NFL

Baltimore Ravens
Position
RB
 
Jersey
30
Name  Bernard Pierce
Born  5/10/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  218
College  Temple
10/26/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is a surprise inactive for Week 8. He's healthy.
Insight: Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro should have plenty of work, with Forsett getting the majority.
 
10/13/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce led the team in carries but rushed for only 2.1 yards per attempt.
Insight: This led to an abysmal 32 yards on 15 carries. Justin Forsett was much more productive with 111 yards on 14 rushes. Pierce is not worth owning in most fantasy formats.
 
10/5/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) was active, but missing in action.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett did all the work in the first half. Pierce saw the ball four times in the second half, but fantasy owners can now safely release Pierce.
 
10/5/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) is active, but we don't like his fantasy upside.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett will see playing time as well and none of the trio of backs is fantasy worthy.
 
9/28/2014 12:55:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" back into action in Week 4 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro displayed a lot of skill in Week 3, so the Ravens look to have the luxury to slowly move Pierce back into the lineup. Then throw in the fact that Justin Forsett will get carries as well. Pierce is starting but if possible, avoid this whole situation.
 
9/28/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is active against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Pierce is starting, but it will be a three-headed monster in the Baltimore backfield. Scat-back Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will cut into Pierce's touches. We believe Taliaferro is the best long-term player to own here, but none of them are exactly good starts in Week 4.
 
9/26/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is expected to start on Sunday against the Panthers.
Insight: Gary Kubiak specifically said that all of his running backs, Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett, will play. This sounds like a true running back by committee as Pierce will start, rookie Taliaferro shined last week and Forsett has at least 12 touches per game through three weeks. For this week, we actually think Taliaferro is still the better play than Pierce as long as owners believe Kubiak that all three backs will play. Forsett will be the change-of-pace back.
 
9/23/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) missed Week 3, but its a good sign that the team waived running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Insight: Pierce should still be the No. 1 guy, but Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro are right on his heels and could eat into his playing time.
 
9/21/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) is officially out today versus Cleveland.
Insight: Not a good sign for Pierce owners, as his inconsistent play was already an issue. Now, with potential injury problems, Pierce will be giving way to Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
 
9/20/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: It's not a good sign for Ravens running back Bernard Pierce fantasy owners that the team activated RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad.
Insight: Check back Sunday morning to see if he is active or inactive. Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro would likely share time if Bernard is a no-go. Toussaint is simply insurance.
 
9/19/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was added to the injury report because of a thigh injury and was kimited in Friday's practice leaving doubt about his availability for Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Pierce will still likely get the majority of the carries against the Browns on Sunday as Justin Forsett looks to only be a change-of-pace back. Check back Sunday morning to see if he is active or inactive.
 
9/18/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was added to the injury report because of a thigh injury.
Insight: Pierce will still likely get the majority of the carries against the Browns on Sunday as Justin Forsett looks to only be a change-of-pace back. Check back on Friday to see if Pierce practices. He is a borderline RB2.
 
9/11/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the load Thursday night with 22 rushed for 96 yards and one reception for seven yards.
Insight: Many fantasy owners had jumped on the Justin Forsett bandwagon, but Pierce's active night will slow that parade to a halt. Forsett caught four balls for 16 yards and had eight carries for 56 yards. It appears the Ravens are still figuring out the backfield mix.
 
Cold9/9/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Bernard Pierce would remain a big part of the offense.
Insight: Don't know if we should really buy this. In the same press conference, Harbaugh said Pierce was benched for fumbling and then denied that fact. Justin Forsett looks to be the Ravens go-to back at least this Thursday against Pittsburgh, but the long term starting job will be probably determined by the hot hand. As frustrating as Pierce has been the last season-plus, it would probably be the smart move to hold onto him at least one more week.
 
Cold9/7/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the ball just six times and was pulled after another fumble.
Insight: This was Pierce's chance to establish himself and he didn't do it. Now he'll share time with Justin Forsett until Ray Rice returns and then were taking a three-way committee.
 
8/30/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday.
Insight: Pierce suffered the concussion seven days ago, so he should be ready for Week 1, where he will start in place of the suspended Ray Rice. Pierce rushed 11 times for 52 yards and caught a pass for three yards in preseason.
 
8/25/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has officially been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
Insight: The concussion is minor and Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
 
8/24/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game.
Insight: According to the Baltimore Sun, Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. He left Saturday's game with concussion symptoms but hasn't yet been officially diagnosed with a concussion. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
 
8/23/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins with a possble concussion.
Insight: Not a good sign for Pierce, who was injury plagued last season. Baltimore is already missing Ray Rice the first two weeks of the season because of suspension and now it seems like at least a 50/50 chance Pierce will be out too. Week 1 is two weeks away and doctors must clear Pierce before he returns.
 
7/24/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (offseason surgery on his rotator cuff) should be the team's starter for the first two games of the season.
Insight: Assuming he can stay healthy, Pierce will get a chance to be the lead ballcarrier and prove he deserves a larger role even when Rice returns from his two-game suspension.
 

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