The Ravens' bye week gives the team some time off for badly needed rest and recovery, as they look to nurse several players back to health and regroup after their 43-13 loss at Houston.
It also gives us a chance for another market watch. Here are six players whose stock is either rising or falling heading into what is essentially the second half of the season. As they say in the market, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Tandon Doss -- Slowed in training camp, the second-year wide receiver is slowly and steadily getting more involved in the passing game. He made his first career touchdown catch at Houston, and with Jacoby Jones assuming a larger role on returns, it's possible Doss' role on offense will continue to increase. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Doss has "maybe the best pair of hands on the team, and we gotta continue to find ways to use him."
Corey Graham -- Signed primarily for his Pro Bowl ability on special teams, Graham made clear he also hoped to see more action in the secondary with the Ravens. He will have that chance now with Lardarius Webb (knee) out for the season. Graham remains one of the top players on an improved special teams unit but isalso seeing more and more action as a nickel back in pass coverage.
Bryan Hall -- A practice squad player last year, the defensive tackle made his regular-season debut at Houston and made his first career tackle. If Haloti Ngata continues to be bothered by a knee injury, and if the Ravens' front three continues to struggle mightily, Hall could get additional playing time. On Monday, coach John Harbaugh said that based on their play at Houston, Hall and rookie down lineman DeAngelo Tyson "probably merited some more opportunities."
Joe Flacco -- Coming off his best training camp of his career, Flacco has looked in command at home but continues to struggle mightily on the road. At Houston, he completed fewer than half his passes (21-for-43) and, although frequently under the gun, he was badly off target at times. Flacco is 4-0 at home this year with a quarterback rating of 106.6. On the road, he's 1-2 with a rating of 55.9. The bad news: The Ravens play five of their final nine games on the road.
Ma'ake Kemoeatu -- 'Kemo' was one of the surprises of the early season. He signed with the Ravens in May after being out of football for a year, then won the starting spot at nose tackle. But the Ravens' run defense has been shredded the past three games and Kemoeatu missed the Houston game with a knee injury.
Deonte Thompson -- The undrafted rookie was originally considered a long-shot to make the team, but then used his speed to not only earn a roster spot, but win the job as the No. 1 kick returner. He held that job for five weeks, averaging 25.9 yards per return. But after losing a fumble at Kansas City, he's been replaced in that role by Jacoby Jones and has been a game-day inactive the past two games.