Marquise Brown Fantasy Impact For Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews, Plus Advice On Ravens RB Latavius Murray
Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Ravens TE Mark Andrews, WR Rashod Bateman
Fantasy football managers are contending with the late-week news that Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s game. So what does Hollywood Brown’s status mean for his teammates?
Our expert weighs in on the impacts for Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman, as well as offers his advice on how to handle Latavius Murray should the running back be ruled active for Week 11.
Start Mark Andrews In Fantasy?
Brown’s status solidifies Mark Andrews as a top-three tight end for Week 11.
Verdict: Start Mark Andrews as a high-end TE1
Start Rashod Bateman In Fantasy?
Rashod Bateman shoots into the WR2/3 range with Marquise Brown ruled out. The first-round pick has been playing well of late with lines of 3/80/0, 5/52/0 and 6/80/0 over the past three games.
Now, Bateman should see season-highs in playing time and targets in Hollywood’s absence.
Bateman carries a high floor this week, and given he has yet to score the first touchdown of his NFL career, we have yet to see a ceiling game from him — but that could happen as early as this week with the added opportunity created by Brown’s absence.
Verdict: Start Rashod Bateman as a WR2/3
Start Latavius Murray In Fantasy?
The Ravens’ running back situation will be one to avoid if Latavius Murray can return to action this week. However, Devonta Freeman has played well enough to force an even 50/50 timeshare even if Murray returns.
Both backs are risky RB3/Flex options given the uncertainty, though.
Verdict: Start Latavius Murray as an RB3/Flex if he’s active, but only if you really need to
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