Marquise Brown is a great fit for the scheme and design of the Ravens offense, but his Fantasy potential carries a lot of risk. A small, thin receiver, Brown has the difference-making speed and route-running skills to scare defenses into accounting for him on every play. Those traits helped him easily nail down back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Oklahoma, averaging 18.3 yards per catch with 17 touchdowns in 27 games. Lamar Jackson is certain to take deep shots with Brown, but he was generally inaccurate last season and struggled to connect with his wideouts on deep bombs. Additionally, the Ravens seem intent on running the ball a lot. The threat of Brown taking the top off the defense helps their run game because safeties can't crowd the line of scrimmage, but you don't get Fantasy points for that. And if that's not enough, Brown is working his way back from a broken foot suffered last December - anyone who drafts him must keep up with his training camp status. He's worth the risk at 100th overall or later in seasonal leagues as a bench receiver with inconsistent production. Expect him to go a little higher than that in dynasty startups and long-term formats, and with a choice between fourth and eighth overall in rookie-only drafts.
Brown (foot) still isn't running full speed, but coach John Harbaugh is hopeful the rookie will be available at the start of training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Brown is rehabbing from Jan. 8 surgery on a Lisfranc injury, with his participation thus far limited to select individual drills that don't involve running. He should have clearance to practice at some point in training camp, even if it doesn't quite happen at the beginning. Brown shouldn't need much time to earn a significant role, as the competition for snaps otherwise consists of Willie Snead, Chris Moore, Seth Roberts, Michael Floyd, Jordan Lasley and fellow rookie Miles Boykin (hamstring). The two rookies easily are the best athletes of the bunch, while Snead and Moore contributed to the Baltimore passing attack last season. It's less clear how Roberts, Floyd and Lasley might fit in, but they'll at least have the chance to battle for depth roles.
Brown (foot) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Brown has been able to catch passes from a JUGS machine in recent practices, but it seems that might be the extent of his participation in OTAs this spring. While the Ravens will likely hold the rookie first-round pick out for the final day of minicamp Thursday, Brown could be back in the mix to some degree for the start of training camp in late July, which has been his targeted return date all along.
Brown (foot) caught footballs from a Jugs machine during Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports. Brown isn't expected to practice in OTAs the rest of this week or in mandatory minicamp next week, but his ability to come out to the field in some capacity is nonetheless a good sign. The primary hope continues to be that Brown will be ready to roll when training camp opens later this summer. If healthy that time, the first-round pick is expected to play a large role in the what the Ravens want to do offensively in 2019.
Brown (foot) continues to recover from his Lisfranc injury but is aiming to be ready for training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. The first-round pick out of Oklahoma was limited throughout the pre-draft process while recovering from the Lisfranc injury and did not participate in OTAs. However, that procedure generally has a lengthy recovery, so Brown's absence to this point was not entirely unexpected. As long as Brown is ready for training camp, he'll be on track to be a Week 1 starter. His status leading up to training camp will be worth monitoring, however.
Brown (foot) won't participate in OTAs, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. The 25th overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft is still recovering from Jan. 8 surgery on a Lisfranc injury. He hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, but Brown won't have any level of participation this spring. He'll have a good chance to secure a starting job if he can get healthy by August, as Baltimore's depth chart at wide receiver otherwise contains Willie Snead, Seth Roberts, Michael Floyd, Chris Moore, Jordan Lasley and third-round pick Miles Boykin (hamstring). The team should have open competition for roles this summer.
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|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|