Baltimore Ravens

DEF · Baltimore Ravens

2023 Fantasy Rankings

DEF # 6 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 15.10, 178th

Position Rankings

Tier 1
4Dallas Cowboys, DAL7 -13.09
5Buffalo Bills, BUF13 -15.12
6Baltimore Ravens, BAL13 -15.10
7New Orleans Saints, NO11 -16.03
8Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT6 -17.11
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • The Ravens Defense Have A Tall Task In Week 12

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams will have their hands full against one of the top offenses in the league in Week 12. In Week 11, the defense was allowing Joe Burrow to drive down the field and score before he had to leave the game. From then on, they were in full control. Against Justin Herbert and company, however, the story can be different very quickly. Defenses haven't scored double-digit fantasy points against this offense all season, and they've even put up negative performances three different times. The Ravens have had a knack for turning teams over though, so they could be a lower-end option if managers don't have other options.

    Nov 25 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense Draws A Tougher Matchup In Week 11

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams has now posted four double-digit fantasy performances in the last five games and six overall. Even during games that they've given up a lot of points, like 33 to the Cleveland Browns, they've posted big fantasy outings. They were able to get a pick-six, one fumble recovery, and four sacks against the Browns, but they'll be taking on a Cincinnati Bengals offense that has looked much improved compared to the beginning of the season. The Ravens defense should still be rostered, but there are probably better matchups out there.

    Nov 15 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense Draws A Favorable Matchup Against The Browns

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams put up yet another double-digit fantasy performance in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks as they collected four sacks, a fumble recovery, an interception, and held them to just three points. Over the last six games, this defense has cashed in four double-digit outings and they haven't scored any fewer than five throughout the season so far. The Cleveland Browns offense has improved a bit since their last meeting when the Ravens forced three interceptions, but they're still able to be forced into plenty of mistakes. Fantasy managers can confidently start the Ravens defense/special teams in this matchup.

    Nov 11 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense Remains A Solid Option In Week 9

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams may not have produced the best week of the season against the Cardinals in Week 8, but they've only put up fewer than seven fantasy points twice this year. Defenses only average 4.4 fantasy points per game against the Seattle Seahawks, however, and the Ravens' secondary could be very thin if all of their questionable players end up not playing. On the other hand, the defense still has Geno Stone who leads the league in interceptions and the team has produced four or more sacks in five of their eight games so far. Fantasy managers can still be confident in the Ravens defense to produce a good fantasy performance in Week 9.

    Nov 4 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense An Elite Option In Week 8

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams checks in as the number two fantasy defense in the league, behind the Dallas Cowboys. After a quality performance against the Lions in Week 7, where they collected five sacks and an interception, they will now travel and take on a struggling Arizona Cardinals offense. Joshua Dobbs has been making some more mistakes lately and the talent of this defensive unit has what it takes to create chaos for the offense. Fantasy managers can deploy the Ravens into their lineup with confidence that they'll post a strong outing.

    Oct 28 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Ravens Defense Draws A Tough Matchup In Week 7

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams put up a solid performance in Week 6 thanks to six sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception against the Titans. Week 7 brings a new test that is a bit tougher than having to defend against Ryan Tannehill and Malik Willis. The Detroit Lions are the fourth toughest matchup for opposing defenses in terms of fantasy points per game. Defenses are only getting 2.3 points per game against the Lions. They've given up the least amount of sacks, but the Ravens' defense is tied for the most sacks in the league. While they shouldn't be a bad start, fantasy managers shouldn't expect a big week out of this unit.

    Oct 20 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense Looking To Deliver Again In Week 6

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams has another solid matchup against the Titans in Week 6. They've been able to force six turnovers, 18 sacks, and even a safety so far this year. Now, they'll take on a Titans offense that ranks in the bottom third of the league in total yards and scoring. This is also the healthiest the defense has been after getting Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Williams back. Fantasy managers can start the Ravens defensive unit confidently in a neutral location game over in London.

    Oct 13 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense A Top Option Against Steelers

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams comes into Week 5 as a great streaming option if they're not already rostered. They've produced double-digit fantasy weeks in two out of their four games so far and even when the opposing team has been able to score, the defense still puts up a respectable fantasy performance. Their games against the Steelers always seem to be centered around both defenses and Kenny Pickett has been susceptible to both sacks and turnovers as he's been sacked 11 times and thrown four interceptions so far this year. Expect this squad to make the best of a rough and tough road game against a bitter rival.

    Oct 6 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Ravens Defense To Be Without Marlon Humphrey

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns. In addition to Humphrey, Baltimore's defense will be without outside linebackers David Ojabo (ankle, knee) and Odafe Oweh (ankle), while safeties Kyle Hamilton (back) and Marcus Williams (pectoral) are questionable to play. Humphrey will be missing his fourth straight game to begin the year after he had foot surgery in August. The Ravens defense will be facing a Browns team without running back Nick Chubb (knee), but given the lack of health on their defense entering the weekend, they should be considered a shaky low-end fantasy defensive unit against a Browns offense that started rolling in Week 3.

