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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.

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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 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.

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.

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