Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens Matchup Preview 11/17/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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Both of these teams will likely be fighting for a first round bye in the playoffs around December. This makes this game incredibly important. Both these teams have been doing very well and have a good shot at making the Super Bowl. This game might show us which team really has the potential to make a deep playoff run. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Time: 1:00 ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium – Cleveland, OH
Coverage: CBS

Injury Report

Houston Texans: WR Will Fuller (Q) – Hamstring, CB Lonnie Johnson (Q) – Hamstring, S Tashaun Gipson (Q) – Back, T Laremy Tunsil (Q) – Shoulder, G Greg Mancz (Q) – Concussion, CB Bradley Roby (Q) – Hamstring
Baltimore Ravens: WR Chris Moore (Q) – Thumb, DT Michael Pierce (Q) – Ankle, DT Daylon Mack (IR) – Knee

Houston Texans Analysis

Houston TexansAfter a slow start to the season, receiver DeAndre Hopkins has returned to peak form. He has had 15+ PPR points in the last 5 games and should do well against the Ravens defense this week. The Ravens rank 23rd in fantasy points allowed to receivers and have allowed decent games to opposing WR1’s. In week 9, Julian Edelman caught 10 balls for 89 yards and in week 7, they allowed 61 yards and 1 touchdown to Tyler Lockett. Hopkins should have no problem tearing apart this Ravens defense. Also, Will Fuller may be a great fantasy option for this week. Though he is listed as questionable, he is expected to play this week. In the last two full games he played, he was targeted 25 times. He is a solid flex option this week against the Ravens. This game could become a shootout, and Will Fuller is the deep threat for the Texans, so he could have a great game.

Running back Carlos Hyde will probably not have a great game. The Ravens rank 7th in rushing yards allowed and 10th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Though Hyde has gotten a lot of carries recently, he has not done well against good rushing defenses. Against the Raiders in week 8, Hyde ran for 83 yards with no receptions or touchdowns. Hyde is not used in the passing game very much, as he has only caught 6 receptions this whole year. This makes his floor for fantasy very low. It is probably a good idea to sit Hyde this week, as the Texans will have to beat the Ravens through the air to stay in this game.

Houston Texans Depth Chart

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB1: Duke Johnson
RB2: Carlos Hyde
WR1: DeAndre Hopkins
WR2: Will Fuller
WR3: Keke Coutee
TE: Jordan Akins

Baltimore Ravens Analysis

Baltimore RavensThe Ravens offense has been dynamic, but the fantasy production on offense has not been spread evenly among the Ravens players. Lamar Jackson often gets the lion’s share of fantasy points and does not leave much for his teammates. He should definitely be started this week, as the Texans rank 26th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.

The next best fantasy option on the Ravens is Mark Andrews. He has been the top receiving threat for the Ravens all season. He has been targeted 19 times over the last 3 games, which is the best out of all Ravens receivers. Last week, he had 6 receptions for 53 yards and 2 touchdowns. He should continue with solid production against the Texans this week.

Another great receiving option for the Ravens is Marquise Brown. He should definitely be started against the Texans, who rank 28th in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Additionally, the Texans have allowed huge plays to receivers in the last few weeks. Against the Raiders, the Texans allowed a 65-yard touchdown to Hunter Renfrow and a 46-yard touchdown to Tyrell Williams. Brown is faster than both of those guys and may pose a problem for the Texans secondary.

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB1: Mark Ingram
RB2: Gus Edwards
WR1: Miles Boykin
WR2: Willie Snead
WR3: Marquise Brown
TE: Mark Andrews

Daily Fantasy: Possibly a Shootout

Marquise Brown (DK: $5,600, FD: $5,600) is the best value option for this week. He has been very boom-or-bust, but he should do well this week. The Texans have struggled defending the deep ball, which is Brown’s specialty. Also, at his low salary, he is an incredible bargain. The Texans receivers are also great options this week. DeAndre Hopkins (DK: $8,100, FD: $8,800) is always a good option, but his salary is extremely high this week. Will Fuller (DK: $5,800, FD: $6,300) is a better option in my opinion because of his low salary. If this game turns into a shootout, Fuller will see a lot of targets deep down the field. Lastly, the quarterbacks in this matchup are both good, but expensive options. Lamar Jackson (DK: $7,700, FD: $8,800) will definitely have a great game, but his salary is extremely high. DeShaun Watson (DK: $6,800, FD: $8,200)is also a good option, and he is cheaper. Jackson will probably have the better game, but it would be very hard to afford his salary.

Rohil Bajaj is a student at the University of California–Santa Barbara and is from Maryland. He is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and has a passion for fantasy football. As a statistics major, Rohil enjoys using data and analytics to gain an edge in his won fantasy football leagues.

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