Justice Hill
Justice Hill back IN week 4 at Cleveland
9 months ago

Ravens RB Justice Hill to play week 4 at Cleveland in return from toe injury.

It’s not all bad news for the Ravens this week, well kind of. Baltimore losses two starting WRs but gets back a RB this week in Justice Hill. Justice Hill is coming back from a toe injury in week 4 and is going to be needed as the Ravens continue to struggle with fielding healthy players.

 

Justice Hill missed week 3 with a toe injury and the Ravens lost a close game to the Indianapolis Colts. The Ravens are hoping that Justice Hill returning to the lineup this week will help them put up more than 19 points as they continue to adapt to this new offense whilst also dealing with a myriad of injuries.

Justice Hill role in the Baltimore O has been defined as the lead RB, he received a higher snap share in weeks 1 and 2 and had more opportunities weeks 1 and 2 than fellow backfield mate Augustus Gus Bus Edwards. The Ravens signed RB Kenyan Drake and activated RB Melvin Gordon last week and used both of them in the game which limited Gus Edwards touches to 11 total opportunities while Gordon saw 12 total opportunities including the more valuable receiving game usage earning 2 targets and he tied Edwards with 1 red zone touch in the game. Hill returning and Melvin Gordon set to being elevated to the active roster agains means Kenyan Drake who saw 4 total opportunities last week will get nine this week. Hill will resume his lead back role with a mix of early down work and passing game usage similar to how we saw Melvin Gordon operate in week 3 next to Gus. Although Hill is the lead when healthy right now, there is a rookie RB by the name of Keaton Mitchell who is set to make his return off the IR next week. Mitchell impressed in training camp and in the preseason, and his explosive speed and playmaking ability will get him on the field for a Baltimore team that needs more explosive playmaking from their RBs. Stash Mitchell now and get a running back with the potential to take over a lucrative Baltimore backfield.