The Baltimore Ravens are starting to get healthy at the right time. They are sitting at 3-1, and now they have a huge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that could give them three division wins, all coming on the road. This would be a huge plus. So, it is nice to see that their injury report is a little less of a mess than in recent weeks.
We know that we have seen many players participate on Wednesday and be ruled out by Sunday, so this is mild optimism, but it is exciting nonetheless. Which players who are close to returning would have the biggest impact on Sunday?
4. The Baltimore Ravens could use Marlon Humphrey this week
Marlon Humphrey has been working back from a foot injury. He got some light practice this week and looks to be a full participant early into this week. As long as everything goes as planned, it is fair to say that Humphrey has a great chance to play this weekend against the Steelers.
It is not to say that the Ravens do not need Humphrey back, but there are a few things pointing to him not being the most needed return this week. First, Brandon Stephens, Rock Ya-Sin, and Ronald Darby have held things down. They will be better with Humphrey but have other areas of weakness as well.
More than that, while the Steelers have George Pickens, their offense is not the most feared and is banged up. If they need help this week, it may be against the Steelers' defense, which we will discuss later. Still, if the Ravens throw Humphrey on Pickens, then they can shuffle Ya-Sin, Darby, and Stephens on Calvin Austin or Allen Robinson, whoever is outside.