Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
AFC North | 11-5-0
Avg PTS
29.2
Rank: 7th
Avg Yds
376.5
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
184.4
Rank: 31st
Avg RYds
192.1
Rank: N/A
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Posted 6/29/2021 4:14 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman has wowed in practice this spring. Throughout the spring, Bateman backed up the scouting report about being an exceptional route-runner with how smoothly and succinctly he maneuvered all over the field. No one got open more consistently. Bateman has had some drops, which plagued him in college as well.
Huddle Up: Teammates have raved about how pro-ready he is and the maneuvers he uses to get open. Bateman looks like a low-end WR4 option right now and could go higher in training camp.
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Posted 6/24/2021 3:03 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman looks ready to be 'a significant contributor from Day 1,' according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Baltimore has been searching for a go-to target for Lamar Jackson, and while some hype is growing around Bateman, it will take a significant change in Baltimore's run-heavy philosophy for any receiver to put up big numbers. He is a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues.
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Posted 6/23/2021 4:42 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is negotiating a contract extension with his mother representing him as his business manager.
Huddle Up: Jackson figures to land one of the higher-paying contracts in the league. Jackson was 10th in fantasy points at the position in what was a disappointing 2020. He could creep back into the midrange QB1 discussion, but his passing prowess isn't polished enough to gamble with much more.
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Posted 6/21/2021 4:23 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Sammy Watkins was the best receiver at the team's minicamp as he made several contested grabs. QB Lamar Jackson said it's fun to throw to Watkins.
Huddle Up: Watkins hasn't been able to stay healthy and has one 1,000-yard season in his seven-year career. He could still be worth a WR4/5 flyer, but the upside isn't there for much more.
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Posted 6/16/2021 9:19 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is in line for a contract extension, and the team hopes to reach an agreement before the start of training camp, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Jackson's extension is considered the top priority for the Ravens.
Huddle Up: The two sides have several weeks to reach a deal, and Jackson likely will become of the top paid quarterbacks in the NFL. He should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues because of his ability to throw and run.
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Posted 6/08/2021 8:47 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins made 'a good number of catches' in practice Tuesday, June 8, continuing a theme head coach John Harbaugh is trying to emphasize this offseason - getting the running backs more involved in the passing game.
Huddle Up: Harbaugh noted that Dobbins "has really made strides in the passing game" this spring. There's certainly room for the coaching staff to get him, Justice Hill and Gus Edwards more involved in the passing game after Baltimore running backs combined for 47 catches last year - including only 18 from Dobbins. If Dobbins can double that total as a sophomore, he stands a great chance of living up to his second-round draft cost in fantasy drafts. Fantasy owners can expect his ADP to move into the late first round soon.
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Posted 6/07/2021 3:51 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent RB Gus Edwards signed a two-year, $10 million extension Monday, June 7.
Huddle Up: Edwards had a 144-723-6 rushing line last year and remains on the RB3 path this year.
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Posted 6/07/2021 12:37 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson might have some games where he is 'letting it rip,' according to head coach Greg Roman. 'Our goal is to win, and if teams are giving us opportunities to throw the ball deep, it's upon us to work hard and figure that out and really take advantage of that because those are game-changing plays,' Roman said.
Huddle Up: While more big plays in the passing game aren't a bad thing, any change in Baltimore's offensive approach that reduces Jackson's rushing numbers will ultimately hurt his fantasy value. He should remain a QB1 regardless, but his ceiling could slip a bit if the Ravens actually commit to throwing the ball more often.
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Posted 6/03/2021 8:05 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins has the skillset to be a receiver out of the backfield, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Dobbins caught 12 passes for 120 yards last season.
Huddle Up: Dobbins could see more targets in the passing game, which would help his fantasy value. He will continue to share playing time with Gus Edwards in the running game but can be No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/02/2021 11:15 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will take more snaps under center in the 2021 season, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman Wednesday, June 2. Roman said the number of those snaps could vary week-to-week. Jackson has exclusively worked from the pistol formation so far in his career.
Huddle Up: While the Ravens won't sabotage themselves to have Jackson throw more in 2021, this is a bad sign for his fantasy value if he's going to lose rushing production. He could be knocked back to a mid-tier QB1.
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Posted 5/15/2021 5:22 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman's showing in the team's rookie minicamp so far drew praise from head coach John Harbaugh on Saturday, May 15. 'Impressions are very positive,' Harbaugh said during a news conference. 'He's a no-nonsense guy, has a nice demeanor about him. He's a quick learner. He's everything we thought he would be in terms of the athleticism, the skillset. That's usually the case, but not always the case. What you see is not always what you get. You don't know until you get them out there, in really the first rookie minicamp. And I would say that he is as advertised from a talent standpoint.'
Huddle Up: Bateman averaged 49 receptions, 798.3 yards and 6.3 TDs in his three collegiate seasons starring for Minnesota, and those numbers could be a reasonable expectation for his rookie season as wideout Marquise Brown led the run-heavy Ravens with a 58-769-8 stat line a season ago. Consider Bateman as a late-round possibility in redraft leagues.
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Posted 5/12/2021 9:01 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman signed his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, May 12. The deal includes a fifth-year team option.
