that Ray was charged and released, after what Alperstain called a "minor physical altercation." Rice was released on his own recognizance.

The woman identified in the altercation is Rsy Rice's fiancé' and was also named in connection of the incident, and according to Ravens director of public relations Chad Steele he stated that they are "aware of the Friday night situation."

Pyro's take: Horrible news for a player that struggled all last year, after being a key contributed to the Ravens offense since 2008. Rice has been a three-time Pro-Bowl selection and has rushed for 6,180 yards and 27 touchdowns over six seasons. Last season being his worst of his pro career, as he only gained only 660 yards.

Rice signed a five-year $25 million dollar contract in July 2012 , and has been an active community member in Baltimore, including a campaign against bullying, obviously he doesn't consider having a public altercation with his fiancé' as a bullying situation

02/16/14, 06:23 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

“We’ve got to get Ray going. That’s the bottom line.”

These words came from Gary Kubiak, newly appointed OC for the Baltimore Ravens. He spoke very highly of Rice's abilities and potential in his run-first style offense.

“We’ve just got to get him going," said Kubiak, "doing what he does best, and that’s us studying him and fitting him with our system and those type of things.

“Our goal is to get him going, and he’s excited to get going and put last year behind him. I think as he goes, we’ll go.”

Pyro's take: Kubiak has a history of rotating two or three guys in and out of the backfield, and will likely do the same in his first year in Baltimore. The Bernard Pierce and Rice combination is a match made in heaven for the Kubiak one-two punch, much like the Ben Tate and Arian Foster tandem he orchestrated in 2011.

Rice's down year in 2013, and the amount of carries Pierce takes away, will scare some owners off from taking him as early as he has been drafted in recent years. Let those guys weigh the risks and rewards and swirl their glasses of pinot grigio while you sip your bourbon on the rocks and take the guy who will return to the top 10 list of fantasy running backs.

Kubiak is going to run both Rice and Pierce into the ground. It is simply what he does everywhere he has been a coach. Pierce's carries will not be a detriment to Rice's value, if anything it'll give him a breather every once in a while in the midst of his 27-carry game. Oh and don't forget about his abilities in the receiving game too.

Take advantage if this guy falls to you in the second or third round of your fantasy draft, especially if it's a ppr league. Don't let one bad string of games scare you off this dynamic back who has a lot he has yet to prove.

02/15/14, 06:37 PM CST by Matt Southall
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Rice could lose carries to Pierce down the stretch

There’s no denying that running back Ray Rice just hasn’t been the same this season.

Rice gained just 30 yards on 18 carries Sunday against Cincinnati, an average of 1.7 yards per carry. This season, he is averaging 2.5 yards per rush, the lowest mark in the entire NFL among qualified running backs and atypical for the three-time Pro Bowler.

Rice’s struggles have led fans and now media members to wonder whether backup Bernard Pierce should leapfrog Rice and be the Ravens’ featured running back.

On Monday, Head Coach John Harbaugh said that distinction of the starting back is irrelevant, but did leave open the possibility for Pierce to see more of the action.

“Both of those guys are going to get a large number of carries, and I think whichever guy is playing better should get more carries as we go forward,” Harbaugh said.

Pyro's take: Rice has been horrible this season, and with the Ravens fighting to stay in the playoff hunt he might find himself on the sidelines down the stretch. There is no reason for Harbaugh to continue to go with Rice if he continues to fail. Pierce has not done all that much better than Rice, but with Rice not impressing this is second chance Bernard has been waiting for.

This week's game against the Bears will give the Ravens and their running backs a great chance to get back on track. If Rice fails to get it done this week, then Pierce could see a lot more carries for the rest of the season.

11/13/13, 07:18 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Rice looking for a much better second half

The Pro Bowl running back is having the worst season of his six-year career, and the Ravens currently rank 29th in the NFL in rushing offense. The down year has led to tough questions for Rice, and on Wednesday he responded to the notion that he has lost a step.

