Report: Ravens aren't planning to increase RB Bernard Pierce's carries dramatically
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Report: Ravens aren't planning to increase RB Bernard Pierce's carries dramatically

A Saturday article by the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson focuses on running back Bernard Pierce @BPierce_30 looking to build upon his rookie season and preparing for a bigger workload by getting a little bigger himself. Pierce has added 10 pounds, up from 218 to 228 this season. His touches are expected to go up as well, but Wilson writes that total won't make a huge leap.
"Although Pierce's workload is expected to increase this year after he averaged 6.75 carries per game as a rookie, the Ravens aren't planning to dramatically alter how they divide up the playing time," Wilson wrote. "Rice remains entrenched as the featured back."

Fantasy Analysis:

What do you consider to be dramatic? Pierce is going to get more playing time this year; that's a given. The answer as to how much more goes a long way in deciding where he and Rice should be selected in drafts. Rice's draft stock has dropped in recent weeks where he is no longer considered a top-six running back and is commonly drafted in the back third of the first-round in 12-team leagues. I think creates solid value for a player who I think will still surpass 300 touches and probably be involved a little more often in the passing game due to the Ravens' shortage of proven receivers. Pierce should be a seventh or eighth-round pick, but Rice should not come close to falling out of the first round.

Baltimore Sun

0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties