News: 18 hours agoCoach John Harbaugh revealed Monday that Brown's hamstring injury is worse than the Ravens originally thought, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: Brown now has missed three straight practice since exiting Thursday's session early. Fellow Ravens wideout Rashod Bateman reportedly is dealing with a minor muscular issue, while oft-injured veteran Sammy Watkins actually has managed to stay healthy so far. If Brown and Bateman continue to miss time, it could open up first-team reps for Devin Duvernay, Miles Boykin and Tylan Wallace, among others.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Baltimore's offensive scheme is about as unfriendly to WRs as they come, and Brown has felt the wrath during his first two NFL seasons. The 2019 first-round pick saw a big uptick in usage last season, playing 78% of the snaps, and handling 25% of Baltimore's targets (10th highest among WRs) and 38% of its air yards. He was targeted at least six times in 12 of 16 regular-season games. Despite the heavy usage - and a respectable eight TDs - Brown finished 35th at WR in targets, 42nd in receptions and 40th in yards. He was WR36 in fantasy, and 14th was his best weekly finish. Baltimore may throw more in 2021, but he's a candidate for fewer targets with Rashod Bateman, Sammy Watkins and Tylan Wallace added to the mix. Brown is a flex option.