The Baltimore Ravens’ passing offense did not shine on Monday night in one of the season’s most anticipated games. The Kansas City Chiefs really confused Lamar Jackson with their pressures and coverages, and it resulted in one of the worst games in Jackson’s young career: 15-for-28 passing for a career-low 97 yards and one touchdown. That obviously suppressed the stats for the Ravens’ wideouts; Marquise Brown actually led that group with 13 receiving yards. A matchup against the Washington Football Team is next for Brown, Willie Snead and Miles Boykin.
Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens WRs Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Willie Snead
Boykin has played the most offensive snaps of anyone in this trio, but he has little to show for it through three weeks. A four-catch, 38-yard performance in Week 2 is his best fantasy day so far. Snead put up a decent 4-64-1 line in Week 1, but the slot receiver has seen just eight targets in three games. The best option here is clearly Brown, who didn’t live up to expectations in Weeks 2 or 3 after topping 100 yards in the season-opener. But he’s seeing six targets per game, and if Jackson’s accuracy was just a little bit better on Monday night, Brown would have turned in a couple of huge plays, including a long touchdown. Those peaks and troughs are part of the experience with Brown, who is one of the game’s best big-play threats and whose average depth of target is 19 yards. Sooner or later, he’s going to pop. And that could come this week against Washington. However, the Football Team has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Brown is probably the only man here who can be used in season-long leagues. He’s still a WR3 because of his target share and upside. Boykin and Snead are basically punt plays in DFS at $4,000. Brown is listed at $6,300.