Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we rank the Raven’s top producers in fantasy football and predict how many Ravens will make the Pro Bowl this year. We also bring you the latest on Terrence Cody being placed on the PUP list and Darian Stewart entering camp with the lead for the starting free safety job.
BaltimoreRavens.com is reporting that the Ravens have placed Terrence Cody on the PUP list heading into training camp. Cody is still recovering from an offseason hip surgery and had previously missed OTAs and minicamp. Cody has been hampered by hip problems for three seasons now, and he feels that the surgery will finally correct the lingering issue and allow him to reach his potential as a two down run stuffer.
Shehan Peiris is ranking the Raven’s top fantasy football producers for 2014. We are big fans of Dennis Pitta this year, and Steve Smith would make a nice WR3. Torrey Smith should have a solid season as well, but we wouldn’t draft him in the first couple of rounds. The Ravens defense is a huge risk/reward that you might be able to grab in later rounds after last season’s disappointing performance.
Clifton Brown is wondering how many Ravens players will make the Pro Bowl in 2014. The team has a solid history of contributing players to the Pro Bowl roster, and this year should be no exception. Last season saw Justin Tucker, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, and Marshal Yanda all make the squad. Even though the actual Pro Bowl game itself has become second rate television, simply being named to the roster is still a big honor and looks good on the resume.
Finally, Aaron Wilson tells us that Darian Wilson has the edge on the starting free safety job heading into camp. This really isn’t a big surprise considering that teams often defer to veterans at this point in the season, and Terrence Brooks figures to put some serious heat on Wilson once training camp starts.
Who do you think will make the Pro Bowl this season? What Ravens players are you going to target in fantasy?