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On any other team, Likely would be a star tight end. But unfortunately, Likely plays in Baltimore, and he's the second-best tight end on his team behind Mark Andrews. As a result, Likely is only worth a late-round flier in the majority of leagues. In 2023, with Andrews missing the final six games of the regular season with an ankle injury, Likely stepped up and scored at least 11.1 PPR points in four of five games, including three outings with at least 18 PPR points. Now, the hope for Likely this season is he did enough to earn more targets, even in a secondary role, with Baltimore employing more two tight-end sets. But even if that happens it's hard to count on Likely being a consistent Fantasy option. There's plenty of upside for Likely if given a bigger role with Andrews healthy, but most likely Likely won't do much if Andrews is 100 percent all season. Likely is someone to monitor in training camp to see how the Ravens use him.

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2023 30 411 13.70 5 0.00 684
2022 36 373 10.36 3 0.00 503.1
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Impresses throughout OTAs

    Likely was one of Baltimore's standouts during spring practices, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. With Rashod Bateman positioned as their No. 2 WR and Nelson Agholor the No. 3, the Ravens may often prefer passing from two-TE formations using Likely and Mark Andrews together. Even if that's the case, Likely will have a hard time drawing enough targets to be a fantasy starter when Andrews is healthy, especially because Baltimore also has FB Patrick Ricard taking some skill-position snaps. Likely caught nine passes through his first 11 games last year before exploding for a 21-322-5 receiving line over the final six weeks of the regular season (28 targets) while Andrews was out with a leg/ankle injury. If nothing else, Likely should be a functional fantasy starter in the event Andrews misses games again.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Arrow pointing up after Year 2

    Likely finished his second NFL season with 30 catches for 411 yards and five touchdowns on 40 targets over 17 regular-season games. He added four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in two postseason games. Though the tight end's target count dropped from 60 to 40, with most of his looks coming during Mark Andrews' lengthy absence, his counting stats and efficiency both ticked up significantly. Likely bumped his catch rate from 60 percent to 75 and his yards per target from 6.2 to 10.3 while topping his rookie totals for receiving yards and touchdowns. Though Andrews is still a major factor in the Ravens' passing game when healthy, Likely is overqualified to be a traditional No. 2 tight end. Baltimore's wide receiver corps is still a work in progress beyond Zay Flowers, however, so there could be more opportunities for the TEs. Likely has downfield ability and plenty of experience working from the slot (231 of 567 snaps in 2023) so his role could expand during his second year in OC Todd Monken's scheme.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Catches touchdown against Texans

    Likely recorded two receptions on three targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 34-10 win over the Texans. The Ravens passed the ball only 22 times, limiting the volume for pass catchers in the offense. Despite having relatively few opportunities to impact the game, Likely accounted for the team's third-longest play from scrimmage with a 19-yard catch in the third quarter and subsequently caught a 15-yard touchdown in the final quarter of the contest. With the performance, he now has six touchdowns in his last six games. Even if Mark Andrews (ankle) returns, Likely shouldn't completely disappear from the offense in the AFC Championship Game against either the Bills or Chiefs.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Another TD in Week 18

    Likely hauled in both of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 17-10 loss to the Ravens. Likely continued his recent tear with a 27-yard catch in the second quarter for his fifth touchdown over his last five contests. The late-season standout produced the best fantasy line for Baltimore despite just two targets in the loss to Pittsburgh. Likely has generated 17 receptions off 20 targets with 282 yards and five scores while replacing injured starter Mark Andrews (ankle). The latter is still eyeing a potential return from IR during the Ravens' upcoming playoff run, which will begin either Jan. 20 or Jan. 21 for the AFC divisional playoffs. Likely has proven in recent weeks that he can produce usable fantasy numbers on low target totals, but he would still take a considerable hit in value if and when Andrews returns.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Two big touchdowns Sunday

