Patrick Ricard

Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #42
Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #42

Patrick Ricard News

No touches in Week 18

Ricard didn't record a carry and didn't draw a target while playing 38 of the Ravens' 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Despite playing more than half the snaps on offense in each of the Ravens' final three regular-season games, Ricard failed to receive a touch on offense. He finished the 2022 campaign with seven carries for 16 yards to go along with 11 catches for 74 yards on 13 targets, with most of his production coming when quarterback Lamar Jackson was in the lineup before missing the final five games with a knee injury. Ricard should continue to see plenty of snaps in Sunday's rematch with the Bengals in the wild-card round, but if his usage in recent weeks is any indication, he'll deployed almost exclusively as a blocker.

Jan 12, 2023 8:18 AM EST

Targeted three times in loss

Ricard recorded two receptions for 15 yards on three targets in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Ricard remains one of the NFL's more heavily-used fullbacks, as he's played at least 53 percent of the Ravens' offensive snaps in each of the team's 11 games to date. Despite the significant playing time, Ricard is rarely much more than a dump-off target or occasional short-yardage option for the Ravens on the occasions he's not blocking. He's carried five times for 14 yards and has 10 receptions for 74 yards on the season but has yet to find the end zone.

Nov 30, 2022 8:20 AM EST

Goes untargeted in win

Ricard didn't draw a target while playing 39 of the Ravens' 61 offensive snaps in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Though Ricard gained 20 yards across his four touches (one carry, three receptions) in last week's loss to the Bills, the Ravens didn't look to keep the fullback involved in Week 5. Ricard will continue to function mostly as a blocker while he's on the field, and he's unlikely to be a high-priority target for Lamar Jackson on the occasions that he runs routes.

Oct 10, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Misses practice again

Ricard (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ricard was unable to practice Wednesday as well, which may not bode well for the fullback's availability Sunday. If Ricard is unable to go, it's hard to say how the Ravens may handle the position, as he's the only fullback on the active roster. Last season when Ricard missed time, the Raven's deployed more two tight-end sets to make up for the missing blocker. That could lead to extra opportunity for Josh Oliver and Nick Boyle on Sunday against the Dolphins, if the Ravens take a similar approach, and Ricard were to be out.

Sep 15, 2022 12:01 PM EST

Re-signs with Baltimore

Ricard is signing a three-year contract with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ricard was a two-way depth player for his first three NFL seasons, but with his role on offense increasing the past two years, he hasn't played any D-line snaps since 2019. He did play a career-high 555 snaps for Baltimore last season, making him the most heavily used fullback in the league. While surprisingly nimble for a 300-pounder, Ricard has never caught more than nine passes in a season and only has three career carries. His decision to stay with the Ravens is good news for the Baltimore rushing game, namely QB Lamar Jackson and RBs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee).

Mar 21, 2022 7:51 AM EST

Activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

Ricard (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, returning to injured reserve.

Analysis: The fullback was placed on IR before being moved to the COVID list Thursday, forcing him to be away from the team during their Week 18 loss to the Steelers. Ricard will remain on IR heading into the 2022 offseason.

Jan 12, 2022 2:54 PM EST

Placed on IR, moved to COVID list

Ricard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday before being moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: The fullback returned to action in Week 17 after missing three straight games with a knee injury, though now it appears he will end the season on IR once he clears league COVID protocols. Ricard will finish the 2021 season having played in 13 games while operating mostly as a run-blocking option for the Ravens. He did record a career-high 63 receiving yards on eight receptions, one of which was for a touchdown.

Jan 6, 2022 2:21 PM EST

Making return to lineup

Ricard (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: After sitting out each of the Ravens' last three games, the fullback/defensive end turned in a pair of limited practices this week, which was ultimately enough for him to gain clearance to play. The 27-year-old is a critical member on all three of the Ravens' units, but he doesn't have much fantasy value while serving mainly as a blocker on offense. Over 12 appearances on the season, Ricard has picked up two carries and 13 targets.

Jan 2, 2022 9:15 AM EST

Not playing Sunday

Ricard (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Bengals, according to Jamison Hensley of

Analysis: Ricard is one of three Baltimore's Pro Bowl selections that are out for this pivotal divisional contest, and his absence here means he will miss a third straight contest. He serves a key role in Baltimore's offense as a blocker, but he has only two rushing attempts and seven receptions across 12 games on the season.

