The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 5 matchup between the Steelers and Ravens.

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-4.5 Spread4.5
21.5 Implied Total17.0
14.53Points All./Gm25.023
69.527Opp. Plays/Gm70.829
5.314Off. Yards/Play4.626
3.81Def. Yards/Play5.726
35.25%4Opp. Rush %44.52%19
64.75%29Opp. Pass %55.48%14

  • The Steelers have reached the red zone or scored before the red zone on just 14.6% (7-of-48) of their drives, 31st in the league.
  • The Ravens have allowed opponents to reach the red zone (or score prior) on 20.8% of their possessions, the third-lowest rate in the league.
  • 61.1% of the Pittsburgh set of downs have reached third down, the highest rate in the league. The league average is 47.5%.
  • 55.4% of the Pittsburgh set of downs create a new set of downs, the lowest rate in the league. The league average is 70.3%.
  • The Ravens have scored a touchdown on a league-high 80.0% (12-of-15) of their red zone possessions. The league rate is 56.6%.
  • The Ravens are allowing a league-low 3.7 yards per passing play.
  • Just 22.5% of the Pittsburgh passing plays have resulted in a first down or touchdown, the lowest rate in the league.

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Lamar Jackson: Jackson stayed hot Sunday, turning in his third straight 20-plus point fantasy outing against a Cleveland defense that had previously stymied opponents.

The Ravens only needed Jackson to attempt 19 passes, but he completed 15 of them for 9.8 yards per pass attempt and a pair of touchdowns. He also added another 27 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Jackson is leading all quarterbacks in rushing points (46.0) and has seen his role in the running game increase after the team lost J.K. Dobbins and has fought through a plethora of injuries at the running back position.

Jackson has one of the largest discrepancies between a clean pocket and under pressure this season, which also lines up with the Steelers defense.

When kept clean, Jackson is completing 82.7% of his passes (second) for 8.0 yards per pass attempt (ninth) and a 112.1 rating (fourth).

When under pressure, Jackson is completing 45.8% of his passes (24th) for 6.3 Y/A (15th) and a 62.8 rating (21st).

When the Pittsburgh defense has gotten home, they have been great.

When the Steelers have pressured the opposing passers, they are allowing a 40.4% completion rate (seventh), 5.0 Y/A (eighth), and 37.1 rating (second).

When they have failed to get pressure, Pittsburgh is allowing a 69.1% completion rate (10th), 8.8 Y/A (31st), and a 116.2 rating (30th).

If Baltimore can keep Jackson clean, there is another path for him to eclipse 20 fantasy points before even factoring in rushing output, which provides him a weekly out as a QB1 even when things get tough.

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