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Ravens WR Marquise Brown (foot) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. The rookie is just a DFS tournament flier after missing most of the offseason recovering from foot surgery.

Ravens WR Marquise Brown (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s opener against the Dolphins. Brown was held out of Friday’s practice, but HC John Harbaugh said afterward that the rookie will play vs. Miami. Brown is no more than a DFS flier for Week 1.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Monday that WR Marquise Brown is a "full go" for this weekend's opener against the Dolphins. The rookie missed most of the offseason recovering from foot surgery but did get on the field for the final 2 preseason games. “He’s going to have to get up to speed quickly. We’ll have to be vigilant in what we ask him to do and what he can do well," Harbaugh added. "It’s going to be a challenge for [the Dolphins], too. He’s really fast and he’s got great hands." Brown is no more than a DFS flier for Week 1 but could emerge as a fantasy option later this season.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh admitted that WR Marquise Brown still has "a ways to go" as he works back from foot surgery. Brown was able to get on the field in a joint practice with the Eagles on Monday. “He basically practiced for the first time in a more aggressive setting, so I saw a guy that was practicing for the first time," Harbaugh said. "He just needs to get accustomed to it. It’s all new for him — the speed of it, the thinking, the lining up, running the right route." OC Greg Roman also noted that Brown needs to build chemistry with QB Lamar Jackson. The rookie is looking like a poor bet for early-season fantasy value.

Ravens WR Marquise Brown (foot) participated in 7-on-7 drills on Saturday for the 1st time. "He went real fast," WR coach David Culley said afterward. "He didn’t feel fast. But I told him that I didn’t see anything that would say he’s been injured. He’s not quite where he was before, but I like where he’s at." The Ravens haven't yet decided whether Brown will play in the 2nd preseason game, but he seems to be on track for Week 1. The rookie is worth late-round consideration in fantasy drafts.

"The theme of Ravens training camp has been [QB Lamar] Jackson exceeding expectations as a passer," ESPN's Jamison Hensley writes. This isn't the 1st time we've heard that sentiment over the past few weeks. Jackson has reportedly made big strides in accuracy and consistency even since spring workouts. He completed 29 of 43 attempts (67.4%) in 7-on-7 and team drills against the Jaguars this week. Rushing production will continue to fuel Jackson's fantasy value in 2019. But if he can be just average as a passer, it'll be a big boost to his weekly ceiling and floor.

Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue ended his 11-day training camp holdout Sunday and reported to the team, despite not getting a new contract. ESPN reports that Ngakoue passed the conditioning test in the morning and assumed his usual starting spot in full-team drills. He also sits with the starters in the initial depth chart on the team website. HC Doug Marrone deemed Ngakoue "ready to go and in great shape." It looks like we can proceed as normal in IDP leagues, where Ngakoue supplies double-digit sack upside but a low tackle floor.

Ravens WR Marquise Brown has passed his physical and is expected to practice on Wednesday. The 1st-round rookie missed spring workouts and the 1st few days of training camp after undergoing January surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury. He'll likely be eased back in, but ESPN's Jamison Hensley believes Brown is on track to play in all of Baltimore's preseason games. There's still time for him to carve out a significant early-season role.

Ravens WR Miles Boykin has had a strong 1st week of training camp, prompting The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec to write that the rookie "is playing himself into a prominent role on offense." Although he didn't post huge numbers at Notre Dame, Boykin goes 6'4, 220 pounds with 4.4 speed and a 43.5-inch vertical. There's plenty of upside here -- and plenty of opportunity in a wide-open Ravens WR corps. We just bumped Boykin up the rankings and will be keeping a close eye on his usage this preseason.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews has been drawing rave reviews from multiple beat writers early in training camp. The latest comes from The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec, who called Andrews the team's "most dangerous and productive offensive player" through the 1st week of camp. It's certainly worth noting that Baltimore has 1 of the weakest WR corps in the league, especially with 1st-round rookie Marquise Brown still sidelined with his foot injury. But that's also an argument in favor of Andrews: He could lead the Ravens in targets this season. Andrews is a nice upside TE2 pick for fantasy squads. Folks aren't sleeping on him, though. His ADP in DRAFT best balls over the past week is sitting in the 10th round as the 11th TE off the board.

