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Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | RB

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Fantasy Football Outlook: After a terrific final year at Temple, Pierce proved to be a more than capable backup to Ray Rice in his rookie season. Pierce carried the football over 100 times in his first year and posted a yard per carry average just under five yards.

In the final two weeks, Baltimore had the luxury of leaning on Pierce to carry the football 36 times for 212 yards against the Giants and Bengals. Pierce even played an active role in the playoffs with over 100 yards rushing against the Colts and over 200 yards throughout the Ravens run to the Super Bowl.

Coming into his sophomore season, I think we will see Pierce continue to take away valuable carries from Rice, but expect the Ravens to keep their star veteran heavily active in the passing game, with Anquan Boldin moving on.

Pierce is not only worthy of being a hand cuff option for Rice owners, but he has RB2 to low-end RB1 upside if something should happen to Rice. That makes him an interesting stash for any team this summer.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats  123  602  2  11  52  0
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Fmb
2012 22 16 0 108 532 1 4.9 33.3 6.8 7 47 0 0
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projection

While I can understand why Bernard Pierce projects out as a backup in the league, he was one of my favorite runners to read up on before the draft. Pierce isn’t the fastest guy, but he does have a good sense of how to make defenders miss in close range.

I think he has some deceptiveness to him, as a defender will attack him, thinking he doesn’t have enough wiggle to his game to get away, but then he makes a move, drops a stiff arm on you, and he’s down the field for a few more yards.

We should have respect for Ravens’ general manager Ozzie Newsome for his ability to evaluate talent, and targeting Pierce as Ray Rice’s backup makes sense. No, he doesn’t have the same skill set as Rice, but he should be a good backup, capable of filling in for a few snaps or games if need be.

Look to Pierce as a mid round selection in rookie dynasty drafts, and if Rice misses any length of time, Pierce should hold flex play value if given a starting job.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 62 278 2 7 38 0

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