The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Washington to take on the 1-2 Washington Football Team. Both sides are coming off tough losses in week 3. Washington took an embarrassing loss to the Cleveland Browns that saw them give up 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to loss the game by two touchdowns.
The Ravens ran into the buzz saw that is the Kansas City Chiefs and lost by two touchdowns as well. The receiving core had a flurry of drops and a lackluster performance from Lamar Jackson. The reigning MVP only threw for 97 passing yards amidst four sacks.
Washington and Dwayne Haskins have plenty to try and improve upon after their loss in Cleveland. One of the lone bright spots was Jonathan Allen. The defensive stud had nine tackles and sack. If Washington has any chance against Lamar and Ravens, Allen will need to be his shadow.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 4
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Ravens: 22nd vs. Pass, 2nd vs. Rush
Washington: 2nd vs. Pass, 18th vs. Rush
Washington: +13.5, +750
QUESTIONABLE: LB L.J. Fort (thigh), RB Justice Hill (thigh), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), DT Justin Madubuike (knee), WR Chris Moore (finger, thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder), DE Derek Wolfe (elbow)
OUT: LB Cole Holcomb (knee), WR Steven Sims (toe), DE Chase Young (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Ryan Anderson (ankle), WR Terry McLaurin (thigh), T Morgan Moses (hip), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (illness)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, $8,100:
If anyone is setup for redemption in week 4, its Lamar Jackson. There’s nothing to be ashamed of with losing to the Kansas City Chiefs. But the Ravens and Jackson will be keen on a bounce back performance. There was never a reason to bench Jackson, but in case you’re concerned after last week’s loss, don’t be.
Devin Duvernay, Wide Receiver, $3,300:
One of the few bright spots in the Ravens loss last week was Duvernay’s kickoff return. His increase in use offensively should be coming. If it seems like an overreaction to highlight a receiver because of his special teams play, you might be right, HOWEVER, his explosiveness should catch the eye of a Ravens offense that needs a spark.
Terry McLaurin, Wide Receiver, $5,800:
Despite his quarterback laying an egg last week, McLaurin grabbed four catches for 83 yards. The second year receiver’s abilities continue to be highlighted in the Washington offense, or perhaps in spite of it.
Washington, Defense, $2,100:
If for some reason you’re a big fan of the Washington defense, you gotta stop. There’s plenty of reasons to pick them apart statistically. But this time its pretty easy to resist. They’re facing Lamar Jackson off a loss. Sit them for everything you’re worth this week.