Is Rashod Bateman Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Update for Ravens vs. Buccaneers in NFL Week 8)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman. / Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman has been one of the best deep threats in the NFL this season, but he's currently questionable for Thursday night's contest in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bateman, who missed Weeks 5 and 6 with a foot injury, was added to Baltimore's injury report on Tuesday. He practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday.

Bateman returned in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns to make four catches for 42 yards, and with Mark Andrews (questionable, DNP all week) up in the air for this game, the Ravens certainly could use Bateman to lead their passing offense.

The Ravens are slight underdogs in this game, but the Bucs come in to the matchup on a two-game losing streak with a struggling offense.

With Bateman trending in the right direction after practicing on Wednesday, here's how you should bet him in this matchup.

Best Rashod Bateman Prop Bets vs. Buccaneers in NFL Week 8

This is a dream spot for the speedy Bateman, if he can suit up, with Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting, two of Tampa's top corners, out tonight.

Bateman has a receiving yards prop of just 48.5 in this game, a line that he could clear with just one catch given his big-play ability.

I love the OVER for the Ravens' No. 1 wideout here, as he should be the focal point if Andrews is out or limited. Bateman has cleared this line in three of his five games this season, but he was injured in one of the games he missed.

Baltimore should have a chance to take advantage of the Bucs' banged up secondary, and I'd expect Bateman to see the most targets in the offense in Week 8.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.