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Marquise Brown Lands in Awful Fantasy Spot With Lamar Jackson’s Ravens

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was the top receiver in this class by most draft experts. The thought of him with the Steelers, Colts or another wide receiver-needy team made it move downstairs for his future fantasy owners. However, we all went from midnight to six when the run-heavy, Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens called Hollywood’s name at pick No. 25. The receiver’s talent is not the question here. AB’s cousin blew up in his two seasons at Oklahoma by posting 132 rec, 2,413 yds and 17 touchdowns as both Baker Mayfield’s and Kyler Murray’s deep threat. All-in-all, with Jackson throwing the rock in this run-first offense, it’s tough to see any consistent fantasy production on a weekly basis from the former Sooner.

Brown is most often compared to one of the best deep ball receivers ever, DeSean Jackson. If Hollywood didn’t suffer a Lisfranc injury (another red flag), he would have certainly ran in the 4.3s at the NFL Combine. But with Greg Roman calling the shots, it’s going to be a run-first playbook with a quarterback who isn’t a great deep ball thrower. Per Pro Football Focus, Jackson was the league’s least accurate QB last season and when he took over the starting duties, they passed the ball a disgusting 36.3% of the time (league average is 57.6%).

As long as Hollywood is in Baltimore, his fantasy career is going to be the definition of boom-or-bust. Sure, he’ll be able to light up slow corners in plus-matchups and have a handful of 20-plus pt games. However, it’s going to be a frustrating season if you’re forced into starting him on a weekly basis.

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