Stock up, stock down for the Ravens ahead of Week 2 matchup vs. Bengals

There’s nothing better than starting a regular season with a win, and Baltimore is on the plus side of the action after a choppy, 25-9 win over the Houston Texans.

The Texans competed and were only down 7-6 at the end of the first half.

The Ravens scored 15 points in the third quarter and sacked C.J. Stroud five times en route to victory.

Here’s an updated stock report with an intriguing matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals looming.

Stock up -- OL John Simpson

Baltimore’s left guard was the highest rated player in Week 1.

Stock up -- LB Roquan Smith

Smith is the NFL’s highest paid inside linebacker and plays at an elite level.

Stock up -- Patrick Queen

Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The former LSU linebacker logged 11 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass defended and one quarterback hit.

The duo of Queen and Roquan Smith is going to make things difficult for upcoming opponents.

Stock up-- Justice Hill

The running back had nine yards on eight carries, but Hill scored two rushing touchdowns on the afternoon, offsetting the lack of yardage.

Hill runs with authority and could see his profile rise with J.K. Dobbins out.

Stock down --Devin Duvernay

Like Patrick Ricard, there were questions about Duvernay’s role on the outside with Beckham, Zay Flowers, Nelson Agholor and Rashod Bateman ahead of him on the depth chart.

Duvernay played only seven snaps in the opener, but the hope is that he’ll have an increased role with J.K. Dobbins out.

Stock up-Patrick Ricard

There were initial questions about his role in Todd Monken’s offense, but in game one, Ricard played 44 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and was often used as an extra blocker.

With Baltimore dealing with injuries along the offensive line, Ricard becomes even more important.

Stock down --Charlie Kolar

Kolar struggled in the season opener and with Mark Andrews returning and Baltimore needing to shuffle the roster due to injuries, changes could come.

The Ravens could chosse to keep just two tight ends and fullback Patrick Ricard who can do so many things.

Stock up -- Ronald Darby

Darby had a strong debut in Baltimore, logging seven tackles, and playing tight coverage against Tank Dell and other Houston pass catchers.

He’s earned the right to start over Rock Ya-Sin until Marlon Humphrey returns.

Stock up -- Punter Jordan Stout

Stout has a chance to become one of the NFL’s best in year two, and on Sunday, he logged a net average of 49.8-yards per punt, including three inside the 20-yard line.

Stock up--Ar'Darius Washington

Washington played the nickel spot well, making six tackles and a big sack.

Stock up -- Malik Harrison

Harrison played a huge role in Baltimore holding Texans running back Dameon Pierce to just 38 yards on 11 carries.

Harrison’s stock is rising as his role increases.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire