The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game.

BaltimoreRank@New OrleansRank
-3Spread3
25.75Implied Total22.75
265Points/Gm24.98
22.920Points All./Gm2528
60.822Plays/Gm65.47
6419Opp. Plays/Gm60.16
5.98Off. Yards/Play65
5.721Def. Yards/Play5.39
48.15%7Rush%42.83%12
51.85%26Pass%57.17%21
34.96%3Opp. Rush %41.79%15
65.04%30Opp. Pass %58.21%18
  • The Ravens are the final remaining team in the league that has not trailed by double-digit points on offense. 
  • Baltimore has played five games against teams with a winning record this season, tied for the most in the league.
  • New Orleans has a -9 turnover differential this season, the worst in the league.
  • The Ravens have forced a turnover in 10 consecutive games going back to last season, the longest active streak in the league.
  • Opponents are averaging 12.3 red zone plays per game against Baltimore, the most in the league.
  • 29.5% of the New Orleans red zone plays have resulted in a touchdown, second in the NFL.
  • The Saints are averaging 73.6 more total yards per game than their opponents, third in the league.
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Quarterback

Lamar Jackson: Jackson got back into the QB1 circle last week, posting 21.8 fantasy points against the Buccaneers last Thursday. It was Jackson’s first QB1 scoring week since Week 3. After a slow first half, Jackson came out and connected 8-of-8 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against Tampa Bay, tacking on 42 rushing yards.

Jackson did that without both Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman on the field, which was the most encouraging part of it all.

The Saints are 31st in pressure rate (23.6%) and 20th in passing points allowed per attempt (0.422). Prior to stomping the Raiders last weekend, the Saints had allowed three straight top-10 scoring quarterbacks for fantasy. They also have allowed 30 rushing yards to Kyler Murray and 72 yards rushing to Marcus Mariota this season. 

We would have added confidence in Jackson if the Ravens did not have all of the injuries they do at skill positions, but Jackson’s rushing ability is too strong to push him outside of the QB1 tier.

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