The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 4 matchup between the Browns and Ravens.

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BaltimoreRank@ClevelandRank
2.5 Spread-2.5
19.5 Implied Total22.0
23.714Points/Gm24.311
18.38Points All./Gm10.71
66.713Plays/Gm73.31
71.028Opp. Plays/Gm50.72
5.214Off. Yards/Play5.017
4.12Def. Yards/Play3.21
53.00%1Rush%48.18%6
47.00%32Pass%51.82%27
34.27%3Opp. Rush %36.84%6
65.73%30Opp. Pass %63.16%27

  • Just three of 39 possessions (7.7%) of the drives against the Browns have reached the red zone or scored before the red zone, the lowest rate in the league.
  • Opposing offenses have just 3.2 yards per play against the Browns, the fewest allowed through three games for any team since 1999.
  • The Browns are allowing a league-low 3.5 yards per passing play.
  • The Ravens are allowing 4.3 yards per passing play, third in the league.
  • Baltimore has converted 51.1% of their third downs, third in the NFL. The league average is 39.5%.
  • Cleveland has allowed a league-low 19.5% conversion rate on third downs.
  • 45.4% of the Baltimore yardage has come via rushing, third in the league.
  • 43.9% of the Cleveland yardage has come via rushing, fifth in the league.

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Quarterback

Lamar Jackson: Jackson only threw for 202 yards with a season-low 6.5 yards per pass attempt on Sunday, but he was still able to score a season-high 28.2 fantasy points through his legs.

On the ground, Jackson rushed 14 times for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

It was the 15th 100-yard rushing game for Jackson over his career, which further extends his NFL record in that department for quarterbacks.

Jackson is going to need his legs this weekend with the way the Cleveland defense is playing to open the year.

The Browns have faced Kenny Pickett and Ryan Tannehill the past two weeks, but they are still flat-out shutting the pass down even adjusting for those passers.

Through three games, the Browns have allowed a league-low 48.3% completion rate and 4.7 yards per pass attempt.

Cleveland is fifth in the league in pressure rate at 40.6% of opponent dropbacks.

Handling pressure early this season has been an issue for Jackson through the air.

On 30 dropbacks under pressure through three weeks, Jackson is 6-of-16 (37.5%) for 56 yards (3.5 Y/A) with an interception.

When he has been kept clean, Jackson is 57-of-70 (81.4%) for 552 yards (7.9 Y/A) with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

If Jackson is under duress often, it does open up his ability to run. Jackson has scrambled on a league-high 23.3% of his pressured dropbacks.

This will be the toughest matchup that Cleveland has faced to open the year, but the same holds for Jackson.

His rushing ability keeps him on the board as a QB1 option, but I am not going in expecting a ceiling week for Jackson.

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