Ravens stock report: Preseason week 1

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Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams (87) leaps over New Orleans Saints cornerback Travis Manning (26) during the fourth quarter in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated New Orleans Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

One thing that is guaranteed in the NFL is surprises.  Every week there are going to be a few, whether it be a player’s performance or the outcome of a game.  The Baltimore Ravens’ preseason, week 1 victory over the Saints was full of them.

Sure, we expected the first team offense and defense to look good, and they didn’t disappoint.  What’s more interesting at this point (particularly to fantasy football fans) are the competitions that have yet to be settled.

Namely the battles at tight end, running back, and wide receiver.  The depth chart for those three positions is long from being settled.  Astute Ravens fans are paying close attention to the preseason for clues on how these battles will pan out.

Thursday night provided several of those clues.  Who hit the field first might be notable, but even more so is who saw the most action, and what were the results?

Today we’re going to take a look at those stats, and tell you who hurt themselves as well as who helped themselves in our first stock report of the 2015 season.

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