You’d be forgiven for thinking that Doc Brown had fired up the Deloreon again when you watch the Baltimore Ravens, with the old school, run first, style of offense that they play, which is quite the opposite of every other team in the NFL right now. However it did get the Ravens to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth last season.
As for touchdown value it’s pretty tricky. The signing of Mark Ingram is a brilliant one, and he should look the find pay-dirt on a fairly regular basis, as he has done throughout his career (55 times in 106 games). Although it will be interesting to see the size of his workload with Gus Edwards averaging 5.2 yards per carry last season. Not to mention Lamar Jackson, who ran for as many touchdowns as he threw for in his 7 starts.
This could cause a massive problem when it comes to backing any of the Ravens wide-receivers or tight-ends throughout the season. Speedster John Brown was head and shoulders above every other receiver last season, even when Jackson come under centre, the issue is, he’s now plying his trade in Buffalo. Rookie Marquise Brown looks a real talent, but being realistic, just how many targets is he going to see, and of those targets how many are going to be catchable? I think you will see some tasty odds when it comes to the Baltimore receivers, but knowing which weeks to pull the trigger is going to be difficult.
I feel the real value will be Ingram and Jackson. If they have odds of 2.50 or over, they both will be worth backing. The defence should once again be strong, and give Jackson short fields to work with, as he looks to progress on his rookie campaign.