Sunday update: Ingram will not be playing in Sunday’s game, leaving Edwards and Dobbins splitting the work. ESPN projects Dobbins with 9.8 points and Edwards with 6.2 points in PPR leagues. Edwards has had more touches of late than Dobbins which makes him the safer play of the two, but Dobbins would seem to have more upside.
The Baltimore Ravens running back situation is one to watch as we get closer to kickoff on Sunday. While it appears likely Mark Ingram will not play on Sunday, where does the value lie between Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins?
Let’s take a closer look at the Baltimore backfield.
Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens RBs Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins
Ingram is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s matchup as he deals with an ankle injury and had not practiced all week. He exited Baltimore’s last game against the Philadelphia Eagles and is still likely not ready to return even after a bye week.
Lamar Jackson rushed for more than 100 yards in that game, but the Ravens were unable to get much going on the ground. Dobbins led the running backs with 28 yards on nine carries, while Edwards had 14 carries for 26 yards with a touchdown.
The Baltimore running backs will match up with a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that held Derrick Henry to just 75 yards on 20 carries for 3.8 yards per rush in a win over Tennessee.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Dobbins is the most start-able of the three running backs and could be used as a third running back with Edwards right behind him with about the same amount of opportunity to produce. Ingram is unlikely to suit up but even if he does, he cannot be trusted to play the full game. Leave him on the bench.