Clarity coming soon to Baltimore backfield?-- Thu Aug 25 6:05 pm --
No back has seemingly separated himself from the pack yet
Halfway through the preseason, the Baltimore Ravens have yet to make any decisions on how they're handling their crowded running-back group. Will the Ravens go with a running back by committee? Will they rely on a featured back? Or will they simply go with the hot runner from week to week?
"The next couple of weeks will give us a better idea," offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said.
The end result could be Justin Forsett gets the start, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon become third-down backs, and Terrance West turns into the power back in the red zone. But the Ravens are still trying to figure out their plan going forward.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Trestman has a long track record of generating exceptional fantasy production from his running backs because of his desire to involve the position in the passing game. With that said, there doesn't seem to be a lot of clarity in Baltimore. Forsett will almost certainly get the first crack, but there is probably just as much likelihood of a committee or hot-hand situation as there is of a player like Dixon becoming the lead back by midseason. As a result, all four are late-round fliers at best in most leagues.
Terrance West making noise in Ravens' camp-- Thu Aug 4 10:00 pm --
Reportedly pushing for starting role
Former Browns and Titans castoff RB Terrance West isn't just pushing for a roster spot in Baltimore. He's building a strong case to surpass Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen as the Ravens' top running back.
Through a week of training camp, the Baltimore Sun lauded the slimmed-down West as the team's "most explosive offensive player." ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley followed suit on Thursday, noting that West has been the offense's "No. 1 playmaker."(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Kenneth Dixon was supposed to be the one to emerge in Baltimore, but a knee sprain has cost him valuable time to put heat on Justin Forsett and Buck Allen. Instead, it has been West, who has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is looking every bit like the zone runner former Browns OC Kyle Shanahan thought he was when Cleveland used a third-round pick on him in 2014. Keep an eye on this backfield battle in camp; a focused West has as good of chance as anyone to win the job.