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Rashod Bateman officially OUT for Week 5 vs. Bengals

We break down the news that Rashod Bateman has a foot injury. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Rashod Bateman #7 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Washington Commanders during the second half of a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Bateman has been officially ruled out. DeMarcus Robinson should take over the bulk of his snaps.

Friday update: Bateman once again missed practice on Friday, per Ryan Mink. He is unlikely to play.

Thursday update: Bateman was once again not practicing on Thursday, per Kyle Barber. He’s on the wrong side of questionable at this point.

Wednesday update: Bateman was not seen practicing on Wednesday, per Jeff Zrebeic. Bateman is dealing with a mid-foot injury this week. He’ll likely need to get a limited practice in on Thursday to have a good chance of playing.

The Baltimore Ravens were without Rashod Bateman for much of Week 4’s loss to the Bills, but we never really knew why. Today head coach John Harbaugh clued us in, saying that Bateman was dealing with a “mid-foot injury,” per Jeff Zrebiec.

Harbaugh considers Bateman “day-to-day,” which is usually a pretty meaningless designation coming from a coach. We’ll need to see his practice participation this week to get a better idea of where he stands.

Fantasy football implications

If Bateman were to miss time, Demarcus Robinson would likely take over his role, which is what happened in Week 4. Devin Duvernay has shown more upside, and should have more upside in fantasy if Bateman misses any time. Mark Andrews will remain the No. 1 receiver and could have more work funneled his way.

Baltimore plays on Sunday Night Football agains the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 and are currently 3-points favorites at home.