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Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Steelers. He played through this injury last week, so this is very likely a case of Flowers getting some rest in a meaningless finale. He should be ready for Baltimore's playoff opener in a couple of weeks. WR Odell Beckham (rest) has been ruled out for Week 18. The Ravens will trot out some combination of WRs Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Laquon Treadwell, and Tylan Wallace with QB Tyler Huntley.

Ravens S Kyle Hamilton (knee) and CB Brandon Stephens (ankle) went inactive for Sunday's win over the Dolphins. CB Marlon Humphrey left the game with a calf injury. Baltimore clinched the AFC's top playoff seed anyway. Given that, it's hard to imagine the Ravens playing any of those defenders for the Week 18 matchup with Pittsburgh. We'll see whether the team reveals any specific plans for who else will play no or limited snaps. Geno Stone and Marcus Williams played full time at safety vs. Miami. Stone figures to play in Week 18. (He's the third safety.) Williams, however, could be another candidate to sit. He has dealt with multiple injuries throughout the season. Ronald Darby (100%) and Rock Ya-Sin (81%) led CBs in playing time vs. the Dolphins.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson dominated the Dolphins with 321 yards and 5 TDs in Week 17. The five scores tied a career high, and he did so on only 21 pass attempts. Isaiah Likely (2), Zay Flowers, Justice Hill, and Patrick Ricard accounted for Jackson’s TDs against a previously surging Miami defense. Baltimore clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC, so Jackson – and other key starters – might rest Sunday vs. Pittsburgh.

Titans RB Derrick Henry managed just 42 yards on 12 carries in Sunday's loss to the Texans. That marked his third time in the past four games with 3.5 yards per carry or less. Henry also went without a catch for the first time since Week 3. He has finished seven of his past eight contests with 1 reception or fewer. That all makes Henry a shaky play for Week 18 vs. Jacksonville. And might we also see Tennessee give more work to rookie RB Tyjae Spears in the game's final season -- ahead of an offseason that will almost certainly see Henry leave? It wouldn't be a crazy move. We'll watch for any indication of Week 18 plans. Either way, you shouldn't be excited to play Henry in any format in Week 18.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) "could be on a pitch count" vs. the Dolphins today, according to The Athletic's Jonas Shaffer. It's a rather vague report that we haven't seen corroborated elsewhere. We'll look for more on Flowers over the next 40 minutes. We're not adjusting his Week 17 projections for now, although he certainly comes with elevated risk today.

Ravens S Kyle Hamilton (knee) and CB Brandon Stephens (ankle) are inactive for today's game against the Dolphins. We've moved S Geno Stone up the DB rankings some. That improves the matchup for Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill, who you were already playing anyway. The spot gets a little better for QB Tua Tagovailoa as well, though he remains a risky option and sits just outside the top 12 in our Week 17 QB rankings.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) is active for today’s game vs. the Dolphins. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, adding some risk to his Week 17 fantasy profile. We’ve at least heard nothing about Flowers’ snaps being limited today.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) is expected to play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday, according to insider Jordan Schultz. Flowers only got in a limited practice on Friday this week, so he'll carry a bit more risk than usual in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Dolphins. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. We’ll look for more info on Flowers’ status and get Baltimore’s inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. We don't have any other details on the calf issue or Flowers' availability for this weekend's game vs. the Dolphins. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. Baltimore is on a short week after Monday night's big win over the 49ers, so we're guessing this is more of a rest day for Flowers. We'll see if he gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

Monday night’s game vs. the 49ers gave fantasy managers a chance to see how the Ravens would split their RB workload after rookie Keaton Mitchell sustained a season-ending ACL injury in Week 15. Baltimore ended up favoring Justice Hill, who saw a team-high 13 touches and logged his second-highest snap share (62%) of the season. Teammate Gus Edwards was also involved (70 total yards, 1 rushing TD) and saw all three of the Ravens’ RB touches from inside the five-yard line on Monday night, per PFF. Managers looking ahead to Week 17 can feel good about starting both Hill and Edwards as RB3/flex options, though it’d be better to lean toward Edwards if you’re picking between them. They’ll be set to face a Dolphins defense that ranks as the sixth-toughest matchup per our adjusted fantasy points allowed, though Miami is tied for seventh-most red zone rushing TDs allowed (14) this season. Banking on Edwards, the goal-line option, is the more optimal play.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (foot) is active for tonight's game vs. the 49ers. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, so we’re not expecting the foot to be a significant factor.

