Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks Matchup Preview 10/20/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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After an extremely hot start to the season, the Ravens have not done too well over the last 4 games. They lost to the Chiefs and Browns and barely beat the Steelers and Bengals after that. Lamar Jackson has thrown 5 interceptions in that span and is not really in the conversation for MVP anymore. They face a tough test in Seattle this week. The Seahawks offense looks very good and will be hard for the Ravens to stop because Russell Wilson is playing at an MVP level. The spread for this game is 3 points in favor of the Seahawks. This could end up being a very close game between two likely playoff teams. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks matchup page.
Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Time: 4:25 ET
Location: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
Baltimore Ravens: WR Marquise Brown (Q) – Ankle, CB Maurice Canady (Q) – Thigh, LB Patrick Onwuasor (Q) – Ankle, T Ronnie Stanley (Q) – Knee, CB Jimmy Smith (Q) – Knee
Seattle Seahawks: TE Will Dissly (O) – Achilles, T Duane Brown (Q) – Biceps, T D.J. Fluker (Q) – Hamstring, S Lano Hill (Q) – Elbow, S Bradley McDougald (Q) – Back, LB K.J. Wright (Q) – Knee, DE Ezekiel Ansah (Q) – Ankle,
Baltimore Ravens Analysis
The Ravens offense has a tough test in Seattle this week. Playing at CenturyLink Field is difficult, but the Seahawks defense has not been very good. They rank 21st in total yards allowed and 22nd in total points allowed. This should give Lamar Jackson an opportunity to have another big game. He has had 3 games with 30+ fantasy points and the Seahawks rank 18th in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Jackson currently leads the Ravens in rushing yards, which gets him a lot of fantasy points, and he should have another great game against the Seahawks defense.
While the Ravens rushing attack is very strong with Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram, the passing game has not been as good. The Ravens seriously lack a WR1 in the passing game. The team’s top receiver is tight end Mark Andrews, as he leads the team in receiving yards and receptions. Also, he has a great matchup this week against the Seahawks, who rank 29th in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends. This provides Andrews with a great opportunity to have a monster game. He is a must start in fantasy this week.
Also, Mark Ingram is a good fantasy option this week because the Seahawks rank 26th in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Ingram has been consistently productive this year. He has not had under 9 PPR fantasy points this season and has had two 20+ point games. The Seahawks have allowed 5 rushing touchdowns in the last two games, so it is pretty safe to say that Ingram will get a touchdown this week.
Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart
Seattle Seahawks Analysis
Russell Wilson is having his best season. He is currently the frontrunner in the MVP race and has carried his team to a 5-1 record. With a passer rating of 125.3 and 0 interceptions thrown over 6 games, it is safe to say that Wilson is playing at the top of his game. This week, Wilson has a great matchup against the Ravens. They rank 27th in pass yards allowed and rank 13th in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Also, the Ravens offense is good, which means Wilson will have to throw the ball a lot to win the game. The only games where Wilson had under 20 fantasy points were against the Cardinals and the Bengals. In those games, the Seahawks did not have to rely on Wilson to win the game, so he did not do too well. In this game against a tough opponent, the Seahawks will need Wilson to shine to win the game, so he should have another great performance.
Tight end Will Dissly is now injured and will miss the remainder of the season. This is a big deal for the Seahawks offense. Dissly leads the Seahawks in receiving touchdowns and has the third most receiving yards on the team. His backup, Luke Willson, will likely see an increase in targets for the rest of the season. Willson has only had 5 receptions this season, but he will see a huge increase in targets with Dissly gone. It is a good idea to keep an eye on Willson to see if he can produce at a similar level to Dissly. He could potentially be a starting tight end for fantasy football depending on how much he factors into the offense over the next few weeks.
Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart
Daily Fantasy: Offenses Do Well
Tyler Lockett (DK: $6,600, FD: $6,500) is in line to have a great game this week. He has been Wilson’s favorite receiver to throw to, and is now the clear top option without Will Dissly in the offense. Also, Russell Wilson (DK: $6,600, FD: $8,500) will have a great game as well. Even though his salary is very high, he could easily have 30+ points as he thrives in games against difficult opponents. The Ravens offensive players should also have good games. Lamar Jackson (DK: $6,800, FD: $8,400) will have another great fantasy performance like he almost always does because the Seahawks defense is not especially good. Also, running back Mark Ingram (DK: $6,600, FD: $7,500) will have a good game because of his consistent usage and favorable matchup against the Seahawks defense. Lastly, tight end Mark Andrews (DK: $4,900, FD: $6,700) will have an extremely good game because he is the Ravens’ top receiving option and is facing a defense that has allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to tight ends.