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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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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).

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.

Sunday night saw an interesting shift occur in the Ravens’ backfield. Rookie RB Keaton Mitchell led the team with 64 rushing yards on 9 carries in Week 12 vs. the Chargers. Mitchell also roped in 2 catches for 25 yards as a pass-catcher. His teammate Gus Edwards wasn’t too far behind in the box score (8 carries, 26 yards), but the veteran appeared on 26.7% of Baltimore’s offensive snaps. By contrast, Mitchell saw a season-high 46.4% snap rate and played on 59.5% of the Ravens’ early downs. Has Mitchell become the Ravens’ RB1? It’s tough to say as of now, and they are set to go on bye in Week 13. Still, this’ll be a situation worth monitoring approaching the fantasy playoffs.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Monday that he wishes RB Keaton Mitchell had gotten more touches in the Week 10 loss to the Browns -- and that it's something he'll look to correct in Thursday night's game vs. the Bengals. “Looking back on it, would we have wanted him out there more? Yeah. And think that'll factor into this game plan," Harbaugh said. Mitchell finished the Browns game with just three carries and two targets. One of the carries went for a 39-yard TD, and his only catch went for 32 yards. We'll see exactly how much Mitchell's role expands going forward. He remains an exciting stash but would be tough to trust in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Ravens RB Keaton Mitchell ran three times for 34 yards and caught 1 of 2 targets for 32 more yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns. The rookie scored on the ground for the second straight week, and both scores have come from 39+ yards out. That points to the home-run speed Mitchell brings to every touch. But we also can't bet on him scoring regularly from long distance. Don't let the two straight games with a TD mask the mere 10 and 4 touches Mitchell has logged. There' might be some sell potential here if you snagged Mitchell off waivers this week and see a RB-needy team in your league. Week 11 includes byes for Jonathan Taylor, Alvin Kamara, Rhamondre Stevenson and Bijan Robinson.

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