Analysis– The Ravens’ have a four-headed monster and expect all four to be active and involved in many games but with Justice Hill battling injury it may only be a trio this week, and that’s ok. The Browns have a dynamic duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and they are always threats to break the long run. It seems that almost every year, Chubb will break out one huge run on an outside zone or toss play against the Ravens. I believe nothing will change. The Browns will run the ball early and often to prove they can have a balanced offense. The Ravens will also use their backs early and often and probably try and get them involved in the passing game early.
Between the five running backs expected to get significant snaps on Sunday, they all carry different Fantasy Football status’. Last season in week 1 the Ravens ran the ball nearly 50 times and I would expect the same this week. The Browns will need their running game to have success and will need to continue holding true to their running game. New Head Coach Kevin Stefanski used to be the Minnesota Vikings head coach and they have a run-first philosophy, look for the Running game to be improved.
Mark Ingram II- 18 carries, 100 rushing yards, one touchdown, two receptions, 15 receiving yards
J.K Dobbins- eight carries, 40 rushing yards, five receptions, 45 receiving yards
Gus Edwards– 14 carries, 60 rushing yards
Nick Chubb- 20 carries, 80 rushing yards, one touchdown, two receptions, 20 receiving yards
Kareem Hunt- 12 carries, 50 rushing yards, three receptions, 30 receiving yards, one touchdown