The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 14 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon game.
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- Pittsburgh is now 5-0 in games in which they score first and 0-7 in games when the opponent scores first. The only team in the league with a completely correlated split remaining in the league.
- Over the past five weeks, the Ravens are 31st in the league in plays of 20 or more yards (nine).
- Baltimore wide receivers have a league-low 1,184 receiving yards on the season.
- The Pittsburgh wide receivers rank 29th (1,463 yards).
- Steeler wide receivers are averaging a league-low 2.5 yards after the catch per reception.
- 80.0% of the touchdowns allowed by the Steelers have come via passing, 31st in the league.
- Pittsburgh has rushed for 157.8 yards per game over their past five games after rushing for 87.9 yards per game prior.
- The Ravens have allowed just 50.8 rushing yards per game over their past five games after 105.1 per game prior.
- With Lamar Jackson off the field in 2021, the Ravens scored a touchdown on just 17.1% of their drives (which would have ranked 28th in the league over the full season) and averaged 191.7 yards per touchdown, which would have ranked 30th.
Tyler Huntley: Huntley is expected to make the start for at least this weekend with Lamar Jackson dealing with a sprained knee.
Huntley stepped in last week to complete 27-of-32 passes (84.4%) but threw for just 187 yards (5.8 yards per attempt) without a touchdown. Huntley averaged 5.8 air yards per attempt, ahead of only Brock Purdy in Week 13.
This is what we had seen from Huntley when he filled in a year ago. Huntley averaged just 5.8 Y/A on 188 attempts in 2021, which was 39th out of 42 passers with 100 or more attempts. This Baltimore offense has worse wide receiver play than what he had in 2021 as well. On a positive note, the offensive line is better. Huntley was brutal when pressured in relief last year, completing 15-of-41 passes (36.6%) for just 136 yards (3.3 Y/A). He also took 18 sacks when pressured (24.3%), which was the fifth-highest rate in the league.
The good news is that Huntley can run. He is not Lamar Jackson, but he rushed 10 times for 41 yards and a score on Sunday. Huntley ran for 40 or more yards in all five of his extended appearances in 2021 as well. Huntley finished higher than QB17 in just one of his four starts last year, but he did lead all players in scoring that week he did. There is a ceiling here, but Jackson had already been struggling to achieve his ceiling in this offense, so we are asking a lot for Huntley to just start popping up numbers better than Jackson.
One of those starts came against the Steelers, when he completed 16-of-31 passes for 141 yards with no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
The Steelers are allowing a 61.2% completion rate this year (sixth) but are allowing 7.6 yards per attempt (28th) and a league-high 12.5 yards per completion to go along with a 5.5% touchdown rate (30th).
You can plug in Huntley as a floor-based 2QB on a short week with multiple injuries, carrying more upside than a number of weekly 2QB plays we have had all season long stuck in that territory.