As Week 1 attracts close to, avid fantasy soccer managers are already starting to run their mock drafts to find out the right way to (hopefully) win their leagues this upcoming season. On this article, we’ll be looking at a handful of Ravens who you’ll wish to look out for on this 12 months’s drafts.
Beginning off this listing is Mark Andrews, who has simply confirmed himself a top-tier fantasy tight finish since becoming a member of the league in 2018. Presently, Andrews is sitting at an ADP of about 21 on most fantasy web sites, so managers must be trying to draft him as their TE1 within the mid-late second spherical or early third spherical on the newest.
In keeping with most fantasy consultants, Andrews is taken into account to be ranked TE #2 behind Kansas Metropolis’s Travis Kelce, who tied Andrews in touchdowns final season (9) however had 15 fewer receptions and 236 fewer yards. As unbiased as this could presumably sound, with final 12 months’s statistics in thoughts there must be no motive to pick out Kelce over Andrews. A good quantity of Kelce’s manufacturing in earlier seasons had come from performs the place Tyreek Hill served as extra of a decoy on the offense, oftentimes in a jet sweep.
Andrews alternatively really noticed a lower in targets with Hollywood Brown on the sphere. With each gamers now with out their earlier WR1s, anticipate Andrews’ numbers to go up and Kelce’s to go down.
Ah, who remembers the seemingly-everlasting quarterback debate, “Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes?” Whereas Lamar is probably not thought-about within the working for QB #1 in fantasy this 12 months, he actually stays within the prime tier of quarterbacks. Presently, Jackson is taken into account QB #4 with an ADP round 49 or 50. This implies he’s prone to depart the draft board in late spherical 4 or early spherical 5, except the die onerous Ravens fan in your league drafts him earlier.
Final season, Jackson hit the second-highest variety of passing yards in his profession (2,882) however rushed for the second-lowest quantity (767). He additionally had the second lowest variety of touchdowns in his profession, of which there have been 16. Nonetheless, fantasy managers ought to keep in mind that Jackson solely performed twelve weeks final 12 months because of the ankle harm he suffered in Week 15.
Count on Jackson’s numbers to rise again to the place they had been in 2020 ought to he stay wholesome all season.
Third on this listing is JK Dobbins, whose harm final August triggered him to overlook everything of the 2021 season— crushing the hopes and desires of fantasy managers who had already drafted him. With out final season’s statistics to reference, let’s check out his efficiency in 2020. Dobbins had a powerful rookie 12 months, ending with 805 speeding yards, 9 touchdowns, and solely two fumbles in 15 video games. On the finish of the season he was ranked #17 on the RB place in fantasy.
Dobbins’ present ADP is up and down throughout fantasy web sites, most undoubtedly due to final 12 months’s absence. Amongst working backs he’s mostly ranked RB #23 – RB #25, and his ADP is across the 40-45 vary. Fantasy managers who consider Dobbins could have an amazing comeback season ought to begin to maintain an eye fixed out for him to start with of the third spherical and will actually contemplate drafting him if he’s nonetheless on the finish of spherical 4.
Subsequent on this listing is WR Rashod Bateman, who is anticipated by many to have a breakout 12 months following the departure of Marquise Brown. Bateman’s present ADP is between 80 and 90 on most fantasy web sites, which means that he’s almost certainly to look on the draft board in rounds seven or eight. Bateman ought to function a stable WR2 or WR3 for fantasy managers if he lives as much as the hype that has been created round him this offseason.
Final 12 months was sadly not probably the most gorgeous rookie season for Bateman, who discovered himself in a decently crowded receiving corps and coping with an early-season harm. By the top of the 12 months, Bateman had solely 68 receptions in 12 video games, 4 of which didn’t have Lamar Jackson at QB attributable to harm.
With none veteran signings at WR up to now this offseason, Bateman is trying to enhance on final 12 months’s numbers as this 12 months’s WR1.
Gus “The Bus” Edwards ought to function a stable RB2 or FLEX choice for fantasy managers this upcoming season. He’s mostly ranked at about 50 amongst working backs and at the moment has an ADP between 154 and 157, which means he’ll possible seem in late spherical 13 or early spherical fourteen.
Edwards is a superb sleeper decide with an ADP so excessive. Like Dobbins, Edwards additionally missed everything of final season with an ACL tear, which in flip possible triggered his ADP to leap so drastically. Nonetheless, his 2020 season was very promising as nicely. Edwards rushed for 723 yards and raked in six touchdowns. In a run-heavy offense, Edwards is the most effective trying participant at that late place within the draft.