Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football Projections 2021
Updated: August 30, 2021
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Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Baltimore Ravens.
Lamar Jackson: It's not a surprise that Jackson's year-over-year numbers dipped following his elite 2019 MVP season. Jackson threw 10 fewer touchdowns in 2020 and threw for 208 yards or less in 12 of 15 games. Even so, his real fantasy success comes from his rushing ability and he has now rushed for 1,000-plus yards in back-to-back seasons.
Over the final five weeks of the season, Jackson averaged only 161.8 passing yards per game, but he threw 11 touchdowns and rushed for 430 yards and four more scores. During that span, he averaged a massive 27.67 fantasy points per game.
Gus Edwards: Perhaps the team will add a veteran running back before the season starts, but the season-ending injury (ACL) to J.K. Dobbins immediately slides Edwards into the team's RB1 role. Even so, Edwards may still finish second on his own team in rushing behind quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Edwards performed as fantasy's RB28 in non-PPR, RB35 in half-PPR and RB37 in full PPR formats in 2020. In other words, he already had stand-alone flex value before Dobbins was lost for the season. Edwards has a minimum of 133 carries, 711 yards and 5.0 YPC in all three of his NFL seasons and he enters 2021 as a high-upside RB2.
Ty'Son Williams: Moving ahead of Justice Hill on the depth chart, Williams slides into the team's RB2 role following the injury to Dobbins. In such a run-heavy offense, it's a role that generates some stand-alone fantasy value, as noted with Edwards.
Marquise Brown: Brown's catch rate (58.0%) and yards per target (7.7) dropped in 2020 from his rookie season of 64.8% and 8.2 Y/T, respectively. Since he played a full 16-game season, however, his overall numbers (58/769/8) improved last season. In a run-first offense with added competition from Rashod Bateman and Sammy Watkins, Brown has a little more appeal in best ball than in season-long formats.
Rashod Bateman: Cornerback Marlon Humphrey says that the Ravens "got a pretty good one" with Bateman, their first of two first-round picks in 2021. It wouldn't surprise me if he outperformed fellow former first-rounder Marquise Brown when both are on the field, but Bateman's status (core muscle surgery) for Week 1 is uncertain.
Sammy Watkins: Entering his eighth NFL season playing for his fourth NFL franchise, Watkins is reunited with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, with whom he had 60/1,047/9 in his age-22 season (2015). Missing six games last season, Watkins set career lows in receiving yards (421) and touchdowns (two) in 2020. Watkins has generated some positive reviews this summer, but he's once again dealing with an ("not a serious," per Harbaugh) injury at the moment.
Mark Andrews: Andrews missed a couple of games and Marquise Brown (58/769/8) outproduced Andrews (58/701/7) over the full season, but the third-year tight end led the team in YPG (50.1). The main concern with Andrews' outlook is that even if he gets the biggest slice of the pie, the team's passing offense averaged a league-low 171.2 yards per game in 2020.
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