• Rashod Bateman

  • WR
  • , Baltimore Ravens
  • 52
  • lbs
  • 0' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Bateman is a fantastic prospect, though his 2021 outlook is muddled thanks to the Ravens’ run-oriented attack, the presence of Marquise Brown (and Sammy Watkins), and Mark Andrews as the team’s most dependable receiver.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

BAL WR Rashod Bateman - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Rashod Bateman is a fantastic rookie prospect. He reminds me of a faster Terrell Owens and I had him ranked second among my rookie receivers this year heading into April’s draft – behind Ja'Marr Chase. I’m that high on him. His addition to the Ravens offense could completely change the dynamic of the team, and there are already rumblings about how they want Lamar Jackson to throw the ball more. The team at least appears to be looking in that direction, adding Bateman in the first round, Sammy Watkins in free agency and Tylan Wallace in the fourth round. If they can even get to league-average in pass attempts – admittedly a big jump from last in the league – then Bateman’s ceiling grows exponentially.

Fantasy Downside

The Ravens haven’t produced a solid WR2 season in fantasy since Mike Wallace in 2016, and they haven’t had a WR1 option since Michael Jackson in 1996. There may simply not be enough targets for Bateman to thrive as a rookie. He also will be vying with Marquise Brown – 100 targets last season – and tight end Mark Andrews. If the Ravens don’t transform their offense, top-level production seems far-fetched, even if everything clicks for the rookie. Additionally, Bateman, of course, carries the usual uncertainty around being a rookie.

2021 Bottom Line

Bateman is in an interesting position as a fantasy asset. His landing spot on a run-heavy offense has had fantasy owners running scared from him. Normally, first-round rookies with a clear path to a starting gig get over-drafted based on potential. Bateman is available in the 14th round. That makes him a wonderful dart throw in all league formats, just in case his talent wins out over historical offensive scheming. Without much investment, Bateman’s range of outcomes makes him worth considering as an end-of-the-roster WR5 with significant upside.

2021 Strength of Schedule - BAL

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
@LV
7
KC
30
@DET
4
@DEN
16
IND
10
LAC
19
CIN
BYE24
MIN
23
@MIA
6
@CHI
25
CLE
20
@PIT
25
@CLE
2
GB
19
@CIN
1
LAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

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