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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 25. Mark Andrews TE - (at CIN)
Did you know that Andrews has still yet to have a game in the NFL where he's seen double-digit targets? Crazy, right? He did have 10 games with 7-8 targets in 2019, so he's inching closer, though the Ravens are still going to be a run-first team. Because of that, you're going to get some duds from the talented tight end. There were six games in 2019 where he posted single-digit PPR points, which is not great when he'll cost you a top-50 pick in drafts. We know Lamar Jackson's touchdown rate will drop, which means we'll need more targets for Andrews to live up to this draft spot. Losing Hayden Hurst as competition surely helps.
4 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 26. Lamar Jackson QB - (at CIN)
Jackson was tremendous last season, blowing away every other fantasy QB by nearly 100 points. The ridiculous 9.0 TD-rate is certain to plummet, as has been the case for every other QB in NFL history to achieve such a mark. With that said, his rushing TD-rate should increase. If Jackson can stay on the field, he is a virtual lock to finish among the top three fantasy QBs because of his rushing floor. Do know, however, that thinner run-heavy QBs have had trouble staying on the field so there is some risk at grabbing him in the 2nd or 3rd round.
2 weeks ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 50. Mark Ingram II RB - (at CIN)
Not many expecting Ingram to finish as an RB1 with Lamar Jackson under center, thinking he'd lose some of the goal-line carries to the mobile quarteback. Despite the fact that Ingram had more than 15 carries just twice all season, he finished as the No. 8 running back. We aren't banking on that happening again, especially when the Ravens drafted JK Dobbins in the second round of the NFL Draft. Ingram is going to be 31 years old this year, while Dobbins and Justice Hill have young, fresh legs. We could see Ingram lose a few carries a game, but provided he's healthy, we should still expect him to lead this timeshare and be a borderline RB2.
9 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 69. Marquise Brown WR - (at CIN)
When your team is throwing the ball just 439 times the entire season, it's going to be hard to become a consistent fantasy option. It's going to be even harder when you're a rookie who was coming off foot surgery and dealing with ankle injuries throughout the year. That was the reality for Brown, who played just 14 games, yet finished as a top-50 fantasy wide receiver. The team added a few wide receivers in the draft ,but no one who should trump him in targets. If the Ravens drop back to pass a bit more in 2020, Brown could be a legitimate breakout option, though he shouldn't be drafted as anything more than an upside WR3/4.
9 weeks ago
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 100. J.K. Dobbins RB - (at CIN)
If you're looking for a handcuff to Mark Ingram, Dobbins is your guy. The Ravens apparently had a first-round grade on him in the draft, so selecting him in the second round was a "no brainer," according to them. He's likely to get 8-10 touches per game even with Ingram in the lineup, as the Ravens are not going to give any one running back more than 15-16 touches per game. That limits the upside of Dobbins, as does Lamar Jackson stealing plenty of goal-line touches.
4 weeks ago
Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 160. Baltimore Ravens DST - (at CIN)
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 173. Justin Tucker K - (at CIN)
To the extent there's a sure thing in terms of fantasy kickers, it's Tucker, who has finished as a top-12 kicker in every year of his career. The Ravens offense was better than ever last year which limited his opportunities more than usual, but he remains as accurate as ever. Perhaps a 1B to Harrison Butker this year, Tucker should be one of the first kickers off the board.
4 weeks ago
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 223. Justice Hill RB - (at CIN)
It was a shame we didn't get to see Hill in a bigger role last year, but we all felt that Mark Ingram was a year closer to the end, and Gus Edwards was going to be a free agent. Well... Ingram is still closer to retirement, but Edwards was retained by the team, and then they went and drafted JK Dobbins in the second round, eliminating the shot of Hill getting a bigger role. He's going to be stuck in the 4-6 touches per game role unless there are multiple injuries.
9 weeks ago
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 237. Gus Edwards RB - (at CIN)
Edwards could probably be a star if he got a full workload in Baltimore. He's averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his career and has lost just one fumble in two seasons. He would have been a high-end handcuff for Mark Ingram this year, but the addition of J.K. Dobbins essentially relegates Edwards to irrelevancy. He'd almost certainly need multiple injuries to have much fantasy value, and despite the high upside in that unlikely scenario, he's not worth wasting a roster spot on.
3 weeks ago
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 248. Miles Boykin WR - (at CIN)
Boykin saw just 22 targets in his rookie season, though that should hardly be viewed as an indictment of his talent. The Ravens' run-heavy approach and positive game script left few targets to go around. Because they ran the ball at such an historic rate last year, the Ravens' natural regression suggests there should be more targets to go around. Boykin should benefit, but with the addition of Devin Duvernay, there's one more mouth to feed in Baltimore. Boykin should improve, but he's unlikely to see enough work to be worth drafting in fantasy leagues.
3 weeks ago
Devin Duvernay Note
Devin Duvernay photo 305. Devin Duvernay WR - (at CIN)
Willie Snead Note
Willie Snead photo 309. Willie Snead WR - (at CIN)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 369. Nick Boyle TE - (at CIN)
James Proche Note
James Proche photo 493. James Proche WR - (at CIN)
Jacob Breeland Note
Jacob Breeland photo 536. Jacob Breeland TE - (at CIN)
Robert Griffin Note
Robert Griffin photo 547. Robert Griffin QB - (at CIN)