Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed Thursday that Duvernay suffered a broken fifth metatarsal of his right foot during Tuesday's practice, Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official site reports. "[It was] out of the blue. He felt something [while running a route]," Harbaugh said. "We didn't know how serious is was or wasn't until later, and they got the X-rays back and it was just a broken fifth metatarsal. So, it is what it is."
Analysis: Duvernay was shuttled to injured reserve just hours after suffering the injury, opening up a spot on the 53-man roster for waiver-wire pickup Sammy Watkins in the process. Harbaugh seemed to suggest that Duvernay won't need surgery to address the injury, with the coach noting that the receiver will have a chance to return for the Super Bowl, should the Ravens be able to make an improbable postseason run. For all intents and purposes, however, Duvernay's 2022 season can be considered over, with the Ravens set to move forward with Demarcus Robinson, DeSean Jackson, Watkins and James Proche as their available options at receiver
Dec 22, 2022 1:38 PM EST
Duvernay sustained a broken foot during Tuesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Duvernay was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, but the exact nature of his injury wasn't revealed. The 2020 third-rounder has a recovery timetable of approximately two months, and he's expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2023 season. With Duvernay unavailable for the remainder of the regular season, Demarcus Robinson, DeSean Jackson, Sammy Watkins and James Proche are candidates to see increased roles in Baltimore's passing game.
Dec 21, 2022 7:33 AM EST
The Ravens placed Duvernay (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: The nature of the injury Duvernay suffered during Tuesday's practice still isn't fully known, but the Ravens evidently determined the issue was significant enough to sideline the receiver for the remaining three games of the regular season as well as the first round of the postseason, should Baltimore secure a spot. In response to Duvernay's injury, the Ravens claimed Sammy Watkins off waivers from the Packers on Tuesday, adding a healthy body to a depleted receiver room. Tight end Mark Andrews remains the Ravens' clear top option in the passing game, but the absence of Duvernay should at least open up more playing time and perhaps an extra target or two for the likes of Demarcus Robinson, DeSean Jackson, Watkins and James Proche.
Dec 20, 2022 2:42 PM EST
Duvernay suffered a foot injury during Tuesday's practice, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Ravens reportedly are concerned it's a significant injury and have Duvernay undergoing tests Tuesday afternoon. He hasn't seen many targets recently, but Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson have dominated the WR snaps for Baltimore the past month and a half. The Ravens claimed Sammy Watkins off waivers Tuesday in a move that arguably made sense even without the Duvernay injury.
Dec 20, 2022 1:15 PM EST
Duvernay failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Duvernay was a complete nonfactor Sunday, as the veteran wideout was failed to recored a single reception for the first time this season. With Lamar Jackson (knee) sidelined, the Ravens offense attempted just 17 passes in the contest. Tyler Huntley completed eight of his 12 pass attempts for 88 yards before suffering a concussion. In relief, undrafted rookie quarterback Anthony Brown completed just three of his five passes for 16 yards. With Jackson sidelined, it is hard to trust any of Baltimore's pass catchers going forward. Regardless of who starts at quarterback in Week 15 on the road against Cleveland, Duvernay projects as a risky play for fantasy purposes. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old will look to have a bounce back performance against the Browns in a divisional showdown.
Dec 13, 2022 7:18 PM EST
Duvernay secured all six targets for 34 yards, returned three kickoffs for 62 yards and one punt for three yards in the Ravens' 10-9 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Analysis: Duvernay finished second on the day in receptions and third in both receiving yards and targets, but outside of his long reception of 13 yards, he posted just 21 on his other five catches. Duvernay's catch total was also a season high, giving him some momentum heading into a Week 14 road matchup versus the Steelers.
Dec 4, 2022 9:12 PM EST
Duvernay caught three of five targets for 23 yards and added 16 yards on two carries in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Duvernay continued to run as the Ravens' No. 1 wideout Sunday, playing the most offensive snaps (56) of any Baltimore receiver. Unfortunately, the speedster couldn't get much going in a favorable matchup. Duvernay's recent struggles are just a part of what appears to be a bigger problem with the Ravens' aerial attack. With teammate Rashod Bateman (foot) out for the remainder of the season, Duvernay should continue to be given the opportunity to produce in an offense looking to get back on track. The 25-year-old receiver will look to improve upon several weeks of lackluster performances when the Ravens host the Broncos in Week 13.