Huddle Up: Bateman will be in the mix with WRs Sammy Watkins and Marquise Brown to be the Ravens' No. 1 receiver and could quickly grab a hold of that role. He should be viewed as a high-end WR3 in the run-first offense.
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Posted 5/09/2021 11:35 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman joins an offense that totaled a league-low 1,729 yards when targeting wide receivers in 2020.
Huddle Up: Bateman is Baltimore's latest attempt to find a go-to receiver for Lamar Jackson, but between Jackson's tendency to target tight ends and Baltimore's run-heavy approach, it is far from a guarantee that he will be the answer. He's a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
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Posted 4/30/2021 8:07 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson had his fifth-year option exercised Friday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Jackson has played very well since entering the NFL and should continue to be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2021.
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Posted 4/30/2021 3:33 am GMT
Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 27th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Baltimore was rumored to be in the market for a receiver, but this isn't a fantasy friendly landing spot. Bateman will have to compete with Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews in an offense that leans heavily on the running game. He's a WR5 until his role in the offense becomes clear.
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Posted 4/27/2021 11:22 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will have his fifth-year option picked up by the team before the league-wide deadline Monday, May 3, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'Guarantee it,' Harbaugh said Tuesday, April 27, 'He's definitely going to be our quarterback. ... That's the plan, absolutely.'
Huddle Up: There shouldn't have been any doubt about the impending official move, nor should Jackson's stock in dynasty leagues be in question. He's poised to be a top-five fantasy QB for a long time in Baltimore.
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Posted 4/19/2021 5:39 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has started contract extension talks with the Ravens, according to general manager Eric DeCosta.
Huddle Up: Jackson has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL since he was drafted and will continue to be a valuable fantasy option because of his ability to run. He should be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues in 2021.
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Posted 4/10/2021 2:58 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is slated for a 'very big role' in the offense in 2021, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, and Hensley expects 1,100 rushing and double-digit touchdowns out of Dobbins.
Huddle Up: Dobbins ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards over the final five games of his rookie year, and if Baltimore allows him to lead the backfield for an entire season, a 1,000-yard campaign should be on tap.
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Posted 4/10/2021 1:38 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown has averaged 17.9 yards per reception across three career postseason games, catching 18 passes for 322 yards.
Huddle Up: Brown has looked the part of a No. 1 receiver in the playoffs, but unless Baltimore decides to open up its offense a bit in the regular season, he will likely remain a big play-dependent WR3 in 2021.
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Posted 4/02/2021 5:00 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Sammy Watkins has passed his physical, the team announced Friday, April 2, and has signed a one-year, $5 million contract.
Huddle Up: If Watkins can stay reasonably healthy -- and that's a big if considering he's missed a total of 23 regular season games over the last five seasons -- he has a chance to lead the Ravens' WR corps and return WR3 production in 2021.
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Posted 3/26/2021 10:46 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens Friday, March 26, worth $6 million, according to a source. The deal includes $5 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Watkins should be one of the starting receivers for the Ravens next season and will see plenty of targets. He is going from one of the top passing teams to one of the top running teams in the NFL but could still be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/22/2021 10:34 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) has received interest from the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Watkins likely would be one of the starting receivers if he signs with the Texans. His fantasy value would be uncertain because of the team's quarterback situation. He would be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if Deshaun Watson remains the quarterback.
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Posted 3/22/2021 6:25 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) will meet with the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, March 23, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Ravens have been looking for receiver help this offseason, and Watkins could push for a starting job if he signs with Baltimore. He could be a possible No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next season if he joins the Ravens.
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Posted 3/22/2021 4:42 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is tied for second in the league with 29 runs of at least 20 yards since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jackson is simply electric in the open field. While there is no question he benefits from Baltimore having a dynamic threat next to him in the backfield (J.K. Dobbins in 2020), a speedster out wide (Marquise Brown since 2019) and a big-play tight end like Mark Andrews, defenses struggle to put a lid on Jackson even when they focus on stopping him as a runner. His rushing ability figures to keep him among the top fantasy quarterbacks for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 3/10/2021 9:12 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent RB Gus Edwards received a tender offer Wednesday, March 10. The team did not disclose the level of the tender.
Huddle Up: Edwards will be sharing playing time with J.K. Dobbins next season, but they showed they can both be productive for fantasy players despite the committee. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy running back that could be a flex option against some opponents.
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Posted 3/01/2021 7:30 pm GMT
Contrary to a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has not started contract extension talks with the Ravens at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jackson is still under contract for a few more years, so the two sides do not need to reach an agreement this offseason. Jackson is one of the better fantasy quarterbacks available and should be a weekly starting option in 2021.
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Posted 2/28/2021 6:22 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has started contract extension talks with the Ravens, but the two sides are not close to a deal at this point.
Huddle Up: Jackson is under contract for two more seasons, so the two sides have plenty of time to reach a deal. Jackson is one of the better fantasy quarterbacks because of his running ability. He should be a weekly starting option in all leagues next season.
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Posted 2/21/2021 2:34 am GMT
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins led all rookies with eight rushes of 20-plus yards in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Dobbins made the most of his limited carries, and he look the part of a RB1 in the second half of last season. With Mark Ingram out of the picture, Dobbins should at least by a RB2 in 2021.
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