Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Thu 8/11/22 7:17 PM

Bateman was among the Ravens not in uniform for warmups ahead of Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The same applies to Devin Duvernay and James Proche, so the Ravens' projected top three wideouts are slated to sit this one out, which will allow the coaching staff to focus on evaluating the team's depth options at the wide receiver position during Baltimore's exhibition opener.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Mon 8/8/22 1:44 PM

Bateman (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Bateman thus appears past the undisclosed minor injury that caused him to miss practice Friday. Now that he's back on the field with his teammates, the 2021 first-rounder is in line to step back in as the Ravens' presumed No. 1 wideout ahead of Week 1 action.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Fri 8/5/22 3:57 PM

Bateman, who is dealing with undisclosed minor injury, didn't practice Friday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
That said, coach John Harbaugh downplayed Bateman's issue, noting that the wideout probably could have practiced Friday. It's possible the Bateman could also miss Saturday's session for precautionary reasons, so for now, consider Baltimore's No. 1 wide receiver day-to-day.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Mon 8/1/22 12:16 PM

Bateman is making a good impression at training camp and has cut down on the drops that plagued him during the offseason program, Kyle Barber of the Ravens' official website reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that Bateman has been active at all levels of the field after largely seeing short-to-intermediate targets as a rookie. He'll likely see more deep looks -- and more targets overall -- now that Marquise Brown isn't with the Ravens, and it'll also help to have a healthy Lamar Jackson after Bateman spent much of his rookie year catching passes from weak-armed backups. The 2021 first-round pick is in good position to break out, with the Ravens clearly depending on him and TE Mark Andrews to pull most of the weight in the passing game.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Fri 4/29/22 1:38 PM

Following the trade of Marquise Brown to the Cardinals, Bateman currently heads a Baltimore wideout corps that also includes Devin Duvernay, James Proche and Tylan Wallace, ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that Brown had requested a trade, and by dealing him to Arizona, the Ravens now have a need at wideout that they figure to address in Day 2 or 3 of the NFL Draft, via free agency, or both. As things stand, however, Bateman -- who Baltimore took 27th overall last year -- seems poised for an uptick in opportunity in 2022, following a rookie campaign in which he put together a 46/515/1 stat line over the course of 12 contests.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Fri 1/14/22 11:40 AM

Bateman finished the season with 46 catches for 515 yards and a touchdown on 68 targets in 12 games.
EDGE Analysis
The rookie first-round selection started the season on injured reserve due to a core-muscle injury that required surgery and didn't debut until Week 6 against the Chargers. From there, Bateman ranked third on the team in target share (15.7 percent), behind only Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews. He had one 100-yard performance on the season (Week 14 versus Cleveland) and caught his lone touchdown of the season two weeks later against Cincinnati. It's difficult to put a definitive grade on Bateman's rookie season due to the missed time coupled with Lamar Jackson's absence over the final month of the campaign. Bateman had some promising peripheral metrics, most notably a 67.6 percent catch rate and a yards per route run that ranked in the 71st percentile among receivers. With a healthy offseason and a full-strength Jackson behind center, Bateman is primed for a breakout in Year 2.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Sun 1/2/22 5:35 PM

Bateman caught seven passes for 58 yards on 10 targets against the Rams on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Bateman's 10 targets led the Ravens, ahead of Marquise Brown's eight targets. Neither wideout was able to get much going, though Bateman's box score outdid Brown's (three receptions for 28 yards). Quarterback Tyler Huntley can't strike downfield or the sidelines as well as Lamar Jackson (ankle), so in that sense, Bateman and Brown were at a disadvantage to tight end Mark Andrews. It's not clear whether Jackson might be able to play against the Steelers in Week 18.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Sun 12/26/21 4:59 PM

Bateman caught four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown on five targets against Cincinnati on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The rookie didn't have the easiest playing conditions with third-string quarterback Josh Johnson at the helm of the offense, but he managed to put together a respectable box score for his fantasy investors all the same. Now with his first pro touchdown logged, Bateman will look to build on his momentum against the Rams in Week 17.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Mon 12/20/21 12:26 PM

Bateman caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
This was a big dropoff for Bateman after he went for a career-high 103 yards in Week 14 against the Browns. Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown accounted for 27 of the team's 39 targets, which left very few opportunities for the Ravens' other pass-catchers. The silver lining is that Bateman logged a career-high in snaps and snap percentage at 93 percent, so even though the rookie didn't draw many targets, he was still a fixture in the offense overall. The Ravens play at Cincinnati in Week 16 and if Lamar Jackson (ankle) is back behind center, Bateman should have a clearer path to production.

Rashod Bateman
WR BAL (10)
Sun 12/12/21 6:08 PM

Bateman caught seven of eight targets for 103 yards in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.
EDGE Analysis
Lamar Jackson (ankle) went down early in this contest, so backup Tyler Huntley took over and produced well from the pocket. The change of styles under center resulted in the first-round wideout's best game of the season. Perhaps this outing can kickstart the talented rookie's campaign -- regardless of who is under center against the Packers next Sunday -- as he produced just 301 yards on 25 receptions with no touchdowns in his previous seven contests.