Nov 29, 2022 8:41 PM EST
Duvernay (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: A late addition to the Ravens' Week 12 injury report, Duvernay had been listed as questionable heading into Sunday after the hamstring issue rendered him a limited participant at Friday's practice session. Ultimately, the injury wasn't enough of a concern to prevent Duvernay from suiting up Sunday, and the 25-year-old wideout isn't expected to face any limitations while serving in his usual starting role. Even with the Ravens having been without No. 1 wideout Rashod Bateman (foot) for their last two games and top tight end Mark Andrews for one of them, Duvernay has drawn just two targets between those contests.
Nov 27, 2022 8:44 AM EST
Duvernay (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Duvernay was limited in practice Friday but hadn't previously appeared on the Week 12 injury report for Baltimore, but both he and Demarcus Robinson (hip) are expected to be active Sunday. Duvernay and Robinson have stepped up as Lamar Jackson's top wideouts with Rashod Bateman (foot) out for the season, so it's integral for the Ravens' offense to have both available. However, Duvernay has seen just two targets in his last two games, and he hasn't recorded 50 or more receiving yards since Week 5.
Nov 27, 2022 2:56 AM EST
The Ravens list Duvernay as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Baltimore hadn't included Duvernay on its Week 12 injury report until he showed up Friday after being limited in practice due to the hamstring issue. It's unclear if the injury was something he brought into Friday, or if he suffered the injury during practice and exited early as a result. Whatever the case, the Ravens will offer more clarity on his status with the release of their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Duvernay has been the Ravens' No. 1 wide receiver in name while Rashod Bateman (foot) has been sidelined with a season-ending injury for the past two games, but he's drawn two combined targets in those contests despite playing 78 percent of the snaps on offense.
Nov 25, 2022 12:34 PM EST
Duvernay brought in his sole target for three yards, rushed once for four yards and returned two punts for five yards in the Ravens' 13-3 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: Duvernay was disappointingly uninvolved on a day when Mark Andrews returned to action from a one-game absence and Demarcus Robinson stepped up with his biggest yardage total since 2019. The speedster's production is still tough to trust on a week-to-week basis, although he'll have a favorable matchup in a Week 12 road battle against an inconsistent Jaguars defense.
Nov 20, 2022 4:43 PM EST
Duvernay recorded one reception on one target for five yards in Monday's 27-13 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Duvernay seemed to have a clear role heading into the game with both Mark Andrews (shoulder) and Rashod Bateman (foot) sidelined. However, he managed his lone catch on Baltimore's second possession of the game and didn't factor in as a receiver from there. Despite a lack of healthy skill-position players in Baltimore, Duvernay has failed to top 50 receiving yards in four consecutive games.
Nov 7, 2022 9:59 PM EST
Duvernay is expected to serve as the Ravens' No. 1 wide receiver for the rest of the season after head coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday that Rashod Bateman (foot) won't play again in 2022, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Tight end Mark Andrews (shoulder/ankle) 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 top option in the Ravens' weak wide-receiver room for the back half of the season. While Bateman was sidelined Weeks 5 and 6, Duvernay put together a 6-68-0 receiving line on 12 targets to go with three carries for 24 yards, production that doesn't immediately vault Duvernay into must-start status. That said, the absence of Bateman can still be viewed as a positive development for Duvernay, given that the seven and five targets he drew in Weeks 5 and 6 are his highest counts of the season. The Ravens have Demarcus Robinson, James Proche, Tylan Wallace and DeSean Jackson available as their other options at receiver, but none of the quartet have been consistently involved in the passing attack this season as Duvernay.
