New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens 11/3/19 Game Breakdown + Depth Charts + Injuries

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The Patriots have the best record in the NFL right now. They are 8-0 and appear to be the best team in the NFL. The only concern for the Patriots is that they have not played many good teams. In their only game against a team with a winning record (the Bills), the Patriots struggled. They have not faced good competition so far. Against the Ravens, they face solid competition. The Ravens are a very good team and their offense should challenge the Patriots defense. While the Patriots are still expected to win this game by 4.5 points, the Ravens will give the Patriots one of the toughest tests of their season. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: 8:20 ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
Coverage: NBC

Injury Report

New England Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (Q) – Foot, S Patrick Chung (Q) – Heel/Chest, WR Julian Edelman (Q) – Chest/Shoulder, TE Ryan Izzo (Q) – Concussion, TE Matt LaCosse (Q) – Knee, G Shaq Mason (Q) – Ankle, WR Gunner Olszewski (Q) – Ankle/Hamstring
Baltimore Ravens: WR Marquise Brown (Q) – Ankle, CB Maurice Canady (Q) – Thigh, LB Patrick Onwuasor (Q) – Ankle, CB Jimmy Smith (Q) – Knee, CB Bennett Jackson (Q) – Ankle, G Patrick Mekari (Q) – Back

New England Patriots Analysis

New England PatriotsThe Patriots will likely have to rely on their passing attack to beat the Ravens defense. The Ravens have the second ranked rush defense in the league, and the Patriots have not been able to run the ball well. Sony Michel had an extremely favorable matchup against the Browns defense, but he could not capitalize. He only had 74 yards on 21 carries with no touchdowns and no receptions. If Michel cannot do well in good matchups, he will certainly not do well against the Ravens defense. He should not be started for fantasy at all.

Though Michel may not have a good game, the Patriots passing attack should shine. The Ravens defense ranks 16th in passing yards allowed and ranks 21st in fantasy points allowed to receivers. This should mean a great game for Julian Edelman. He has been the top receiver for the Patriots and has had 20+ PPR fantasy points in three of his last four games. He should definitely be started in this game. Newly acquired receiver Mohamed Sanu should be watched this game. He is now listed as the WR3 in the Patriots depth chart and should have an expanded role this week. He played 54% of snaps last week, but only hauled in 2 receptions for 23 yards on 5 targets. His involvement in the offense is promising, and he could be featured much more heavily in this game. This would be a good week to start him, as the Patriots will be passing the ball a lot against the Ravens defense.

Baltimore Ravens Analysis

Baltimore RavensThis game is a tough matchup for the Ravens offense. The Patriots defense ranks 1st in points allowed and 2nd in yards allowed. This defense is insanely good, but they really have not faced good offensive teams. The best offense the Patriots played was the Browns last week. In that game, the Patriots allowed 131 rushing yards to Nick Chubb and 13 total points. So, the Patriots have shown that they can allow a lot of rushing yards, which means that Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram should do well. Though the Patriots rank 1st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, Lamar Jackson is different. His ability to run makes him a startable option this week. In each of the last two games, Jackson has had 100+ rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown. He may be difficult for the Patriots to stop on defense.

Though the Patriots rushing defense may be their weakness, I would not depend on Mark Ingram to exploit that weakness. He has not had more than 20 fantasy points since week 3, as his involvement in the offense has decreased with Lamar Jackson running the ball more. Also, Ingram has been splitting carries in the Ravens backfield and he is facing the top defense in fantasy points allowed to running backs. All of these factors mean that Ingram will probably not do well this week.

Daily Fantasy: Patriots Passing Attack Thrives

Julian Edelman (DK: $7,000, FD: $7,100) should have a great game this week. Since the Ravens rush defense is 2nd in yards allowed, the Patriots will have to rely on their passing offense to beat this defense. As the Patriots WR1, he will get a high volume of targets. Also, fellow receiver Mohamed Sanu (DK: $4,500, FD: $5,100) is a sneaky pick for this week. He should be very involved in the offense this week and has an extremely low salary. If the Patriots rely on their passing attack, Tom Brady (DK: $6,300, FD: $7,900) should do well. His salary is high, but he will be throwing the ball and should be worth it. Lastly, Lamar Jackson (DK: $6,200, FD: $8,000) should do well. Even though the Patriots defense is good, it will be hard for them to stop Lamar Jackson because of his dual threat ability. Also, his salary is cheaper than usual because he is playing the Patriots.

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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