Until Jordan Lasley finds meaningful playing time with the Ravens, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Lasley struggled during Baltimore's mandatory minicamp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. The second-year receiver out of UCLA needs to make a strong impression this offseason after not seeing the field as a rookie. Unfortunately, Lasley isn't off to a good start in that regard, and the team's restocked receiver room puts him further down the depth chart. If healthy, rookies Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin figure to start alongside Willie Snead, leaving Lasley to battle for a reserve position. Beyond that trio, veterans like Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd will also have strong cases at making the 53-man roster, and fellow 2018 draft pick Jaleel Scott reportedly stood out during minicamp. As it stands, Lasley will need to step up during training camp and the preseason to keep his roster spot come September.
Coach John Harbaugh mentioned Lasley, Chris Moore and Jaleel Scott as options to replace departed wideouts John Brown and Michael Crabtree in 2019, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. A 2018 fifth-round pick, Lasley garnered some buzz during rookie minicamp and the early stages of training camp, but he caught just six of 16 targets for 56 yards during the preseason and then spent the entire regular season as a healthy scratch on the 53-man roster. The Ravens will likely draft at least one wide receiver and still have time to sign a veteran, but their offseason moves so far hint at a degree of confidence in the young holdovers at the position. While he failed to impress at the 2018 combine, Lasley should enter the offseason program with a realistic chance to compete for a starting job.
Lasley was not active for any games during the 2018 season. The rookie out of UCLA managed to crack the 53-man roster but spent the entire season as an inactive. He'll now get a full offseason under his belt to continue to learn the offense. With John Brown slated to enter free agency, there's a possibility of an expanded role for Lasley in 2019.
Lasley (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers. Lasley popped up on the Ravens' injury report Thursday, when a hamstring issue limited his involvement in practice. Whatever the rookie was able to do in Friday's session was apparently enough for him to avoid a questionable status heading into the weekend. Lasley hasn't been active at any point this season and that seems unlikely to change Sunday with all four of the receivers above him on the depth chart currently healthy.
Lasley (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Lasley was a surprise addition to Baltimore's injury report after practicing without issue to begin the week. The rookie fifth-round pick appears to be nursing a hamstring injury of undisclosed severity, and his participation in the final practice of Week 9 should help clarify his chances of suiting up against the Steelers on Sunday. If Lasley is unable to go, Cyrus Jones will slot in as the Ravens' top return option.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|9||11/04||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|13||12/01||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|15||12/13||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|