When the Baltimore Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will not be looking to start all of their best players. The Ravens have little to gain with a win, and health is the more important factor. The team will put their best foot forward, but with any big names that may have any minor injury, they will lean towards sitting them.
What will the Baltimore Ravens lineup look like this weekend?
The Ravens have already declared Lamar Jackson out, which will leave Tyler Huntley to start and Josh Johnson to play as the backup. Malik Cunningham will be active as the emergency third quarterback for the first time.
The Ravens will have Gus Edwards active, but expect him to be the least active member of the backfield. Justice Hill has been playing well and has to grow into the role that Keaton Mitchell was taking. He may get some work. More than that, it will be a heavy dose of Melvin Gordon, perhaps with some Dalvin Cook sprinkled in.
The Baltimore Ravens will sit Odell Beckham this week, and Zay Flowers is listed as doubtful. He will not play. Rashod Bateman needs the reps, and the Ravens can only sit so many guys, so he will be the number one for Huntley. Nelson Agholor will be the number two and also slide into the slot.
Tylan Wallace has an injury as well and may not play. If he does suit up, he could get a lot of work. If not, the three wide receiver sets will feature Bateman, Agholor, and Laquon Treadwell. The Ravens may have to call up Tarik Black from the practice squad if Tylan Wallace is not healthy enough to play.
Isaiah Likely is young and has hardly had enough time to fill in for Mark Andrews. The team can only sit so many players, so expect Likely to get a normal workload with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Maybe Charlie Kolar cuts into things a bit in the second half, but he should get a lot of work in heavy sets as well, as he may be a better pass catcher than Treadwell, Wallace and Black.