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Ravens WR Zay Flowers injury: What status means for Week 12 vs. Chargers

Zay Flowers is dealing with a hip injury for Week 12. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

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Inactives update: Flowers is active and is worth putting in your fantasy football lineup.

Game day update: Zay Flowers is expected to play, per Ian Rapoport.

Things didn’t look so good for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers in the middle of the week. He went from a limited practice on Wednesday to sitting out Thursday’s session with a hip injury. Flowers was able to return for Friday’s practice session, which puts him on the right track. However, you’ll need to keep an eye on the official reports coming out Sunday to confirm that he’ll play.

The Ravens are on the road to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night.

Zay Flowers injury

Fantasy football analysis

It looks like Flowers should be good to go. Last week, he had 43 yards on three catches along with a touchdown, but that outing also includes a 68-yard touchdown that got called back because of a penalty. He’s become a big part of the Ravens offense and a reliable WR3 in fantasy. This week, against the Chargers, he’s got WR2 upside, given that Los Angeles is ranked 31st against wide receivers in fantasy scoring.

NFL DFS analysis

Flowers is $5,600 in classic DraftLeagues this week, which puts him among the better bargains for guys on. the WR2/3 cusp. If he somehow ends up sitting out this game, Odell Beckham, who’s also listed as questionable, could be an option for the flex or WR3 spot at the low, low price of $3,800. Rashod Bateman would be worth some consideration if Flowers can’t play, at $3,200 for a decent flex option.

Betting analysis

The Ravens would be pretty thin for pass catchers if Flowers can’t play. That would push Odell Beckham into the No. 1 receiver spot with Bateman the No. 2. Baltimore should still be able to handle a -3.5 spread, but it would certainly be harder climb.