“Everybody has these situations,” Rice said. “A down year is not going to make or break me as a person. I’ve been through a lot worse than averaging what I’m averaging in carries. I got broad shoulders. I’ll take it.”

“If you watch the film, you’d understand that we’ve been playing pretty good fronts,” he said. “We’ve got eight games left, and that’s my focus now.”

“My level of confidence is where it was in Week 1,” he said. “I still believe we’ll get the run game going. We have the guys. It’s never been an effort thing. We’ve just seen some pretty good fronts and I’ve battled through some stuff this year.”

“This is my first time in my entire life being in a situation like this,” he said. “I’ve always been on the plus .500 side ever since I was a kid. So there’s a first time for everything, but at the same time, I know where I stand on this team. I know I’m a leader.

“Now I’m just going to go out there and try to be the best Ray Rice I can be for the second half of the season.”

Pyro's take: Coming off winning a Super Bowl, the Raven have been anything but super. Every player on this offense has failed to step up to the challenge of defending their crown, and Rice's fall is the most stark.

I am glad that he is feeling the pressure from the fans, the media and himself. I have to believe that he can perform better in the second half of the season, and he will be off to a good start if he is able to do that against the Bengals this week. I am not sure that is going to happen, but I think he gets a touchdown this week.

11/07/13, 05:34 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

What's up with Rice?

As a former Raven, Jamal Lewis still has tight relationships with many people in the organization and he watches the team closely, so he didn’t have to go back and look at video to determine what is going on with Ray Rice and the Ravens’ running game.

Lewis, who holds just about all of the Ravens’ rushing records, agrees that the running back-by-committee approach can prevent the starter from getting enough carries and capturing a feel and rhythm for the game. He also says that Rice has a target on him and teams are able to focus on stopping him with Joe Flacco and the Ravens’ passing game in flux in the early part of the season.

Pyro's take: This was the worry going into this season, when Rice was the only weapon left on the offense after trades and injuries. The big issue if you are a Ray owner is that I don’t see him all of a sudden getting 25 carries and being the back that he was, at least not this season. There is no reason for a defense playing the Ravens to do anything but stop Rice from the outset, and that is just what they are doing. Without multiple threats in the passing game Rice will continue to see stacked boxes and have a difficult time finding open spaces.

10/17/13, 07:09 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Ray Rice 50/50 to play Sunday

Ravens star running back Ray Rice is officially listed as questionable on the injury report with a strained left hip flexor, denoting that there's a 50-percent chance he plays Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Rice practiced all three days on a limited basis without a setback and missed the last game against the Houston Texans.

"We stand by the fact that we're hoping he'll get there," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's got a better chance than he had last week. He has practiced, to an extent, throughout the course of the week, and we'll know on Sunday."

Pyro's take: Even if Ray does play you can bet that Bernard Pierce will be the back that gets the most carries in this game. This is a teaser game for Rice owners, so if own him and have a decent option on your bench I would avoid Rice this week. Conversely, this is another good opportunity for Pierce against a Buffalo team that is surrendering 17.8 points per game to running backs this season.

09/28/13, 03:20 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Ray Rice hopes to play Sunday

Ravens running back Ray Rice returned to practice today and said he plans to play Sunday, making his return after missing one game with a strained left hip flexor.

Rice was close to playing in Sunday's 30-9 win over the Houston Texans, but he was held out one week after getting hurt without being hit during a win over the Cleveland Browns.

Rice told The Baltimore Sun that he intends to play Sunday.

"Ray is getting better," Pierce said. "Hopefully, he'll be out there with us Sunday."

Pyro's take: If Rice does play on Sunday you can expect that he will not have a heavy workload as he will be splitting carries with Bernard Pierce, who had a decent game replacing him last week in his first ever NFL start. The fact that this injury has happened to Rice so early in the season and Pierce is looking good, will definitely eat into his fantasy production the rest of the season.

