Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football profiles: Gus Edwards
With Mark Ingram coming to town, how much can Gus Edwards give you in Fantasy Football?
Do you want the good news or the bad news for Gus Edwards in Fantasy Football? The good news is that the Ravens are going to have a very run heavy offense and Edwards will get plenty of carries in the 2019 season. The Ravens are projected to run the football more frequently than most teams in the NFL. This is good news for every running back that makes the team.
The bad news is that Mark Ingram may get the heavier workload at the running back position and Edwards holds less value in PPR (Points Per Reception) leagues. Edwards has shown limited ability as a receiver out of the backfield. If that doesn’t improve, Edwards will face a lot of stacked tackle boxes and won’t put up the gimme Fantasy points that come from receptions.
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Edwards is not a player that is an absolute must have. That being said he is a player you can wait to draft that could be a good flex option. In 2018 he averaged over five yards per carry. The Ravens don’t want to overly rely on Ingram, who is used to the running back by committee approach. Edwards has fantasy value and he’s a great player to have on your bench.
Ingram won’t erase the workload for Edwards he will just cut into it. There will probably be weeks where Edwards has a monster stat line and but he’s probably good for a decent showing more often than not. Edwards could be a steal in fantasy football. The flex position was made for players like Edwards.
At the very least, Edwards is worth taking a shot on. The truth is that he is a relatively unknown commodity. Much of the talk this offseason has focused on Lamar Jackson’s first full year as a starting quarterback. Don’t forget that Edwards really only has half a season of production. The Ravens’ offense as a whole is an unknown thing. It’s hard to predict how the running back by committee approach will work.
Edwards is a potential steal in fantasy football drafts. He’s a talented running back who makes every carry count. Outside of Baltimore based Fantasy Football Leagues, most people won’t know much about him. Edwards is a player that could provide value to your lineup even though you probably won’t draft him to be your number one running back.