This week’s Monday Night Football matchup features two teams fighting for first place in their competitive divisions. The Baltimore Ravens travel to the Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints. Both teams have suffered some significant injuries, and the NFL inactives list for MNF will be filled with important players.
Let’s take a look at who is at risk of missing this Ravens vs. Saints matchup and examine what the final injury reports looked like for each squad.
Game-day NFL rules only allow teams to “dress” 48 players each week. However, with teams often having between 53 and 55 players on their active roster (including practice squad call-ups), they must designate the other players as inactive.
Baltimore Ravens Inactives
TE Mark Andrews (Out)
WR Rashod Bateman (Out)
RB Gus Edwards (Doubtful)
OLB Malik Harrison (Questionable)
OL Patrick Mekari (Questionable)
WR Demarcus Robinson (Questionable)
New Orleans Saints Inactives
RB Mark Ingram II (Out)
CB Marshon Lattimore (Out)
LB Chase Hansen (Out)
WR Jarvis Landry (Questionable)
Latest Ravens and Saints Injury Report
Ravens Week 9 Injury Report
The Ravens’ injury report and potential inactives list have been extensive this week. Luckily for fantasy managers, tight end Mark Andrews was ruled out early yesterday morning and did not travel with the team to New Orleans. Rookie Isaiah Likely will be the top option for Lamar Jackson, with Nick Boyle potentially making an impact as well.
Behind Andrews, we already know that the Ravens will be without their top wide receiver in Rashod Bateman, who underwent season-ending surgery for a Lisfranc fracture earlier this week. When Bateman and Andrews went down with injuries last week, Demarcus Robinson was heavily involved, but he has also popped up on the injury report and is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football.
That leaves Devin Duvernay as one of the healthiest options in this passing attack. Luckily, the Ravens tend to rely heavily on their run game. However, the injuries have piled up at that position as well.
Gus Edwards made his triumphant return two weeks ago after missing last season but has once again been added to the injury report. This time, he suffered a hamstring issue and has been listed as doubtful for this game.
Considering Edwards did not practice all week, all signs point to him missing this game. That means that the run game will go through the QB and veteran Kenyan Drake. Drake has been hit or miss so far during his time with Baltimore and will be facing off against a tough Saints defense.
Saints Injury Report
Although the injury report is nowhere near as lengthy, there are some important names that have already been ruled out for the Saints. Running back Mark Ingram II is going to miss this Monday Night Football game, meaning Alvin Kamara will once again have very little competition for touches. I doubt Saints fans mind since Kamara is coming off his best game of the season, scoring three touchdowns against the Raiders.
With Michael Thomas having been added to the IR and likely out for the rest of the year, the news that Jarvis Landry is going to be questionable is quite important. If he doesn’t play, which looks likely considering he’s been limited all week, Andy Dalton will need to rely on rookie Chris Olave even more than he has been.
Defensively, the team will also be without Marshon Lattimore, who has already been ruled out.