News: 1 day agoFlowers recorded eight receptions on 10 targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 22-19 overtime loss to the Colts.
Spin: Flowers was the primary beneficiary of Odell Beckham's (ankle) absence, and he doubled the target number of any other pass catcher in Baltimore's offense. He was limited to a modest output due to his role, as he was targeted in only short areas of the field and turned in a long gain of only eight yards. However, that shouldn't be a big concern moving forward as Flowers entered the game with three receptions of more than 20 yards and one of more than 40. In addition, Rashod Bateman (hamstring) suffered an injury toward the end of the game, which could result in even more opportunity for Flowers heading into a Week 4 matchup against a stingy Cleveland defense.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Flowers was selected in the first round of April's draft. The Boston College product is on the small side (5-foot-9, 182 lbs.), but was heavily targeted during his 48 games at BC, managing a target share of at least 28% in each of his final three seasons. His efficiency was solid despite a horrific 68% catchable ball rate (second lowest in this rookie WR class) and he also contributed as a rusher (57-345-2) and punt returner. He can align all over the formation and has 4.42 wheels. Flowers has a path to immediate big-time snaps opposite Odell Beckham Jr., but fantasy output may be sporadic in this explosive, but low-volume passing game. Flowers is best as a late-round flier and bench stash.