Baltimore Ravens: Week 2 Fantasy Football Predictions
Week Two is rapidly approaching and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon matchup vs the Houston Texans is on the horizon. Here’s a look at some Fantasy Football stat projections.
Analysis– Last season when these two teams met Deshaun Watson really struggled against the Ravens defense. Throwing for 169 yards and an interception he was completely stuffed and baffled by the Ravens defense. Watson was sacked repeatedly and his favorite receiver DeAndre Hopkins is now with the Arizona Cardinals. On the other hand Lamar Jackson was very efficient and effective with 222 yards and four touchdowns, with 79 rushing yards on just ten attempts. Looking purely on last season the edge seems clear to be on Lamar Jackson.
But even if Lamar has the edge, this game will be a Quarterback dual. Each of these QBs are Pro Bowl quality and both are a part of the new generation of quarterback. They are dual threats and any team will have trouble preparing for them. Both players can run and throw with the best of them and can maneuver the pocket and break sacks as easily as anyone. Jackson, the reigning MVP has a very strong support cast, while without Hopkins, Watson is trying to lead his team through a group of options, rather than one. If these quarterbacks are able to get time to throw the ball, they will dissect defenses.
This season, the Houston offensive line didn’t look great against the Kansas City Chiefs front seven letting four sacks and Watson threw an interception. Lamar began the season hot throwing three touchdowns and only being sacked twice. Looking at this match up this season, JJ Watt has returned to the Houston defensive line and will be a factor. Also, the Ravens are seeing what looks like a fully healthy Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, last season against Houston, Brown struggled. But right now with Jackson and the offense dialed in week one look for Brown and Jackson to have a big connection this Sunday.
Lamar Jackson– 260 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 40 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown = 28.4 fantasy points
Deshaun Watson– 240 passing yards, one passing touchdown, 15 rushing yards = 13.3 fantasy points