Monday, August 2, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Baltimore Ravens

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Lamar Jackson442.5289.83318.830.539.51158.310216.25375.45
Trace McSorley35.921.9244.11.620.9713.443.60.2720.28

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.


J.K. Dobbins2211016.69.9529.1233.41.8210.05
Gus Edwards150.8701.24.99.778.40.6115.81
Justice Hill43.31841.085.644.50.333.93
Patrick Ricard0.92.70.01753.40.813.97
Ben Mason0.

J.K. Dobbins: The Ravens have had a 1,000-yard rusher in back-to-back seasons. Unfortunately (for the team's running backs), that player is quarterback Lamar Jackson. For a team that loves to run the ball, however, Dobbins offers plenty of profit potential as a mid-RB2 type. Dobbins could potentially be a steal if Harbaugh follows through on a "main offensive point of emphasis" this offseason, which is to get the RBs more involved in the passing game.

Gus Edwards: Best in standard (non-PPR) formats, Edwards performed as fantasy's RB28 in non-PPR, RB35 in half-PPR and RB37 in full PPR formats in 2020. Edwards has a minimum of 133 carries, 711 yards and 5.0 YPC in all three of his NFL seasons. While Dobbins will handle the bulk of touches, Edwards should approach double-digit touches per game and has stand-alone flex value.


Marquise Brown54.1712.66.63120.03139.29
Rashod Bateman52.56525.6000125.05
Sammy Watkins49.6618.25.4000119.02
Miles Boykin7.8105.11.100021.01
Devin Duvernay6.262.40.56480.1518.04
Tylan Wallace3.144.50.50009
James Proche0.55.300000.78

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, 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 more appeal in best ball formats and DFS tournaments during the season than he does in standard season-long leagues.

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 even as a rookie, but no team averaged fewer passing yards per game than the Ravens (171.9) in 2020.

Sammy Watkins: Entering his eighth NFL season playing for his fourth NFL franchise, Watkins had career lows in yards (421) and touchdowns (two) in 2020 despite playing with Patrick Mahomes. Missing six games in 2020, Watkins has missed at least that many games in three of the past five seasons. His Y/R (11.4) was a career low and his 42.1 YPG was the second lowest of his career.

With all of that said, Watkins has generated glowing reviews in minicamp and training camp thus far. Watkins played under OC Greg Roman in 2015 when he had 60/1,047/9 in his age-22 season.


Mark Andrews68792.77.4000157.67
Nick Boyle12.8115.8100023.98
Josh Oliver2.526.70.20005.12
Eric Tomlinson0.98.90.10001.94

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). Even if he gets the biggest slice of the pie, the team's passing offense ranked last in the NFL (171.2 YPG) in 2020.

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