If the Baltimore Ravens want to make a run at the Super Bowl, they will need players to play their best football in the playoffs at the right time. So, if you were good back in week eight, that is great, but if you do not show up now, it is what people remember.
Which players on the Ravens are trending up at the right time?
The Baltimore Ravens are seeing two young skill players emerging.
Sunday night was the potential breakout game for two key skill players. Ravens fans and plenty of fantasy football owners may have already known Keaton Mitchell, but the spotlight was brightest for him Sunday, and he played more snaps than ever before in his NFL career.
Mitchell played 47% of the snaps and ran a route on 39% of the dropbacks. He is showing more in the passing game, but what was impressive is that the Ravens kept him in to help put away the game when that was typically the role of Gus Edwards. Edwards got his work but saw a season-low in snap and rush rate.
More than Mitchell is the emergence of Isaiah Likely. This was forced due to injury, but we finally got to see what Likely could do when the team got to gameplan for him as the starting tight end. He had the best game of his season. Now, the Ravens have a full week to integrate him into game plan and he should be less worn down than a lot of key starters in this run. Look for both Mitchell and Likely to come out of the bye week with the same momentum they went in with.