Player Outlook
Assuming he participates in some portion of training camp as he recovers from last September's ACL tear, Edwards is at best a bench Fantasy option who would gain value if he's alone atop the depth chart. Edwards had over 700 rush yards in each of his first three NFL seasons but never more than nine receptions or six touchdowns per year. He profiles as a capable running-downs bruiser, but he's 27 years old coming off significant knee surgery in a run game that uses multiple rushers as well as its lightning-quick quarterback. With limited upside, Fantasy managers should let other people take him before Round 12.

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2020 723 5.02 6 1 9 129 1187.4
3y Avg. 478 5.20 3 1 5 58 686.2

Fantasy News

  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Iffy for Week 1

    Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic suggests that Edwards (knee) remains iffy for Week 1. There's still a chance Edwards could improve to the point that he has a chance to be ready for the Ravens' season opener. However, the notion that he was behind fellow running back J.K. Dobbins in terms of their recoveries from torn ACL injuries was solidified Monday when Dobbins was removed from the PUP list. When both are healthy, Edwards projects to work as Baltimore's No. 2 RB behind Dobbins, with Mike Davis, Justice Hill, Corey Clement, Tyler Badie and Nate McCrary also in the team's backfield mix.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Behind Dobbins in rehab

    Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that Edwards (knee) is a little behind the Ravens' other rehabbing players, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. The list includes J.K. Dobbins, who also is coming back from an ACL injury and remains on the PUP list despite reportedly being antsy to practice. Reports at one point suggested Dobbins would have a tougher rehab due to additional ligament damage in his knee, but it seems to have gone the other way around, with Edwards now in more danger of missing the start of the season. Mike Davis, Justice Hill, Corey Clement and Nate McCrary have been getting RB reps at Baltimore training camp.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Uncertain for Week 1

    Coach John Harbaugh acknowledged Tuesday that he's not sure if Edwards (knee) will be ready for Week 1, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. It's particularly interesting given that Harbaugh said he's more optimistic about Baltimore's other players on PUP. That includes fellow running back J.K. Dobbins, whose ACL tear reportedly was accompanied by damage to other ligaments. Edwards was reported to have a clean tear, though he did suffer it a couple weeks after his teammate. With both on the PUP list to start training camp, the Ravens signed Corey Clement on Tuesday to compete for snaps with Mike Davis, rookie fifth-round pick Tyler Badie and 2021 UDFA Nate McCrary.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Starting camp on PUP list

    Edwards (knee) has been placed on the active/PUP list by the Ravens, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports. Also landing on the list is fellow running back J.K. Dobbins, who, like Edwards, is working his way back from a torn ACL that he suffered prior to the start of the 2021 regular season. Either of the players can come off the PUP list at any time during training camp, though neither has a concrete timetable for a return to practice. When healthy, Dobbins profiles as the Ravens' top backfield option, with Edwards next in line for carries, and in that context the status of the duo will need to be closely monitored ahead of Week 1. Also in the team's backfield mix are Mike Davis, Tyler Badie and Justice Hill (Achilles).
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Could be ready for camp?

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Edwards (knee) and fellow running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) both have "a chance" to be ready for the start of training camp, Sarah Ellison of the Ravens' official site reports. Harbaugh said both backs are on track with rehabbing ACL tears, making him "hopeful" they'll be available Week 1. It's actually Edwards who has the better chance to meet that goal, despite suffering his injury two weeks later, as Dobbins' ACL tear was accompanied by LCL damage. If neither is ready for the start of camp, Mike Davis could get work with the first-team offense.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: May not be ready for camp

    Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that there's a "chance" both Edwards (knee) and backfield mate J.K. Dobbins (knee) begin training camp on the PUP list, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. Edwards and Dobbins both suffered torn ACLs last offseason and subsequently spent the entire 2021 campaign sidelined. Though the backfield tandem may not be ready for the start of training camp, it appears that there's not yet reason for concern about either Dobbins' or Edwards' recoveries. "We'll probably play it safe a little bit with those guys and take our time and just bring them along for the season," Harbaugh said. Assuming neither running back encounters any setbacks, Dobbins would be the favorite to operate as the No. 1 option Week 1 of the 2022 season, while Edwards should be primed for a valuable complementary role.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Placed on IR

    Edwards (knee) will be placed on injured reserve by the Ravens. After previously losing both J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) to season-ending injuries, Edwards is the latest Baltimore back to hit IR. In the wake of the team's string of backfield injuries, Latavius Murray is poised to join the Ravens' active roster alongside Ty'Son Williams and Trenton Cannon, while Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman are candidates to be elevated from the team's practice squad.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Diagnosed with torn ACL

    Edwards sustained a confirmed torn ACL during Thursday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards joins J.K. Dobbins as Ravens running backs to suffer such an injury, and Justice Hill also is out for the season with an Achilles tear, leaving the team painfully thin at running back. Ty'Son Williams is expected to step in as Baltimore's lead running back to kick off the campaign, with Trenton Cannon also on the 53-man roster and Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman on the practice squad.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: ACL tear feared

    Both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relay that the Ravens fear that Edwards suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's practice. After losing both J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) to season-ending injuries, Baltimore now is poised to lose Edwards for an extended period. In that context, Ty'Son Williams now appears to be on track to head the team's backfield Week 1, with Trenton Cannon in reserve and Le'Veon Bell a candidate to be promoted from the practice squad in short order. Moreover, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic suggests that free agents like Latavius Murray or Devonta Freeman could be options for the Ravens to explore.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Suffers knee injury

