2. The Baltimore Ravens asked more out of Zay Flowers
Sunday was the most that the Baltimore Ravens have asked to get out of Zay Flowers. His response was averaging 2.81 yards per route run, the best rate of his career.
The keyword here is routes run. Flowers has been good for the Ravens, but it is pretty notable how often his touches are schemed up. Screens, handoff, quick passes to get him the ball without working for it. 30% of his targets this year were screen passes.
On Sunday, he had six targets and caught five of the balls for 73 yards. None of them were designed touches. He had an average depth of target of 15, the second deepest rate of his career. Flowers also saw all five of his targets move the chains. For his career, 62.1% of his targets were within ten yards of the line, but that number was just 17% on Sunday. He had five targets beyond ten yards and caught four passes for 73 yards on them.
This was the best we have seen from Flowers in terms of usage. Now, will this continue, and will the Ravens keep putting more on his plate? You would assume so since he did so well, and the team needs one of these receivers to step up as the top dog.