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ECR# 70# 71-
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.098.4-
Avg Game7.0-
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Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
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Brad Evans B. Evans
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
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Adam Pfeifer A. Pfeifer
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at LV at TEN
Week 2 vs. KC vs. MIN
Week 3 at DET at JAC
Week 4 at DEN at LAR
Week 5 vs. IND vs. SF
Week 6 vs. LAC at CLE
Week 7 vs. CIN vs. HOU
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 9 vs. MIN at SF
Week 10 at MIA vs. CAR
Week 11 at CHI at SEA
Week 12 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 13 at PIT at CHI
Week 14 at CLE vs. LAR
Week 15 vs. GB at DET
Week 16 at CIN vs. IND
Week 17 vs. LAR at DAL
Week 18 vs. PIT vs. SEA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Receiving
   
Receptions37.948.1
Rec Yards499.3584.4
Rec TDs3.84.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.64.9
Rush Yards3.834.3
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points72.285.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 10.0
Week 26.0
Week 3
Week 47.9
Week 57.8
Week 620.6
Week 715.7
Week 8
Week 918.3
Week 102.7
Week 115.0
Week 121.9
Week 130.2
Week 141.4
Week 153.3
Week 167.6
Week 17
Week 18
Total0.098.4
Average7.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 15
Week 24
Week 3
Week 45
Week 57
Week 63
Week 78
Week 8
Week 98
Week 106
Week 116
Week 126
Week 133
Week 144
Week 154
Week 1610
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
The Ravens passing attack last year was solely lacking a possession style receiver that could give Jackson a reliable target in tough situations. Baltimore addressed this in a big way this off-season by adding the dynamic route-runner out of Minnesota in the first round. While Bateman's going to make an impact for the Ravens when he returns to the lineup after his injury, it might not lead to much fantasy production in this offense. Unless we see the Ravens completely alter their offensive strategy and lean more on the passing game, the overall opportunity simply isn't there for Bateman to enter into the weekly FLEX conversation. He'll be on the redraft radar this year when he comes back - which we're unsure when exactly that will be - but he's not worth drafting in leagues that you don't have an IR spot. Make sure to monitor his progress though so you can scoop him up off of the waiver wire when he's fully healthy.While Kirk has always shown flashes of his pure talent, he's never been able to completely put it together for fantasy football. He's most effective when he's playing in the slot, but the Cardinals seem intent on keeping him out wide and it's putting a cap on his potential fantasy output. Arizona lost Larry Fitzgerald this off-season, but they also brought in AJ Green and Rondale Moore as competition for targets in this offense. After Deandre Hopkins, there might not be enough leftover targets to provide any of these options with consistent week in and week out production. Fantasy managers that have been hoping for Kirk to break out might find themselves waiting yet again. My Very Early Projection: 40-515-4 receiving.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Bateman is set to have groin surgery. He's expected to be back sometime in September. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Groin Injury = 6-to-8 Week diagnosis. Huge hit for a guy who could've paced the WRs in volume 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Bateman suffered a groin injury in camp, has undergone surgery, and should return "sometime in September." That makes him someone to largely ignore in redraft leagues. But long-term, there's plenty to like. "He's good, sure, but the offense is run-first and doesn't have a lot of volume. He's a rookie wide receiver, they take time to develop. He's not the No. 1 target on his team." We said those exact same things about Justin Jefferson last year and look what happened. From the moment I started watching Bateman's film, I was instantly reminded of Keenan Allen. A receiver who may not be an elite athlete, but one who continually got open due to intelligence and route running. When he's healthy, he should be lined up all over the formation, including the slot, becoming Lamar Jackson's favorite target as a possession-style receiver while Marquise Brown plays the field-stretching role. There's a scenario where Bateman is an every-week WR2/3 option once he returns from his injury.There was a stretch of games during the 2020 season where Kirk was finally living up to his potential, as he posted 9.4-plus half-PPR points in five straight games, including three games with 18-plus points. He fell off a cliff after that, leading fantasy managers to search for new options in 2021, but there might be a reason to head back to the well. With the addition of A.J. Green, it's likely we see Kirk move to the slot, which is where I believe he should've been playing all along. Despite being inefficient and limited in athleticism at his advanced age, Larry Fitzgerald saw 112, 109, and 72 targets as the primary slot receiver over the last three years under Kliff Kingsbury. If Kirk can get near the 100-target mark, he'll be a value in drafts.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Bateman pulled up while running a slant against Peters and then fell immediately to ground. Walked to building with pronounced limp. Sounding like a grade II groin strain confirmed, likely meaning it'll cost him 4-6 weeks, potentially putting his week one status in jeopardy. Here's to hoping there's no core injury involved that later pops up/flares up in season. @jmthrivept Best WR Lamar Jackson has ever played with. @TheOGfantasy