Tyler Huntley, Devonta Freeman, Rashod Bateman & More Ravens Fantasy Football Rankings With Lamar Jackson Out
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Tyler Huntley, Lamar Jackson
Note: With Lamar Jackson officially inactive for Sunday’s game, we’re updated the following story accordingly.
What can fantasy football managers expect from Devonta Freeman, Rashod Bateman and other key Ravens playmakers with Tyler Huntley in for Lamar Jackson?
News dropped just an over before kickoff that Jackson is out with what’s being called a “non-COVID” illness, which means Huntley is now listed as the starter with Trace McSorely as the backup quarterback.
Not only does this impact Jackson managers who may want or need to stream Huntley, but managers rostering Freeman, Bateman, Latavius Murray and Sammy Watkins will also need advice.
Huntley signed with the Ravens last season after going undrafted coming out of Utah. He’s thrown 16 passes in the NFL, completing eight of them for 54 yards. He’s 5-of-11 passing this season with 10 rushing yards.
It will obviously be a significant downgrade from Jackson, who has the sixth-best odds (+1200) to win the NFL MVP according to odds at BetMGM.
A line that was once up to 6 and 6.5 favoring the Ravens dropped to 4 and 3.5, depending on the sportsbook, before the news was official. You can find real-time odds for the matchup here.
But for fantasy football advice, we turn to our Action Network consensus rankings.
Fantasy Football Rankings: Devonta Freeman, Rashod Bateman, More Ravens
A healthy Lamar Jackson was ranked as QB4 with Huntley as QB32, but now Huntley jumps to QB21 in Sean Koerner’s rankings, making him a low-end QB2 with rushing upside.
Freeman is now Koerner’s and Chris Raybon’s consensus top-rated Baltimore running back at RB26 ahead of Murray at RB38 in PPR scoring.
Now that Jackson is officially out, Koerner moved Bateman to WR40, calling him more of a WR4/Flex with a ride range of outcomes.
Watkins, meanwhile, dropped to WR74 in the consensus rankings.
Mark Andrews is now TE5, according to Koerner, but is still a must-start.