Ravens 'could end up' with WR Hakeem Nicks


Ravens 'could end up' with WR Hakeem Nicks

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith @TorreySmithWR said earlier this week that he would like to see the team add a "move-the-chains guy" at receiver. Could Hakeem Nicks fit that bill? Well, for what it's worth, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley wrote Saturday that Baltimore "could end up" with the soon-to-be free agent.
Nicks caught 56 passes -- none of which went for scores -- for 896 yards this season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Nicks isn't exactly Anquan Boldin or Nate Burleson. He registered 10 plays of 25 yards or more this season, the same total as Calvin Johnson. His yards-per-catch average of 16.0 ranked 11th in the league, between Michael Floyd and Alshon Jeffery.
Smith, understandably, finished fifth with a 17.4 average. But Nicks also isn't nearly as dynamic as Smith. He looked slow all year long with the Giants and as bad as their offense was, Nicks clearly underachieved in 2013.
I think the Ravens could fill this need in-house. A full season from tight end Dennis Pitta could give them the consistent possession option Smith desires. But I will admit a receiving trio of Smith, Pitta, and Nicks sure looks nice on paper. The Ravens should be interested in Nicks if they can get him to sign a short-term/cheap deal. He has averaged just 3.9 catches and 56.7 yards per game in 28 contests since the start of 2012. Add in the fact that he is injury-prone, and he shouldn't be given big money.


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