Game day update: Earlier this week, the Ravens got back to doing what they do best and that is run the football. Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards combined for 195 rushing yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. Mark Ingram added a modest 28 yards on six carries.
Out of the three running backs, Dobbins has been the better fantasy option, scoring 16.5 and 13.1 fantasy points in back-to-back weeks. This week, the Ravens’ face their division rival, the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Unlike the Cowboys, the Browns have a much better defensive line and are only giving up 104.3 rushing yards per game.
ESPN projects Dobbins to score 9.0 fantasy points, while Edwards and Ingram to score 4.3 and 4.5 points.
The Baltimore Ravens running game was firing on all cylinders last week against a struggling Dallas Cowboys defense. J.K Dobbins led the way with 11 carries, 94 yards and a touchdown. Gus Edwards had a season-high 101 yards on seven carries, and Mark Ingram contributed 28 yards on six rushes. This week, however, the Ravens play a team with functioning linebackers, the Browns, so the fantasy outlook changes a little bit.
Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens RBs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Mark Ingram
The running game here still goes through quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had 13 rushing attempts last week for 94 yards and a touchdown. So, in that context, Dobbins’ 11 carries isn’t a bad number at all. He’s clearly the best player among the three running backs, and should get another chance to produce this week.
Edwards has an edge over Ingram. There probably isn’t enough work to bank on either one for your fantasy lineup this week.
Dobbins scored twice against the Browns back in Week 1. Cleveland is going to want to make Jackson throw the ball, at least when it comes to moving it between the 20s. However, Baltimore isn’t just going to give up on its run game entirely. Dobbins is a good bet as an RB2 this week, with some upside thanks to his scoring potential.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start J.K. Dobbins. Sit Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards.