James Proche

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Fails to capitalize on extra snaps

Proche played 32 of the Ravens' 75 snaps on offense and finished with zero catches on three targets in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: With the Ravens waiving DeSean Jackson ahead of the Week 18 contest, Proche stepped into a top-three role at receiver for the regular-season finale alongside Demarcus Robinson and Sammy Watkins. Despite playing double-digit snaps for the first time since Week 13, Proche couldn't forge a connection with third-string quarterback Anthony Brown, who was making his first NFL start with Lamar Jackson (knee) and Tyler Huntley (shoulder) sidelined. Proche could continue to serve as the Ravens' No. 3 receiver ahead of Tylan Wallace in Sunday's rematch with the Bengals in the wild-card round of the playoffs, but none of the Baltimore pass catchers profile as especially strong fantasy options this weekend aside from standout tight end Mark Andrews. Proche finished the regular season with eight catches for 62 yards on 17 targets across 15 appearances.

Jan 12, 2023 7:45 AM EST

Catches two passes in win

Proche secured both of his targets for nine yards in Sunday's 10-9 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: On top of his uninspiring performance as a receiver, Proche was also given an opportunity in the game as a passer. Unfortunately, his only attempt on a gadget play in the fourth quarter was intercepted in the end zone on a throw to Kenyan Drake. The 26-year-old wideout played just 13 of the Ravens' 72 offensive snaps while operating as the team's No. 4 receiver. Proche can not be trusted for fantasy purposes with such limited usage. In addition, Baltimore's passing offense stands to take a hit with Lamar Jackson (knee) most likely sidelined for at least one game. The Ravens host the Steelers in Week 14.

Dec 6, 2022 8:42 PM EST

Held catchless in win

Proche failed to secure both of his targets in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Proche operated as the No. 3 wideout Sunday, playing just 25 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old could not make the most of his opportunities on a day when the offense struggled to put points on the board. Proche will be difficult to trust going forward and is likely best left out of fantasy lineups when the Ravens visit the Jaguars in Week 12.

Nov 23, 2022 3:20 AM EST

Logs two receptions Monday

Proche had two catches for 22 yards on two targets Monday against the Saints.

Analysis: Monday's box score was an anomaly for Baltimore. Per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Lamar Jackson was the first quarterback in over 30 years to complete passes to 10 different players while having no more than 12 completions overall. In other words, Baltimore spread the ball around with Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman sidelined. With that wide distribution, Proche's two catches tied for the team lead. Bateman is done for the season, so Proche stands to continue to have a role in the offense going forward. It's worth noting, however, that Proche's snap count dipped from 46 in Week 8 to 17 in Week 9.

Nov 8, 2022 8:49 AM EST

Season-high three catches in Week 8

Proche caught three of four targets for 24 yards in Thursday's 27-22 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Proche came in with only two targets all season but doubled that total in this game alone. His elevated usage can be chalked up to the Ravens losing both Mark Andrews (shoulder) and Rashod Bateman (foot) to injuries during the game. Even if Bateman remains sidelined in Week 9 against the Saints, Proche will be no higher than third in the wide receiver pecking order behind Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson.

Oct 28, 2022 9:43 AM EST

Catches first pass of season

Proche hauled in one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: With Rashod Bateman (foot) sidelined, Proche played a season-high 15 offensive snaps and saw his first two targets of the campaign. Aside from Devin Duvernay, who was utilized early and often, the Ravens' wideouts failed to make any big plays through the air for a second straight game. However, Baltimore's passing attack has a good chance to bounce back against the Giants' depleted secondary in Week 6, so Proche could be in line for another solid role if Bateman remains sidelined.

Oct 11, 2022 2:12 PM EST

Not listed on injury report

Proche wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Proche missed back-to-back games due to a groin injury, but it appears he'll be good to go for Week 4. Regardless, he'll have a tough time garnering many targets playing behind Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson.

Sep 28, 2022 2:05 PM EST

Officially inactive

Proche (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Proche failed to suit up during the team's Week 2 contest against the Dolphins with the same injury, and he'll once again watch from the sidelines Sunday against New England. However, his ability to practice in full during Friday's session suggests he's on track to return next Sunday when Baltimore hosts the Bills.

Sep 25, 2022 9:09 AM EST

Deemed questionable for Sunday

Proche (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Proche missed two consecutive practices prior to sitting out the team's Week 2 loss to the Miami. However, he returned to practice this week with back-to-back limited sessions before being a full participant Friday. However, even if Proche is available, he'll likely have a tough time garnering any targets behind Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson.