Ravens WR Zay Flowers (foot) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the 49ers. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, so Flowers can be trusted in Week 16 fantasy lineups. We'll let you know if something changes with his status.

Ravens RB Keaton Mitchell tore his left ACL in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's win over the Jaguars. It looked like that kind of injury at the time, and HC John Harbaugh said after the game they expected Mitchell to miss the season. Multiple reports say the Ravens are optimistic for a full recovery. The timing, though, could challenge the start to Mitchell's second NFL season -- especially considering the importance of speed and explosiveness to his game. The rookie certainly remains worth stashing on dynasty rosters where possible. Mitchell won't be more than an end-of-draft flier (if that) for early 2024 best ball drafting, though. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill figure to split the backfield the rest of the way, including the playoffs. We'd also bet on Baltimore bringing RB Melvin Gordon back from the practice squad. He logged 13 carries and 3 targets across two games early this season, when the Ravens were dealing with multiple RB injuries (including Mitchell's first IR stint).

Titans RB Derrick Henry assessed his future following Sunday’s loss to Houston. Henry is slated to hit free agency in 2024. “Yeah, definitely today you had that feeling [that it could be the end of my career with the Titans]," said Henry. "I had hope of kind of slipping in there [the playoffs], and then being eliminated with three games left. I've been here my whole career. Definitely wanted to go out strong, which that isn't the case.” Per ESPN's Turon Davenport, the Titans have $91.8 million in projected cap space, so money isn't an issue. Henry, though, might want a change of scenery at 30 years old (in January). Tennessee ends the season against Seattle, Houston, and Jacksonville.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said after Sunday night's win over the Jaguars that RB Keaton. Mitchell's left knee injury is expected to end the rookie's season. The team hasn't yet supplied details of the injury, but that's likely awaiting a Monday MRI. The rookie left the field with a lot of help, though, putting no weight on the joint and rode a cart to the locker room. We'll see what kind of return timeline Mitchell faces once the details become clear. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill worked near evenly after Mitchell left in the fourth quarter. Each had four carries before Edwards handled all three runs on Baltimore's final possession to run out the clock. Both will likely land in RB3 territory of our rankings for a Week 16 matchup with the 49ers. A Week 17 home date with the Dolphins looks a bit more RB-friendly.

Ravens TE Isaiah Likely caught 5 of 6 targets for 70 receiving yards and a TD in Week 15 vs. the Jaguars. The second-year pass-catcher has stepped up well in the place of injured teammate Mark Andrews (ankle) over the past three weeks, leading the team in receptions (14) and receiving yards (193) and ranking second in targets (19) in that span. He’ll have a tougher time next week vs. the 49ers (fourth in pass-defense DVOA in 2023), though Likely will remain within the TE1 discussion because of his usage.

Titans RB Derrick Henry logged a ridiculously low 10 total yards in Sunday's OT loss to the Texans. It wasn't because of a lack of touches, though. Henry carried 16 times, his fourth straight games with at least that many rushing attempts. He also caught a team-high four passes on 4 targets. Both tied his season highs. But Henry ran for just 9 yards and managed a single receiving yard. Perhaps Houston just figured out how to defend him. If that's the case, he'll be unhappy to see the Texans again in Week 17. And we'll have to be wary of that matchup. In between comes a positive spot against Seattle. Rookie Tyjae Spears nearly equaled Henry's playing time against the Texans, logging 33 snaps to Henry's 34. He beat Henry 18-13 in pass routes and took his 9 carries for 30 yards (3.3 per rush). Spears remains just a handcuff for fantasy, though.

Ravens RB Keaton Mitchell injured his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game vs. the Jaguars. He took a cart back to the locker room and was quickly ruled out. This has the looks of a significant injury, but we'll update Mitchell's status when we learn more. His absence leaves Baltimore's backfield to Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

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