| Dec 6, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Several NFL teams have their lost starting quarterbacks to injury this season -- including playoff hopefuls in Chicago (Jay Cutler) and Houston (Matt Schaub) who have cast their lots to unproven backups. Winless Indianapolis hasn't had theirs (Peyton...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Ray Rice was the primary beneficiary of Sunday's run-heavy game plan of Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and the head-ringing blocks of fullback Vonta Leach.
Rice had a career-high 204 rushing yards in the 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, but...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Because traditional statistics are no longer good enough for the Worldwide Leader, the folks over at ESPN have invented a new quarterback rating system that they will undoubtedly cram down our throats non-stop for the next six months. Get ready for a...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I'm pleased to announce that I will be bringing back my weekly fantasy football column this fall. Why am I so pleased? Because it gives me an excuse to tinker with my fantasy football teams when I'm on the clock.
I’m scaling back to four or five...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 8:32 PM
On five occasions in the Washington Redskins game Sept. 18, Rex Grossman dropped back and spotted his receiver. The ball's trek was interrupted midflight, though, batted down by defensive linemen and never coming close to the intended target.
| Oct 15, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The Ravens drafted Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta last season with the hope of developing a dual-pronged attack at tight end.
Some might say that The Houston Texans, Sunday’s opponent, have already achieved that in Owen Daniels and Joel Dreessen.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:43 AM
1. If you have issues with your offensive line, or your quarterback likes to hang in there against the pass rush, the Ravens defense will eat you alive.
With the Ravens sporting a 3-1 record going into the bye week, there is a lot to be impressed with...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 7:26 PM
We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team.
They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
| Aug 22, 2011
Go for the running backs
There might be a temptation to take Eagles quarterback Michael Vick early in your fantasy draft — the Michael Vick experience is a bigger thrill when he's on your team — but the first three...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:23 PM
When the Ravens left Reliant Stadium in the early morning hours of Dec. 14 last year, they celebrated a Houdini-like escape from the Houston Texans that was their most improbable win of the season.
They had watched a three-touchdown lead evaporate when...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Matt Schaub ranks in the top 10 among NFL quarterbacks in three separate categories: passing yards (1,377 – ninth), touchdowns (9 – tied for seventh) and passer rating (92.5 – 10th).
But the Houston Texans quarterback revived memories...