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San Francisco 49ers
Overall outlook: The defending Super Bowl champs had a great balanced attack in 2012, 15th in passing offense and 11th in rushing. While that's a great way to win a title in the NFL, it's a turnoff for fantasy football drafters.
Bye week: 8
Quarterback: Joe Flacco
The Super Bowl XLVII MVP had an enjoyable season last year, but was still around the middle of the pack in fantasy football stats (22 TD and 3,817 passing yards). Flacco's stats nearly mimicked his 2011 performance when he also finished 15th in traditional scoring. Pittsburgh allowed the fewest passing yards per game (185.2) last season, a team Flacco will play twice. Also, Cincinnati completed 2012 with the seventh-best passing defense, allowing 212.5 yds/game. Flacco is best served as a back-up for smaller fantasy football formats.
Running back: Ray Rice
His numbers aren't sexy, but Rice kept his streak alive, playing in all 16 games for the fourth-straight season. In a standard-scoring, PPR leagu...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ricky Williams won a Heisman Trophy in college and was a Pro Bowler during his time in the NFL. Now the former running back has landed a coacing job.
Williams, 36, has landed a job coaching running backs at the Universtiy of the Incarnate World in San Antonio, TX.
UT sports information director John Bianco says Williams has agreed to work with running backs at UIW on his days off...
Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, and Torrey Smith (Photo credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
It’s no secret that the Baltimore Ravens’ offense has a little bit of work to do before the season opener. But without a doubt, the team looks to be in pretty good shape as training camp approaches. Here’s a look at five of the key players on offense that will be stepping up this season to help...
Photo by Keith Allison
ESPN’s Ron Jaworksi has Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco ranked as the fourth best quarterback in the NFL going into this season.
Ron Jaworski ranks @Ravens QB and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco no. 4 in his QB rankings.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 19, 2013
While Flacco put together an amazing Super Bowl run in 2012, I’m not sure I’d consider him a top-5...
According to a report from Chris Vannini at CoachingSearch.com, former NFL All-Pro running back Ricky Williams will join the coaching at University of Incarnate Word, which is located in San Antonio, TX. No really, that’s a real school. Not only that, they are playing Division I football. It’s interesting to see that Williams is staying in the game, when it always appeared to...
The Baltimore Ravens have announced that they’ve signed rookie first round pick, safety Matt Elam.
The Ravens 2013 draft class is now on the books.
First-round pick Matt Elam agreed in principle to a four-year contract on Thursday. The deal also includes a team option for a fifth year.
“Matt Elam is what we expected and maybe a little bit more,” Secondary Coach Teryl Austin...
Haloti Ngata (Photo credit: charles LeClaire/US Presswire)
Without a doubt, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens had one of the best defenses in NFL history. Since then, the organization has been trying to find a group that could match the legendary 2000 defense. While they haven’t quite gotten there yet, they have found some solid men to round out the roster. Here’s a look at five key...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, even though Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is healthy enough to start training camp on the active roster, he’ll likely be placed on the PUP list as a precaution.
#Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (ACL) should be healthy enough to start camp active. But med staff'll be cautious. "Probably" starts camp on PUP
— Ian Rapoport...
Former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams reportedly will be back on the gridiron come fall.
The running back will join the coaching staff at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, according to Pete Roussel of Coaching Search. The Cardinals are joining the FCS Southland Conference for the 2013 season.
Williams was the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner while at the...
The Miami Dolphins have been considered the clear front-runner for free agent fullback Vonta Leach since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens last month. Despite on-going contract talks, the Dolphins have decided not to an extend an offer to the former 2004 undrafted product out of East Carolina, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Source tells me #Dolphins...
simpler, happier times
We descend upon the home of Jack and Jackie Harbaugh in Mequon, WI. Monster trucks are parked on top of neighborhood cars on the street. Super Bowl champion coach, John Harbaugh, is the last to arrive and he is carrying two cases of Twisted Tea on his shoulders. It is the only way that he travels. He enters the home of his parents.
John: SUP BABY DICKS AND...