By Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 21st 2021, 6:17am EDT
There's no reason for Brown investors to panic just yet, but it's at least worth noting that rookie Rashod Bateman has six targets last weekend in his NFL debut - he missed the first five games of the season while recovering from a core injury - while Brown had five targets. Granted, it's a narrow margin and a small sample size in a game where the Ravens led comfortably throughout and Lamar Jackson attempted only 27 passes. Brown is the WR6 in fantasy scoring, so it might seem silly to worry about a rookie encroaching on his fantasy value, but, well ... Bateman is good. I don't think Brown's 4-35-0 stat line in Week 6 is a reason for panic, but beware the possibility that Bateman might steal some of Brown's value. Brown is nevertheless a solid play for Week 6, checking in at WR16.