Sep 23, 2022 2:31 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Proche (groin) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: Proche missed two consecutive practices prior to sitting out Sunday's game versus Miami, so that he's now practicing again is an encouraging sign he might be available for Week 3 at New England. However, with Proche still questionable and Devin Duvernay's (concussion) status also in doubt, the Ravens could be compelled to lean more heavily on Demarcus Robinson and Tylan Wallace than they'd otherwise like to against a stout Patriots defense.

Sep 21, 2022 2:23 PM EST

Official inactive

Proche (groin) is out Sunday against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Proche went into Sunday doubtful after missing practice Thursday and Friday. In his absence, Tylan Wallace will slide up to No. 4 on the team's wide receiver positional depth chart, although it's unlikely Wallace will see more than a handful of snaps on offense.

Sep 18, 2022 8:43 AM EST

Doubtful for Week 2

Proche (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Proche was unable to practice Thursday or Friday after a limited session Wednesday. Tylan Wallace could see a few more snaps if Proche sits out against Miami, though the Ravens' reliance on heavy sets offensively normally minimizes the impact of the team's depth options at wide receiver.

Sep 16, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Not practicing Thursday

Proche (groin) did not practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Proche was able to log a limited practice Wednesday, so this is a step in the wrong direction for the 25-year-old. If he is unable to go Sunday against the Dolphins, Tylan Wallce would likely be looking at extra opportunity as the team's No. 4 wide receiver.

Sep 15, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Dealing with groin injury

Proche (groin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Proche played just five snaps during the season opener, but it's unclear if his limited snaps were part of the game plan or due to his current groin injury. If he isn't upgraded to a full participant Thursday or Friday, the third-year wideout's status for Week 2 could be in jeopardy.

Sep 14, 2022 2:07 PM EST

Plays five snaps in Week 1

Proche wasn't targeted during Sunday's 24-9 victory against the Jets.

Analysis: Proche played just five offensive snaps during the season opener, putting him in competition with Tylan Wallace for the No. 4 spot behind Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson. Proche wasn't targeted during his limited snaps and was called for a holding penalty on a 12-yard run by Kenyan Drake, which doesn't help his case for playing time.

Sep 14, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Practices Tuesday

Proche (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Proche had been dealing with a soft tissue injury, but he returned to practice Tuesday after missing a couple weeks. With nearly two full weeks left before Baltimore's Sept. 11 season opener against the Jets, Proche has plenty of time to get back up to speed.

Aug 30, 2022 10:43 AM EST

Not playing in preseason finale

Proche (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's preseason game versus Washington, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The bad news for Proche is that this means he'll miss the entire preseason - he's been sitting out since Aug. 9 with a soft-tissue injury of some sort. The good news for Proche is that the Ravens still don't have many plus options at wide receiver behind Rashod Bateman, so he will likely have a healthy role in the offense once he returns anyways.

Aug 27, 2022 3:59 PM EST

Not practicing yet

Proche (undisclosed) still isn't practicing but did catch balls from a JUGS machine Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Multiple beat writers named Proche as one of the standouts through two weeks of training camp, but he's been out since Aug. 9 with an unspecified soft-tissue injury. While likely to miss a third straight preseason game this weekend, Proche does seem to at least be eyeing a return to practice in the near future. The missed time could hurt his bid for a Week 1 starting job, though the Ravens still don't have great alternatives beyond Rashod Bateman. Behind the 2021 first-round pick, Devin Duvernay and Proche are the best bets for snaps and targets early in the season.

Aug 24, 2022 12:54 PM EST

To miss 1-to-2 weeks

Coach John Harbaugh said Proche wasn't available for Thursday's preseason game against the Titans due to a soft-tissue injury that will sideline the wide receiver 1-to-2 weeks, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "It's not going to be too long," Harbaugh added.

Analysis: If the given timetable surpasses the two-week mark, Proche could be in danger of missing the Ravens' final two exhibitions on Sunday, Aug. 21 in Arizona and Saturday, Aug. 27 against the Commanders. In a Ravens receiving corps with few proven commodities outside of tight end Mark Andrews, Proche seems poised to miss out on opportunities to make his mark during a key time of the NFL calendar. Tylan Wallace picked up a knee injury Thursday, while the team held out its presumed top two wideouts Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay, who both recently missed time with health concerns. If Proche gets healthy sooner than later, he again will be able to make a push for depth chart slotting.

Aug 11, 2022 8:09 PM EST

Not slated to play Thursday

Proche (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Proche didn't practice Tuesday, but we suspect that he would have sat this one out in any case, with the Ravens resting multiple key players Thursday, including fellow wideouts Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay. In that context, added reps will be available for the likes of Tylan Wallace, Jaylon Moore and Binjimen Victor, among others.

Aug 11, 2022 4:24 PM EST

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