4. Willie Snead
Willie Snead is going to have plenty of motivation going against his former team. Snead has been everything the Ravens have needed him to be and then some. He has 30 receptions this season, and has been one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets. He’s averaging five catches per game and a lot of those have been receptions that got the Ravens a first down.
This is a match up that sets up really well for Snead. The Saints have some good cornerback play on the outside as Marshon Lattimore is one of the best young players in the NFL. The match up works out better in the middle of the field, and that’s where Snead can do a lot of work. While Michael Crabtree and John Brown have had the flashier plays, Snead may be the most consistent target on the field.
The Ravens offense is going to need to stay on the field and score points. Snead is the receiver that tends to make the big play when the Ravens need it the most. It’s almost like he is the forgotten receiver in Baltimore, because he slips open way too much for the opposing teams’ comfort. Keep your eye on Snead.