2024 Fantasy Football Overvalued, Undervalued & Sleeper: Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are a fairly straightforward team. Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews are both studs at their respective positions, and Derrick Henry is a locked and loaded top-15 running back. That’s unfortunately, where things get a little hinky. With a shaky passing game, the options available for fantasy football managers are unlikely to match the price paid on draft day. Let’s take a look at some overvalued and undervalued players in 2024 fantasy football redraft leagues.

Overvalued: Zay Flowers, Wide Receiver (WR24, Pick 48 Overall)

Last season, Flowers finished as WR32 in fantasy points per game, finishing with 77 receptions for 858 yards and 5 touchdowns. He kicked in 8 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. He missed a game, but he’s still sitting at a 17-game pace of 115 targets, 82 targets, 912 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He was without Mark Andrews for five games, but other than scoring five of his six touchdowns, he averaged about 5 catches for 54 yards both with and without Andrews.

And really, with the Isaiah Likely emergence, and the Ravens getting a pass-catching back for the first time (more on that in a second), that’s his ultimate ceiling. He was WR32 last year, and it took Andrews missing a third of his available games to get him five of his six scores, and 30 of his 204.4 PPR points last year. Snagging Flowers at WR24 is an effort to get a WR2 who kicks around your lineup as a WR3 all season long. That’s not something I’m interested in in the first four rounds.

Undervalued: Isaiah Likely, Tight End (TE24, Pick 181 Overall)

Much like Flowers, Likely took a step forward without Mark Andrews, posting 28 of his 40 targets, 21 of his 30 receptions, and 322 of his 411 yards (and all 5 of his touchdowns) after the Ravens lost Andrews for the season. Unlike Flowers, this is sustainable, as the Ravens have been looking for another pass-catcher for a long time.

Likely is more a part of their plans than Flowers, as they have all but announced a change to a 12 personnel-dominated look, taking advantage of the late-season Isaiah Likely surge. That surge saw Likely as tight end four over the last five weeks of the season, ahead of players like Sam LaPorta and Trey McBride, whose 2023 campaigns find them going in the top three at the position by 2024 early ADP.

Sleeper: Rasheen Ali, Running Back (RB81, Pick 295 Overall)

This was a weird pick for the Ravens, and I have to admit that I am pondering my orb pretty hard on this one. Rasheen Ali would be best used as a pass-catching back since he is an explosive playmaker who struggles with vision at the line of scrimmage. The thing is, the Ravens simply haven’t had a pass-catching back in recent history. They haven’t needed one, nor have they used one, in the Lamar Jackson Era. Justice Hill leads all Ravens backs in targets since 2019, with 71. That’s not in a season, that’s total.

So, the Ravens must have some sort of plan for Rasheen Ali. It’s the only explanation as to why they haven’t done anything to address the wide receiver room; they’re just going to pretend like it doesn’t exist. Throw to Andrews, Likely, and Ali? It’s crazy enough to work.

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