8. Did the Baltimore Ravens expand the role of Keaton Mitchell?
The Baltimore Ravens have had to play Keaton Mitchell more. He missed the first six games of the season due to a preseason injury, and after a few snaps in week seven, he tweaked his hamstring again, causing him to miss week eight. In the last three weeks, he has started to come alive. While it does not show in the box score, it is clear that Mitchell is about to get more work.
However, he has come alive in the last three weeks. Mitchell went for 138 yards in week nine. In week 10, it was 34 rushing and 32 receiving. Then, in week 11, it was just 33 rushing and eight receiving.
His role has been the opposite progression, though. He went from 17% of the snaps on offense to 22% to 37% against the Bengals. He went from 8% of the routes run to 17% last week and 24% against the Bengals.
Mitchell saw a career-high 30% rushing attempt share in week 11, he got more work on long down and distance, and he saw his first short down and distance snap.
The Ravens led and pounded Gus Edwards late. If they are in a tight game, it is clear that Mitchell has replaced Justice Hill as the speedback.