Bateman's Injury Provides WR No. 1 Receiver Role Rest Of Season

The Baltimore Ravens got some tough news on Thursday, with their No. 1 wide receiver Rashod Bateman out for the season. 

However, with Bateman out, Devin Duvernay is expected to serve as the Ravens' No. 1 wide receiver for the rest of the season.

Tight end Mark Andrews will most likely continue operating as the No. 1 target for quarterback Lamar Jackson while Bateman is out of the lineup, but Duvernay becomes the clear option in the Ravens' weak wide-receiver room for the back half of the season. 

While Bateman was out for Weeks 5-6, Duvernay put together a modest six receptions for 69 yards on 12 targets along with three carries for 24 yards and a rushing touchdown. 

The absence of Bateman is still a positive development for Duvernay, as the other WRs are Demarcus Robinson, James Proche, Tylan Wallace and DeSean Jackson, none of who will challenge Duvernay for the WR1 spot.

The twenty-five-year-old receiver is a former third-round pick by the Ravens in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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