Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Bateman started fairly slowly in Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins, but he finished with six catches for a team-high 80 yards (on eight targets). He has been targeted eight times in back-to-back games, with at least six targets in all four games he has played (over 50 yards in three of them).
Five of Baltimore’s next six opponents (Chicago Bears-Week 11, Cleveland Browns-Week 12 and 14, Pittsburgh Steelers-Week 13, Cincinnati Bengals-Week 16)) entered Week 10 in the bottom half of the league against wide receivers (Yahoo! 0.5-point PPR). The exception, against a Green Bay Packers defense that’s been playing well, is poorly timed for fantasy owner (Week 15)
Bateman has a prominent role in a Ravens’ offense that is throwing the ball more. He should be rostered in all 12-team leagues as a WR3/WR4.
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