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Javon Baker

WR NE

College: Central Florida | Rookie
Height: 0'0" | Weight: 0 lbs
Birth Date:
2024 Bye Week: 14

Rostered: 20.3%
Started: 0.2%
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Baker was the second receiver selected by the Patriots in this year's draft, getting picked in the fourth round. He lands in a pretty good spot to get some playing time his rookie season. Baker has good size for the position and is a solid route runner. He will drop some passes, though, and doesn't always play to his size. Baker is likely to be anywhere from third to fifth on the depth chart for the Patriots this season.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Baker could end up getting some consistent work but don't expect big numbers his rookie season in this offense. He will be pretty ho hum. Look for around 35 receptions for 450 yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

The New England Patriots selected Javon Baker in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. This came two rounds after they took Washington's Ja'Lynn Polk as they reinforced a receiving room in need. Baker spent two years as a backup at Alabama before transferring to UCF for a pair of solid campaigns, headlined by 1,139 yards on 52 catches as a senior. Averaging over 20 yards per catch speaks to a true burner, but the scouting report has his game speed as far more effective than the timed speed illustrated by the 4.54 40-yard dash. At 6-foot-1, Baker also does a good job timing the ball in contested spots. Both he and Polk should have a good chance at earning reps amidst Demario Douglas, K.J. Osborn, and a rehabbing Kendrick Bourne. Baker's fantasy fate may rest on how effective Drake Maye's deep ball is. For now, Baker is a nice upside stash available after pick 200 in most drafts and sits as RotoBaller's WR88 in half-PPR preseason ranks.

The New England Patriots selected Javon Baker in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. This came two rounds after they took Washington's Ja'Lynn Polk as they reinforced a receiving room in need. Baker spent two years as a backup at Alabama before transferring to UCF for a pair of solid campaigns, headlined by 1,139 yards on 52 catches as a senior. Averaging over 20 yards per catch speaks to a true burner, but the scouting report has his game speed as far more effective than the timed speed illustrated by the 4.54 40-yard dash. At 6-foot-1, Baker also does a good job timing the ball in contested spots. Both he and Polk should have a good chance at earning reps amidst Demario Douglas, K.J. Osborn, and a rehabbing Kendrick Bourne. Baker's fantasy fate may rest on how effective Drake Maye's deep ball is. For now, Baker is a nice upside stash available after pick 200 in most drafts and sits as RotoBaller's WR88 in half-PPR preseason ranks.

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Player Notes
Jun 11 11:50am ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Javon Baker (undisclosed) was a limited participant in Monday's offseason practice, according to Patriots reporter Mike Kadlick. It's unclear why the rookie isn't practicing in full, but he is not wearing gloves or getting the ball thrown to him in drills. For now, this shouldn't be much of a concern, but it's a situation worth monitoring. The 2024 fourth-round pick enters his rookie season with a chance to compete for snaps and targets right away. The New England wideout room consisting of Kendrick Bourne, Ja'Lynn Polk, Demario Douglas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, K.J. Osborn, and Tyquan Thornton is one of the worst units in the NFL, so the 2023 First-Team All-Big-12 selection and 1,100-yard receiver could make a fantasy impact in 2024. That said, the ceiling of the entire offense will likely be limited under veteran Jacoby Brissett or rookie Drake Maye.

From RotoBaller

May 24 4:10pm ET

The New England Patriots signed fourth-round rookie wide receiver Javon Baker to his rookie contract on Friday, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Baker, the 110th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft was rumored to potentially come off the board on Day 2, but New England, a team that needed pass-catching help, stopped his fall. Baker earned first-team All-Big-12 honors in his final season at UCF after hauling in 52 passes for 1,139 yards and seven touchdowns. The Patriots have a wide-open wide receiver depth chart consisting of Kendrick Bourne, K.J. Osborn, Demario Douglas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyquan Thornton, and second-round rookie Ja'Lynn Polk. It's difficult to predict who will start in three-wide sets in 2024, but the passing offense will likely offer limited fantasy upside under rookie quarterback Drake Maye when he takes over for Jacoby Brissett.

From RotoBaller

May 15 12:00am ET

New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Javon Baker flashed significant promise during his first NFL practice this week, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic. Howe notes that Baker made several impressive plays. He reached to save a sailing throw, utilized "nifty footwork" to get out of his break on a crossing route, and generally demonstrated smooth route-running." There will be growing pains in 2024 as head coach Jerod Mayo, quarterback Drake Maye, and receivers Ja'Lynn Polk and Baker embark on their rookie seasons. However, early indications suggest that Baker could make an immediate impact in New England, earning opportunities over the likes of Polk, Kendrick Bourne, and Demario Douglas. He's a fringe top-30 rookie in fantasy football dynasty leagues.

From RotoBaller

Apr 27 1:20pm ET

The New England Patriots continue to try and beef up their receiving corps for new franchise quarterback Drake Maye, taking Central Florida wide receiver Javon Baker with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL draft on Saturday. The Pats also added wideout Ja'Lynn Polk with the 34th overall pick early in the second round on Friday. Before starring at Central Florida, the 22-year-old spent two years trying to make a name for himself at Alabama before eventually transferring. He showed his big-play abilities when he finally got playing time at Central Florida, catching 108 passes for 1,936 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last two seasons. Baker will have to overcome his mediocre speed at the NFL level and will merely be a receiver project for a team looking for players to step up at the position.

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