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Ravens RB Dalvin Cook has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. RB Melvin Gordon was released in a corresponding move. Cook is expected to play in Saturday's Divisional Round game vs. the Texans, according to his agency. Cook was abysmal with the Jets this season and joined the Ravens just a couple of weeks ago, so we're not optimistic about his odds of making a major impact this weekend. But his presence certainly doesn't help the fantasy outlooks of RBs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

Ex-Jets RB Dalvin Cook is expected to sign with the Ravens ahead of the playoffs, according to multiple reports. That's a sensible addition for a Baltimore backfield down to Gus Edwards and Justice Hill as meaningful contributors. We'll see how Cook fits in. But unless Ravens coaches say so, there's no reason to expect Cook to leap ahead of either Edwards or Hill in role. Cook averaged just 4.5 carries and 1.0 receptions per game across 15 appearances this year with a Jets offense that hasn't been good. His 3.2 yards per rush and 5.2 yards per catch both sit well below his career marks in those categories. If you're playing playoff fantasy football, you can stash Cook late. We like the Ravens' chances of making a deep run. Just don't expect big things from Cook.

The Ravens elevated RB Melvin Gordon from the practice squad. He'll slide in as Baltimore's No. 3 RB behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill following Keaton Mitchell's season-ending knee injury. Gordon carried 13 times for 53 yards across a pair of appearances back in Weeks 3 and 4, when Hill and Mitchell were hurt. Gordon can be left on fantasy waiver wires.

Ravens RB Keaton Mitchell tore his left ACL in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's win over the Jaguars. It looked like that kind of injury at the time, and HC John Harbaugh said after the game they expected Mitchell to miss the season. Multiple reports say the Ravens are optimistic for a full recovery. The timing, though, could challenge the start to Mitchell's second NFL season -- especially considering the importance of speed and explosiveness to his game. The rookie certainly remains worth stashing on dynasty rosters where possible. Mitchell won't be more than an end-of-draft flier (if that) for early 2024 best ball drafting, though. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill figure to split the backfield the rest of the way, including the playoffs. We'd also bet on Baltimore bringing RB Melvin Gordon back from the practice squad. He logged 13 carries and 3 targets across two games early this season, when the Ravens were dealing with multiple RB injuries (including Mitchell's first IR stint).

Ravens RB Gus Edwards (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Barring a setback, he should be cleared in time for this weekend's game vs. the Browns. RB Justice Hill (foot) remained sidelined on Wednesday. His absence on Sunday would again leave Melvin Gordon as Baltimore's No. 2 RB.

Ravens RB Gus Edwards carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards before leaving Week 3 with a concussion. Teammate Melvin Gordon III came in relief to record 32 yards on 10 carries. The Edwards injury was a big blow to Baltimore, a team that was already without RB Justice Hill due to a foot injury. Fantasy managers will have to keep an eye on the injury reports this week to see who is healthy enough to suit up in Week 4 vs. the Browns.

Ravens RB Gus Edwards left to get checked for a concussion in the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Colts. That leaves the backfield to Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake. We'll update Edwards' status when we know more.

Ravens RB Justice Hill (foot) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported earlier this week that it "shouldn’t result in a lengthy absence” for Hill, so we’ll see if he can make it back for Week 4. Gus Edwards should operate as Baltimore’s clear lead back this weekend, with RBs Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake behind him.

The Ravens signed RB Kenyan Drake to the practice squad. He played 12 games for Baltimore last year, averaging a solid 4.4 yards per carry on 109 attempts. We'll see if Drake gets the nod over Melvin Gordon as Baltimore's No. 3 RB this weekend. For now, Drake is only worth stashing in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

Ravens RB Melvin Gordon has been elevated from the practice squad, an expected move following the season-ending injury to RB J.K. Dobbins. Gordon figures to work as the No. 3 RB behind Justice Hill and Gus Edwards. We'll see exactly how much work he steals from those guys.

The Ravens released RB Melvin Gordon. They'll carry RBs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, and rookie Keaton Mitchell into Week 1.

The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec believes Ravens RB Justice Hill is “set” in the RB3 role. Zrebiec thinks it’s down to Melvin Gordon and rookie Keaton Mitchell -- if Baltimore keeps four RBs. Gordon’s made a “compelling case” to make the team, although Mitchell brings more "speed and explosiveness" (plus special teams potential). We should see both guys suit up for tonight's preseason tilt with Washington.

The Ravens signed RB Melvin Gordon to a one-year deal worth "up to" $3.1 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The guaranteed money on the deal is surely much lower. Gordon turned 30 in April and mustered just 3.5 yards per carry on 90 attempts for the Broncos last year. He ranked dead last among 48 qualifying RBs in NFL Next Gen Stats' Rush Yards Over Expected Per Attempt. Gordon will simply compete for a roster spot in Baltimore behind J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. He's not worth rostering in any fantasy football format.

The Chiefs are signing RB Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, according to multiple reports. We'll see whether the veteran -- waived recently by the Broncos -- can work his way into what's been a just-OK backfield this season.

The Broncos have waived RB Melvin Gordon. The move comes after Gordon committed another costly fumble in the 1st half of Sunday's OT loss to the Raiders. That leaves Denver with Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack as potentially the only healthy RBs heading into Week 12. Chase Edmonds left Sunday's game early, and Mike Boone has at least 1 more game on IR. We'll see about the status of those 2 RBs over the next week and a half. And we'll also see whether Denver adds another competitor.

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