    Likely caught two passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns on three targets in Sunday's 56-19 win over the Dolphins. Likely's three targets might look like low usage at a glance, but the Ravens had a big enough lead that they were rotating in backups in the fourth quarter, and if the game had been more closely contested the Ravens might have had more reason to go back to Likely. Two touchdowns on three targets will usually do the trick, though, and there's no doubt that Likely's two touchdowns -- especially his one-handed catch and run for 35 yards -- were both game-breaking plays for the Ravens. Likely's rare ball skills and slick running after the catch have made him a crucial part of the Ravens' breakout offense over the last two weeks. As long as Lamar Jackson is producing, Likely figures to be in a good spot going forward no matter the opponent.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: TEs to Start

    Likely had a down game in Week 16 at San Francisco with 8.6 PPR points, but he should perform at a higher level in Week 17 against Miami. Prior to Week 16, Likely scored at least 18 PPR points in each of his past two games against the Rams and Jaguars. The Dolphins haven't allowed a tight end to score a touchdown since Week 7, but Likely has the chance to end that streak. He's still worth trusting as a No. 1 Fantasy tight end in all leagues.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Racks up 56 yards

    Likely recorded three receptions (on four targets) for 56 yards in Monday's 33-19 win over the 49ers. Likely finished tied for second on the team in targets and second in yards, but he narrowly missed out on a bigger game when he was tackled at the 1-yard line early in the second quarter -- a drive that was finished on the next play by Gus Edwards. Likely later delivered a 34-yard reception to help set up a field goal to account for the majority of his production, and he now has a catch of more than 20 yards in three consecutive contests. He's also topped 50 yards in every game in that span.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Start Him (Lineup Decisions)

    In the three games since Mark Andrews injury, Likely has run more routes than any Raven other than Zay Flowers, had had at least four catches per game, has a 74% catch rate, is averaging 13.8 yards per catch and has scored twice to help him land at least 18 PPR points in 2 of 3 games. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about what kind of potential he has for your Fantasy team. But you might also like to know that he's become one of the rare tight ends that doesn't do any of the dirty tight end work like blocking. The matchup against the Niners is tough, but the Ravens just saw Trey McBride and Elijah Higgins combine for 14 catches with a garbage-time touchdown against the Niners last week. At minimum, Likely figures to be used both as a short-area outlet for Lamar Jackson when he's pressured and as a mid-range/red-zone option like he's been recently. You should have enough confidence to go with Likely over Darren Waller, Kyle Pitts and Dallas Goedert.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: TEs to Start

    Likely has been a star with Mark Andrews (ankle) out, and Likely has 10 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets in his past two games against the Rams and Jaguars. He has a tough matchup in Week 16 at San Francisco, but Trey McBride just beat up the 49ers for 10 catches for 102 yards on 11 targets in Week 15. And Colby Parkinson scored a touchdown against San Francisco in Week 14. I trust Likely as a top-10 Fantasy tight end in Week 16.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Leading receiver in Week 15 win

    Likely caught five of six targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Jaguars. Likely scored a 16-yard touchdown with 1:12 left in the first half before setting up a second-half Gus Edwards touchdown run with a 26-yard catch down to the 4-yard line. After opening the season on a 12-game touchdown drought, Likely has scored in each of Baltimore's last two games. He'll likely operate as Baltimore's top tight end for the rest of the regular season and possibly beyond while Mark Andrews (ankle) recovers. Likely has 14 catches on 19 targets for 193 yards and two touchdowns in three games since Andrews went down, and he'll look to keep rolling in Week 16 against the 49ers on Monday Night Football.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Sleeper TEs

    Likely is coming off a big game against the Rams in Week 14 with five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. He scored on a 54-yard touchdown against the Rams on busted coverage, but he's getting chances from Lamar Jackson in place of Andrews, which is all you can ask for. In two games without Mark Andrews (ankle), Likely has nine catches for 123 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets. And he has a great matchup in Week 15 at the Jaguars, who just allowed 27.1 PPR points to David Njoku in Week 14.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Week 15 Waiver Priority List

