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How to handle Marquise Brown’s injury in Week 7 fantasy football [UPDATE]

Will the Ravens have their speedster receiver this week? The outlook is not so good.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown signs autographs for fans prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Marquise Brown injury status update

Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown is INACTIVE for Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks. Brown suffered an ankle injury in Week 5 and sat out last week. He was a DNP in practice this week, so the inactive status is not a surprise. Mark Andrews led the passing game last week, with Miles Boykin and Seth Roberts each grabbing two catches apiece. Willie Snead led wide receivers with five targets and caught three passes for 18 yards. None of them are decent fantasy starts this week while Brown is sidelined.

The Baltimore Ravens made it past the Cincinnati Bengals just fine last week without rookie speedster Marquise Brown, who sat out while dealing with an ankle injury. They could really use him this week, however, against a much tougher Seattle Seahawks team.

Brown is officially listed as questionable on the weekly injury report. But that designation may, in fact, be a little too optimistic. He did not practice at all this week, not even in a limited capacity on Friday. And with a bye after this game, the Ravens may opt to let him get back to 100 percent for the stretch run.

He lit things up in the season opener with his 147-yard, two-touchdown performance. He’s come back to Earth a little bit since then, but speed is speed, and as far as we know, it still kills.

Fantasy football analysis, Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown

Don’t get fooled by the questionable tag, it’s a stretch to think that Brown will play this week, so you need to plan accordingly. Without Brown, it might be worth spending big ($4,900) to get tight end Mark Andrews for your DK leagues. He was Lamar Jackson’s top receiver last week without Brown. Willie Snead is another option, albeit a distant one, at wide receiver.