Projected Winner:Baltimore Ravens
Ravens Total Yards: 404.6
Ravens Total Points: 28.75 - 30.75
Ravens Rushing: 155.0 Yds, 1.4 TDs
Ravens Passing: 249.6 Yds, 1.8 TDs, 0.5 INT
Ravens Total Turnovers: 1.0
Jets Total Yards: 311.9
Jets Total Points: 14.25 - 16.25
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Lamar Jackson only had 145 yards passing last week against the Bills, but he threw three touchdown passes and added 40 yards on the ground. The Bills did a pretty good job containing the electric Jackson and he still produced multiple touchdowns and a Ravens victory. He’s been straight dynamite this season. Jackson needs only 23 more rushing yards to break Michael Vick’s single-season record for a quarterback. This week, Jackson is questionable with a quad injury so fantasy owners need to make sure they watch the injury report before Thursday night’s game, especially considering it’s a short week for the Ravens. Still, as long as he’s active, he’s should be in all fantasy lineups. The Jets rank 22nd in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks this year and Jackson is a must-start every week because of what he can do on the ground.
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Mark Ingram was limited to 50 yards on 15 carries last week against a tough Bills defense, but he did manage to add 29 yards on three receptions, turning in another double-digit PPR day. He has double-digit PPR points in all but five games this season and is averaging 15.7 touches per outing, giving him a high floor in any given week. The Jets rank 11th in aFPA to opposing running backs, so it’s not a simple matchup for Ingram this week. However, the Ravens have been able to produce at least modest fantasy numbers against tougher competition before and it’s possible the Ravens run away with this one and the running game dominates. Ingram should be started as a safe RB2 option in all league formats.
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Gus Edwards had four carries for 20 yards last week in a close win over the Bills. He remains a solid handcuff for Mark Ingram owners as he’s been able to produce when he gets touches. He’s averaging 5.1 yards on 95 carries this season, but most of his work has come in games where the Ravens get up early and are able to give Mark Ingram a break. This week, the Ravens might run away from the Jets, but it’s still very risky to bet on Edwards getting a decent workload. As long as the game isn’t completely out of hand, Edwards is likely to end up with somewhere between four and eight touches, and that’s simply not enough to warrant a start for anyone outside the most desperate of owners.
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Marquise Brown was bitterly disappointing last week against the Bills. He finished with three catches and minus-two yards on the day. He now has a total of four catches on five targets for minus-one yard over his last two games combined. Brown is a high risk-reward player who will need to show some consistency before he can be counted on week-to-week. The Jets rank 22nd in aFPA to opposing wide receivers this season, so there’s some upside for Brown to rebound this week. Still, he remains a boom-bust option in any given week and should be started with caution. He’s best suited as a high-risk WR3 option in large leagues.
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Willie Snead scored a touchdown last week against the Bills and he’s actually hit paydirt five times this season. However, he’s failed to gain more than 18 yards in any of his last eight games and the Ravens’ passing offense has been primarily driven to the tight ends and running backs the past few weeks. While he’s a threat for the end zone, he’s far too risky to trust, despite a nice matchup against the Jets this week. Leave him on waivers.
Week 15 vs. New York Jets Mark Andrews is dealing with a knee injury, making it risky to trust him this week against the Jets. He’s questionable, but it sounds like he’s practicing, so fantasy owners needing him should be sure to check the last-minute inactives and should be grabbing Nick Boyle as a last-second replacement option. If you have other options, look elsewhere this week. It’s too hard to trust him to produce at less than 100% during the fantasy playoffs. That may not be an option in most leagues however with the dearth of talent at the tight end position. The Jets rank seventh in the NFL in aFPA to opposing tight ends this season, so it’s not even a great matchup. He’s too good to sit if he starts, but fantasy owners should be cautious.