Fantasy Football: Three best values at Wide Receiver in 2022

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Lamar and Bateman could form a connection that gives him WR2 upside.

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  • Should be Ravens WR1
  • Showed flashes in 2021, but injuries derailed Ravens’ offense
  • Pairs better with Lamar than Marquise Brown did 

Rashod Bateman is currently going off the board at WR38, which is a drastic mispricing. While there is a simple argument to be made that Bateman will likely be the WR1 on this Ravens offense, making him almost certainly fantasy relevant, it is also true that this Ravens team under Lamar Jackson has struggled to support any type of fantasy relevance at the wide receiver position, especially with the emergence of Mark Andrews. However, Bateman showed some signs last year that lead me to believe he could break this trend.

Marquise Brown managed two relatively successful seasons with Lamar Jackson despite struggling with drops and deep ball production. In his limited playtime, Bateman has looked to have much more reliable hands and should be able to haul in some of the catches that Brown did not. Brown topped 1,000 yards last year, and with that many vacated yards to go around, Bateman could easily find himself in the WR2 conversation at year’s end.

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With that being said, these are three receivers that I am targeting in almost all of my fantasy football drafts. If faced with the decision between an early-round running back or wide receiver, the fact that I can get players like these when the running back well has run dry almost always leads to me selecting a running back.