Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta Still Expected To Play Week 1: Fantasy Implications

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 01: Ed Dickson #88 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Ravens are expected to get their top two TEs back for the regular season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Baltimore Ravens TEs Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta are still on track to play in the regular season opener against the Falcons, according to the Baltimore Sun. Dickson sprained his shoulder in the first preseason game and just started resuming pass catching drills last week, while Pitta missed most of the offseason program with a broken hand. Coach John Harbaugh isn't confirming their status at the moment, saying "we'll know a lot more on Monday, Wednesday and even especially Thursday when we pad it up a little bit."

Analysis: Neither player projects as an elite fantasy TE, but they're serviceable late-round options. Dickson had something of a breakout season in 2011 with 504 yards and 5 TDs, and Pitta less so (405 yards, 3 TDs), and with the Ravens expected to open up their passing attack more, there's some sleeper potential here.

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