The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 16 Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens Saturday afternoon Christmas Eve game.

15Implied Total22.5
23.822Points All./Gm18.84
64.925Opp. Plays/Gm60.46
5.417Off. Yards/Play5.514
5.827Def. Yards/Play5.415
46.15%27Opp. Rush %36.92%3
53.85%6Opp. Pass %63.08%30
  • Since their Week 10 bye, the Ravens are last in the NFL in points per drive (1.30).
  • Baltimore has scored a touchdown on 9.4% of their possessions over that span, 32nd in the league.
  • Over that same span, Baltimore has allowed a touchdown on just 12.0% of opponent possessions, second in the league.
  • Atlanta is allowing a league-high 2.36 points per drive.
  • The Falcons have just four passing plays of 20 or more yards over their past four games, the fewest in the league.
  • Baltimore has just 27 passing plays of 20 or more yards on the season, 31st in the league.
  • The Ravens are first in the league in yards per carry versus their opponent (1.5 more yards) while Atlanta is third (0.7).
  • 52.1% of the Atlanta offensive yardage has come via rushing (second) while 47.7% of Baltimore’s yardage has been gained via rushing (third).
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Desmond Ridder: Ridder did his best Marcus Mariota impression in his debut, completing 13-of-26 passes for 97 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Ridder tacked on 38 yards rushing, but his 3.7 yards per pass attempt were 31st on Sunday while his completion rate was 15.6% below expectations, which was ahead of only Trace McSorley and Mac Jones. 

Atlanta kept things tight to the vest as expected, throwing the ball 15% below game script expectation with a 24% pass rate below expected on first downs. 

Ridder set a low bar for improvement heading into his second start, but unfortunately is going on the road to face a Baltimore defense that has allowed just one QB1 scoring week over their past nine games and has allowed more than one touchdown pass just three times all season. 

Ridder is stuck as a back-end 2QB option.

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