Clausen is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers. With Clausen inactive, Ryan Mallett is slated to start Sunday's game, with Matt Schaub on hand to serve as the team's No. 2 QB in Week 16.
The Baltimore Sun relays that Clausen's teammate, Ryan Mallett, is expected to start Sunday's game against the Steelers. While the Ravens have not confirmed such an outcome, it looks like the team wants to take a look at Mallett, with next season in mind. In any case, barring a change in gears here, it's not worth rolling the dice on Clausen in Week 16.
Clausen completed 26 of 45 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs. He also gained 30 yards on five carries. The veteran had his most productive game of the season as the Ravens played catch up, although his numbers were padded a bit by a successful Hail Mary as time expired in the first half. Clausen appears to be the man in line to finish out the season at the helm in Baltimore, and he has proven capable of leading the offense against a couple of tough opponents over the last two weeks. That being said, there will be some tough times on a team devoid of elite playmakers, and Clausen will be a risky fantasy option next week against the Steelers.
Clausen is set to start Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Clausen gets the nod Sunday, but he'll be facing a tough Week 15 matchup, going up against a Chiefs' squad that has reeled off seven straight wins
Though Matt Schaub is in uniform Sunday, the Baltimore Sun indicates that it's still unclear if he or Clausen will start the contest. That said, based on pre-game warm-ups, it looks like Clausen is in line to draw the assignment. If Clausen indeed helms the injury-depleted Baltimore offense this week, it's a daunting matchup, as he'd be going up against a Chiefs' squad that has reeled off seven straight wins.
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