What We Saw: Week 4

QB List staff catches you up on everything you missed during Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season.

Baltimore @ Washington

 

In a Baltimore/DC showdown, the Ravens rolled over the Washington Football Team. For fantasy purposes, garbage time was fun for WFT pass-catchers, while Robert Griffin III got some run in the 4th quarter. Let’s dive in and see if there were any takeaways from the game.

 

Baltimore Ravens

 

Quarterback

 

Lamar Jackson: 14/21, 193 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack | 7 carries, 53 yards, 1 TD

Robert Griffin III: 0/1, 1 INT | 3 carries, 3 yards

 

The whole Ravens offense just seemed bored in this game and still rolled over Washington. Overall, the defense contained Jackson’s legs, except on this excellent touchdown run.

 

 

Jackson had 50 of his 53 rushing yards on that one play. The vaunted Washington pass rush only got to Jackson once, which surprised me given that they were without left tackle Ronnie Stanley. We should see Jackson continue his rebound from the Kansas City game next week against the Bengals.

 

Running Backs

 

Mark Ingram: 8 carries, 34 yards, 1 TD | 1 targets, 1 reception, 3 yards

Gus Edwards: 9 carries, 38 yards

J.K. Dobbins: 5 carries, 16 yards | 2 targets, 1 reception, 1 yard

 

From a fantasy perspective, what are we supposed to do with this?

 

 

The Ravens went up 21-10 at the start of the second half and 28-10 early in the 3rd quarter, and despite the positive game script, Gus Edwards was the only back that benefited. For fantasy players with Mark Ingram, there was something of a positive note in that Ingram got the early red-zone carry. I get the feeling that the Ravens are looking ahead some by trying to hold Ingram back for later on in the season. If you’re in a position to trade Ingram, I’d do it and take back whatever you can.

J.K. Dobbins saw a decent number of snaps and that’s encouraging, but the workload just hasn’t followed. He remains a valuable stash for now.

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Marquise Brown: 8 targets, 4 receptions, 86 yards

Mark Andrews: 3 targets, 3 receptions, 57 yards, 2 TDs

Miles Boykin: 4 targets, 2 receptions, 28 yards

Willie Snead: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 20 yards

 

The target funnel is real for the Ravens and I feel like depending on where they are on the field, it shrinks even further. Jackson is looking to Marquise Brown when the team is outside of the red zone, but in the red zone, it’s Mark Andrews SZN. At 6’5″ Andrews seemed to tower over the defenders around him, especially in jump ball scenarios.

 

 

 

Washington Football Team

 

Quarterback

 

Dwayne Haskins: 32/45, 314 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 3 sacks | 3 carries, 3 yards, 1 TD

 

With Washington trailing most of the game, they leaned on Haskins’ arm for most of this game. Personally, I’d like a word with the play-callers. Literally everyone in the world knows Haskins struggles with accuracy, so why on 3rd and 2 are you running a play where 2 of your 3 pass-catchers are running routes 10+ yards downfield, leaving just one quick option for Haskins to look to? Haskins looked his best hitting McLaurin on quick slant routes or when they set up screenplays. The Ravens defense hurried Haskins all day long, so in my humble opinion (and trust me, I’m as self-deprecating as they come) it would be in their best interest to try and get the ball out of Haskins’ hands quickly.

 

Running Backs

 

Antonio Gibson: 13 carries, 46 yards, 1 TD | 5 targets, 4 receptions, 82 yards

J.D. McKissic: 2 carries, 6 yards, 1 fumble lost | 8 targets, 7 receptions, 40 yards

 

Antonio Gibson looked electric with the ball in his hands. Following the J.D. McKissic fumble, I was hoping Washington would free Gibson. Sadly, McKissic saw an additional 8 targets/carries following the fumble versus 12 for Gibson. I mean no disrespect to McKissic in this statement, but what is Washington doing? Feed Gibson the ball. Find out if he’s going to be a part of your future. Find out if he can handle a full workload. You have literally nothing to lose.

 

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Terry McLaurin: 14 targets, 10 receptions, 118 yards

Dontrelle Inman: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 29 yards

Isaiah Wright: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 20 yards

Logan Thomas: 4 targets, 1 reception, 8 yards

 

Terry McLaurin is the real deal. He saw a 40% target share today and there’s no reason for that rate to not continue as Washington will be in negative game scripts for the majority of the year. He’s a stud, no doubt.

 

 

I want Logan Thomas to be a thing, but I feel like we’re seeing that he and Haskins just aren’t on the same page. Whether he’s seeing 9 targets or 4, he’s hauled in less than 50% of his targets this year.

 

-Rich Holman (@RichardoPL83)

One response to “What We Saw: Week 4”

  1. Ben says:

    not sure how splitting the work out of the Rams backfield is “very encouraging from a fantasy perspective”

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