    Edwards suffered a knee injury in practice Thursday that the team fears is season-ending, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards was set to be the primary running back with the season-ending knee injury to J.K. Dobbins. With Justice Hill also suffering a season-ending injury, Ty'Son Williams could lead the backfield in Week 1 if Edwards is sidelined.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: In line for expanded role

    With the expectation that J.K. Dobbins is likely to miss the coming campaign with a knee injury, Edwards is poised to lead Baltimore's backfield heading into the 2021 regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards has been effective in a lead role for the team in the past, and with Dobbins no longer in line to lead the way out of the gate this season, the 26-year-old -- who logged 144 carries for 723 yards and six TDs in 2020 -- is in line for expanded work, notably on early downs. Also currently in Baltimore's complementary/pass-catching back mix are Ty'Son Williams and Justice Hill (ankle).
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Replaces injured Dobbins

    Edwards took two carries for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Washington, while teammate J.K. Dobbins left early with a knee/leg injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. The injury didn't look good, with Dobbins going down for a couple minutes before he was helped off by trainers and later carted to the locker room. Edwards didn't get much work Friday night, but he may now be the Week 1 starter and lead back in a road matchup with the Raiders on Monday Night Football (Sept. 13). The Ravens' other tailbacks are Justice Hill (who missed Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury), Ty'Son Williams and Nate McCrary.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Effective in brief showing

    Edwards ran for 28 yards on four carries in Saturday's preseason game against Carolina. Edwards was effective as he almost always is. J.K. Dobbins likely is the clear lead back for Baltimore because of his uncommon talent, but Edwards might be an above average running back talent in his own right. Although not much of it will occur on passing downs, Edwards should be a steady off-the-bench contributor for Baltimore.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Not playing against Saints

    Edwards won't play in Saturday's preseason game against New Orleans, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Edwards' absence might mean extra work for J.K. Dobbins, but it's more likely the Ravens will keep their depth backs busy in the preseason opener. Apart from a 10-day stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list at the beginning of training camp, there hasn't been any report of Edwards missing practice time with an injury or illness. He may just be working his way back into game shape, still catching up with teammates that didn't miss the early portion of camp.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Back on practice field

    The Ravens activated Edwards from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27 and has spent the time since progressing through the league's related protocols, so Friday's session will mark his first on-field activity of training camp. The 26-year-old running back, who inked a two-year extension with the Ravens back in June, can resume operating as the team's No. 2 running back behind J.K. Dobbins.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Out 10 days on COVID-19 list

    Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the first 10 days of training camp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. If he doesn't have symptoms, Edwards could still practice before Baltimore's preseason opener Aug. 14 against the Saints. He signed a two-year, $10 million extension in June, and appears locked in as the team's No. 2 running back behind 2020 second-round pick J.K. Dobbins. With Edwards now temporarily unavailable, Justice Hill figures to step into that No. 2 role for the first couple weeks of camp.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Gets RFA tender

    The Ravens gave Edwards a restricted free agent tender Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. General manager Eric DeCosta hinted at the transaction earlier in the week, but the team still hasn't specified which level of RFA tender Edwards will get. In the likely event that Edwards gets a second-round designation, he'll earn a $3.38 million salary in 2021, while the Ravens get the right of first refusal on any offer sheet. He's one of four backs on Baltimore's offseason roster, joined by J.K. Dobbins, Justice Hill and Ty'Son Williams.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Likely staying in Baltimore

    Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said Tuesday that he expects to retain Edwards for 2021, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Edwards' status as a 2018 undrafted free agent allows him to become a restricted free agent after only three accrued seasons in the NFL. Given the comments from DeCosta, the Ravens are likely to either give Edwards a RFA tender or negotiate a contract to avoid the process. A second-round tender for $3.38 million should be enough to dissuade any other team from signing Edwards to an offer sheet, as the Ravens would get a second-round pick if they declined to match. An original-round tender, on the other hand, wouldn't carry any protection besides the right of first refusal to match an offer sheet. The upside with an original-round tender is that it costs only $2.13 million, which is less than two-thirds the price of a second-round tag. In any case, Baltimore's other backs under contract are J.K. Dobbins, Justice Hill and Ty'Son Williams, while Mark Ingram is now a free agent after being waived in January.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Helps move the chains

    Edwards rushed eight times for 38 yards in Sunday's 20-13 wild-card win over the Titans. Edwards' carry total trailed those of Lamar Jackson (16) and J.K. Dobbins (nine), but he nonetheless helped Baltimore rack up another 236 yards on the ground. As the power option in a relentless rushing scheme, Edwards should remain an important member of the Ravens' offense regardless of the team's opponent in the AFC divisional round next weekend.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Tallies 60 rushing yards

    Edwards carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards in the Ravens' Week 17 win over the Bengals. He added one reception for 10 yards. Despite drawing no carries in the fourth quarter, Edwards reached double-digit rushing attempts for the second consecutive game to close the regular season. His role with the team has remained remarkably consistent, as he has now had between 139 and 153 total touches across each of his four campaigns. He has never surpassed 1,000 total yards, though his 852 yards from scrimmage in 2020 were the highest of his career. He'll likely continue to split duties in the Ravens' backfield with J.K. Dobbins throughout the team's playoff push.
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