Bernard Pierce RB BAL 4 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed seven times for 12 yards in Baltimore's Week 14 win over the Vikings, adding one catch for five yards.

It was yet another underwhelming effort from Pierce, who's averaging just 2.74 yards per carry with three games to go. With each week a must-win at this stage of the fantasy season, Pierce can be safely dropped if you're hurting for a roster spot.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed for 35 yards on nine carries in Week 13 versus Pittsburgh.

Pierce had three more yards on the ground than Ray Rice on three fewer carries, but he's still not doing much with the little room that he's getting behind a weak offensive line. Pierce caught all three of his targets out of the backfield but turned them into just four yards. He's going to continue to see his 7-10 weekly carries but remains a player that isn't start-able in fantasy.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed 11 times for 30 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Jets.

Pierce is a fairly blocking-dependent talent, which doesn't work well behind a Baltimore offensive line that can't clear alleys right now. The Ravens will continue to give Pierce complementary carries behind Ray Rice, but he only has handcuff fantasy value. The Ravens face the Steelers next.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed for 18 yards on ten carries in Week 11 against the Bears.

Pierce wasn't a factor in the passing game. The ten carries were the most he's seen in a game since Week 5. But on a day we saw Ray Rice come back to life, Pierce couldn't find any running room and remained grounded. Soldier Field turned into a sloppy mess following a two-hour weather delay, and the Ravens kept handing it off to Rice, who saw 25 carries. Neither running back is going to have fun next week against the Jets. Pierce won't be a recommended flex play.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Months

Bernard Pierce (toe, knee) is practicing in full this week.

Pierce always seems to be on the injury report with a minor issue, but he's in no danger of missing Week 11 against the Bears. Coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday that Pierce could see increased work, as the Ravens are considering going with a hot-hand approach. Pierce is nothing more than a flex play.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Months4 Comments

Coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday the Ravens are willing to consider a hot-hand backfield moving forward.

Harbaugh said he doesn't think demoting Ray Rice and starting Bernard Pierce is the cure to Baltimore's running woes, but did tell reporters both Rice and Pierce "are going to play and whichever guy is going to play better should get more carries going forward." Both Pierce and Rice are under 3.0 YPC on the season. They'll be mere flex options in Week 11 against the Bears.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 6 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed for 11 yards on six carries in Week 9 at Cleveland.

Pierce wasn't involved in the passing game. The Ravens were facing a stout run defense, but their offensive line doesn't appear interested in doing much blocking. Pierce has gained just 33 yards on 18 carries over the past three games and isn't even a flex option at the moment. The Bengals are up next.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 6 Months

Bernard Pierce (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday.

As the Ravens come out of their bye, Pierce says his hammy feels much better. He'll be fine for his usual 8-12 touches behind Ray Rice against the Browns Sunday.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 6 Months

Bernard Pierce (hamstring) did not participate in Wednesday's workout.

Pierce was a little gimpy late in the loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, so he'll take it easy as the Ravens head into their Week 8 bye. He should be fine for his usual 8-10 touches come Week 9.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 6 Months

Bernard Pierce rushed six times for nine yards in Baltimore's Week 6 loss to the Packers, adding two catches for 22 yards.

Pierce and Ray Rice were slamming into a brick wall, as the Ravens' offensive line generated zero push in the run game. With Ray Rice healthy and Baltimore's offense struggling, Pierce remains just an RB4 for fantasy purposes despite his considerable talent.