    In two games without Mark Andrews (ankle), Likely has nine catches for 123 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets. He scored on a 54-yard touchdown in Week 14 against the Rams on a busted coverage, but he's getting chances from Lamar Jackson in place of Andrews, which is all you can ask for. And he has a great matchup in Week 15 at the Jaguars, who just allowed 27.1 PPR points to David Njoku in Week 14.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Breaks out against Rams

    Likely recorded five receptions on seven targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-31 win over the Rams. Likely started his second game in the absence of Mark Andrews (ankle), and he delivered season-best marks in every statistic. The majority of his production came on a 54-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter, on which he went in motion and was completely lost by the defense as he streaked wide open down the sideline. While Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers will be prioritized in the offense, Likely should keep a consistent role for the rest of the regular season.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Week 15 Early Waiver Targets (Add/Drop)

    Likely had been a bit of a disappointment without Mark Andrews before this one, so it was nice to see he still has this kind of upside in this offense. His 16% target share still left something to be desired, with both Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers earning 10 targets, but all that tells us is that Likely isn't a one-for-one replacement for Andrews in this offense. He never has been, and that's okay; he can still be a very good Fantasy option at tight end while being worse than Andrews. If you don't have one of the true must-start options, you should make sure Likely isn't on your waiver wire, because he's one of the highest-upside options outside of that group.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Sleeper TEs

    In his first game without Mark Andrews (ankle) in Week 12 at the Chargers, Likely had four catches for 40 yards on six targets. It was a good start, but hopefully Likely can do more, starting this week against the Rams. It's a good matchup to trust Likely since the Rams have allowed a tight end to score at least 13 PPR points in four of their past five games.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    In his first game without Mark Andrews (ankle) in Week 12 at the Chargers, Likely had four catches for 40 yards on six targets. It was a good start, but hopefully Likely can do more, starting this week against the Rams. It's a good matchup to trust Likely since the Rams have allowed a tight end to score at least 13 PPR points in four of their past five games.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Week 14 Streamers (TE Preview)

    I have very mixed feelings about Likely this week, and wouldn't start him over anyone you normally start. But the role in this offense combined with his athleticism does give him significant upside. He showed that upside twice last year, topping 18 Fantasy points, but he also has averaged less than five FPPG in three games that Andrews has played less than half the snaps.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Six targets as starter

    Likely recorded four receptions on six targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Chargers. As expected, Likely took over the top tight end role in Baltimore in the absence of Mark Andrews (ankle). He finished second on the team with six targets, and he paced all Baltimore pass catchers in yardage. Likely should remain significantly involved in the offense moving forward, though he's likely to cede volume to the likes of Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham depending on the context of a given matchup.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Week 12 Streamers (TE Preview)

    Likely has been absolutely irrelevant in a small sample size without Andrews this season. And last year was a completely different system without Zay Flowers or Odell Beckham. Still, Likely had four games with double-digit Fantasy points last year including a monster Week 18 performance where he caught eight passes for 103 yards. The cupboards are bare on the tight end waiver wire, might as well take a shot at that type of upside against one of the worst defenses in the league.
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  • Ravens' Isaiah Likely: Week 12 Waiver Priority List

    Likely should be the No. 1 tight end in Baltimore with Mark Andrews (ankle) out, and you should add Likely in all leagues for up to 10 percent of your FAB based on his potential alone. Last year as a rookie, Likely played two games without Andrews and combined for nine catches for 127 yards and a touchdown on 18 targets. He averaged 13.9 PPR points over that span, and there's plenty of upside for Likely as the top tight end for Lamar Jackson. However, this Ravens offense has a better receiving corps than last year, and we already saw Likely struggle in Week 1 when Andrews was out with one catch for 4 yards on one target against Houston. Still, there's a lot to like about what Likely can become, so he's worth at least considering in all leagues, whether you need a tight end or not.
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