Marquise Brown started the season with a bang last Monday night, but after some missed practices this week, he's "questionable" heading into Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. He would likely be on the start 'em, sit 'em bubble for most fantasy football owners even if he was fully healthy, but his ankle injury is likely causing even more pause. Of course, none of that matters if Hollywood isn't playing, so knowing the latest updates are important. Fortunately, we're here to help with the latest news.
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Is Marquise Brown playing on Sunday night?
UPDATE: Brown is officially ACTIVE.
Brown (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday, though that might have had more to do with the fact Baltimore played on Monday last week than anything. He got in a limited session on Friday and is officially "questionable" for Sunday night's game against Kansas City.
Brown looked every bit the part of Baltimore's best receiver in Week 1, catching all six of his targets for 95 yards and a TD. Sammy Watkins actually had two more targets and one more yard, but Hollywood is more explosive and has better chemistry with QB Lamar Jackson. He still might be a bit boom-or-bust going forward, as that's just par for the course in Baltimore's run-heavy offense, but he still has WR3 upside every week.
The standard narrative when teams play the Chiefs is that the game will either turn into a shootout or a blowout. Either way, opponents will have to "pass to keep up," which should benefit WRs. That sounds good, but it didn't help WRs last year (KC allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to WRs), nor did it materialize last week when Cleveland's wide receivers combined for nine catches, 144 yards, and no receiving TDs. Jarvis Landry did get into the end zone on a rush, but, once again, Kansas City yielded more fantasy points to RBs and a decent amount to TEs.
Nonetheless, we like Brown as a WR3 for this game simply due to his big-play potential. If he's out, Watkins gets a bump in value. TE Mark Andrews would also likely see more targets, but there aren't any other Ravens' receivers worth considering in fantasy.