Injuries from training camp through the end of the season plagued the Baltimore Ravens in 2021, but the team figures to be in the mix for a competitive AFC North crown yet again.
Lamar Jackson enters a contract year in 2022 and will be looking to see an uptick in production in the passing game. After the team traded Marquise "Hollywood" Brown during the NFL Draft, the team is going all in on second year receiver Rashod Bateman from Minnesota.
After missing the beginning of the season due to a hip injury, Bateman was a key part of the Ravens offense, catching 46 passes for 515 yards and a touchdown across 12 games.
Bateman has indicated that he is prepared for the role of No. 1 receiver.
Baltimore Ravens Regular Season Win Total
The Ravens have a win total of 9.5 at WynnBET Sportsbook, shaded towards the over at -140 (under is +110). As well, the team is +170 to win the division alongside the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns, who are waiting to hear about Deshaun Watson's suspension length, are +250.
Further, the Ravens are +1000 to win the AFC and +2000 to win the Super Bowl.
Bateman was the No. 27 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and is now going to be tasked with leading a Baltimore passing game that is light on weapons. Jackson is one of the most dynamic players in the league, mainly with his legs, but needs to have some reliable weapons for his arm as well. As of now, Bateman is the most trustworthy wide out alongside tight end Mark Andrews.
While we don't have official numbers on Bateman's receiving yard prop, expect a significant jump from 68 targets last season as the team needs to replace 146 targets and then some after Brown was traded this offseason.
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