Dec 26, 2021 8:57 AM EST

Won't face Packers

Ricard is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Ricard logged a limited practice Friday, but that won't be enough for him to avoid his second consecutive absence. He serves a key role in Baltimore's offense as a blocker, but he has only two rushing attempts and seven receptions across 12 games on the season.

Dec 19, 2021 12:20 PM EST

May be ready for Packers

Ricard (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Ricard was sidelined for the team's Week 14 contest against the Browns, but he returned to log a limited practice Friday. He may have the chance to return to face the Packers as a result. Though Ricard is regularly on the field for offensive snaps, he has only two carries and seven receptions across 12 games this season.

Dec 17, 2021 8:51 PM EST

Hopeful for Sunday

Ricard (back) had good results from an MRI on Monday according to head coach John Harbaugh, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ricard missed the Ravens' 24-22 loss to the Browns on Sunday with the injury. As the only fullback on the roster and a guy who plays well over half of the offensive snaps on a weekly basis, he's been a vital part of their run and pass-blocking schemes. Harbaugh added that he was "hopeful" that Ricard could return Sunday against the Packers.

Dec 13, 2021 12:40 PM EST

Out Sunday

Ricard (back) is inactive for Sunday against the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ricard's absence will have to lead to a change in approach for the Ravens on Sunday. With no direct backup to the heavily utilized fullback on the roster, the Ravens will likely look to deploy more six offensive-lineman formations. Tight ends Eric Tomlinson and Josh Oliver will also likely be looking at larger snap shares in Ricard's absence.

Dec 12, 2021 9:15 AM EST

Returns to practice

Ricard (back) was a limited participant in practice Friday and considered questionable for Sunday against the Browns.

Analysis: Ricard missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, so it was a step in the right direction Friday. If Ricard were to sit, the Ravens don't currently have another fullback on their active roster, so it's hard to say how they'll deploy their offense in his absence.

Dec 10, 2021 6:01 PM EST

Does not practice Thursday

Ricard (back) did not practice Thursday, according to Jamison Hensley of

Analysis: Ricard was unable to practice Wednesday and the same thing happened Thursday, so all signs would seem he indicate he's going to have a hard time playing Sunday against the Browns. Ricard has yet to miss a game this season.

Dec 9, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Active against Browns

Ricard (hip/foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Ricard returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday and will be able to suit up for Sunday night's matchup. He hasn't logged more than three touches in any of his first 10 appearances of the season.

Nov 28, 2021 4:11 PM EST

Questionable with hip injury

Ricard (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Ricard's an integral piece of Baltimore's run-first offense, having played at least 50 percent of offensive snaps in all but one game this season. The fullback has six catches and two rushing attempts this season, so he spends most of his time blocking.

Nov 26, 2021 1:43 PM EST

Catches first touchdown of 2021

Ricard caught three of five targets for 35 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings.

Analysis: Ricard was a major factor Sunday as he recorded a 22-yard reception that tied for the longest Raven catch of the day and he capped off that same drive with a touchdown reception. He played over 60 percent of the offensive snaps for the fifth time this season but this was the first time he has seen more than three targets. Ricard projects to maintain a role in the Ravens' offense but it's unlikely that he will post fantasy-relevant production on a week-to-week basis.

Nov 8, 2021 7:13 PM EST

Plays 42 snaps in Week 2

Ricard rushed one time for two yards during the Ravens 36-35 win over the Chiefs on Sunday night.

Analysis: Ricard registered only his second rushing attempt of his five-year career during Sunday's contest. However, he was held without a target against the Chiefs after catching two of his three targets in Week 1. The 27-year-old fullback still isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.

Sep 21, 2021 2:44 PM EST

Returns to practice

Ricard (hip) is practicing Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ricard missed the early portion of training camp while recovering from offseason hip surgery, but he's now back on the practice field. The veteran fullback will have just under a month to ramp up his workload before Baltimore's regular-season opener against Las Vegas on Sept. 13.

Aug 16, 2021 10:33 AM EST

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