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How to handle Gus Edwards, Mark Ingram injuries in Week 17 fantasy football

Gus Edwards and Mark Ingram are on the Ravens final injury report for Week 17. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Running back Gus Edwards #35 of the Baltimore Ravens rushes the ball against the New York Giants at M&T Bank Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Game day update: Gus Edwards is expected to play, per Adam Schefter.

The Baltimore Ravens have two of their running backs listed as questionable this week. Mark Ingram, who’s sat out the last two games as a healthy scratch, is on the injury report with an illness. Gus Edwards was added to the injury report on Friday with a back issue. He was a full go in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and was then limited on Friday.

Fantasy impact: Gus Edwards (back), Mark Ingram (illness)

J.K. Dobbins has taken over the leading role among Baltimore’s three backs, but Edwards usually gets his fair share of touches. Obviously, the ground game runs through quarterback Lamar Jackson, but both of those guys have fantasy value. Edwards had 85 yards on 15 carries and 37 receiving yards on two catches last week, with Dobbins out most of the day with a chest injury.

If Edwards can’t go this week, Dobbins’ fantasy value increases. If Edwards does suit up, the Ravens might once again leave Ingram in street clothes for this one, whether he can play or not. Baltimore needs to win this week to make the playoffs, which could be a deciding factor in determining who plays. Edwards is a better back than Ingram, and if he plays, he’s got decent fantasy value against the Bengals this week.