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Projecting Baltimore Ravens skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

The Ravens added wide receiver depth this offseason and hope to take the next step by winning in the playoffs in 2021.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews celebrates his first half touchdown with wide receiver Marquise Brown and center Hroniss Grasu and quarterback Lamar Jackson against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens weren’t as dominate in 2020 as they were in 2019, but they still made it to the playoffs despite dealing with COVID-19 throughout the season. They’ll look to rebound this season against a fading Steelers offense and up-and-coming Browns team in the AFC North. ‘

The Ravens grabbed two more wide receivers in this year’s NFL Draft and hope to beef up their passing game as teams have pushed the Ravens to win through the air in the playoffs the last two seasons. It’s imperative that Lamar Jackson finds a stronger connection with his wide receivers this year.

Quarterback

  1. Lamar Jackson
  2. Trace McSorley
  3. Tyler Huntley

Running back

  1. J.K. Dobbins
  2. Gus Edwards
  3. Justice Hill
  4. Ty’Son Williams

Wide receiver

  1. Marquise Brown
  2. Sammy Watkins
  3. Devin Duvernay
  4. Rashod Bateman
  5. Miles Boykin
  6. Tylan Wallace

Tight end

  1. Mark Andrews
  2. Nick Boyle
  3. Josh Oliver
  4. Eric Tomlinson

Biggest offseason changes

The Ravens let Mark Ingram go late last season, pushing J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards to become the 1-2 punch at tailback. Those two should continue to split work at the top, with Justice Hill working as RB3.

Ex-Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins joined the team in free agency. He and Marquise Brown should be the only locked in starting wide receivers for Week 1. After those two it’s anybody’s guess, as Duvernay, Bateman, Boykin and Wallace all have a chance to win playing time in training camp.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

Lamar Jackson will continue to run, but there’s no doubt the team will make the passing game the top priority as they look to take the next step in the playoffs. That doesn’t mean they aren’t going to focus on running the ball, because they are built to run the ball. But they need to be able to throw the ball consistently when teams double down on stopping the run.

Building chemistry with Watkins and developing Brown, Duvernay and their two rookie wide receivers will be the key to getting the passing game going. Jackson, Dobbins and Edwards have already shown they can get the job done on the ground.