News: 5 days agoFlowers caught four of five targets for 62 yards and added a six-yard carry in the Week 2 win over the Bengals.
Spin: The rookie continues to impress early in his career. Flowers' big highlight Sunday came on an impressive 52-yard reception between Bengals defenders, showing a downfield element that was not explored as much in the season opener. Baltimore spread the ball around more in Week 2 as Mark Andrews returned to the fold, so Flowers' target volume was cut in half. Still, Flowers was efficient with his opportunities and is off to a strong start overall. Baltimore hosts Indianapolis in Week 3.
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.