09/25/13, 05:58 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Ray Rice has a hip flexor, door open for Pierce

Ravens star running back Ray Rice suffered a strained left hip flexor Sunday in the fourth quarter of a 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Although the injury initially appeared serious as trainers attended to him on the field, Rice walked off the field under his own power. But he did not return. Rice wasn't on crutches after the game and wasn't limping badly.

The Ravens are hopeful that the injury isn't going to sideline Rice long and he's not scheduled for a magnetic resonance imaging exam.

“We’re confident and optimistic right now,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ll have to see how he responds.”

Pyro's take: This is tough news for R2D2 owners, but quite a different feeling for those who grabbed Bernard Pierce in drafts. Before leaving with the hip flexor injury Rice only had 36 yards on 13 carries and ANOTHER fumble.

The fumbling is an issues that seems to be popping up to much lately for Rice, and is a surefire way to get Pierce more carries. No matter what the extent of the injury to Rice it seems that Pierce is carving himself a nice role in this offense, and the team has shown confidence in him. This could be a long year for Rice owners.

09/16/13, 06:55 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: articles.baltimoresun.com

Ray Rice's chest injury no big deal

Ravens running back Ray Rice injured his chest in the game against the Lions on Sunday, but coach John Harbaugh said today that the reason Rice left the game five plays into the 3rd quarter was simply because they were blowing Detroit out and that he could have finished the game if the score was closer.

Pyro's take: Big sigh of relief for Rice owners. Baltimore has another favorable matchup for Ray next week as the Ravens stay at home to take on the Bears. Make sure you keep the shifty little RB in your fantasy football lineup for Week 15.

12/14/09, 12:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Ray Rice sheds the RBBC with his play

With the way Ravens running back Ray Rice has been playing, the coaches don't see a reason to ever take him off the field.
“It’s hard to refute with what Ray’s done,” coach John Harbaugh said. “You look at that game on offense, Ray was the guy making the plays. So, it’s pretty hard to take him off the field when he’s making the plays. I don’t think it has anything to do with Willis as much as it has to do with the way Ray’s playing.”

Pyro's take: Ray has had 20+ touches four games in a row now while fellow RB Willis McGahee has had 12 touches in those four games combined. Basically, there is no RBBC in Baltimore, and Rice has now become a high-end RB2, if not a low-end RB1 play for your fantasy football team.

11/10/09, 03:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.carrollcountytimes.com

Ray Rice enters the season as first-string tailback

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice said that he will start in the backfield against the Chiefs on Sunday. Rice had been starting ahead of fellow RB Willis McGahee all preseason as well.

Pyro's take: This isn't what you would call a shocker, as the writing has been all over the wall for this one for quite some time now. McGahee is an injury-prone headcase, and LeRon McClain has been moved back to the FB position. The doors are wide open for Rice to become a stud this year and should be drafted and used as a high upside RB2 on your team.

09/10/09, 03:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Ravens' Ray Rice was full-time guy with starters in MNF preseason game

Rice received all of the carries in the first quarter with the starters, including a three-yard TD run in an "and goal" situation.

Pyro's take: McGahee ran with the 2nd teamers and McClain received a couple of carries out of the same backfield with Rice.

Rice has been on our sleeper list from day one. We still expect this to be a RBBC, but if Rice can emerge as the goal-line guy, he will return owners a huge ROI on draft day.

08/24/09, 06:00 PM CDT by

Rice starter on Ravens first depth chart

The Baltimore Ravens have released their first depth chart of the season, and as expected, Ray Rice tops the list at RB with Willis McGahee listed as the backup.

Pyro's take: No surprise here, as Rice has impressed in the offseason and McGahee has been dealing with surgery. Rice is still on track to be one of the biggest sleepers this year.

08/10/09, 02:30 PM CDT by
Source: www.baltimoreravens.com