Player Outlook
You already know the Ravens DST is notorious for being one of the best in Fantasy. Now you can expect this unit to get off to a really good start with home matchups in Weeks 1 and 3 against the Texans and Colts. The rest of the schedule will be a challenge, including a matchup at Cincinnati in Week 2, but this is a defense that finished seventh in points per game last year and has a refreshed pass rush to go with a pretty veteran group in the secondary. It is worth one of your last two picks.

Fantasy News

  • Kevon Seymour: Contract expires Monday

    Seymour's practice-squad contract with the Ravens expired Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. The veteran cornerback suffered a shoulder injury in November and spent time on the practice squad injured list. He appeared in eight games for the Ravens during the 2023 season, logging three tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery across 13 defensive snaps and another 155 plays on special teams.
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  • Ravens' Odafe Oweh: Undergoes thumb surgery

    Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters Friday that Oweh underwent thumb surgery since the Ravens lost in AFC Championship Game, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Oweh missed four games with an ankle injury earlier in the year, but it also seems as if he was dealing with a thumb issue that he's now had surgically repaired. Harbaugh mentioned that he expects Oweh's recovery to take roughly 6-to-8 weeks, which means the 2021 first-round pick should be ready for Baltimore's offseason programs, per Clifton Brown of the team's official site.
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  • Ravens' Arthur Maulet: Returns to AFC Championship

    Maulet has returned to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Maulet walked to the sideline after being hit by Rashee Rice. While Maulet was evaluated for a head injury, he's avoided a concussion and is back on the field.
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  • Ravens' Arthur Maulet: Exits AFC Championship Game

    Maulet is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. Maulet sustained the head injury in the second quarter of Sunday's contest. In Maulet's absence, Ronald Darby and Ar'Darius Washington will see more work as depth corners behind starters Brandon Stephens and Marlon Humphrey.
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  • Ravens' Del'Shawn Phillips: Officially out Sunday

    Phillips (shoulder) has been ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus Kansas City. Phillips is dealing with a shoulder issue, and he was deemed doubtful to play on Friday's final injury report. The reserve linebacker now will miss his second playoff game in a row while tending to this injury. Phillips' absence will leave Baltimore without one of its core special teamers, as the 27-year-old logged 24 tackles while playing primarily on special teams across 17 appearances this season.
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  • Ravens' Rock Ya-Sin: Won't go Sunday

    Ya-Sin (knee) will be inactive for Sunday's AFC Champhionship Game versus Kansas City. Ya-Sin is dealing with a knee issue that left him sidelined during practice Thursday. While he logged a full session Friday, the 27-year-old ultimately will be sidelined for Sunday's playoff game. Ya-Sin has been a consistent contributor as a reserve cornerback this season while also seeing significant playing time on special teams, tallying 13 tackles over 14 appearances. However, his absence shouldn't prove overly significant for Baltimore's defense, as starting cornerback Marlon Humphrey (calf) is available to play Sunday after he missed back-to-back games.
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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Officially active Sunday

    Humphrey (calf) is not listed on the Ravens' inactive list ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. Humphrey missed last week's divisional-round win over Houston after also sitting out the regular-season finale due to a calf issue. The 27-year-old logged back-to-back limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before participating in full Friday, and he's now officially ready to return for the postseason. Humphrey has appeared in 10 games this season, logging 26 tackles and five passes defended, including an interception, and he'll reprise his starting spot at cornerback opposite Brandon Stephens.
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  • Ravens' Rock Ya-Sin: On track for Sunday

    Ya-Sin (knee) is expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ya-Sin logged a full practice session Friday after sitting out Thursday, so he was seemingly trending in the right direction. Still, final confirmation on his status is unlikely to come until the Ravens release their inactive list prior to game time.
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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Expected to play Sunday

    Humphrey (calf) is expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Humphrey logged a full practice to close out the week, so he was trending in this direction. Still, final confirmation on his status is unlikely to be confirmed until the Ravens share their inactive list prior to Sunday's game. The 27-year-old would presumably take on his usual starting role at cornerback opposite Brandon Stephens if the former ultimately gets the green light.
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  • Ravens' Del'Shawn Phillips: Doubtful for Sunday

    Phillips (shoulder) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. Despite a week of limited practice sessions, the 27-year-old is not expected to suit up in the AFC Championship Game due to a shoulder issue. Phillips has appeared in 17 games for Baltimore this season, recording 24 total tackles and primarily contributing on special teams.
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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Could return Sunday

    Humphrey (calf) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. Humphrey was able to practice in full Friday after opening the week with back-to-back limited sessions, which means he very well could be trending towards playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. The Ravens' secondary has likely grown accustomed to playing without Humphrey, as the 27-year-old has already missed eight games this season; however, the addition of an All-Pro cornerback would be extremely helpful, especially when going up against an offense that's led by Patrick Mahomes. If Humphrey is unable to return to the field this weekend, Ronald Darby would likely start alongside Brandon Stephens as Baltimore's top outside corners.
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  • Ravens' Rock Ya-Sin: Questionable for Sunday

