3 reasons to trust Rashod Bateman to bounce back for Baltimore Ravens

Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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1. Rashod Bateman has been consistent for Baltimore Ravens

While it was a small sample, it was looking like Bateman was going to have a breakout season. He averaged an impressive 2.38 yards per route run. For comparison, CeeDeeLamb was at 2.39, while Stefon Diggs, Cooper Kupp, and Amon-Ra St. Brown, were at 2.4. He may not have kept up that rate, but if he did he would have been elite company.

While he only has 800 career yards, he averages 48 yards per game. If he extrapolated that average out over a full season he would be at 816 yards. He also averaged 1.51 yards per route run over his entire career. If he had an average number of routes run, and was at 1.51 yards per route then you would see just over 800 yards.

So, if his first two seasons were just one season, fans would be happy about what Bateman has done. On the field he has not been perfect, but he has been good enough. it ie asy to say it is as simple as him being healthy, but for Bateman it is hard to say that this is not the case.

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Bateman has proven to be good enough when he is healthy, the offense will be pass heavy, and the players aroudnd him are going to open things up for him deep down the field.