Baltimore Ravens: Fantasy Addiction


The Ravens have never been the most consistent team in terms of fantasy football. In the age of superstars on offense, the Ravens have zagged while the rest of the NFL zigged. While other teams have pumped fantasy football with high-flying offensive weapons, the Ravens have produced a consistently good defense and kicker over the course of their history.

Moving into 2019, the Ravens offer a variety of sleeper options on offense in addition to the likes of the Ravens D/ST and Justin Tucker. Here is a look at them.

Lamar Jackson: QB2

Jackson should be rostered in all leagues with double-digit teams. He offers QB1 upside based on the potential for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns which are more valuable than passing stats in most leagues. Jackson should have a consistent floor of at least 10 points based on his rushing ability, but the high-end production from Jackson may not be reliable moving forward. Jackson should be slid to the end of your bench and monitored closely in the first few weeks.

Mark Ingram: RB2

Ingram was a fantasy machine while in New Orleans. Especially in PPR, Ingram often brought RB1 value without the RB1 name attached. Ingram has immense versatility, producing both as a runner and receiver. Being in the Ravens’ offense limits Ingram’s RB1 upside because of the team’s depth, but Ingram is a starter-level option in all leagues due to his presence as the best running back on the team.

Gus Edwards: RB4

Edwards should be rostered as a handcuff and sleeper FLEX option in most leagues. Edwards offers no extra value in PPR leagues, but if given the opportunity to produce, he will provide fantasy points. As of now, Edwards has a murky role within the Ravens offense, but his name should be on your radar in the later stages of your fantasy draft.

Marquise Brown: WR3/FLEX

The man affectionately known as Hollywood offers potential WR1 upside due to his explosiveness and elite athleticism. Brown should be rostered in all leagues, but he is not a guaranteed fantasy start for Week 1. Fantasy owners should stash him on their bench for the first couple weeks and take note of his targets and the viability of his downfield skills. Brown is the definition of a boom-or-bust player.

Miles Boykin: WR6

Boykin might be an early waiver wire target or a late round selection, depending on the league. Boykin might have a higher floor than Brown due to his size and red zone capabilities, but Boykin currently does not offer the WR1 upside of Brown. Boykin looks slightly more appealing in PPR leagues compared to standard, but as a whole, Boykin should be confined to your fantasy bench until his role is defined.

Willie Snead: PPR FLEX

Snead should be kept on the waiver wire in most standard leagues. However, in PPR leagues, Snead should be rostered, and he has decent upside as a FLEX option due to his relationship with Lamar Jackson. Snead lacks the explosive play and touchdown potential of Brown and Boykin, but he should have a steady dose of targets and catches working in the slot.

Mark Andrews: TE1

While nowhere near the stars of Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and George Kittle, Andrews is a starter in almost every fantasy league. Andrews does not offer the touchdown potential of the likes of Eric Ebron or OJ Howard, but he should have a steady flow of targets, catches, and yards, meaning he should be more effective in PPR leagues than standard.

Ravens D/ST: Start

The Ravens have a reliable defense in terms of scoring points. While the turnovers did not flow until late in the season, Baltimore has a reputation of forcing turnovers and scoring on said turnovers. With the prospects of a possession-heavy offense, the Ravens’ defense looks even more appetizing. The Ravens should be started on a weekly basis in all fantasy formats.

Justin Tucker: Start

Tucker is the best kicker in the NFL, and his greatness usually translates into fantasy success. Tucker, who is the most accurate kicker in the history of the sport, routinely connects from more than 50 yards and has only missed one extra point in his career. Tucker should not be reached for; he is simply a luxury to have at fantasy’s least important position.


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