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What You Need to Know:
-Re-signed to a 1-year, $750,000 deal, Edwards wasn’t even a lock to make the Ravens last year.
-Not only did he make the team, but with help from an injured/ineffective Mark Ingram (11 games), Edwards tallied 144-723-5 (5.0 YPC) in 16 games.
-Edwards has now played 16 games in 2 straight seasons.
-He was efficient despite seeing 8+ defenders in the box on 34% of his attempts — 6th most among RBs.
-The 26-year-old maxed out at 16 carries in a single game. He tallied 10 games with fewer than 10 attempts while playing alongside rookie J.K. Dobbins.
-Dobbins and Gus Edwards both averaged ~9 carries per game. The pair each tallied 25 red zone carries.
-Of course, Lamar Jackson held down both guy’s ceilings. LJax rushed 159 times — 30 times in the red zone.
-Edwards’ production remained weak in the passing game. He tallied 13-9-129-0 on a 3.3% target share.
-With OC Greg Roman returning for year 3, Baltimore will remain committed to the ground game. Yet offseason investments in Sammy Watkins and rookies Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace show a willingness to open up the passing game. Roman has indicated he’ll go in that direction with recent offseason comments.
-The Ravens lost mauling RT Orlando Brown in free agency. Still, this unit — led by LT Ronnie Stanley — profiles as a team strength.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
Edwards recorded 5.0+ YPC for the 3rd straight season in 2020. He’s handled 133 carries in each of those campaigns.
J.K. Dobbins out-performed him last season, though. His Round 2 pedigree says the Ravens want him to take over the backfield role.
Even if Baltimore remains the league’s run-heaviest offense, Edwards’ lack of receiving production will keep him a TD-reliant fantasy asset.