Ravens WR Marquise Brown has been placed on the Non Football Injury list to open training camp with the Lisfranc injury he suffered late last season. It's a bit of a surprise after the 1st-round rookie reportedly took part in drills in June minicamp. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Brown "is progressing well and should be back on the field in a few weeks." So it sounds like he still has a shot to be ready by Week 1. But Brown will be playing catch-up and is a poor bet for an early-season fantasy impact.

Both Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and HC John Harbaugh labeled WR Chris Moore a 2019 breakout candidate. "I would say Chris is ready to do that and has been ready to do that," Harbaugh said. "He practices really hard, he works hard in the weight room, he knows the offense very well, and he makes spectacular catches out here very often.” Moore has tallied just 44 catches over his first 3 NFL seasons, so we're not ready to go all-in yet. The Ravens also project to be 1 of the league's run-heaviest offenses under QB Lamar Jackson. But there's opportunity in the WR corps. Ryan Mink of the team's official website expects Moore, Marquise Brown and Willie Snead to operate as the top 3 wideouts this year -- although Miles Boykin, Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd are also in the mix. We'll watch the situation as we roll into training camp and preseason action.

Ravens rookie WR Marquise Brown took part in a drill for the 1st time Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. The 1st-rounder hasn’t been cleared for a full return yet coming off foot surgery. HC John Harbaugh said this week he hopes to have Brown ready for the start of training camp

The Ravens added Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Hill was 3-year producer for the Cowboys, totaling 3,539 yards and 30 TDs on 5.6 yards per carry, plus a 49-304-1 receiving line. He crushed the Combine, clocking a 4.40-second 40 time and earning an 89th percentile SPARQ score at 5’10, 198 pounds. Hill projects as a change-of-pace back as a pro but lands in a nice spot with the run-focused Ravens.

The Ravens selected Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Boykin crushed the Combine, posting a 4.42-second 40 time and 43.5-inch vertical at 6’4 and 220 pounds. It earned him a 99.9th percentile SPARQ score. Boykin’s production at Notre Dame never matched that raw ability, though. He totaled just 18 grabs across his first 3 seasons before posting a 59-872-8 line this past year. All 3 of those marks led the Irish. But Boykin’s market shares — 22.0% of the catches, 26.1% of the yards and 34.8% of the TDs — rank 33rd, 29th and 16th among the 48 WRs at the Combine. He also finished just 68th in this WR class in yards per route run, according to Pro Football Focus. Boykin’s physical profile is super intriguing and gives him big fantasy upside. But he’s a high-risk prospect who might never reach his potential. That boom/bust profile is only amplified with this landing spot alongside QB Lamar Jackson.

The Ravens selected Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown with the 25th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Antonio Brown’s cousin turned in 2 big seasons at Oklahoma. He went for a 57-1,095-7 line catching passes from Baker Mayfield in 2017 and then a 75-1,318-10 with Kyler Murray at the helm this past year. Only 7 guys in the country tallied more receiving yards in 2018. Brown’s 17.6 yards per catch ranked 6th among WRs with 50+ grabs. A Lisfranc injury prevented him from working out in the pre-draft process, but flip on his tape and it’s obvious that Brown possesses elite speed and quickness. He’s also a better route runner than many give him credit for. The concerns are his diminutive 5’9, 166-pound frame and that Lisfranc issue — an injury that tends to cause lingering problems. Brown’s foot reportedly looked “excellent” at his medical re-check earlier this month, but it’ll be a situation to monitor into the summer. Brown is joining a run-heavy Baltimore offense but has a clear path to #1 WR duties on a depth chart topped by Willie Snead, Seth Roberts and Chris Moore.

Check out Marquise Brown's scouting report.

The Raiders have signed TE Luke Willson. The 29-year-old has yet to top 22 catches across 6 NFL seasons. Jared Cook's departure has Willson and former WR Darren Waller sitting atop Oakland's TE depth chart right now. The Raiders could still add to the position in free agency or the draft. But the passing game figures to revolve around WRs Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams.

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Ravens OLB Matt Judon is active for tonight’s game against the Chargers. He came in questionable but finished the week with a full practice and looks OK for normal IDP usage

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) is active for today's upside matchup with the Buccaneers. He's OK for normal IDP usage. Jefferson put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after missing the past 2 games.

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday, his 1st workouts since suffering the injury in Week 12. We'll check Jefferson's status Sunday morning, ahead of the upside matchup.

 
 
 

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