NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Recap: Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos

Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton (9) makes a catch during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Dulcich: 6 receptions, 85 yards

Jerry Jeudy: 4 receptions, 65 yards

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Monitor Lamar Jackson’s health: Jackson suffered a knee injury at the end of the first quarter and was ruled out of the game by halftime.

  • Tyler Huntley took over as the Ravens' starting quarterback. He gained 187 yards in the air and ran the ball 10 times, including for the Ravens’ game-winning touchdown.
  • Huntley had a below-average 0.40 fantasy points per dropback in his limited time last year but had one week as the overall QB1 thanks to two touchdowns on the ground and another two in the air.
  • The Ravens have a favorable schedule over the next four weeks, including two games against the Steelers.
  • Huntley would be worth a waiver wire target if Jackson misses time. He is a fine replacement, particularly for those who have Jackson and for those with 20-plus quarterbacks already on fantasy rosters in your league.

The Ravens' three-man running back committee: Gus Edwards started for the Ravens, but after ineffective play, Baltimore turned back to Kenyan Drake.

  • Edwards was the only Ravens running back to touch the ball in the first quarter. He ran three times for seven yards. He also led in snaps (six), compared to only two for Drake and one for Justice Hill.
  • Drake became the primary early-down back over the rest of the game, but Edwards remained the short-yardage back.
  • Drake continued to split time with Hill in passing situations, as he did last week.
  • The practice period for J.K. Dobbins started last week, so it’s likely his return will further complicate the backfield.
  • The Ravens' matchups for running backs are relatively favorable over the rest of the season, but there is a realistic chance any one of Edwards, Drake or Dobbins could lead the backfield in touches next week.

Monitor the health of the Broncos' wide receivers: All three of the Broncos' starting wideouts are dealing with injuries.

  • K.J. Hamler landed on injured reserve Saturday with a hamstring injury, which will likely end his season.
  • Jerry Jeudy wasn’t practicing for most of the week with an ankle injury. He was questionable coming into the game.
  • Jeudy was on a snap count all game, playing just more than half of the snaps in 11 personnel, but rarely in 12 personnel and never in 13 personnel.
  • Courtland Sutton suffered a hamstring injury before halftime and didn’t return.
  • Kendall Hinton will be a frequent receiver on the field for Denver over the rest of the season. Brandon Johnson had filled in for Jeudy some in the first half and rarely left the field in the second half.
  • Montrell Washington and Jalen Virgil also received limited playing time, with the majority of their snaps coming in the second half.
  • It’s best to avoid all of the backups given the current state of the Broncos’ offense.

Mike Boone’s return: Boone returned from injured reserve and played a limited role in Denver’s offense.

  • He was used as the Broncos' receiving back earlier in the season. He took roughly half of the snaps in that role.
  • He was ahead of Marlon Mack as the primary backup on early downs.
  • He slightly cut into Latavius Murray’s playing time this week and could further take snaps next week.
  • The game script was one where Denver could stick with running the ball, but two of the next four games are against the Chiefs.
  • Boone could end up seeing more playing time than Murray with the expected game scripts in some of their upcoming games. 
  • Boone is worth a waiver wire target in deeper leagues, as he could see close to 10 carries and potentially a number of targets going forward.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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