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NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Recap: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Isaiah Likely (80) celebrates with tight end Mark Andrews (89) after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Andrews: 9 receptions, 100 yards

Najee Harris: 22 carries, 111 yards; 2 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

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Ravens rely on running backs and tight ends: The Ravens use fewer wide receivers per play than most teams, but they pushed this to a bigger extreme tonight.

  • Prior to Week 17, the Ravens had run 124 snaps out of 11 personnel. The league average was 622 snaps. 
  • On the flip side, they had run 317 plays out of 22 personnel, while the league average was just 34.
  • Tonight they ran three plays out of 11 personnel and 27 snaps out of 22 personnel.
  • Demarcus Robinson was the only wide receiver to be on the field for over half of his team's offensive snaps. He caught one pass for 9 yards.
  • In all, 12 of the Ravens’ 14 completions went to tight ends, the most notable resulting in Isaiah Likely‘s third touchdown of the season.
  • Ideally, the Ravens have a healthy Rashod Bateman next season and can upgrade at the other receiver spot to add a new dynamic to their offense.

Jaylen Warren’s career game: Warren recorded a career-high 76 rushing yards and had one of his better games as a receiver.

  • He received double-digit carries for the second time in three weeks. In both games, Najee Harris ran the ball 20-plus times.
  • Warren’s 12 carries were a career-high.
  • He’s graded just as well as Harris all season. He's also generated more yards per carry, a higher first-down conversion rate and a higher rate of forced missed tackles. 
  • Warren continued to be the third down back, as he’s been all season.
  • He was tied for the lead on the team in receptions (three) and put up 22 receiving yards.
  • It wouldn’t be surprising if these two players remained in the top two spots on the depth chart for the 2023 season.
  • There is at least a chance Warren can cut further into Harris’ playing time in the future.

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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