While the Baltimore Ravens offense hasn’t hit its top gear yet in 2020, it remains a deeply talented group. Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson has numerous deep threats at his disposal, a group headlined by Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and Willie Snead.
Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens WRs Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Willie Snead
The Ravens wideouts draw a favorable matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have allowed five touchdowns and over 800 yards to the position through five weeks. The secondary will have top cornerback Darius Slay (concussion) back in the fold, but Baltimore’s pass catchers should still have plenty of chances for plays Sunday.
While Brown still has room for growth, he has developed into a more well-rounded wide receiver in 2020. His 319 receiving yards leads the team, and he comes in just ahead of tight end Mark Andrews for most first-down conversions on the roster with 16. Brown still doesn’t threaten teams near the goal line the way some of his teammates can, but no player on the roster has a better chance for an explosive play.
Boykin offers perhaps the best pure combination of size and speed on the Ravens’ roster, but his production hasn’t distinguished itself from the other top targets in the passing game. His 10 catches for 111 yards are virtually identical to Snead’s stat line, though without the touchdown. Only in his second year, Boykin could break out at any time. However, until he manages to do so, fantasy managers will have a difficult time considering him for anything other than an emergency flex start. Similarly, Snead shouldn’t appear in too many lineups this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Brown as a WR2.
Sit Boykins and Snead.