Ravens Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player
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The Ravens’ offense was a pass-heavy unit for the first nine weeks of 2018 season before quarterback Lamar Jackson came in and shook things up in the running game.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman will now have the benefit of a full season with his X-factor under center. Will Roman’s past success with mobile quarterbacks turn Jackson into a dual-threat? Can running back Mark Ingram return to his Pro Bowl form on the ground?
Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.
Ravens Fantasy Rankings, Projections
Lamar Jackson, QB
- Pass: 256 comp | 433 att | 59.2 comp% | 3,045 yds | 17.3 TDs | 9.7 INTs
- Rush: 152 car | 732 yds | 5.2 TDs
Mark Ingram, RB
- Rush: 210 car | 932 yds | 6.6 TDs
- Rec: 24 catches | 184 yds | 0.8 TDs
Justice Hill, RB
- Rush: 93 car | 405 yds | 2.6 TDs
- Rec: 23 catches | 173 yds | 0.6 TDs
Willie Snead, WR
- Rec: 44 catches | 478 yds | 2 TDs
Marquise Brown, WR
- Rec: 34 catches | 488 yds | 3.3 TDs
Miles Boykin, WR
- Rec: 36.5 catches | 489 yds | 3.4 TDs
Mark Andrews, TE
- Rec: 44 catches | 618 yds | 3.8 TDs
Hayden Hurst, TE
- Rec: 22 catches | 260 yds | 1.7 TDs
Note: Projections as of August 22.
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Ravens Fantasy Outlooks
Chris Raybon breaks down Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s playcalling tendencies to predict who will benefit the most.
- Roman was promoted to OC by Harbaugh due to his experience in crafting functional offenses around aerially-challenged scramblers Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor. A Lamar Jackson rush attempt was worth 0.61 fantasy points last season compared to 0.40 for a pass attempt, so how closely Jackson’s 2019 usage aligns with the 23.4 pass attempts and 16.0 rush attempts he averaged as the starter last season could have a major impact on his fantasy numbers. Going from his first to second year as a starter under Roman, Taylor’s pass attempts per game increased by 7% while his rush attempts decreased by 28%. Applied to Jackson, that would equate to 25 passes and 11.5 rushes (or 25.7 and 10.0 if we remove his outlier 26-carry, 19-pass game in his first start). A run-pass split in that range would net Jackson 16.0-17.5 fantasy points per game, which would put him around QB15-20. But considering Kaepernick and Taylor both regressed in efficiency in their second year as a starter, averaging a drop-off of 1.6 fantasy points per game, Jackson will need to either make significant leap as a passer or continue to rely on abnormally high rushing totals to hit his true ceiling.
- During his time with Kaep and Tyrod, Roman always had a 30-ish-year-old lead back who got 15-18 carries per game. Mark Ingram figures to serve in that role. Roman mostly had grinders in the No. 2 back role (Carlos Hyde, Karlos Williams, Mike Gillislee) carrying 6-9 times per game, which would suggest Gus Edwards could be involved, but the selection of Justice Hill in the third round says otherwise. Hill is just the third running back drafted by the Ravens since 2015, and the last two (Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon) averaged 10.7 touches per game in Year 1.
- Tight end Mark Andrews failed to eclipse a 44% snap rate in any game as a rookie last season. But the pass-catching specialist ranked 19th in routes run and posted a top-17 fantasy finish at the position. His 3.24 yards per route once Jackson took over would have led all tight ends over a full season, and Roman is rewarding him with a featured role in the offense. If Andrews can replicate his full-season mark of 2.01 yards per route run, he’d need only 22-23 routes per game to push for TE1 numbers.