I’m not sure if I can compute this, you guys. Damn.
Ray Lewis has now logged three straight weeks of practice, slowly increasing his participation and exertion after tearing his triceps muscle back in Week 6. Normal humans who do not have titanium-enforced bones that are surrounded by frickin laser beams would be incapable of anything except basic activity for months with that injury. Ray Lewis has never been accused of being a normal human.
But it seems just this once, he’s showing a shred or normalcy. Despite his practice participation and the numerous encouraging reports that Lewis would attempt to play tomorrow, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is now reporting that we won’t get a Lewis sighting again during the regular season, although it’s still possible that he’ll return for the playoffs.
Obviously Lewis would have been limited even if he did play Sunday, but this is still welcome news for Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson owners, the two running backs who will oppose a weak and declining Ravens run defense during fantasy championship weekend. With both Lewis and Jameel McClain out, Baltimore has been gashed, allowing Knowshon Moreno to rush for 118 yards at a pace of 5.4 yards per carry last week. Between Moreno and Alfred Morris, the Ravens have given up 31 fantasy points to running backs over the past two weeks.
Of course, your sit/start decision between Wilson and Bradshaw is still a mess because of the game’s start time and Bradshaw’s injuries. But just know that the RB who gets the fake call on your fake roster during your fake championship has a prime scoring opportunity.