Posted: 2/19/2021 12:50 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens WRs Devin Duvernay and James Proche are expected to 'take the next step in their development and become more vital playmakers' on offense next season, according to comments made by general manager Eric DeCosta on Thursday, Feb. 18.
'We're excited about both those guys - we really are,' DeCosta said.
Posted: 12/03/2020 4:07 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens WR Devin Duvernay posted three grabs for 20 yards on three targets in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and he added two kickoff returns for 44 yards.
Huddle Up: Duvernay had the second-most receptions, yards and targets on the team, but that's not saying much. He was getting a shot with Willie Snead inactive and on the Reserve/COVID list. The standout from the University of Texas has a promising future and speed to burn, but he is only worth a roster spot in long-term keeper formats and leagues which use individual return yardage.
Posted: 9/29/2020 4:17 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens WR/KR Devin Duvernay posted just two receptions for seven yards on three targets in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs and he had a 93-yard kickoff return for touchdown in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Duvernay, the cousin of Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, showed off his blinding speed on special teams. It could just be a matter of time before Duvernay starts to make a splash on offense, too. He isn't a bad stash option in deeper fantasy leagues if you have the roster flexibility. The Ravens travel to meet the Washington Football Team in Week 4.
Posted: 9/14/2020 1:21 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens WR Devin Duvernay had one catch for 12 yards on his lone target in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Texas was the big man on campus in Austin, but now he has Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Willie Snead ahead of him for targets in Baltimore, as well as Mark Andrews. Duvernay isn't worth a spot in standard play, but he should be on the radar in long-term formats.
Posted: 7/22/2020 8:08 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens third-round draft choice WR Devin Duvernay signed a four-year contract with the Ravens Wednesday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Duvernay has a chance to have a role in the passing game if he has a solid training camp. He probably could be avoided in most fantasy drafts but could be a waiver wire option during the season.
Posted: 5/07/2020 4:43 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens WRs James Proche and Devin Duvernay enter their rookie seasons projected to play out of the slot, but both are capable of lining up on the outside. Baltimore doesn't have traditionally defined roles for receivers, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Both players were also credited for their hands, and Duvernay's 4.39-second 40-yard time was discussed by Harbaugh.
'We're pretty diverse on our offense, as you know, and we have different kinds of option plays and RPO plays and dropback passes and deep passes, play-action passes, and we have one guy that can really run like crazy and make all kinds of catches,' Harbaugh said. 'We have another guy who can really run routes and has a feel for getting open and catch the ball like crazy. So, Lamar [Jackson] is going to love both those guys.'
Huddle Up: Duvernay plays with controlled aggression and utilizes his speed, while Proche is a precision route-runner with impeccable hands (nine drops over 437 career targets) that led the FBS in catches last year (111). Baltimore is as creative as they come in Greg Roman's system, and the offense has multiple ways to attack. That said, two mostly unheralded rookie receivers without any current sight of an offseason program makes for a huge risk not worth taking on in most conventional settings.
Posted: 5/05/2020 2:39 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens third-round draft pick WR Devin Duvernay is an 'angry football player,' according to general manager Eric DeCosta.
'Players in general, if you watch enough tape, you get a vibe about them. ... I would say with Devin, he's an angry football player. I like his style play, I like his energy, I like his competitive spirit. I like his toughness, and I like his speed. I think those things translate to Baltimore very well,' DeCosta said.
Posted: 4/28/2020 4:17 am UTC
Baltimore Ravens rookie WR Devin Duvernay has the team excited about his toughness, reminding them of some Ravens' receivers from the past. General manager Eric DeCosta said Duvernay is 'a tough guy' and noted their third-round pick is 'very physical, catches the ball really well, and he's really tough with the football.' DeCosta said he likes the 'competitive guys who don't go down' while noting Duvernay has that style of play. 'He's almost like a running back with the football,' DeCosta added. 'In his career, he had over 160 catches with one drop. I didn't see a drop on his tape this last year ... he has a little chip on his shoulder,' head coach John Harbaugh said.
Huddle Up: Tough with a pair of reliable hands could make Duvernay a stand-out in his rookie campaign. With higher value in dynasty formats, Duvernay is worth a flier as a WR5 or WR6 on draft day.