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Bernard Pierce

Baltimore Ravens
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 230

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2012BAL161085324.93107476.71001155790
2013BAL161524362.8720201045.20001725400
Average:13048442014766001445600
Total:2609684302715160028711190

Ravens | Will continue to mix RBs

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:45:00 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has thrust himself into the lead running back role for the team. He is fourth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards and leads the league with 6.4 yards per carry. The team still wants to use RB Bernard Pierce as an important part of their running game.

Fantasy Tip: Forsett ($5,800; 11.6% of your cap) continues to be a solid play on FantasyScore. However, it's concerning that the team hasn't fully committed to him like many teams would with another back performing this well. Pierce ($5,200; 10.4%) is a flex option, but he comes with risk.

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Ravens | Bernard Pierce expected to play

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:04:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 3, and is probable for Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: Pierce was active last week but didn't play, as Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro performed well in his absence. However, with a full week of practice under Pierce's belt, we would expect him to see some work against the Colts. At $5,300 at FantasyScore, Pierce is a cheap sleeper option at running back.

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Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully participates

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:37:24 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pierce is a very risky play this week with RBs Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro seeing the majority of the work from the backfield. It's best to stay away from Pierce for Week 5.

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Ravens | Justin Forsett earning his keep

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:32:02 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has done everything he can to own the starting running back job, in the opinion of beat writer Jamison Hensley. "He's making yards after the hit on his own," head coach John Harbaugh said. "That's kind of how you measure a back."

Fantasy Tip: The Ravens' backfield is a muddy situation, but Forsett is the most valuable in PPR leagues on FantasyScore. Lorenzo Taliaferro has been productive running the ball, but one has to believe that Bernard Pierce (thigh) will have a chance to be involved once he's 100 percent. Taliaferro and Pierce are just depth backs in fantasy right now, but both are flex options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Bernard Pierce sits as precaution

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:44:43 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) was active in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, but he said Sunday, Sept. 28, that he did not play as a "precaution."

Fantasy Tip: Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro were very effective in his stead, and the team likely decided it wasn't necessary to push it with Pierce and risk aggravating the injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBaltimore.com - Bo Smolka

Ravens | Two RBs split carries in win

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:36:42 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RBs Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro nearly split the carries in half in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) held out as a precaution. Forsett carried 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, while the rookie Taliaferro had 15 carries for 58 yards and a score. Forsett also added three grabs for 31 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners of Forsett and Taliaferro had a reprieve this weekend, as it appeared all week Pierce would be ready to go, creating a three-headed monster in the backfield. All three are likely to see carries in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Ravens | Ravens RB situation muddled

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:07:59 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RBs Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro have each led the team in rushing in a game this season. The Ravens are the only team to have a back with at least 90 rushing yards, giving them the eighth-ranked rushing attack despite having no one in the Top 12 among leading individual rushers. The backs each say they are uncertain who will get the ball in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak only indicated Friday, Sept. 26, that all three will play. "They're all going to play," Kubiak said. "We're going to keep a fresh guy on the field - that's what we're going to go - and if we feel like one guy has the hot hand, so to speak, then obviously he's going to go back out. I want them all to prepare as if they're starting."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners cannot stand a running back situation like this, as one week a guy might be super productive only to disappear the following week. While Pierce is expected to start, Forsett could be the best fantasy option. He has at least 70 yards in each of his three games. Taliaferro might be the back near the goal line, so he has some appeal, too, if the price is right. Pierce, despite his starting status, might be the most risky since he is coming back from injury and has two hungry backs behind him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Bernard Pierce expected to play

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:57:37 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Pierce should regain his starting job after missing the game in Week 3. Pierce costs $6,400 on FantasyScore this week, but owners may want to avoid using him since he probably will share work with Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.

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Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully participates

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:23:37 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: It might be best to stay away from Pierce this week with Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett also in the mix.

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Ravens | Bernard Pierce practicing

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:43:27 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (quadriceps) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. Pierce missed the team's Week 3 game because of the injury.

Fantasy Tip: Pierce likely would get his starting job back if he plays in Week 4, but may lose the goal line carries to Lorenzo Taliaferro. Pierce costs $6,400 on FantasyScore this week against the Carolina Panthers, while Taliaferro costs $5,500. Both may be considered risky plays going against the Panthers defense, but they could be flex options for Week 4.

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