Fantasy Football stock-watch for Baltimore Ravens
Marquise Brown: Stock up
The Baltimore Ravens added two wide receivers via the 2020 NFL Draft in Devin DUvernay and James Proche, but both are likely role players for the team. Neither will compete with Marquise Brown for top-dog duties as the team’s no.1 wide receiver. Because of that, “Hollywood” Brown has some major upside in 2020.
As a rookie, Brown had just shy of 600-yards receiving and seven touchdowns in 14 games. This placed him as the 45th wide receiver in standard formats. Brown and Lamar Jackson had some really nice chemistry with each other and it showed in the playoffs when he caught seven passes for 126-yards. The best is yet to come for Brown, who is completely removed from a foot injury that plagued him for most of his rookie season.
With a full season under his belt, the sky seems to be the limit for Brown. Even in a run-heavy offense, don’t be surprised if Brown ends up as a WR2 in Fantasy Football, with some higher upside in PPR formats.
Willie Snead: Stock down
Not that Willie Snead was ever a great Fantasy Football option (finished 72nd overall in standard formats), but he doesn’t have much value entering 2020. Snead is still likely the Ravens no.2 receiver, but he’ll be heavily rotated with Miles Boykin and the two rookies because he simply hasn’t established himself as anything more than a complementary piece in this dynamic offense.
The wide receiver room got crowded quickly and Snead hasn’t shown enough to make us believe he can stand out enough to be a consistent Fantasy Football option. In deep leagues of 14+, he may be good bench depth, but it’s hard to envision he’ll be anything more than that.
Miles Boykin/Devin Duvernay/James Proche: Stock neutral
These three have very decent Fantasy Football values if one can stand out in any way. Boykin could be a red-zone machine for Lamar Jackson, Duvernay could be a PPR stud from the slot with solid RAC ability, and Proche provides sure-hands and special teams ability. Until any of them stand out, they’ll simply be guys to monitor throughout the season. If I had to pick one to flag over the others, it would be Duvernay.