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Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Monday that WR Rashod Bateman (foot) "might" be back for this weekend's game vs. the Giants. Bateman didn't practice at all last week and didn't seem close to playing against Cincinnati on Sunday night. We'll track his practice participation this week, but fantasy owners should plan on being without him again at least for now.

Stepping up for an injured Rashod Bateman, Ravens WR Devin Duvernay totaled 5 catches for 54 yards. He added 24 rushing yards on 3 attempts, including one 12-yard burst where he picked up a fumble that hit him when in motion. Overall, he handled a 21.8% target share -- a clear 2nd on the team behind Mark Andrews. Duvernay’s dynamic skill set should keep him on the fantasy radar going forward, at least in deep formats. Consider Bateman questionable for Week 6 (at Giants) with his foot injury.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman (foot) is out for Sunday night's game vs. the Bengals. That leaves Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson, James Proche and Tylan Wallace as Baltimore's top 4 WRs. Duvernay has some flier appeal, but expect QB Lamar Jackson to lean heavily on TE Mark Andrews.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman (foot) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. At this point, he seems unlikely to play vs. the Bengals on Sunday night. Bateman's absence would leave Baltimore with WRs Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson, James Proche and Tylan Wallace.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. HC John Harbaugh downplayed the injury earlier this week, but Bateman's availability for Sunday night's game vs. the Bengals is certainly in question. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman is "day to day" with a mid-foot injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bills, HC John Harbaugh said. We noticed Bateman hobbling around a few times during the game, and he didn't play in the 4th quarter. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw for just 144 yards and a TD in Sunday's rain-soaked loss to the Bills, adding a pair of INTs. WR Rashod Bateman led the team in targets (6) but caught just 3 balls for 17 yards. TE Mark Andrews managed only 2 receptions for 15 yards among 5 targets. WR Devin Duvernay matched that target count and caught 4 passes for a team-high 51 yards. Jackson rebounded his fantasy line somewhat with 73 rushing yards on 11 attempts.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews racked up 8-89-2 receiving on 13 targets in Sunday's win over the Patriots. That accounted for 44.8% of QB Lamar Jackson's total pass attempts, with just 1 other Raven topping 2 targets. That was WR Rashod Bateman, who caught 2 of 4 looks for 59 yards. WR Devin Duvernay and TE Josh Oliver snagged Jackson's other 2 TD passes. New England ranked among the league's toughest matchups for TEs last season. Although the Pats missed S Kyle Dugger in this game, let the result remind you that we need not fear matchups when it comes to Andrews. Bateman will generally find more favorable conditions than he had Sunday.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson delivered big numbers in Sunday's come-from-ahead loss to the Dolphins. He ran for 119 yards on 9 attempts, with most of that coming via his 79-yard TD dash in the 3rd quarter. Jackson also racked up 318 yards and 3 TDs through the air, finding TE Mark Andrews, WR Rashod Bateman and WR Demarcus Robinson for scores. Bateman (4-108) and Andrews (9-104) each delivered big lines, combining to claim 62% of Jackson's targets for the game.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman accounted for nearly all of his Week 1 receiving yardage with a 55-yard TD in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's 24-9 win over the Jets. Bateman totaled just 59 yards on 2 receptions in the game. His 5 targets led Baltimore WRs and ranked 2nd on the team but accounted for just 16.7% of Lamar Jackson's 30 pass attempts on a surprisingly sluggish offensive day for the Ravens. Potentially tough matchups with the Dolphins, Patriots and Bills come the next 3 weeks.

The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec highlighted WR Rashod Bateman among his "stock up" players through the 1st week of training camp. "He consistently made plays in all areas on the field and cut out the drops that were happening too often in minicamps," Zrebiec wrote. "The 2021 first-round pick has a no-nonsense and business-like demeanor." Bateman has a massive opportunity in 2022 with the departure of WR Marquise Brown and his 146 targets from a year ago. He's an attractive target at his 7th-round ADP.

Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic named James Proche the standout WR of Ravens minicamp/OTAs. Of course, we’re talking about padless practices, and Zrebiec even points out that Proche won the offseason over his first 2 seasons. Still, the long-time beat writer credits Proche’s toughness, confidence and good hands as reasons for him to be a “bigger contributor” this fall. Clearly, Baltimore has a major need at WR behind Rashod Bateman. A veteran signing remains likely, but there could be some deep league value to mine if Proche can lock down a steady role. At 5’11, 201 pounds, Proche was a considered a productive, sure-handed prospect coming out of SMU. He's tallied 17 catches through 2 pro seasons.

Per beat writer Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens believe WR Rashod Bateman is “ready to break out.” That’s clearly not a stretch, as Baltimore just dealt Marquise Brown after using a Round 1 pick on Bateman in the 2021 draft. Zrebiec adds, however, that the Ravens will “likely” add a veteran WR “at some point.” We’d bet against any available veteran significantly altering Bateman’s 2022 role. But there are some intriguing names still available, most notably Julio Jones and Will Fuller.

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks considers Ravens WR Rashod Bateman a top breakout candidate for the 2022 season. Brooks calls the 2nd-year man a “nice fit” in the offense, adding that he can reach “8 to 10 targets” per game. We don’t disagree on the premise. But the latter point is perhaps a stretch; 8 targets per game adds up to 136 over a full season. Only 11 WRs hit that mark in 2021. Beyond that, the Ravens — minus Marquise Brown — simply don’t project for fantasy-friendly pass volume. For fantasy purposes, Bateman’s best drafted as a WR3 with upside.

Ravens WR Rashod Bateman is striking an optimistic tone following a tough rookie season. "I do feel comfortable," Bateman said this past week. "The NFL was a big mental step for me. Just being here now I feel way more comfortable, way more relaxed. I know what to expect. I know how to move. I'm just excited for Year 2. I'm excited to be healthy. I'm excited to do the things I know I can do.” Bateman missed 5 early-season games following offseason groin surgery, his first missed games ever as a football player. Now healthy, the hope is that a year 2 breakout is around the corner. That might be tough if Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews stay healthy, but at only 22, Bateman remains an enticing dynasty asset. He cracks WR3 range in our Dynasty Rankings.

Ravens WR Sammy Watkins has landed on the COVID list and will miss Sunday's game vs. the Packers. Watkins isn't on the fantasy radar -- but his absence makes WR Rashod Bateman's playing time a bit safer.

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