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Ravens vs. Texans, Week 2: How to watch, what to watch

The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans face off in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Ravens started off their 2020 campaign by eviscerating the division rival Cleveland Browns while the Texans had to relive their playoff loss by getting stomped by the Kansas City Chiefs. Now they get to face the Ravens, which doesn’t seem fair, but here we are.

The absence of DeAndre Hopkins hurt the Ravens in Week 1, as DeShaun Watson didn’t have a true go-to receiver in big spots. Will Fuller played well, but Nuk is in a class with very few others. We’ll see if Watson can work his magic this week against the Ravens, as he has multiple tricks up his sleeves, but it’s going to be tough.

TV Info

Date: September 20
Time: 4:25 EST
Channel: CBS
Broadcast region: TBD

Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Ravens: 4th vs. Pass, 21st vs. Rush
Texans: 25th vs. Pass, 19th vs. Rush

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Ravens: -6.5
Texans: +6.5
Total: 52.5

Pick: Ravens

Injury report

Ravens

DT Justin Madubuike (knee), WR Chris Moore (finger), CB Jimmy Smith (hip), T Ronnie Stanley (hip), RB Justice Hill (thigh)

Texans

WR Brandin Cooks (quadricep), T Tytus Howard (ankle), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (hip), RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Ravens

J.K. Dobbins: Dobbins ended up with more snaps than Mark Ingram last week while also rushing for two touchdowns. The game was a blowout, but I think we can at least consider Dobbins the goal line back and possibly the lead back moving forward.

Texans

David Johnson: Duke Johnson is likely out for this game, which should give David a good shot at a full workload. Game flow might not be great for a good workload on the ground, but Johnson is probably a better receiver than runner and he should continue to be a part of the offense throughout the game.