7. Will the Baltimore Ravens get Zay Flowers going downfield?
One small factor with Zay Flowers is that while he has gotten off to an impressive start, almost all of his work has been around the line of scrimmage. Flowers has 25 targets, and 20 of them are within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Ten of his targets have come behind the line of scrimmage. That is a concern.
It showed up this week the most because the Ravens were without Odell Beckham. Beckham has been the deep threat for the team, and without him, it was easy for teams to creep up. Nelson Agholor is not as scary as the starter than he is when he is a depth option, and Rashod Bateman got banged up when he had his highest snap share of the season.
So, the team is now relying on the pressence of Beckham because his ability to get down the field opens things up for Flowers in the short area. When Beckham is not there, teams can pack it in tight. So, does Beckham play this weekend, and if he does not, can they supplement his injury with either someone else going deep or Flowers adding this area to his game?