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ESPN names one Raven a fantasy sleeper and two fantasy busts for 2023

ESPN names one Raven a fantasy sleeper and two fantasy busts for 2023


Lately, a nine-person panel of ESPN Fantasy writers have come collectively to share their beliefs on gamers who’re sleepers, busts and breakout performers for the 2023 fantasy season. Three Ravens have been in the end named, with one being named a sleeper and two labeled as busts.

Sleeper: Rashod Bateman

ESPN’s Liz Loza sees Bateman as a sleeper at vast receiver for the pending season, and there’s an ideal case to be made. The third-year receiver has arguably the best alternative among the many depth chart to interrupt out this season. He’s already established chemistry with quarterback Lamar Jackson, he’s one hell of a route runner with velocity and agility as well, and the manufacturing was there when wholesome, as he began the 2022 marketing campaign with 167 yards and two touchdowns in his first two video games. Focus will stay on tight finish Mark Andrews till the brand new offense proves in any other case, and it might take a while for brand new additions Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie Zay Flowers to hit their stride. In that point, Bateman often is the dependable goal of the trio, and Jackson appears desirous to air it out this season.

Bust: Mark Andrews

Don’t go full-throttle simply but and hearken to their definition of “bust” earlier than slinging arrows.

“A extremely regarded participant who will underperform in 2023, relative to his ADP/rating.”

Andrews is a extremely regarded participant and is probably going excessive in ADP/rating, and with a full arsenal of weapons for the brand new offense, perhaps Andrews gained’t have the manufacturing some come to count on. Sure, there’s all the time an opportunity of him returning to a 1,300-yard season, however there’s additionally an opportunity he goes for his profession common numbers of 862 yards and 7 touchdowns. Nice manufacturing however not the famous person tight finish numbers many need.

For the report, different big-name tight ends have been additionally labeled busts, together with George Kittle, Kyle Pitts and Evan Engram.

Bust: Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham’s identify alone brings star energy. I’ve seen it in protection of the Ravens on nationwide markets, and in pressers with extra nationwide reporters there than beforehand in attendance. However perhaps a large receiver who hasn’t performed in practically two years and is coming off a non-contact ACL tear may very well be too extremely regarded by many and will underperform. However, that’s within the eye of the beholder. Ravens followers aren’t anticipating some god-tier domination by OBJ, as they see him extra in a complementary function with Bateman/Andrews. Regardless, there’s an opportunity Beckham outperforms Ravens followers’ expectations and see him as a sleeper whereas concurrently being a bust by fantasy viewers for not sufficient manufacturing.



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