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Marquise Brown ruled out for Sunday’s contest vs. Bears

We break down the news that Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown has a thigh injury coming into Week 11.

Marquise Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Saturday update: The Ravens have ruled Brown out of Sunday’s contest against the Bears. That means Sammy Watkins, Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews will have some additional value in this contest.

Friday update: The Ravens welcomed Brown back to practice along with Lamar Jackson and Rashod Bateman, per Jamison Hensley. All three would seem to be on track to play on Sunday. UPDATE: The team has listed Brown as “questionable” for Week 11.

Thursday update: Brown was once again not spotted during the open portion of the Ravens’ Thursday practice, per Jamison Hensley. His status is in question for Week 11.

The Baltimore Ravens returned to practice on Wednesday of Week 11 and had an unexpected addition to the injury report. Wide receiver Marquise Brown did not practice due to a thigh injury. This is a new injury after he dealt with a back injury heading into Thursday Night Football last week.

Fantasy football implications

Brown has been banged up with various injuries this year, so a Wednesday DNP is not something to worry about. If he does not practice Thursday it becomes a bigger concern, and if he doesn’t practice the whole week, then he likely ends up out or a significant game-time decision.

Brown has been Lamar Jackson’s top target this season, with Rashod Bateman gaining some ground. If Brown is active, he’s a solid WR2 and Bateman is in the WR3/flex territory. If Brown ends up inactive, Bateman would see a boost into WR territory. We’ll get a better handle on this injury when the Ravens return to practice on Thursday.