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What Week 1 tells us about Ravens running backs in fantasy football

J.K. Dobbins outdid Mark Ingram in the Ravens’ season opener, but it’s too early to bank on the rookie.

J.K. Dobbins of the Baltimore Ravens scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens have one of the more interesting running back situations in the NFL. They set the record for must rushing yards by a team in a single season in 2019, and got even more loaded in their backfield by adding J.K. Dobbins to a group that already included Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards. Baltimore did most of its damage through the air against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, but Dobbins made the most of his opportunities by rushing for two scores. We’ll evaluate how Week 1 should shape the fantasy football outlook for the Ravens’ backfield in Week 2 here.

Fantasy football analysis: Ravens RBs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins

Ingram led the Ravens with 10 rushing attempts on Sunday, but only managed to gain 29 yards on the ground in his team’s blowout win. Dobbins only had seven carries for 22 yards, but his vision and patience helped him dominate deep in enemy territory. Neither back caught a pass, but it seems like the workload could be close to being split pretty evenly between Ingram and Dobbins.

Week 2 recommendation

I’d give the edge to Ingram right, but the there’s not much separating him from Dobbins. It’s too early to bank on Dobbins with so few carries under his belt.