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Ravens place 3 DBs on inactive list for Super Bowl

Ravens place 3 DBs on inactive list for Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have placed cornerbacks Chris Johnson and Asa Jackson on the inactive list for the Super Bowl.

Johnson played in four games this season, starting one, and Jackson was in three games.

The Ravens also put safety Omar Brown and offensive lineman Ramon Harewood on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Harewood started five games this season.

San Francisco's inactive list was: third quarterback Scott Tolzien, safety Trenton Robinson, running back Jewel Hampton, linebacker Cam Johnson, guard Joe Looney and defensive tackles Ian Williams and Tony Jerod-Eddie.

Baltimore's other inactives were linebacker Adrian Hamilton, receiver Deonte Thompson and defensive tackle Bryan Hall.

Neither team announced a change to its starting lineup.

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Fantasy Football: Week 7 Waiver Wire

Fantasy Football: Week 7 Waiver Wire

Whether you're in bye week hell wth six teams off, dealing with umpteen injuries or just always in the hunt for more fantasy football help, here's a look at some likely free agent options for Week 8.

Quarterbacks – Because Eli Manning is hanging on Peyton's couch this week and Ben Roethlisberger is hurt.

1.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ
2.  Alex Smith, KC
3.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA
4.  Landry Jones, PIT

* It's reasonable to be like the Jets organization and show Fitzpatrick no love, but there's plenty to like in a matchup against a Browns defense that has allowed at least 17 touchdown passes in seven games and at least two each week. This option is so tempting that Philip Rivers (at San Diego) owners could consider going with the New York guy and just hope he's more FitzMagic than FitzTragic. 

Running Backs Because Le'Veon Bell and Jay Ajayi are on byes and you're not sure what to think of the Bears backfield.

1.  Chris Thompson, WAS
2.  Matt Asiata, MIN
3.  Dion Lewis, NE
4.  Ka'Deem Carey, CHI
5.  Wendell Smallwood, PHI
6.  Don Jackson, GB
7.  Justin Forsett, DET
8.  Zach Zenner, DET

* Don't expect a planned heavy workload for Thompson despite his impressive efficiency (113 yards from scrimmage on 19 touches), but he's the main man if Washington trails Cincinnati. With so many teams on byes, PPR leagues can view the scatback as a low-end RB2. ... Lewis could return soon from his injury. While James White is making plays as Tom Brady's pass-catching back, the oomph Lewis provided last season makes him a strong sign-and-stash option.

Wide Receivers – Because Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham are on byes and you didn't plan for that reality.

1.  Davante Adams, GB
2.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
3.  Corey Coleman, CLE
4.  Marquise Goodwin, BUF
5.  Marqise Lee, JAC
6.  Tajae Sharpe, TEN
7.  Russell Shepard, TB
8.  Victor Cruz, NYG
9.  Anquan Boldin, DET
10.  Brian Quick, LA
11.  Kenny Stills, MIA
12.  Brandon LaFell, CIN
13.  Cordarrelle Patterson, MIN
14.  Darrius Heyward-Bey, PIT
15.  Kamar Aiken, BAL
16.  Rishard Matthews, TEN

* Adams is my overall No. 1 free agent this week. Here's what  wrote on the matter for FantasyPros.com:

“Davante Adams had a severe case of the drops last season, but the talent was apparent. Now he’s putting it together and most of all, the opportunities are coming his way. With the Packers run game a mess, more passes from Aaron Rodgers seems logical, which means more pass catching opportunities. Adams tops Jamison Crowder among receivers because his weekly role is clearer, though the Redskins’ slot threat continues to standout.”

Tight Ends  Because Dennis Pitta is on a bye and you're starting to wonder if Travis Kelce will get going

1.  Jack Doyle, IND
2.  Vernon Davis, WAS
3.  Ladarius Green, PIT
4.  Jacob Tamme, ATL

Here's a tweet about that stunning Doyle machine.

Though his matchup against Kansas City isn't great, Doyle is the top option here based on the big picture. Davis has the better matchup (Bengals 25th against fantasy tight ends), but it's possible Jordan Reed (concussion) returns this week. ...Green (ankle) begins practicing this week after starting the season on the PUP list. Before the injury, the ex-Charger screamed top-10 option. Don't expect that version in his first game next week against a Ravens defense that's allowed the third fewest points to fantasy tight ends, but the upside is real.* 

Defenses – Because you stream this position

1. Jets (at Browns)

2. Titans (vs. Jaguars)

3. Browns (vs. Jets)

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Ravens' Terrell Suggs vows to play against Steelers despite pain of torn biceps

Ravens' Terrell Suggs vows to play against Steelers despite pain of torn biceps

OWINGS MILLS – Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said he would play Week 9 against the Steelers, despite having a torn biceps that kept him out Week 7 against the Jets. The Ravens have a bye Week 8, giving Suggs extra time to get ready.

Suggs was asked Tuesday why he opted to play through the injury he suffered Week 6 agaisnt the Giatns, rather than have surgery. He acted almost offended. Suggs also played with a torn biceps in 2012.

“Man, who am I?” Suggs said. “What team do I play for? I come from an era where this is just a bump in the road. It may be season-ending for somebody else, but it is not season-ending for a Raven. I played through it before.

“I can play through it, and I am going to play through it. It is most definitely a pain tolerance thing. But it is also a win tolerance thing – how much you want to win and how much you want to play…I am not going on IR unless I absolutely have to, if I tear another Achilles or something.”

Suggs is also motivated to play through the injury because the Ravens (3-4) have lost four straight, and the Steelers are their archrivals.

“Go out there and play against your greatest foe,” Suggs said.

Suggs returned to practice Tuesday wearing a brace on his arm, something he didn’t do in 2012 after tearing his biceps.

“It is just something to help me diminish the pain,” Suggs said. “It is going to hurt regardless. They offered me a brace (in 2012), but I was young and dumb. I wanted to be the Hulk. ‘No, I’m not going out there with no brace. Tape it and let’s go!’ I am damn sure going to wear one now.”   

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