Nov 3, 2022 1:57 PM EST
Duvernay secured all four targets for 31 yards, rushed twice for 33 yards and a touchdown, returned three kickoffs for 72 yards and ran back three punts for 27 yards in the Ravens' 27-22 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Duvernay's extremely stat line underscores his importance to the victory. The speedster's 15-yard rushing touchdown midway through the fourth quarter was critical in giving the Ravens some breathing room after the Buccaneers had closed to within 17-13, and it was his first trip to the end zone since Week 3. Duvernay's upside as a receiver is decidedly capped by his team's run-heavy approach, but if he continues to get more opportunities on the ground, it could certainly serve to supplement his overall fantasy production nicely. Duvernay's first opportunity to build on his best all-around performance of the season comes in a Week 9 road matchup against the Saints on Monday night, Nov. 7.
Oct 27, 2022 9:12 PM EST
Duvernay secured two of three targets for 42 yards in the Ravens' 23-20 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Duvernay tied Rashod Bateman for the team lead in receiving yards, but it was a modest figure overall on a day when Lamar Jackson threw for only 120 yards. Duvernay has recorded over 40 receiving yards in all but two games this season, but his overall upside remains capped thanks to Baltimore's usual run-first mentality. Duvernay's next opportunity to build up his numbers come in a Week 8 Thursday night battle against the Buccaneers.
Oct 23, 2022 7:03 PM EST
Duvernay recorded one catch on five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Duvernay tied for the lead in targets among Baltimore's wide receivers in the absence of Rashod Bateman (foot). However, he seemingly was not on the same page as Lamar Jackson, which is surprising given that he had converted nine of his last 12 targets into receptions entering Sunday's game. Assuming Bateman remains out, Duvernay will have a legitimate chance to contribute to the offense in Week 7 against the Browns, though his involvement continues to pale in comparison to that of Mark Andrews.
Oct 16, 2022 10:16 PM EST
Duvernay caught five of seven targets for 54 yards and added 24 rushing yards on three carries in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Duvernay had an interesting stat line, as the three rushing attempts and 24 yards were both new season highs. The versatile wideout gained most of his rushing yards on a broken play that had a shotgun snap hit him in the arm as he motioned in front of Lamar Jackson, leading to a fortunate fumble that allowed the speedster to gain 12 yards and the first down. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect those kind of rushing totals from Duvernay on a weekly basis, but the seven targets did lead all Baltimore wide receivers for the second week in a row (Mark Andrews led all players with 10 targets). Rashod Bateman (foot) was inactive after getting injured in the first half of last week's loss to Buffalo, so Duvernay could continue experience a small uptick in looks should Baltimore's top wideout miss next Sunday's tilt against the Giants as well.
Oct 9, 2022 11:21 PM EST
Duvernay brought in four of five targets for 51 yards and returned two kickoffs for 40 yards in the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Analysis: Duvernay's yardage total made him the somewhat surprising leader in that category for the Ravens on an afternoon where the air attack didn't find much success against the tough Bills defense. However, the third-year speedster has found a way to make an impact in each game thus far, displaying more consistency than in his first two seasons on his way to 12-172-3 line over his first four games. Duvernay's next opportunity continue building on his solid start comes in a key Week 5 AFC North home clash versus the Bengals next Sunday night.
Oct 2, 2022 3:03 PM EST
Duvernay secured both targets for 25 yards and a touchdown and netted minus-2 yards on two rushes in the Ravens' 37-26 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
Analysis: The speedster made a picturesque touchdown grab in the back right corner of the end zone with 4:41 remaining in the third quarter to extend the Ravens' lead to 28-20 at the time. The 2020 third-round pick has secured all eight targets he's seen this season, and Sunday's score allowed him to establish a new career high with three touchdowns overall. Duvernay's speed may be especially valuable in a Week 4 showdown against the Bills that could heavily involve both teams' air attacks.
Sep 25, 2022 5:37 PM EST
Coach John Harbaugh realyed Friday that Duvernay (concussion) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Patriots.
Analysis: Rashod Bateman missed practice Friday due to a personal matter, but both players are slated to be available this weekend, setting the stage for Bateman, Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson to lead Baltimore's Week 3 wideout corps. After catching all four of his targets for 54 yards and two TDs in Week 1, Duvernay caught both of his targets for 42 yards and returned a kickoff for a 103-yard touchdown in last weekend's loss to the Dolphins. The 2020 third-rounder profiles as a TD-dependent option in Week 3 fantasy lineups.
Sep 23, 2022 10:38 AM EST
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