    Ya-Sin (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. The veteran cornerback could be trending towards playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, as he's gone from logging a DNP on Thursday to a full workload Friday. If Ya-Sin is unable to suit up this weekend, Arthur Maulet and Ronald Darby could see even more work than usual in the Ravens' secondary.
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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Limited in return to practice

    Humphrey (calf) was a limited participant in his return to practice Wednesday. Humphrey was back on the practice field for the first time since Week 17. He hasn't played in a game since exiting the Ravens' 56-19 win over the Dolphins on Dec. 31, a victory that allowed Baltimore to sew up the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. The Ravens have gotten by just fine even though injuries have limited their best cornerback to about half the team's defensive snaps this season, but they would nonetheless be thrilled to have Humphrey back in action this Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. If Humphrey ends up playing, Ronald Darby likely will be demoted to a backup role, with Humphrey and Brandon Stephens taking most of the perimeter snaps while slot corner Arthur Maulet and No. 3 safety Geno Stone share dime/nickel snaps.
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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Returns to practice

    Humphrey (calf) returned to practice Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Baltimore's top cornerback last played Week 17 and wasn't able to practice at all ahead of the team's divisional-round win over Houston. A return for Sunday's game against Kansas City likely would push Ronald Darby out of the starting lineup, though slot corner Arthur Maulet could also lose playing time. The position looked like one of Baltimore's biggest weaknesses coming into the season, but the cornerbacks have held up strong even with Humphrey missing eight full games and parts of two others because of injuries. Darby, Maulet and Brandon Stephens were the top three cornerbacks for the divisional round, albeit with No. 3 safety Geno Stone playing a few more snaps than Maulet.
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  • Ravens' Kyle Van Noy: Renaissance season with Ravens

    Van Noy posted 30 tackles and 9.0 sacks in 14 games with the Ravens during the regular season. The veteran was brought in as edge depth in September and flourished from there with a career-best mark in sacks, besting his previous career high of 6.5 by a good margin. Van Noy and Jadeveon Clowney form a formidable duo off the right side and combined for 18.5 sacks during the regular season as a key component to Baltimore's success on defense. Van Noy is on a one-year deal and will be 32 next season, so it remains to be seen whether he will hit free agency or be re-signed by the club. Either way, Van Noy will be in action for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.
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  • Ravens' Jadeveon Clowney: Enjoys resurgence in Baltimore

    Clowney finished the regular season with 9.5 sacks over 17 games and recorded 32 total tackles. The veteran signed with the Ravens late in training camp and turned in one of the best seasons of his career. With Odafe Oweh still coming into his own and David Ojabo working his way back to pre-injury form, Baltimore desperately needed edge help and Clowney delivered. Clowney and fellow veteran Kyle Van Noy combined for 18.5 sacks as Baltimore went on to lead the NFL in sacks (60). Baltimore signed Clowney to a one-year deal, so he will be a free agent this offseason, though he could certainly be in the mix for a return to the Ravens on another short-term deal.
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  • Ravens' Justin Madubuike: Enjoys career year in 2023

    Madubuike had a breakout regular season in 2023 with 13.0 sacks to go with 56 total tackles over 17 games. The Texas A&M product picked a good time to have the best year of his career as he emerged as one of the best pass rushers in football despite playing defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Only Trey Hendrickson, Maxx Crosby, Aidan Hutchinson and Myles Garrett registered more sacks as a defensive end than Madubuike, and all four of those players play in a 4-3. Madubuike's ability to collapse the pocket and rush the passer from his spot on the defensive line has been invaluable, and he is a big part of why the Ravens defense has been among the league's best this season. Madubuike and the Ravens host the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
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  • Ravens' Patrick Queen: Continues upward trajectory in '23

    Queen finished the regular season with a career-high 133 tackles to go with six pass breakups, 3.5 sacks and one interception. He appeared in all 17 games and played a career-high 1,073 snaps. After making it through a learning curve in his first two seasons, Queen has come into his own as a major factor in the Baltimore defense. He has logged a combined 250 tackles over the last two seasons and racked up 8.5 sacks in that span. Queen still has some limitations in coverage, having allowed three touchdowns to his assignments, but he also held his opponents to 5.5 YPA when he was targeted this season. The Ravens did not pick up Queen's fifth-year option, so he will be a free agent this coming offseason. Baltimore will have some tough calls to make on that front with the ascendent Justin Madubuike also up for a new deal. The Ravens are already paying Roquan Smith a hefty sum, and it's unclear whether they will be able to pony up another big contract in their linebacking corps.
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  • Ravens' Del'Shawn Phillips: Inactive Saturday

    Phillips (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's tilt against the Texans. Phillips injured his shoulder in the Ravens' regular-season finale versus the Steelers. It is severe enough to keep him sidelined two weeks later in the divisional-round game versus Houston. His absence is not expected to have an impact on the Ravens' defense, as he was primarily a depth option at linebacker.
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  • Ravens' Ar'Darius Washington: Available Saturday

    Washington (chest) is available to play in Saturday's matchup with the Texans. Washington was just activated off injured reserve Friday and has not played since Week 2. However, he did open the season as a near-full-time player in the Ravens' secondary, so it remains to be seen what type of workload he will see.
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