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Baltimore Ravens fantasy preview

Who to target and avoid in fantasy football from the Baltimore Ravens.

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Warren Sharp’s Strength of Schedule: The Baltimore Ravens are projected to face the NFL’s 11th-easiest offensive schedule in 2019 per Warren Sharp. The Ravens and their 1950s ground-and-pound tactics will be heavily aided by a top-end defense and Warren Sharp’s 2nd-easiest run-defense slate of 2019.

Must Draft

In July, John Harbaugh cemented his intention to feature Lamar Jackson as a rusher when asked if Jackson had a shot to surpass Cam Newton’s 139-carry 2017 campaign, “I’d bet the over on that one. I’d bet the over for sure.” An added bonus is the installment of OC Greg Roman, of rushing quarterback fame. Both Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor put up career-high, game-altering numbers while playing under Roman. The Baltimore signal caller is a locked-in QB1.

Justice Hill is going within 3-picks of pick No. 160 across all scoring formats. Per draftscout.com, the dynamic pass-catching running back posted sky high NFL Combine results with a 1.56-second 10-yard split, a 40” vertical and a 10’10” broad jump. He’s going to be a factor in 2019.

Good Values

Mark Ingram will have a bell cow role to start the year—and will produce—but Justice Hill will surely force a committee, if not fully overtake him. 29-years old and no longer able to supplement his body with a little extra something after a failed drug test in 2018, Ingram is on the downslope of his career. Until that happens though, Ingram will provide a steady serving of fantasy goodness.

Mark Andrews has been the talk of camp. He’s an excellent late round flyer as one of a handful of rookie tight ends to surpass 500 yards receiving -- ever -- last season. He’s a pure pass catcher though in a run-first offense.

Monitor

Rookies Miles Boykin and Marquise Brown will be fun to watch but unlikely fantasy contributors. Keep an eye on them though.

Avoid

Willie Snead and Chris Moore.