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Gus Edwards


#36 Running Back

123 Projected Points

ADP: 10.3
Bye: 8
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: N/A
Height: 0'0"
40 Time: Not Available

2021 Projections & Outlook


#36 Running Back

123 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
10.3 149 760 6 1 1 14 110 0

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-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.


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The Ravens and RB Gus Edwards have agreed to a 2-year, $10 million extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. He's now signed through the 2023 season and is the league's 15th-highest-paid RB in terms of average annual salary. It's a well-deserved raise for a guy who's averaged 5.2 yards on 414 carries over his first 3 NFL seasons. Edwards has ranked 19th, 20th and 28th in Elusive Rating those 3 years. He'll continue to play a bigger role for the Ravens than J.K. Dobbins owners would like to see.

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The Ravens tendered restricted free-agent RB Gus Edwards. The level of the tender hasn't been disclosed, but it's believed to be a 2nd-rounder, according to The Baltimore Sun. "Gus is going to be on the team, one way or the other," GM Eric DeCosta said Tuesday. "We're going to certainly tender him if we don't get a long-term deal done, but he is a Raven. He played his butt off this year, and he had a good season for us." Edwards has averaged 5.0+ yards per carry in all 3 seasons with Baltimore and set career highs with 144 carries, 723 yards and 6 TDs last year. He figures to see similar volume in 2021, making him a fringe fantasy option and a drain on RB J.K. Dobbins' value.

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Ravens RB Gus Edwards (back) is active for today’s game vs. the Bengals. He’ll continue to work as the 1B behind RB J.K. Dobbins. RB Mark Ingram is also active for the 1st time since Week 14.

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Ravens RB Gus Edwards (back) is expected to play vs. the Bengals today, while RB Mark Ingram will remain a healthy scratch, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. J.K. Dobbins and Edwards will continue to form a 1-2 punch in the backfield.

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Ravens RB Gus Edwards (back) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bengals. He was added to the injury report and limited on Friday. Edwards’ absence would likely put RB Mark Ingram back in the fold — but also mean a boost in touches for RB J.K. Dobbins.

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