    Sep 29 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Kyle Van Noy Joining Ravens Defense

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    The Baltimore Ravens are signing veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy to its practice squad on Tuesday. Van Noy was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and has spent time with the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots (two stints), Miami Dolphins, and Los Angeles Chargers. He has 470 tackles, 33.5 sacks, and three interceptions thus far in his career. While the 32-year-old will start on the practice squad, there's a good chance he'll eventually be added to the active roster as a versatile defensive piece for John Harbaugh's stop unit.

    Sep 26 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Kyle Van Noy
  • The Ravens Defense Draws A Great Matchup In Week 3

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams heads into a Week 3 matchup against the 25th-ranked offense in the league. This unit gave up just 66 yards on the ground against the Bengals and recorded a sack and interception. Anthony Richardson (concussion) has yet to be cleared from his concussion in Week 2, but if he plays, the Ravens are equipped to limit his running ability. If he doesn't play, then the defense will likely take advantage of Gardner Minshew's limited mobility. This team is a solid streaming option heading into Week 3.

    Sep 22 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Ravens Defense Posts Just One Sack Against Bengals

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams posted an uninspiring performance when it comes to fantasy, but did enough for the win over a division rival in Week 2. The unit only collected one sack and one interception while allowing 24 points and 282 yards. They did a great job limiting Ja'Marr Chase and making it difficult for Joe Burrow to get clean looks all the time, but that didn't convert over to fantasy points. Despite the injuries, the defense has looked like a solid unit led by Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen. They're looking forward to a juicy matchup against the Colts in Week 3 that may be without their starting quarterback.

    Sep 18 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Ravens Defense A Risky Play Against Cincinnati

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams was already thin at defensive back and after Week 1, the team suffered even more injuries. Marlon Humphrey (foot) is still out and starting safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) could be out for a while if he does elect to get surgery. While the pass rush looked good against a rookie, they still have a lot to prove against the best quarterbacks. There are better options to go with for a defensive unit this week. Especially considering that Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins will be playing for redemption against backup cornerbacks.

    Sep 15 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • The Ravens Defense Posts Five Sacks In Season Opener

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams turned in another good game against a rookie quarterback. The defensive unit collected five sacks and a forced fumble while only allowing nine points and a total of 268 yards. While they gave up more yardage than they gained on offense, the team did a nice job at limiting the run game as they only allowed 72 yards to Dameon Pierce and company. This secondary is still banged up and missed Marlon Humphrey, so they should improve as time goes on. They'll set their sights on a Cincinnati team that just put up only three points against Cleveland.

    Sep 10 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Ravens Defense Looks To Capitalize Against Rookie QB

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams looks a little shakier than years prior. The good news is that they'll be facing a rookie quarterback making his first start in a regular season game who's leading the 31st overall offense from last year. The bad news is that the secondary is banged up and will be without Marlon Humphrey on top of the fact that the pass rush has a lot of question marks. The Ravens are favored by almost 10 points in this matchup, so the defense should still be a mid-range option for Week 1.

    Sep 8 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Team Defense Stats



    1HOUW 25-97.0502009
    2@CINW 27-242.01100024
    3INDL 19-226.04020022
    4@CLEW 28-37.0331003
    5@PITL 10-174.03010017
    6@TENW 24-168.06110016
    7DETW 38-66.0510006
    8@ARIW 31-245.02210024
    9SEAW 37-37.0412003
    10CLEL 31-3312.04111033
    11CINW 34-206.05010020
    12@LACW 20-108.03140010


    1@NYJW 24-96.0312009
    2MIAL 38-424.01210042
    3@NEW 37-267.03310026
    4BUFL 20-233.01110023
    5CINW 19-175.03110017
    6@NYGL 20-246.04020024
    7CLEW 23-207.05020020
    8@TBW 27-224.03010022
    9@NOW 27-136.04110013
    11CARW 13-37.0421003
    12@JACL 27-285.04010028
    13DENW 10-92.0200009
    14@PITW 16-141.00100014
    15@CLEL 3-133.03000013
    16ATLW 17-95.0203009
    17PITL 13-162.02000016
    18@CINL 16-270.00000027
    WC@CINL 17-246.04020024


    1@LVL 27-334.03100033
    2KCW 36-352.00110035
    3@DETW 19-172.02000017
    4@DENW 23-76.0510007
    5INDW 31-253.02010025
    6LACW 34-63.0210006
    7CINL 17-412.01100041
    9MINW 34-310.00000031
    10@MIAL 10-224.04000022
    11@CHIW 16-134.03010013
    12CLEW 16-105.03020010
    13@PITL 19-201.01000020
    14@CLEL 22-241.00100024
    15GBL 30-313.03000031
    16@CINL 21-413.03000041
    17LARL 19-2010.01211020
    18PITL 13-162.01100016


    1CLEW 38-65.0212006
    2@HOUW 33-1612.04111016
    3KCL 20-341.00010034
    4@WASW 31-174.03010017
    5CINW 27-316.0712103
    6@PHIW 30-287.06010028
    8PITL 24-283.02010028
    9@INDW 24-108.00111010
    10@NEL 17-231.01000023
    11TENL 24-303.02100030
    12@PITL 14-192.00110019
    13DALW 34-172.0110000
    14@CLEW 47-423.00100142
    15JACW 40-148.05010114
    16NYGW 27-136.06000013
    17@CINW 38-32.0020003
    WC@TENW 20-132.01100013
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